Janice Smith’s fifth-​grade reading class at Central Elementary in the Elizabeth Forward School District was supposed to be working on a book report. Huddled around iPads, the students chatted with one another, pointing and swiping at the screens. No one was being shushed, few were sitting square in their seats, and no one…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading At Elizabeth Forward, a digital makeover aims to boost learning
In retrospect, the gong makes a lot of sense. It was 2009, and a packed crowd huddled in the basement theater of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, watching and laughing as one by one, teachers, technologists, parents, gamers and roboticists took to the stage to give their pitch. They had three minutes each…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading How a movement to create a new kind of learning came to be in Pittsburgh
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