A Week of Education for Adults & Children Alike
Remake Learning Days, a program offering new and future-forward educational experiences, is set for various spots throughout the area.
From May 9-15, residents of the greater Pittsburgh region and areas of West Virginia will get the chance to participate in Remake Learning Days, a program that offers STEM, STEAM, Maker and technology-enhanced learning to anyone interested in participating — kids and adults alike. Over the course of the week, more than 150 events will offer “future-ready, hands-on, relevant and engaging educational experiences.”
The Remake Learning Days are hosted by the Remake Learning Network, a group of educators and innovators aiming to improve the future of teaching and learning in the greater Pittsburgh area. Created in 2007 and managed by the staff of The Sprout Fund, the network includes more than 250 organizations.
“The Remake Learning Network provides a space for individuals, projects and organizations to share opportunities and resources. As an adult, I’m constantly re-learning the lessons of sharing; how it enriches my practice, how it helps to keep young people at the center of the work, and how it strengthens Pittsburgh to become an environment that supports learners in non-traditional ways,” says Ani Martinez, program associate at The Sprout Fund.
Remake Learning Days events are planned across the region in schools, museums, libraries, after-school centers, universities, media centers, tech startups and more. They are free and open to the public and include topics such as the “Build a Fort Workshop,” “Family Fun Gross Night,” a “Screen Printing Workshop” and a “Creative Conundrum Lab.”
Organizations across the region including The Grable Foundation, Google Pittsburgh, Pirates Charities and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation fund the program. Ninety-three organizations in the Remake Learning Network also have made commitments to help accelerate learning in the next year. These commitments include more than $20 million in investments from philanthropies, businesses and governments to support future-forward learning in the area.
“Pittsburgh is now a national leader in learning innovation due to the vitality of the Remake Learning Network, but we need more voices and partners creating demand so that all youth, families and schools experience a 21st century education,” says Gregg Behr, executive director of the Grable Foundation, who helped to launch the Remake Learning Network. The foundation also recently committed to award $10 million in new grants to support innovative learning in and out of school for children of all ages.
For more information on programming and sites visit remakelearningdays.org/events/.