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Multimedia project aims to share success stories of people and projects within growing sector

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Four of Pittsburgh’s leading media organizations have joined forces on a 12-month initiative dubbed “Spotlight on Learning Innovation.” The precedent-setting multimedia project will focus on Pittsburgh’s leadership in the international movement to “remake learning” and create educational opportunities designed for our times.
 
Why? Our region needs to prepare its young people for college and the work force by building on the basics and connecting students with hands-on learning experiences that develop the relevant skills that our economy needs. WQED Multimedia, Pop City, 90.5 WESA and Pittsburgh Magazine will work together on a year-long series that showcases the people and projects involved in the learning-innovation sector. The media partners will create an integrated content stream — on TV and radio broadcasts and in print, web and social media — designed to build awareness among children, families and caregivers while sharing remarkable advances, including the following:
 
            » How are video games and mobile apps being used for learning?
            » Will robots become part of your child’s classroom?
            » How important is computer science for today’s students?
            » Where do art and creativity fit in with science, technology, engineering, and math skills?
 
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