If you want to bring Lyka into your classroom for a greet-and-meet with your students, we’d love to connect with your classroom via Skype, email, or twitter. Please email us, and we’ll happily schedule a Lyka surprise with your students!
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The sample includes a Skype session where we introduce Lyka, her mission and story, ask students to help her understand something on Earth and if there’s time, read a quick blurb from her story.
We’ll follow up with a few simple (PDF downloadable) handouts students can complete for Lyka, and a special follow up thank you note, from Lyka to the students, via email.
The Lyka’s Adventure Teacher Kit can be used with K-2nd students. Any educator can use it! Classroom teachers, homeschooling parents and groups, and librarians.
What’s great about the Kit and the Classroom Community Hub is you’ll be connecting with other teachers who are also interested in this type of learning experience which brings 21st century skill-building, maker culture, and STEAM into the classroom. The Classroom Community Hub let’s teachers connect with each-other, and also makes a place for teachers to share the things they are doing with Lyka in the classroom. It can be used as a digital literacy resource and inspire your students. One thing we know for 4 years of work-shopping is kids LOVE seeing what other kids are doing. Maybe you want to connect with another classroom via Skype? Or you want to show your students what a classroom in Australia did with Lyka. The community space makes for endless possibilities. Our team will help moderate and facilitate the community conversation and activities, with the purpose of inspiring and learning from each-other.
Yes! Your classroom will be mailed 3 exciting packages delivered over a 2 month period.
As Lyka travels, she is collecting all sort of amazing things along the way. She will send your classroom 3 “discovery learning” packs over a 2 month period that include letters and missions, plus an exciting collection of things she found during her adventure. The first box is already curated, but as soon as you sign up for the Kit, we invite our users to join us as we curate what the other two boxes could include. We understand that teachers understand their students the best and want to make these boxes as valuable to your teaching methodology as possible.
possible collections of items could include fossils, sharks teeth, feathers, shells, plants, arrowheads, geodes…and so much more. Your students will love these surprise packages.
The Mission Control Manual is designed with 2 starter missions that help your students build empathy for Lyka and get them REALLY excited about inviting Lyka into their classroom as they learn together. Additional missions are located in the Online Media Hub, which gives teachers an opportunity to pick their own path of engagement.
The manual also includes general 21st-century skill-building activities that integrate Lyka into your day-to-day classroom schedule. Activities are set to easy, moderate, and challenging and teach a variety of skill-sets including collaboration, creativity and innovation, media literacy, critical thinking and problem solving, empathy, and leadership. They’ll include a time-stamp for teachers to gauge how much time is needed to engage. Certain activities will ask to use supporting Lyka’s Adventure media (like songs, videos, and printouts) which can be found on the Online Media Hub.
The manual leads with very short story prompts that can quickly be read at any time to help students make sense of an activity or subject matter. Plus we integrates additional characters from Planet Ahmee and Earth. Leading with Lyka and her story sparks empathy for students, and motivates learning.
The Lyka’s Adventure story, activities, and characters are designed to teach the following 21st century skills:
We’ll be hosting 3 live talks that focus on story-driven learning from expert and team members Lance Weiler and Susie Kavanaugh. During these talks, we’ll be discussing the Lyka’s Adventure Teacher Kit and how to integrate. Support also includes:
The Kit can be used without any technology at all. Or if you have access to a smart-phone, a laptop, tablet, smart-board, or classroom computers you can integrate those into the activities. We’ve designed the Kit to be flexible to your needs and resources.
Once you have the Lyka’s Adventure Teacher Kit you can continue to use it with future classes. There are so many possibilities as to how you can continue using your Kit. Plus our downloadable PDF’s via the Online Media Hub makes sharing parts of the Kit easy with other teachers. We’re fine with this. We want teachers to take the Kit and make as much use of it as possible, even if that means sharing it with colleagues.
The Lyka plush is machine washable, so don’t worry about wear and tear.
The Lyka’s Adventure Teacher Kit is the foundation to future learning kits and educational toys that our company will release. Plus there’s already additional products available, like Book 2 from the Lyka’s Adventure Chapter Series.
Plus, for being an early supporter of this truly innovative learning tool, we’ll send you discounts codes for all future Kits and products that integrate into the Kit!
To enhance the Teacher Kit experience, simply order additional “discovery-learning” packs to your Teacher Kit order at checkout. Check back during the 2016 school year as we create a new Learning Kit that can be used with this Kit and upcoming new products.