Our Story: The Magic of Kai’s Education
🌈 Welcome to the Whimsical World of Kai’s Education
In the enchanting lands of New Zealand, a special story began to unfold in 2019. Kai’s Education emerged from the creative and geeky minds at Autonomous Works Ltd and 3D Printing Systems Limited. Our mission? To sprinkle the magic of coding across classrooms worldwide, transforming young minds with our innovative educational tools and gadgets.
Kai’s Clan: The STEAM Swiss Army Knife 🤖
We dreamt up a unique learning environment where the physical and virtual merge seamlessly. Here, young coders animate their robot friends on a mat, bringing them to life in real-time interactions, irrespective of their geographical locations. This immersive experience blurs the lines between reality and imagination, making learning an exhilarating adventure. 🌐
KaiBot in Kainundrum: Simplifying Coding🌟
Responding to the need for simpler coding entry points, we introduced KaiBot in Kainundrum. Designed for coding beginners (5 years and up) and tech-trepid teachers, this simple yet versatile robot serves as an ideal introduction to the coding universe. 💡
Global Reach, Local Roots 🌏
Starting with Kiwi classrooms as our testing ground, we’ve expanded internationally, partnering with resellers in the USA, Italy, Australia, and building relationships in the UK, UAE, and Canada. Our efforts have garnered prestigious accolades, including the Common Sense Top Pick for Learning Award at ISTE in 2019, the District Administration Award for Top Edtech Product in the USA for 2022 alongside Lego Spike, and the Smart AI Toy Award. 🏆
Teacher Feedback: The Backbone of Great Products
At Kai’s Education, our gems—Kai’s Clan, KaiBot, and Kainundrum Lite—are shaped by the goldmine of feedback from teachers, instructional coaches, and focus groups across districts 🤠🍏. This hearty collaboration lets us tailor our development, ensuring our tools not only meet but exceed expectations in coding, STEAM, and robotics education 🤖📚. Thanks to the wisdom of our educational partners, we’re crafting solutions that spark creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving in young minds 💡✨. Yee-haw to innovation, powered by our community’s insights!
Bruce Jackson: The Captain of Innovation 👨🚀
Our journey at Kai’s Education is guided by the inspirational leadership of Bruce Jackson, our CEO and founder. Bruce, a unique blend of CEO and tech-geek, is the driving force behind our innovative spirit. His journey is particularly remarkable, having overcome personal challenges that make him especially empathetic to the diverse needs of learners.
Bruce’s experiences with ADHD and partial blindness during his own school years excluded him from traditional learning paths. These challenges, rather than holding him back, have fueled his passion for creating inclusive educational tools. Understanding firsthand the barriers faced by students who learn differently, Bruce is committed to ensuring that Kai’s Education products are accessible and engaging for all learners, regardless of their individual challenges.
As a father, Bruce’s empathy extends to the next generation. He is dedicated to democratizing access to advanced technology, bringing the kind of high-level tech used by industry leaders like Amazon and Tesla into the hands of young learners. He recognizes the transformative power of coding and technology as vital tools in education and as a means to broaden opportunities in the STEAM fields on a global scale.
His personal experiences have instilled in him a deep commitment to continuous learning and adaptation. This commitment is evident in how he listens to feedback from educators, constantly refining our products to meet the evolving needs of teachers and students alike.
Bruce Jackson’s leadership is not just about business growth; it’s about a mission. His mission is to empower young minds, equipping them with the tools and opportunities to explore, learn, and succeed in an increasingly technological world, no matter their starting point. His vision for Kai’s Education goes beyond teaching coding skills—it’s about nurturing resilience, creativity, and a passion for lifelong learning in every child. 🚀🌱
About Our Heart: The Team Behind the Magic 💖
At the core of Kai’s Education is our dynamic team, our little engine that could. This group of code enthusiasts, tech wizards, marketing experts, sales professionals, and financial strategists all share a common dream: to enrich the lives of children, preparing them for a brighter future. We’re more than a team; we’re a family, united by our love for innovation, a good laugh, and, of course, pizza. 🍕
Join us on this magical journey as we continue to innovate, educate, and inspire the next generation of STEM leaders. Welcome to Kai’s Education – your path from Kindergarten to Career, where learning embraces all, including those with blindness and special needs, ensuring education is accessible and enriching for every student.🌟