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First-of-its-kind learning celebration starts May 9

Over 250 events slated for students, parents and innovators

Remake Learning Days, a series of more than 250 events slated for May 9-15, will celebrate learning innovation in southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Are you ready to experience the future of learning?

If you’re a student, parent, or innovator in the Pittsburgh region, you’ll get your chance during Remake Learning Days, a week-long celebration of hands-on, creative learning opportunities.

On Monday (and continuing throughout the week), spend the afternoon at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and pay-what-you-want for admission to explore the hands-on learning activities throughout the museum.

That same day, parents at Cecil Elementary School will check out students designing, building, and showcasing projects on Monday at the school’s Science Olympiad.  At Chartiers Valley Middle School, families can watch students tinker, explore, and create with recycled circuits. That afternoon, the whole community is invited to Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 for a Student Panel Discussion on Equity, where students take the lead to advocate for needs in their school system.

On Monday, kids will also take part in video game challenges. A community will come together to build a trebuchet using 3d printers. Families will go to schools to code and make together.

Educators will learn about the coding program for elementary students, Scratch Jr., with a national leader from PBS. They’ll take part in the Carnegie Science Center’s STEM Excellence Pathway.

And at Google Pittsburgh that evening, national leaders in education, including Tom Kalil, Deputy Director of the the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Roberto Rodriquez, Deputy Assistant to the President for Education, will be coming together to learn more about why the Pittsburgh region has become the national epicenter of hands-on, future-facing learning experiences for kids, both in and out of school.

And that’s just Monday.

The Remake Learning Days festivities run all week, from Monday, May 9 through Sunday, May 15. More than 260 events are scheduled that celebrate innovative approaches to learning over those seven days, most of which are free and open to the public.  These include events hosted by more than 80 schools, 20 libraries, 30 community-based organizations and afterschool programs, 10 higher education institutes, 9 businesses, and 7 museums, in addition to centers of faith, educational service agencies, and more. In addition to the hundreds of events open to the community, there are also over 40 professional development sessions specifically for educators.

33,000 people are expected to attend these events across these seven days of programming.

If you would like to experience the future of learning in your area during Remake Learning Days, visit Stay up to date on Remake Learning Days through the Remake Learning social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Post about which events you’re planning to attend and post from events that week using the hashtag #RemakeDays.


Remake Learning is a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of teaching and learning in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. Representing more than 250 organizations, including early learning centers & schools, museums & libraries, afterschool programs & community nonprofits, colleges & universities, ed-tech startups & major employers, philanthropies & civic leaders, Remake Learning is collaborative effort to inspire and empower a generation of lifelong learners in Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and beyond. Learn more and get involved at   

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