Pittsburgh: Providing the Blueprint for Citywide Maker Education

[Here’s an Edsurge posting by my colleague, Justin Aglio, that shares the incredible energy and success behind the recent Remake Learning Days in Pittsburgh. Justin’s school district, Montour, hosted a Design Workshop with the LUMA Institute, a Human Centered Design firm in Pittsburgh, that I attended. If you’re looking for an example of a school district that has begun to rethink learning, take a look at Montour.]

Brainstorming from Remake Learning's Maker Ed Affinity Group Meet-up

Brainstorming from Remake Learning’s Maker Ed Affinity Group Meet-up

About a year ago, on Monday, June 15, 2015, the White House hosted a Maker Education Roundtable discussion with over sixty educators, innovators, White House officials, non-profit organizations, foundations and more. And although all areas of the country were represented, the city of Pittsburgh had the largest presence—and the White House noticed.

Fast-forward to now, and on May 9, 2016 at Google Pittsburgh,Thomas Kalil, deputy director of policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, told an audience of local Pittsburgh dignitaries, philanthropists and educators, “You really are a model for the country.”

So, what sets Pittsburgh apart? It’s a event called Remake Learning Days, a week-long celebration showcasing maker projects throughout the region.

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