practical training
starts on
10th, 2024

Those who want to shape the future must concern themselves with it.

This is why we offer the “Mini Makers” practical further training in order to enable pedagogical staff in kindergartens and preschools to independently provide sophisticated pedagogical services and educational projects relating to “digital media competence”.

With close interconnection between theory and practice, the participants gain the necessary skills to successfully plan and implement learning opportunities, along with didactic tips and background knowledge about how children play and learn in the digitalized world.


Technical skills

Words are not the same as actions – doing things yourself makes you clever!


Production skills

Being able to develop your own idea and make it reality – this experience boosts children’s self-confidence and self-esteem.


Information skills

„Who actually writes the internet?“ It is an important task of the kindergartens and preschools to support children to decide whether an information in the internet is true or not.

Practical training course for educational staff

The “Mini Makers” practical training courses are aimed at educational staff who work with children aged 3–8 and are interested in using digital media and technology in early childhood education.
The “Mini Makers” practical training courses had been developed within the scope of a European project that is financed with European Union funds and supported by the Berlin Senate Administration for Education, Science and Research and the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband of the Berlin Regional Association.

Objectives of the training course

The “Mini Makers” qualification enables you to provide pedagogically established services in the fields of electricity, technology, robotics, language development, natural sciences or art using digital tools. You will meet all requirements for educational staff that are stipulated in the technology and media pedagogy curricula. You will acquire a basic understanding of media-pedagogic approaches and contribute to advancing the educational tasks of kindergartens.

Thematic focus

  • Use of digital media and technology in early childhood education
  • Pedagogic expertise in using of digital media and technology in early childhood education
  • Maker activities
  • Art and digital media
  • Digital support for observation, documentation, and communication with parents
  • Democracy and digital media in the sociocultural context of our society


  • Inputs
  • Self-study
  • Practical group work
  • Creative workshops
  • Group supervision
  • Mentor discussions
  • Individual and group feedback
  • Presentations
  • Practical phases in kindergartens


The “Mini Makers” practical training course are offered as one-part and multi-part modules that correspond to the three learning fields for digital media competence. In these modules, brief input phases alternate with practical training periods and individual work in the participants’ own kindergarten or a training institution, while the multipliers provide reflective support.
For specific topics and offers, please contact us by e-mail or by phone 0049 30 / 477 96 – 0.


The practical training courses for educational staff includes 8h per module.


The “Mini Makers” practical training courses are available to all interested professionals who have a pedagogic qualification and at least two years of work experience.


Participants who successfully complete the practical training course receive a certificate.

Further material

Advanced training to become a mini maker trainer

You are an educational professional, have practical experience and would like to inspire others to work with digital media? Become a Mini Maker Trainer and enable educational professionals to carry out well-founded activities in the areas of electricity, technology, robotics, science and art with the help of digital tools.

Prices and Dates

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Info and Registration

For further information, please contact

Institut für Klax-Pädagogik
Arkonastr 45-49
13189 Berlin



Mini-Maker: Digitale Medienkompetenz im Kindergarten

Klax Gründerin Antje Bostelmann über den Einsatz digitaler Medien im Kindergarten.

Antje Bostelmann, the founder of Klax, about the usage of digital media in kindergartens.

Antje Bostelmann: Was müssen wir Kindern heute beibringen?

Lars Geer Hammershøj über Spiel, Kreativität und Bildung im digitalen Zeitalter


Klaus Thestrup: How children and pre-school teachers can communicate with the world outside the kindergarten using digital media?

Klaus Thestrup: How can pre-school teachers use images and video in an ethical way?


Maker-Cup: „Insektenroboter“

Maker-Cup: „Insektenroboter“

Maker-Cup: „Zeichen-Roboter“

Maker-Cup: „Drawing Robot“

Maker-Cup: „Unterwassertaschenlampe“

Maker-Cup: „Under water torch“

Maker-Cup: „Leuchtendes Armband“

Maker-Cup: „Glowing bracelet“

Klaus Thestrup: How can children and pre-school teachers together play and experiment with green screen?


Puppet Pals: Ein Experiment

Puppet Pals: An experiment

Puppet Pals: Ein Gedicht

Puppet Pals: A poem


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