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Spotlight 2019

Pittsburgh, USA

HundrED is shining a spotlight on the educators and innovators who are doing extraordinary things to help students in southwestern Pennsylvania. The HundrED Spotlight on Pittsburgh identifies inspiring education innovations from the Pittsburgh region.
Together with The Grable Foundation & Remake Learning

Education Innovation Forged in the Steel City

Mark your calendar: on September 23, 2019 from 7pm to 8:30pm at the O'Reilly Theater in downtown Pittsburgh, celebratED will honor the educators of the Pittsburgh region! At celebratED, we’ll release the Pittsburgh Spotlight Report and video case studies about these 12 innovations to help educators from around the world learn from what educators are going in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia, USA. Free tickets will be available starting on August 23rd. Check back for registration link soon.

For more than a decade, educators in the Pittsburgh region have been taking risks, reaching higher, and pushing the limits of learning. In partnership with the Grable Foundation and Remake Learning, the HundrED Spotlight on Pittsburgh shines a light on the educators and innovators doing extraordinary things to help students in southwestern Pennsylvania flourish.

The innovations selected for the HundrED Spotlight on Pittsburgh, USA have been announced! Click here to see the announcement and meet the 12 innovations selected for the Spotlight. You can explore all 82 innovations submitted to the Spotlight below to see how educators in the Pittsburgh region are transforming teaching and learning.

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Cover photo by Ben Filio for Remake Learning.

Selected Innovations   All innovations

STEAM Education for At-Risk Residential Youth
STEAM Education initiatives take place with the youth in our organization, who range from ages 8-18. With our mobile STEAM and Maker Labs, youth are able to participat...
Inventionland Institute Curriculum
Inventionland Institute’s courseware brings innovation and collaboration into the classroom. Using state-of-the-art technology, students enter a world of hands-on, p...
Trust in Noticing
Trust in Noticing is an approach for teaching and learning. Although trust may seem obscure, “anything essential is invisible to the eyes” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery). ...
agency, computational thinking, curiosity, design-thinking, educator learning, equity, innovation, intrinsic motivation, open-ended inquiry, play, racial equity, slow, STEAM, student-driven, technology, trust
JAM is an after school making program that started in 2016 when two first-grade girls expressed a desire to use their creative skills to make items and then sell those...
Charity, Empathy, Entrepreneurship, Making, School Business Partnerships, STEM
School of the Future-Nazareth Prep
The future of learning is here. Personalized, hands-on, and technology rich, Nazareth Prep is reinventing education critical to building and maintaining a diverse, com...
e-Missions: Live Learning WorldWide
For 20 years the Challenger Learning Center of Wheeling has presented live video-conference simulations of space and medical emergencies to classrooms around the world...
The CS-STEM Network
The CS-STEM Network offers free robotics curriculum that educators can use to teach students computational thinking concepts. As students work through the activities, ...
Curriculum, Digital Badging, Learning Management System
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Justice Scholars
Our theory of change includes teaching students about the opportunity gap in educational achievement in low-income communities of color and giving them the tools to ch...
College readiness, Equity, High school, race, Socio-economic Equity
City as Our Campus
City as Our Campus is an extension of our core academic curriculum and augments it by providing real-world experiences. By working with diverse members of the communit...
The Future of Fashion
This one-day event is to expose girls (ages 8-16 years old) to people, places, and possibilities available for designing and creating new products/services to foster a...
Community Engagement, Fashion Design, MakerEd, Mathematical thinking, Wearables
Be the Change: Empathy and Mindset for Civics Learning
Stepping away from traditional civics knowledge, this day-long museum experience uses a change agent mindset to ensure content is more relevant to students. The framew...
Civics, Empathy, Empowerment, History, Mindset shift, Museum, Youth Voice
College in High School for all
By partnering with the Community College of Allegheny County, we offer students college credit for all core academic courses and many electives. Students can easily c...