We’ve had a great year at Schools That Can Pittsburgh! We’ve been excited to grow our programming around Career Skills and continue our work surrounding digital learning. Read on for our end-of-year highlights.

This year, we received grants from Heinz Endowments and the Hillman Family Foundations to launch our Career Pathways programming in four high schools: City Charter, Brashear High School, Nazareth Prep Academy, and Clairton High School.These schools are all building out Advanced Manufacturing pathways, which will include new coursework, site visits, and collaboration with apprenticeships and local organizations. We’re committed to growing these programs over the next four years.

Additionally, we were thrilled to be included in the PA STEM grant, through which 3 STC Pittsburgh network schools are learning best practices from South Fayette School District around how to promote computational thinking and digital learning. These are such important skills for today’s students.

In February, we hosted the midwinter convening for the Transforming Learning Collaborative (a partnership between Next Generation Learning Challenges, Schools That Can, and Da Vinci Schools). Read more about that experience here!

Finally, we’re already focused on the 2019-20 school year! We have a Design Day planned at Pittsburgh Children’s Museum. More details to follow, but we can’t wait to see the creativity and innovation students bring to the event.