remake learning days

Teachers: You’re invited to host an event during Remake Learning Days. Details here.

Photo above courtesy of Remake Learning Days.

Are you a classroom teacher or after-school educator? The Remake Learning Days team invites you to be part of this festival of hands-on learning. Event submissions are open right now and you can even apply for mini-grant funding.

Why apply? 

Each year during the Remake Learning Days festival, thousands of kids discover the fun and wonder that happens during hands-on learning. The best part is that they learn side-by-side with their parents and caregivers — something we know leads to better outcomes.

After surveying hundreds of attendees at past Remake Learning Days events in the Pittsburgh region, the Global Family Research Project found that family engagement in STEAM learning makes students more likely to succeed academically, more likely to take advanced STEAM courses, and more likely to pursue STEAM-related careers.

The goal of the festival is to give families these positive learning experiences and also to raise awareness about the many different kinds of learning — in-school and out of school — that are available to families in the Pittsburgh area.

How to apply? 

Click here to apply. The initial deadline for mini-grants and event submissions is Jan. 19. But mini-grants will continue to be available on a rolling basis after that date. And the final submission deadline for events to be included in marketing materials is Feb. 23.

How to host? 

Hosting is easy. In fact, if you already hold learning events at places like your local library or at your own location, it can be as simple as hosting your normal event under the umbrella of Remake Learning Days.

Even if you don’t normally host events, it’s easy – and a lot of fun — to participate in Remake Learning Days.

The key is offering families a session lasting perhaps an hour, where they will learn something specific with you. All events touch on one or more of the festival’s learning themes: art, science, technology, maker projects, youth voice and professional development for educators. Events can be in person or online.

Perhaps you’ll teach them how to program a robot or how to make a family history flag or how to learn a traditional dance that comes from a particular culture.

And through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education, events can also be designated as part of the Career Ready PA Backpack Challenge, where kids may be learning 21st-century skills or discovering potential careers, and earning a digital badge to add to their career portfolios.

From powerful STEM learning to creative arts sessions, there’s no limit to the possibilities you can share during Remake Learning Days.

Click here for details about last year’s festival, which offered more than 200 hands-on learning events — most of them free.