At a networking meeting aimed at coming up with ideas to help children, Jane Werner, the executive director of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, sat next to a stranger. That stranger was Drew Davidson, a professor at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. She said the two chatted throughout the day about ideas but then heard another participant talk about an idea of a bus that would stop in neighborhoods and have children make things. They decided, “Let’s do that.”
The Kids & Creativity Network has energized the educational world of Pittsburgh. Here’s a good article that provides some insights and comments about how that works.