Situated in urban centers, Hive Learning Networks re-imagine how learning is organized and supported across youth-serving organizations. Every day, young people move among learning experiences in a variety of environments, from formal classroom-based schooling to informal educational settings like museums and libraries, to virtual communities and social networks.
Hive links together these multiple environments to create Connected Learning experiences in which youth can participate in accessible, “anytime, anywhere” learning activities by pursuing their interests and following their peers.
Learn more about the Hive Learning Network in Pittsburgh at hivepgh.sproutfund.org.
The first Hive Learning Network was created in New York City in 2007, with support from the MacArthur Foundation’s digital media and learning initiative. Additional Hive cities include Chicago (2009) and Pittsburgh (2013) with many more to come! Learn more about other Hive cities at hivelearningnetwork.org.
Hive Pittsburgh is a program of The Sprout Fund and part of the Pittsburgh Kids+Creativity Network, an initiative to build a model for 21st century learning in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. Representing more than 100 organizations, Kids+Creativity spans schools, museums, libraries, afterschool programs, community centers, higher education institutions, the private sector, and the philanthropic community. Learn more about Kids+Creativity at remakelearning.org.