Real World Learning for the 21st Century
Real World Learning for the 21st Century

Bringing together leaders committed to transformational education.

The Schools That Can network reaches over 170 district, charter, independent, and faith-based schools, all of whom are committed to providing a transformational education for underserved communities. The STC National Forum is our premier annual thought leadership event that brings together leaders and educators from across the network, as well as from across the education to employment pathway, to share practices and engage in critical conversations about urban education.

The 2017 National Forum, focused on Real-World Learning for the 21st Century, will be held in Pittsburgh on May 10-11, 2017. This 2-day event will feature network meetings, innovative site visits, workshops and panels highlighting Real-World Learning schools and practices, and a special keynote speech from Stanley Litow, the president of IBM International Foundation and one of the architects of the innovative P-TECH model. Additionally, panels and workshops will focus on topics like “Defining and Supporting Real-World Learning,” “Culturally Relevant Real-World Learning,” “Real-World Learning in K-8” (led by Anne Sekula of ReMake Learning and with a highlight on maker education), and more. During the Awards Luncheon, we will also recognize William Demchak, CEO of PNC Bank, and Billy Porter, Pittsburgh native and Tony Award winner.


Wednesday, May 10
9am-12pm: STC Network Meetings
1pm-6pm: Site visits to schools, partners, and innovation hubs
6pm-7:30pm: Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 11

1-day pass: $50-$150
2-day pass: $175 to $325

STC is offering a significant discount to our host city, Pittsburgh. By entering “STCPitt”, you will receive $100 off the full Forum registration ($175 until January 31, $200 until March 31, $225 until May 5). The code “STCPitt1” will give you $50 off 1-day passes ($50 for Wednesday only, $100 for Thursday only)






Schools That Can National Forum was last modified: January 24th, 2017 by The Sprout Fund