May 9 — 15
For seven days in May, Pittsburgh will be the showcase of cutting-edge education in and beyond the classroom.
A first-of-its-kind, region-wide open house, Remake Learning Days spans nearly 300 events taking place all across the region—from libraries and laboratories to schools and startups to radio stations and gardens—all united to spotlight local innovations in learning and teaching.
Whether you’re a teacher looking for innovative educational resources, a parent seeking creative family activities, a technologist with an idea to spark, or a community advocate wanting to enact change—Remake Learning Days has a place and a project for you. Everyone from kids, parents and CEOs, to educators, White House officials and national dignitaries will descend on Pittsburgh to learn alongside the public, as hundreds of local organizations open their doors for an unprecedented marathon of learning innovation.
Remake Learning Days kicks off on Monday, May 9 at Google Pittsburgh and culminates with the Remake Learning Network Rally on Friday, May 13 at PNC Park. Throughout the week, more than 250 community-based events—most of them free and open to the public—will showcase innovative STEAM (read: science, technology, engineering, arts and math), maker and technology-enhanced learning programs.
Events are taking place at 80 schools, 30 out-of-school time organizations, 20 libraries, 10 higher education institutions, and seven museums, in addition to activities hosted by for-profit entities, early childhood sites, and centers of faith.
From game design, bird banding and magnet building workshops, to Family Maker Nights and virtual book clubs, there’s so much to do, see and create during the unique weeklong celebration. Additional highlights include Stem-A-Palooza, Science Olympiad, Sonic Sculpture Orchestra, and Robot Maker Marathon events.
On Monday, May 9, enjoy pay-what-you-can admission to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, where five-year-olds can experiment with circuitry alongside their parents. On Tuesday, be sure to tune into “Youth Express” to listen to a 24/7 radio broadcast where teenagers serve as DJs, journalists, performers, and producers. Then on Wednesday, head to the Hazelwood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for an “iPad Playground.”
On Thursday, May 12th at 4 p.m., NEXTpittsburgh will host a salon examining “Equity in Education” at the Children’s Museum. The public dialogue will be led by Temple Lovelace, Associate Professor of Special Education at Duquesne University, and Michelle King, an educator at The Environmental Charter School. Space is very limited; register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’ve spotted the Remake Learning moniker around town over the years, this week is the perfect chance to learn all about the local movement and get involved in rethinking what education means. A professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape teaching and learning in the greater Pittsburgh region, Remake Learning represents 250-plus organizations, including schools, early childhood centers, museums, libraries, after-school facilities, nonprofits, universities, startups, philanthropies, and more. It’s a movement that’s 10 years in the making, and now the public is invited to experience firsthand the education revolution that’s well underway across the region.
All Remake Learning Days events are categorized by audience (children and families, for example), so check the schedule now and start planning your week.
Read more about Remake Learning Days in Kidsburgh.
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