Small Town Studios Does Big Things

Engaging in meaningful work that spreads throughout the school and the community is a powerful catalyst for learning, and Michelle David believes this as the founder of Small Town Studios. This educator guides and watches over her 5th-grade students as they build a business at Ramsay Elementary in…

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New EdCorp Finds Meaningful Work

Jennifer Salzmann, a Learning Support educator at Phillips Elementary in Pittsburgh always wanted to start a student-run business but didn’t know where to start. At first, the idea of building a business seemed daunting. After doing research, Jennifer and her class started by creating a mission statement, investigating…

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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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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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