She was born in 1983 in Istanbul. Sera Yöndem, a pre-school teacher, discovered the extraordinary effect and power of LEGO® bricks on children through the Smartkids (Development and Activity Center) she worked during her university years. She had the opportunity to apply the methodology she developed related to different themes by herself with pre-school children in accordance with the principle of hands-on learning.
She worked as a preschool teacher and the department coordinator at Ulus Jewish Schools for many years. She joined the LEGO Education Academy Train the Trainer program and became certified trainer at LEGO Education Academy.
She also works with children who need special education to improve their certain skills. She enjoys the experience of working with children through the different themes which allow them to develop curiosity and problem solving skills. She has also been coordinating the jury team at FIRST LEGO League toornaments voluntarily.
Sera Yöndem, who has been developing content for pre-school and continuing his teacher training, also continues to use LEGO® Education solutions as an active learning tool and plays with children at Ulus Jewish Schools. She believes effective learning only takes place via experiencing and doing.