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Digital Badges Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Digital Badges Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Most of that out-of-school learning goes undocumented. So how can we track which skills kids pick up when they’re away from the classroom? And once they’ve mastered those skills, how can we get better at helping kids build on them?

Educators and students will explore these questions and more on November 21 at the Pittsburgh Learning Pathways Summit. They will gather with librarians, artists, and researchers to explore innovative concepts, like digital badges and connected learning pathways, as a continued step in connecting in- and out-of-school learning.

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What Does a “Learning Pathway” Really Look Like for a Pittsburgh Kid?

We talk a lot about learning networks and pathways on this blog. But we often get the question, “What does a network actually look like? Is it a concrete thing or just an abstract idea?” As we approach the Pittsburgh Learning Pathways Summit on November 21, we thought it might be a good time to answer that question, and describe what we mean by Learning Pathways.

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Youth Make Media for Community Change

Youth Make Media for Community Change

At the Media Empowerment Student Summit, held in Pittsburgh last weekend, teens learned to be media creators and critical consumers—and how to use media to change the world around them.

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Connecting with the Hive Global community at MozFest

Connecting with the Hive Global community at MozFest

A couple of weeks ago, a coterie of Pittsburghers joined more than 1,600 people from around the world at the 2014 Mozilla Festival in London, UK.

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A Day with the Institute of Play

A Day with the Institute of Play

Earlier this month, I was invited to spend an enlightening day with Institute of Play (IOP), a non-profit based in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan that aims to help educators integrate game-design principles into their learning experiences. The future as we know it is rapidly changing and the workforce that today’s students face is widely unknown. During my visit to NYC, I got to witness the power of play and how it is shaping the next generation of innovators at the Quest To Learn (Q2L) public school, opened in 2006 by Institute of Play.

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Lasting images at the Rankin Christian Center

Lasting images at the Rankin Christian Center

Check out a video recapping the work Stefan Hoffmann and the students of the Rankin Christian Center did on the Center’s new gymnasium mural.

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A conversation about RACE: an exhibit, a summit and an identity

A conversation about RACE: an exhibit, a summit and an identity

A summer series of workshops on race and identity culminates this month with a Youth Summit that asks, “Are we so different?”

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Making Waves with Ian Smith of SurfSUP Adventures

Making Waves with Ian Smith of SurfSUP Adventures

Sprout talks to Ian …, the project manager of First Waves, a program that is teaching kids to surf the rivers and to clean them up as well.

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