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A network that ignites engaging, relevant + equitable learning practices in support of youth navigating rapid social + technological change

Remake Learning

location_on Pittsburgh, United States
Remake Learning’s network of thousands of educators + practitioners – who represent nearly 600 schools, libraries, museums, afterschool programs, early learning centers, creative industries, and higher education – share best practices + spark new ideas; make it easier for parents, families + educators to support young people in contemporary learning; and leverage learning resources community-wide
[Remake Learning] is a unique approach to addressing education problems that leverages a community’s collective wisdom in a truly synthesized and participatory way.

Jordan Shapiro writing in Forbes

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100 000
Children/Users
1
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2007
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Not-for-profit
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What does it mean to remake learning?

Remake Learning is a regional learning network supporting nearly 600 organizations -- including more than 130 schools, more than 50 libraries and museums, nearly 200 out-of-school learning providers, and 30 universities -- all working together to ignite engaging, relevant, and equitable learning opportunities for young people.

Our network, established in 2007, is a remarkable group of interconnected, creative, and innovative people who are grounded in the learning sciences and contemporary learning practices. Our purpose is to spark and share best practices and new ideas, make it easier for educators and colleagues to help each other, and leverage resources collectively for greater impact. No one organization alone can transform teaching and learning to better serve today’s young people, so Remake Learning helps bring them together -- with equity at the center.

The community of educators and innovators known as Remake Learning has made a tangible impact on the lives of many tens of thousands of teachers and learners across the Pittsburgh region.

  • Learners have more opportunities than ever to pursue their interests along new learning pathways.
  • Educators have more support to become learners themselves and continually improve their practice.
  • Communities are enriched through more engagement and investment in their local learning assets.
  • Network members are learning from the world and the world is learning from network members.

What's happened in Pittsburgh has inspired and influenced regional learning ecosystems and networks elsewhere -- across the United States from California to North Carolina, from Tennessee to Chicago; and also across the world, from New Zealand to Spain.

And, over the years, the educators involved in Remake Learning have been recognized with such honors as the Disruptor Award, the Digital Innovation in Learning Awards (presented by Digital Promise and EdSurge), PBS Innovator Awards, Infy Maker Awards, and membership in the League of Innovative Schools.

Download this Fact Sheet to see highlights from our first 12 years.

Why?

When learning is engaging, learners have the time, resources, support, environment, and encouragement to be active problem-solvers, creators, innovators, advocates, and citizens.

When learning is relevant, it resonates today with a learner’s interests, culture, context, community, identity, abilities, and experiences, while allowing room for exposure and growth. It also prepares learners for the future, in which interdisciplinary skills like creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration will be increasingly salient.

When learning is equitable, more supports and opportunities are afforded to those of greatest need. Based on national and regional research, this means particular attention is paid to working alongside, as well as uplifting and supporting the voices, strength, and potential of: learners in poverty; learners of color; learners in rural areas; girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math); and learners with exceptionalities.

Read more about our mission, vision, and values in What is Remake Learning?

How?

Remake Learning cultivates the Pittsburgh region's capacity for equitable innovation in education through five roles:

Always looking ahead, Remake Learning launched a campaign in 2020 called Tomorrow, calling us all to forge a future where each day holds promise for every learner—where youth, families, and educators connect timeless ideas and new ways of learning to prepare for what comes next, no matter what tomorrow might bring.

Visit remakelearning.org/tomorrow to learn more and get involved.

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Tomorrow, powered by Remake Learning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=NgmU_IGIMJs&feature=emb_logo
Remake Learning Days Across America 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZIr5KtpGns&feature=youtu.be
How Remake Learning Days Build Family Engagement
https://remakelearningdays.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/RLDAA_LearningMemo3.pdf
CelebratED: Honoring Innovative Educators
https://vimeo.com/371265338/84e907e82b
12 Inspiring Innovations in Education Born in Pittsburgh, PA | HundrED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4CcdbvaMGA&feature=emb_logo
Pittsburgh, USA
https://hundred.org/en/collections/pittsburgh-usa
Youth Voice – Standards of Practice
https://youthvoice.remakelearning.org
Decade Impact Report
https://remakelearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Learning-Together_digital.pdf
Listening to Learners -- Youth Voice
https://remakelearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Grable_HowLearnersSeeThemselves_March6version.pdf
Learning and Impact -- Active Learning Spaces
http://remakelearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Grable_LearnerandImpact_March6version.pdf
Graduate Portraits, Learner Profiles, and Student Portfolios
https://remakelearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Reframed.pdf
Professional Development, Professional Learning, and Peer Networks
https://remakelearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Learners-First.pdf
Use of Space, Time, and Design in Learning
https://remakelearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/space-to-learn_web.pdf
What is Remake Learning?
In 2017, following months of engagement with hundreds of network members, Remake Learning released a revised mission, vision, and values statement to guide its work. What is Remake Learning? presents the full scope of the mission, the breadth of the vision, and the depth of the values that govern how Remake Learning works to ignite engaging, relevant, and equitable learning.
Chairmans Award
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Y95O-KmxkRemake Learning was honored with the 2019 Chairman's Award at the annual Carnegie Science Awards.By cultivating an expansive network of members that create future-ready, engaging, and equitable learning experiences for children and educators, Remake Learning has changed the way that education does business in the greater Pittsburgh region. Twelve years ago, the founding members recognized that youth in the digital age were pursuing knowledge differently, particularly when learning about science, technology, engineering, and math. They identified the need to help educators connect with their students through engaging learning opportunities – both in and out of the classroom – that equip them with the relevant knowledge and skills required in today’s world. The formation of the Remake Learning Council brought together leading executives and learning scientists in business, higher education, public education, civic and cultural organizations, foundations, and government to strategically support the region’s efforts to remake learning in all the places where children and youth learn. As a leader in the Pittsburgh Regional STE(A)M Ecosystem, Remake Learning is at the center of a cross-sector collaboration to develop a regional vision, goals, and metrics for continuous improvement of STEM and STEAM learning opportunities, especially in under-served communities.
Reach & Impact
Since 2007, Remake Learning members have been working together to ignite more engaging, relevant, and equitable learning opportunities for young people navigating rapid social and technological changes.This document highlights some of the milestones we've reached in our first twelve years.
Remake Learning Playbook
http://playbook.remakelearning.org/#chapter-2-remaking-learing-for-a-changing-worldA field guide of ideas and resources for building innovation networks for teaching and learning created by The Sprout Fund. 
Remake Learning Days Toolkit - Remake Learning Days
https://remakelearningdays.org/acrossamerica/
Remaking Learning - Pittsburgh Quarterly Magazine
https://pittsburghquarterly.com/pq-education/item/1084-remaking-learning.html
Remake Learning Days 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWxx2N6zfcc
Remake Learning Blog
https://remakelearning.org/blog/

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

November 2019
Internationally-Acclaimed
November 2019
HundrED 2020 Global Innovation
May 2019
Carnegie Chairman's Award
April 2019
Internationally-Featured
April 2018
Book Feature
April 2014
Disruptor Award
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