Remake Learning Days Neighborhood Preview: Mon Valley
Re-making the Mon Valley from a center of industry to a community full of new kinds of makers, tinkerers, creators, and innovators.
Researching the Reality of Remaking Learning
Lori Delale-O’Connor researches issues of equity in urban education, and shares strategies with Remake Learning for creating a more transformative impact.
Remake Learning Days Neighborhood Preview: Hill District
Getting to know Pittsburgh's historic Hill District community and getting a glimpse of how the neighborhood will participate in Remake Learning Days.
Remake Learning Days Neighborhood Preview: Hilltop
A visit to Pittsburgh's hardworking Hilltop neighborhoods for a preview of how these communities will take part in Remake Learning Days this May.
Remake Learning Days Neighborhood Preview: Northside
Checking in with our neighbors to the North (of the Allegheny River) to find out what's on deck for Remake Learning Days in Pittsburgh's Northside neighborhoods.
What’s it take to teach technological fluency to digital natives?
In Pittsburgh and across the world, Mark Stehlik is sharing a lifetime of computer science teaching experience with a new generation
Activating Agents of Change
The latest phase of My Brother’s Keeper in Pittsburgh included a series of community conversations between young African American and Latino men and the providers of programs designed to serve them. We caught up with Dr. Jamil Bey, who facilitated the conversations.
Rethinking Reuse: Catching Up With Erika Johnson
Erika Johnson is the executive director of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse (PCCR). The center is both a shop of reclaimed materials and a center for hands-on creative programming. An evangelist for reuse, Johnson believes reuse is an essential and underappreciated way to build sustainable communities. Johnson is also an installation artist with a long-term passion for found, rescued, and reclaimed materials, and a more recent obsession with microscopic animals.
Gamer-in-Chief: Catching Up with Drew Davidson
As director and teaching professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center, Drew Davidson has his finger on the pulse of the latest and greatest in games and learning. And he’s always pushing the envelope. Davidson also runs ETC Press, an open-source publishing imprint. He is also the editor of its Well Played Journal, which focuses on video games, value, and meaning. He led a team of designers to create the Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia, a digital space for teens now replicated throughout the country. In addition, he’s been a leading voice in national conversations on game play, storytelling, interactive media, and more.
A conversation about RACE: an exhibit, a summit and an identity
A summer series of workshops on race and identity culminates this month with a Youth Summit that asks, "Are we so different?"
Making Waves with Ian Smith of SurfSUP Adventures
Sprout talks to Ian ..., the project manager of First Waves, a program that is teaching kids to surf the rivers and to clean them up as well.
Digital Corps Equips Kids to Navigate Digital Landscape
Ani Martinez, program manager of the Remake Learning Digital Corps, talks about the new initiative teaching digital literacy to adults and kids across Pittsburgh.
Through the Arts, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators
Bill Strickland may not be familiar with the term “21st Century skills,” but he’s been helping kids build them and a whole lot more for years at his urban arts centers. The centers began in Pittsburgh in 1968 and are being replicated across the country. Strickland says the model teaches kids “how to have confidence that the problems they’re encountering are solvable.”
What Would Fred Rogers Do? Rita Catalano in Conversation with Bill Isler
In Pittsburgh, local leaders reflect on the legacy of Fred Rogers.
A conversation with architect and innovator Toni Griffin
Pittsburgh Youth Media reporters attended the Remaking Cities conference at CMU. While there, reporter Nico Chiodi had an opportunity to interview architect and new urban innovator, Toni Griffin.
DML speaks to Sprout's Cathy Lewis Long and Matt Hannigan
Sprout founders and Remake Learning members, Cathy Lewis Long and Matt Hannigan, talk about how they got to where they are.
Creating Spaces That Engage Teens: A Q&A with Amy Eshleman
Amy Eshleman is spearheading the expansion of Learning Labs at libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions in cities across the country. The unique digital spaces are designed to inspire teens to become creators and makers, not just passive consumers of digital media.
Tangrams + Steamroller = Community Art: An interview with the MITCH Collective's Siena Baldi
Siena Baldi is founder and director of the MITCH Collective, a community arts non-profit offering workshops, artist residencies, and studio space.
How the Flipped Classroom Helps Students Take Charge of Their Own Learning, a Q&A with Aaron Sams
We talk with one of the authors of the flipped classroom about how the model has evolved over time and why we still need brick and mortar schools in the digital age.
Q&A: Jane Werner on Reimagining Children’s Museums and the Future of Learning
“You can’t flunk at a museum,” says Jane Werner. The executive director of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh sees museums as labs that can inspire the next generation of artists, scientists, engineers and their teachers.
Can Afterschool Programs Teach Civics to Today’s Digital Kids?
We talk with Tom Akiva, an assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Psychology in Education Department, about how effective afterschool programs are stepping in to help kids learn about civics and what civic engagement looks like in the 21st century.
Educators connect with the Kids+Creativity Network
Collaboration, innovation, and technology exposure are resonating themes at Kids + Creativity Network Primer
On Digital Learning Day, teachers and students tinker with the latest classroom technology
The Center for Creativity unveils a digital playground, TransformED, for teachers in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Teens fund programs for other teens through Teens 4 Change
The youth-led grant making program, Teens 4 Change, involved nine students ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old. Students came together from a number of different Pittsburgh schools and communities to learn about making social change happen, specifically for people their age. Willa Paterson from Three Rivers Community Foundation (TRCF), the leader of […]