Jeff Evancho is a leader in the Quaker Valley School District and the Remake Learning Network. Jeff has been championing remaking learning for all children for his near 2 decade career in education. He started by teaching visual arts in the public school system for 15 years in both the middle and high school settings. His work teaching and learning in and through the arts lead to th the creation of Studio Life, a unique framework for after-school programs. The mission of Studio Life is: to grow a culture of teaching and learning that empowers youth while remaining fundamentally rooted in research and educational opportunity for all learners.
In recent years Jeff has taken on the role of Project Zero Programming Specialist for the school district. Jeff is leading the growth and expansion of a regional hub for professional development rooted in Harvard Graduate School of Education, Project Zero research and ideas, making connections from research to practice. Jeff connects the work of Quaker Valley School District and Project Zero ideas to the Remake Learning Network for the purpose of growing a robust regional culture of thinking and learning throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
Jeff also co-leads a learning community known as Agency by Design Pittsburgh. AbD_pgh is a research practice partnership designed to connect educators from diverse maker-based learning environments for the purpose of developing mutual understandings of maker-centered learning and assessment.