Remake Learning

Blog of the Pittsburgh Kids+Creativity Network

For Urban Kids, the City is a Campus for Learning

For Urban Kids, the City is a Campus for Learning

How four cities are using their home turf to connect more kids with learning opportunities and to document what they learn with digital badges.

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STEM-ing the Tide of Long-Term Unemployment

Kids+Creativity Weekly Update

How to combat unemployment with a focus on STEM education; Family game night can help make better students; Pittsburgh wins $200k youth healthcare grant; 4 new upcoming events and opportunities.

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STEM-ing the Tide of Long-Term Unemployment

STEM-ing the Tide of Long-Term Unemployment

Strengthening STEM knowledge prepares students for the lucrative, high-demand jobs of the future.

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Making It

Making It

Eleven-year-old Caine Monroy has finally closed down his homemade cardboard box arcade. But at Assemble, a makeshop in Pittsburgh, there’s plenty of tinkering still going on.

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The Impact of After-School Arts Programs

Kids+Creativity Weekly Update

Studying the positive effects of after school programs; Teachers using social media to teach civics; nominate your colleagues for this year’s EdSurge awards; 5 new upcoming events and opportunities.

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The Impact of After-School Arts Programs

The Impact of After-School Arts Programs

For kids in low-income neighborhoods after-school arts programming helps keep them off the streets and provides access to needed enrichment. Can it lower crime rates too?

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Teachers Use Twitter to Promote Civics Discourse In Class

Teachers Use Twitter to Promote Civics Discourse In Class

KQED’s “Do Now” helps youth build civic engagement and digital literacy skills by discussing social issues in real time on Twitter. This summer, with the help of the National Writing Project, they’re training teachers, too.

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Why Networks are Crucial to Innovation

Kids+Creativity Weekly Update

Why networks are crucial to innovation; Digital Promise kicks off micro-credentials with summer pilot program; kids better at creative problem solving than college students; 2 new upcoming events and opportunities.

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