Children’s Innovation Project Documentary Screening and Conversation
Wednesday 11 May 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Kaufmann Center, Hill House 1825 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Children's Innovation Project has grown since 2010 when Jeremy Boyle and Melissa Butler brought their arts-based, interdisciplinary thinking to the question: What might meaningful innovation with technology look like for young children? The ideas that have grown over the past six years are captured in this documentary created by filmmaker Joe Seamans. Joe's experience as a filmmaker who worked with Fred Rogers and The Fred Rogers Company for over 30 years allowed him to see, to find and to reveal through this documentary, a depth of thinking that is possible when children are provided opportunities to slow down and notice, wonder and persist in their own learning. This documentary was made possible through generous funding from CREATE Lab (Carnegie Mellon University) and The Sprout Fund.
This screening event will be followed by a conversation with project directors, partners and participants about how educators might best support children’s deep engagement with materials. Children’s Innovation Project partners, PAEYC, ASSET and Fred Rogers Center will join in this conversation.