Katherine Mengardon Writer, Education consultant, content producer | The Dots

Katherine Mengardon

Writer, Education consultant, content producerLondon, United Kingdom
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Katherine Mengardon

Writer, Education consultant, content producerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m an education content specialist with 20 years’ experience in developing online innovative education programmes. I currently co-lead Little Inventors and I am the author of the bestselling children’s book ‘The Little Inventors Handbook’, published by HarperCollins.
Projects credited in
  • Aquafresh Inventors Academy - Welcome VideoA short video produced for the Aquafresh Inventors Academy featuring Dominic Wilcox, Chief Inventor at Little Inventors.
Work history
    Chief Educator, Head of OperationsLittle Inventors
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Little Inventors is a creative education start-up. We run invention challenges for children aged 5-18 and bring the most ingenious ideas to life with the help of professional makers. They are then shown in exhibitions worldwide. You can see what we do at littleinventors.org. We have directly engaged over 40,000 children, created more than 300 objects and reached close to 2 million visitors in our exhibitions worldwide, with engagement in 50 countries. We have been featured on BBC Breakfast, Gardeners World, several international TV channels (France, Russia, Japan, USA) and multiple press features worldwide. 5 objects were acquired in the V&A permanent collection, and we have a permanent exhibition at the Montreal Science Centre. We exhibited in space from the International Space Station! Core education partner of Newcastle’s Great Exhibition of the North in 2018 and 6th Sharjah Children Biennial in UAE and release of fully bilingual content in Canada and UAE. As a founding member, I helped develop the strategy for the company and got involved with everything that needed to happen to get us off the ground. I am responsible for all the content we produce. I have written numerous cross-curricular school educational resources for our high-profile partners: the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Space Agency, the Canadian Commission for Unesco, Mr Men and Little Miss, Disney, Ocado, and several high profile Arts Council funded projects. Our focus is on Science, Literacy, Citizenship and Art anchored in social consciousness, especially the environment. I am at the heart of delivery for all our projects: creating and managing programmes, working with developers and designers to create web and visual assets, setting up exhibitions, events, workshops. I also deliver talks, events and workshops. Author of the following HarperCollins publications The Little Inventors Handbook (October 2018) - bestseller in the UK and to date released in Canada, USA, Italy and China (with other countries in the pipeline for the future) Little Inventors Go Green - to be published in May 2020 Commissioned to write the following publications in 2020: Little Inventors Go To Space Little Inventors - Mission Oceans I have also had articles published in Primary Science Review, Aquila Magazine and the Children Rights International Network.
    Education Consultant and WriterFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    BP education services – Authored resources on famous scientists for primary schools across Key Stages 1 and 2, including but not limited to Marie Curie, Becky Schroeder and Isaac Newton Hopscotch Consulting – Created content strategy for the Foreign Office Travel service, and produced content mapping for the Barclays Lifeskills website RBS My MoneySense – Created content strategy based on teacher and curriculum research. Oversaw content production and web scoping Cartoon Network Imagination studios – Authored a creative competition and associated teacher toolkit Doodle 4 Google – Wrote teacher resources for this popular Google Ireland competition.
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  • Content Creation
  • Education Consulting
  • Creative Approach
  • People Person
  • Humour
  • Project Conception
  • Project Delivery
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Comms
    DegreeUniversity Toulouse Le Mirail
     - Toulouse, France