TeacherQuest Case Files: “Engaming” Special Needs Students

TeacherQuest Case Files: “Engaming” Special Needs Students

In this series of articles, we check in with teachers from TeacherQuest—a unique professional development program focused on games and game design.

Through this 11-month program, which includes a summer intensive followed by a series of online design challenges, teachers learn to design and use games to develop 21st century skills.

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The Digital Corps comes to the Allentown Learning & Engagement Center

The Digital Corps comes to the Allentown Learning & Engagement Center

The Allentown Learning & Engagement Center has been a host site for Remake Learning Digital Corps for two seasons. Now the young people have some feedback.

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Catching up with the Literary Arts Boom

Catching up with the Literary Arts Boom

The Literary Arts Boom is a place where Pittsburgh kids can explode with creative expression

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Game Design Contest Empowers the Player

Game Design Contest Empowers the Player

A national video game design contest takes the game controller out of kids’ hands and replaces it with the reins.

The National STEM Video Game Challenge, an initiative of the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media, is soliciting applications for its fourth annual game design competition. High school and middle school students are invited to submit entries by February 25, 2015.

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Pressin' Treadles: What Kids Can Learn From a Loom

Pressin’ Treadles: What Kids Can Learn From a Loom

On any typical day in the MAKESHOP at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, kids and families are woodworking, tinkering with circuits, and crafting cardboard swords and shields. read more

A Very Maker Holiday (Some Assembly Required)

A Very Maker Holiday (Some Assembly Required)

The holidays are an especially inspiring time for sparking the desire to make. From gifts to cookies to decorations, it’s the season that naturally lends itself to busting out the craft bin, getting hands dirty, and letting imaginations run wild. This season, why not give the gift of more hands-on making experiences and upgrade the holiday season into an all-out maker extravaganza?

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