EdCorps Sell Alongside Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs at Handmade Arcade

Alongside more than 200 artisan craft makers, several EdCorps had the opportunity to show off their student-run businesses at the annual Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago. For fourteen years, Handmade Arcade has been providing opportunities for artisans to connect with the community through making, sharing,…

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Community Connections: A Different Kind of Pizza Party

FH Grows, a student-run business that sells produce grown in the school garden, is one of three EdCorps that make up the Fair Haven Innovates program at Fair Haven Public School. For the seventh grade class (and teacher, Chris Aviles), gardening is a new adventure, but the class…

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Educators Get Their Hands Dirty at the Pittsburgh FAB Institute

Creating steampunk entomology art, deconstructing toys to learn systems-based thinking, and tearing apart crates to build something new were just a few of the activities that educators experienced at the Pittsburgh FAB Institute. Learning while Making Since 2015, K-12 educators in Pittsburgh have been invited to the FAB…

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Arrowhead Music: An Entrepreneurial Journey

Kristi Ochs imagined that her music students could create a holiday CD featuring their angelic voices. Then opportunity arrived when she became an EdCorp founder. She purchased equipment and technology to support her vision, but she had never done anything like this before. With the help of a…

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Founder of the Month: Kim Kriedeman of VIDA Dreamers!

Here at Real World Scholars, we know that rich classroom experiences are created by rockstar educators willing to hand over the reins to students and get out of the way. In fact, the EdCorps Community is made up of educators who do just that! That’s why we’ll be…

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Founder Claims No Green Thumb But Regency Grows Company Thrives

J.R. Pilyih claims he never started a garden before, but you would never know that when you step into the Regency Park Elementary School. In a classroom dedicated to a large scale aquaponics growing system, J.R. and his young entrepreneurs tend to the green plants and thriving fish….

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