Children of all ages often complain that learning is boring. With all of the high stakes testing they train for all year, no wonder they view school as boring. Luckily for students and parents, Pittsburgh is home to some of the world’s most innovative learning opportunities. In the March edition of Pittsburgh Magazine, the article, “Connected learning community: Opportunities abound for 21st century learning for kids,” a tear-out guide offers parents and students a comprehensive list (with addresses) and map of learning activities and centers in the area.
Kids+Creativity Network has created a mixture of creativity, learning and digital media to engage students and ensure their readiness for this age of technology. The organization is working with museums, schools, afterschool programs, libraries, and communities to bring innovative learning to Pittsburgh youth. Students can learn robotics, hands-on skills, reading skills, and other abilities that will help them be successful in school and in life. Educators are bringing communities and classrooms STE(A)M Learning programs that integrate math, engineering, technology, science, and creative arts. Please visit remakelearning.org for more information.
Remakelearning.org. (2013, March). Connected learning community; Opportunities abound for 21st century learning for kids. Pittsburgh Magazine, 44(3), 32.