• Carol A. Gerner

Remake Learning Days 2017

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although I received some form of compensation and this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. This post is brought to you by the Remake Learning Days.

As a mom of boys, I am always on the hunt for things that my kids can do that doesn’t brake the bank. If it’s something that they can learn too, I would consider it a GOAL! (Go Pens!) But does such an event exists?  IT DOES! . Remake Learning Days to the rescue.

The Remake Learning Network, renowned for launching educational innovations now recognized nationally, will host more than 350 fun and mostly free events from May 15-26 during Remake Learning Days. Parents, families, and kids are invited to experience hands-on, technology infused, engaging learning experiences in neighborhoods across southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Events will be hosted by local schools, museums, libraries, companies, recreation centers, and community-based organizations. Each day will feature a specific theme, including the arts, maker learning, outdoor learning, science, technology, and youth voice. From coding and gaming to inventing.

Arts Day is hands-on learning and expression through all kids of art: theater, dance, visual art, music, photography, and more!

Outdoor Learning is about experiencing and learning about the natural world. How can we think about the environment, sustainability, and more by exploring our very own back yards?

Science is all about experimentation! Kids and adults can explore chemistry, biology, geography and more. How does our world work? What can we test and explore in the world around us?

Youth Voice is about youth leadership and amplifying youth voice. Youth have the ability to express themselves in so many ways such as: through audio, video, art, music, and more. Youth voice-related events highlight how youth express themselves in their own ways.

Other Remake Learning Days highlights: • Across the key themes, there are 89 maker events, 83 arts events, 77 technology events, 40 science events, 30 outdoor learning events, and 27 youth voice events; • The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host 25 events across its branch system, featuring a robot raceway, virtual reality, Labs workshops for teens, the Labsy Awards Art Show and more; • Innovative corporations such as Duolingo, Schell Games, Inventionland and TechShop Pittsburgh will host open houses for the public to gain insights into the latest technology and their work; • Many museums and arts organizations will host hands-on learning sessions for youth of all ages, including the Heinz History Center, Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Manchester Craftsmen Guild, and more; • Across the Pittsburgh region, 29 school districts are hosting showcases and events for Remake Learning Days; • A partner committed to reducing the Digital Divide, Comcast encourages all families who qualify for the National School Lunch program to explore its Internet Essentials program, which offers low-cost internet; and • There will be 45 professional development opportunities across the region for educators to explore “remake learning” on a deeper level.

For more information, visit http://remakelearningdays.org. You also can follow Remake Learning Days on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @remakelearning or #RemakeDays.

Listen to what honorary co-chairs, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Daya and Pittsburgh hip-hop artist Jasiri X. had to say.

Remake Learning Days is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors: The Grable Foundation, Comcast, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Google, Chevron, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Innovator Sponsors: PNC Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, Internet Essentials from Comcast, and Appalachia Partnership Initiative

Creator Sponsors: Arconic, Penguins Foundation, American Eagle Foundation

Maker Sponsors: University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Deep Well Services, Covestro, Eat ‘n Park and Pirates Charities

Good Neighbor Sponsors: McAuley Ministries Foundation, Buhl Foundation and Schell Games

Remake Learning Days will launch with a kickoff open to the public at PNC Park on Monday, May 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. This free family-friendly, drop-in event will feature dozens of creative hands-on activities along with light refreshments, supported by Google Geek Street and the 2017 Remake Learning Days Presenting Sponsors. Register here.

WOW! So much happening in the next few weeks. Make sure you stop by one of these #FREE events. I will definitely be taking the boys to a few of these.

#youthvoice #outside #pittsburgh #remakedays #science #technology #arts #maker #workshops #familyfriendly #learning #free

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