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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

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. In September 2019, we’ll publish a 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.

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

Puzzlets
Our technology effortlessly toggles between real and virtual worlds. Our coding game called "Cork the Volcano" can be played with BlueTooth enabled or USB connected d...
Arts, Coding, EdTech, Elementary school, Math, Preschool, Robotics, STEAM, STEM
202 views
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
159 views
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
182 views
Mpower Studio - Pittsburgh Obama Academy Makerspace
MPower Studio is a place full of endless opportunity to express creativity, to be innovative, to promote purposeful collaboration, and to be your best self. This high...
3D printing, Adaptable, Collaboration, Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Equality, Global Citizenship, Global Connections, Innovation, laser cutting, Leadership Skills, MakerEd, Maker-mindset, Makerspace, Problem Based Learning, Project Based Learning, STEAM, STEM, Student-led, Urban Development
294 views
Mentors in the Making
Low-income students are paired with STEM professionals to co-learn digital fabrication technologies, from 3D printing to CNC machining. The mentoring pairs meet once...
after-school activities, career awareness, Digital Fabrication, Fab Lab, Maker Culture, Makerspace, Mentoring, STEM
171 views
Bring Your Kids Home-Innovation, Creation and Repurposing Spaces
The Duquesne Elementary School (DES) has repurposed many classrooms to meet the changing needs of students in grades PreK-6. Over the past few years, DES has repurpos...
girls in STEM, Innovation, Low Income, Maker Space, School Registration, STEAM
296 views
Mend the Gap, Powered by Kimche
Schools around the world have long struggled to provide every student (especially those most vulnerable) with a personalized educational experience. We automate data p...
Bias Reduction, Educational Technology, Education Equity, Gender Equity, Individual learning, Learning Tools, Racial Achievement Gap, Socio-economic Equity
1 229 views
MAKESHOP
MAKESHOP is a research-based learning environment for children and families to make, play and design using “real stuff”— the same materials, tools, and processes used ...
Design Thinking, Informal Education, Interest driven learning, Makerspace, Museum Learning, Personalized Education, Personalized Learning, STEAM, STEM
355 views
HoloLAB Champions
HoloLAB Champions is a virtual reality (VR) chemistry game show, where players complete lab experiments to become champions of lab practice. In the game, players inter...
Educational Game, Game, Interactive Learning, Learning games, serious games, video games
125 views
Mindfulness in the Classroom
Creating calm, managing stress, and promoting teachable moments through reflection are just some of the techniques North Allegheny School District teachers and staff m...
Emotional skills, Holistic, Mindfulness, mindful practices, school climate, Social Emotional Learning, student stress, Wellbeing
354 views
Brokered Learning Pathways: Young Naturalists
Partnerships between teachers and non-formal educators play an important role in connecting teens who are interested in nature with people, programs, organizations, an...
Environmental Education, e-STEAM, Learning Pathways, Mentored Work Experience, Mentoring, Outdoor Learning, Partnerships, Program Design, Teens
259 views
Combining Agriculture, Technology, Careers, and Community Service
Students in the Advanced Hydroponics Management course at Trinity High School use concepts of agriculture, chemistry, and biotechnology to grow over 800 heads of lettu...
357 views

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