Pittsburgh Students Rise to the Challenge of Addressing World Water Crises

Pittsburgh Students Rise to the Challenge of Addressing World Water Crises

Pittsburgh Students Rise to the Challenge of Addressing World Water Crises

Pittsburgh area high school students came together at the University of Pittsburgh to address world water crises and spread awareness. Without a formal structure, creativity thrived and students took ownership of their campaigns.

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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

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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Using Media to Listen to Youth

Using Media to Listen to Youth

How one nonprofit in Pittsburgh is using digital media and mentorship to amplify youth voices and spark community change.

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Why They Love to Learn

Why They Love to Learn

What does it take for today’s students to succeed? What is it exactly that makes some learners so self-directed, while others lack motivation? Pittsburgh students let us in on what keeps them engaged, and why it’s not all about grades.

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The Labs: Geeking Out @ the Library

The Labs: Geeking Out @ the Library

New Chapter, the newsletter of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, takes readers inside The Labs @ CLP to see how teens are using the library in revolutionary new ways.

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