Why We Need Arts Education In the Digital Age
As technology empowers today’s kids to explore, create, and share their interests in new ways both in and out of school, ensuring access to quality arts education for all our students is an imperative.
Creative Mornings comes to Pittsburgh!
Pittsburgh has just been accepted to hold a Creative Mornings chapter! Host Kate Stoltzfus of yinzperation will be cultivating creatives for this monthly breakfast lecture series!
What's happening at World Maker Faire?
Maker Faire brings thousands to New York Hall of Science for two days of tinkering, hacking, and DIY innovation
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh receives $440K IMLS grant to make more Makeshops!
Funding will enable the Children’s Museum to partner with the New York Hall of Science to conduct emergent research on family participation in museum-based "makerspaces."
4 Innovative and Inspiring Tech Tools
If you’re a part of the Spark network, you know that we’re always on the lookout for innovative tech tools. Last week, we showcased five unique tools that helped students and adults get creative in some seriously inspiring ways. This week, we’d like to shine a spotlight on four more new digital devices. From wireless […]
Spark Network Weekly Round Up for September 7, 2012
Catch up on awesome local opportunities and national news with the Spark Weekly Round Up!
Pittsburgh STEM Summit 2012: Recap
Get the recap of the 2012 Pittsburgh STEM Summit here. Learn about presenters and their STEM-forward projects and ideas.
Spark Network Round Up for August 30th, 2012
Catch up on Network and National news, as well as hear about upcoming opportunities, through the Spark Network Weekly Round Up!
How to Turn your Classroom into an Idea Factory [MindShift]
Author, Suzie Boss, write about the necessary changes that must be made to the idea of a traditional learning environment, for 21st century learners.
Spark Network Round Up for August 23, 2012
Check out the weekly Round Up to catch up with network and national news, as well as scope out awesome local opportunities!
Spark Network Round Up for August 16th, 2012
Check out the Spark Network Round Up for exciting network and national news and awesome local opportunities and events.
Reminder: PGH Mini Maker Faire 2012
Save the date for the Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire at the end of September! The call for makers deadline is TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 15th!
Spark Network Round Up for August 9th, 2012
Take a look at this week's exciting news and awesome opportunities!
The Next Generation of Makers
The maker movement is more than just a trend; it is a revival of the heart and soul of the American dream where everyone has the potential to push the boundaries of the imagination and create something that has never been done before.
Unlearning How to Teach
Erica McWilliam, of Queensland University of Technology wrote a thought-provoking article on the importance of adapting to the times and changing with the students. Read more about it here.
STEAM Lunch & Learn Recap
Spark, K+C Network members joined for lunch and learning at the AIU to discuss STEAM learning and it's implications for Pittsburgh area schools.
Spark Network Round Up for August 2nd, 2012
Interested in education news and upcoming local events? The Spark Weekly Update has it covered!
Create Your World – Scratch @MIT 2012 [Technology and Educational Innovation]
Norton Gusky reflects on his experiences at Scratch@MIT 2012, a four day Scratch conference in Cambridge, MA.
It’s Popular to Hack… and Make… and Share
People everywhere are hacking and making! Get involved in these awesome opportunities, and share with us what you thought!
Spark Network Weekly Update for July 27th, 2012
Spark reveals the brightest news sparks and informs K+C members about upcoming events in the region.
Games for Change Lunch & Learn Conclusion!
The Games for Change Lunch & Learn, featuring Nikki Navta and Todd Keruskin, generated quite a buzz at the Sprout offices. Participants were still deep in discussion on educational gaming as they walked out the door!
Spark Network Update for July 19th, 2012
A collection of news, events, and opportunities to share with the Kids+Creativity Network.
Activation Lab Seeks to Turn Young Students on to Science, Technology, and the Arts
What does it take to ignite a child’s interest in learning? How do you transition these early interests into college and career choices? Activation Lab is looking for answers.
Spark Night at Oglebay Recap
Last night, members of the Spark, Kids+Creativity Network joined with education professionals in Wheeling, West Virginia for a gathering at the Schrader Center for Environmental Education at Oglebay Institute. The evening included a networking reception, followed by presentations on Spark, the Oglebay Institute, and the Schrader Center. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from some […]