Children's Innovation Project work involves a growing network of collaborators and sponsors, all inquiring into successful, meaningful learning and teaching experiences.

The Children's Innovation Project has been developed through the co-teaching of Melissa and Jeremy and the growing community of teachers also co-teaching and co-learning inside the project's frame. Children's Innovation Project is affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab where it shares some primary theoretical frames about technology, including a concept of technological fluency and a focus on children's production (instead of consumption) relationship to technology. Pilot funding (2011-12) for Children's Innovation Project came from SPARK, a program of The Sprout Fund. Current project partners include Pittsburgh Public Schools, CMU's CREATE Lab, ASSET STEM Education, The Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children, Clarion University of PA, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, among others. Children’s Innovation Project is a member of the Remake Learning Network.

pittsburgh public schools

Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 in Pittsburgh's Northside neighborhood, is the development site for the Children's Innovation Project. The project has grown to reach children and teachers in all grade levels at Pittsburgh Allegheny. The project is now growing in other Pittsburgh Public Schools, with a focus on preK-Grade 1 classrooms at Pittsburgh Arsenal K-5 and Pittsburgh Woolslair K-5 for the 2015-16 school year.

Our team of Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 teachers who co-teach with the Project every Friday and have helped us develop the learning progressions through collaborative teaching-learning work. This collaborative group of teachers continues to grow.

fred rogers center

The Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College is an important project partner, through our collaborative work with Dr. Junlei Li and his research team.

asset stem education

Our partnership with ASSET STEM Education began in school year 2013-14 and continues to develop as the project work grows. If your school, district, or informal learning organization is interested in bringing Children's Innovation Project work into your learning environment, please contact us directly or contact Jessica Meyers at ASSET.