The Maker Movement Finds its Way into Pittsburgh Classrooms

Remake Learning is the blog of the Pittsburgh Kids and Creativity Network. In The Maker Movement Finds its Way into Pittsburgh Classrooms, they say,

“The school library might not be the most obvious place to find kids building robots. But this year, Miriam Klein, a librarian and English teacher in the Cornell School District outside of Pittsburgh, is planning to use her district’s brand new Hummingbird robotics kits in the classroom to build characters from stories her students read. Using cardboard, pipe cleaners, and whatever else they come up with, along with the equipment in the kit (motors, LED lights, digital sensors), created by Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE lab, the kids will bring their characters to life.”

And they feature lots of quotes from Gary Stager,

“At the core, I think the goal of teachers and schooling in general is to prepare kids to solve problems that teachers and the curriculum never even anticipated,”


“I’m not surprised when kids do extraordinary things,” Stager said. “I’m surprised when adults are surprised at kids doing extraordinary things.”

Gary will keynote the Pittsburgh Area Independent Schools Association conference in October and lead professional development at several schools in the area. Check out this event and more on our events page.