BotsIQ cloaks manufacturing workforce development under the guise of an annual battle-of-the-bots competition.
With the help of the Remake Learning Initiative, Steeltown offers entertainment and media training for young, aspiring filmmakers and a "reel" TV show that will debut this spring on Fox Network.
“My mother believed that if young women of color had caring adults to nurture them in their young years, it would change their lives,” says Kathi Elliot.
The League of Innovative schools brought more than 180 national educators and thought leaders to Pittsburgh to see innovative learning in action.
“It will be the largest showcase of making, building and creating that Pittsburgh has ever seen.”
On a cloudless blue sky day in July, about 20 Hazelwood teens scrambled on slides and jungle gyms in Frick Park and learned from city leaders what it will take to build a trail of playful spaces in their community.
Pittsburgh is at the forefront of the movement advancing innovative ideas and practices in education. For proof, just look at the initiatives highlighted as part of the National Week of Making.
We will always need to know how to make things. How to design. How to solve problems. That means manufacturing is not just learning the lathe. It's learning robotics. Electronics. Physics. Chemistry. Communications. Language arts.
“Well-crafted educational games will be able to capture and engage the minds of students in new ways that will make them an incredibly powerful tool for the teachers of the 21st century," says Jesse Schell, CEO.
Why can't robotic skill training and bot building be accessible to everyone? Chief Roboticist Tom Lauwers has hit on a way to train the masses while making it fun.