One EdCorp, Two Classrooms

Running a successful EdCorp isn’t easy. It takes time, dedication, and a whole lot of student engagement – and that’s often just one teacher and classroom. Add another class, and it takes the idea of collaboration to a whole new level. This month we hear from April Founders…

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Detecting Failure and Bouncing Back

Lori Duggan teaches game design at South Park High School in Pittsburgh, PA. During the semester-long class, students had been working on a game to sell in Spark Tech Studios. While the school year started off well, the momentum seemed to have paused. Ideas for creating a game…

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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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Proud to be Kids Who Can Help Other Kids

By Sherrie Silvio As I began the second year building Heroes with Heart with my students, this was a snippet of the conversation I had with my class. Me: “Why did you want to continue and grow the business this year?” The students: “We think this is fun…

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Reflections from the Heart

Founder reflects on the Heroes With Heart Journey By Sherrie Silvio, Art & Maker Teacher, Bethlehem-Center Elementary   Our Journey: In thinking about the past year, I realize just how far the students have come. Our story began when one student had an idea to make a stuffed animal…

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