Celebrating 2018 and Going Deep in 2019
A special end-of-year message of gratitude and support for the members of the Remake Learning network from Remake Learning director Sunanna Chand.
Discussing Opportunities and Challenges at the State of Maker Learning Summit
Makers and educators from southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond came together to reflect on successes, work through challenges, and foster interdisciplinary approaches to maker education.
The Road to Youth Maker Alley
Handmade Arcade’s youth entrepreneurship program readies artists and makers for the big event.
Lessons in Early Learning from Austin, TX to Pittsburgh, PA
Shimira Williams shares reflections on her participating in SXSW EDU 2018 and how insights and questions from the event are shaping her work in early learning back home in Pittsburgh.
The Great Remake is Underway
$400,000 awarded to launch new learning opportunities for 9,000 students in the Pittsburgh region
Remake Learning Days: What’s happening in Hazelwood?
Meet Joy Cannon and Learn Why She’s Excited for Remake Learning Days in Hazelwood
Remake Learning Days: What’s happening in Homewood?
Meet Shimira Williams and Learn Why She’s Excited for Remake Learning Days in Homewood
Helping Youth Explore the Realities of Today’s Economy
Susie Puskar discusses workforce development initiatives for youth in Allegheny County
Modes of making: exploration, engineering, and entrepreneurship
From creativity and expression to job training and entrepreneurship, maker learning is what you make of it.
What’s on deck for Inclusive Innovation Week?
Join the celebration! We hope to see you at Inclusive Innovation Week 2017
Forging an Educational Future for Everyone
A weatherman surveys Pittsburgh’s educational horizon, peering into schools, libraries, museums, factories, and start-ups. His forecast? Sunny—if we want it to be.
Learning STEAM in Style
Fashion design is a natural companion to the maker and STEAM movements. It calls for risk, creativity, and technical precision, and there is plenty of the latter when it comes to e-fashion.
This Summer, Pittsburgh Becomes a Citywide Campus for Learning
It isn’t Pittsburgh’s first conversion into a living campus, but it is the largest. After a trial run last summer, and armed with a new grant from the MacArthur Foundation, the Sprout Fund tweaked and expanded Cities of Learning to ready the initiative for 2015.
Maker Volunteers Energize Expanding Movement
One national initiative is bringing maker education to as many kids as possible. A partnership between the nonprofit Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) and AmeriCorps VISTA places volunteers at sites that provide maker opportunities for young learners.
Community Corps Brings Digital Education to County Kids
Organizations across the educational spectrum are recognizing the urgency of digital literacy education. But many of them lack the bandwidth, knowledge, or equipment to provide it. The Digital Corps aims to meet some of this need.
Bearing Witness: Catching Up With Hear Me's Jessica Pachuta
Jessica Pachuta is project codirector at Hear Me, a youth empowerment and media initiative at Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab. As Director of Hear Me 101, Jessica trains teens in Pittsburgh high schools to create documentaries and bring their messages to decision makers. She spoke with us about what she’s learning from spending so much time hanging out with politically engaged young people through Hear Me.
Learning at Libraries in the Information Age
For centuries, libraries functioned as unique archives of written information and stories. Now, that information is available on many portable devices, but libraries are not obsolete. Far from it.
Catching up with the Literary Arts Boom
The Literary Arts Boom is a place where Pittsburgh kids can explode with creative expression
Pittsburgh Project Youth Get Hacking
The third floor of the Pittsburgh Project buzzes with excited energy. In the art room, middle school students hack ugly sweaters to create a holiday quilt, complete with loud plaids and glittery buttons. Around 4pm, they migrate down the hall to the computer room, settling in for a session with the Remake Learning Digital Corps. […]
What “Steel City” and “Cottonopolis” Have in Common
Pittsburgh, once nicknamed “Steel City,” and Manchester, England, once nicknamed “Cottonopolis,” have all but shed the industries that once drove their economies. They've reinvented themselves for the 21st century and have more in common than you'd think.