You’re invited to celebrate Rec2Tech week at an invitation-only gathering of education leaders from Pittsburgh and elsewhere on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
As part of the event, you will have the opportunity to see Rec2Tech in action at the Ormsby Rec Center, directly adjacent to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) in the South Side, which is where the reception will take place.
Following your site visit at the rec center, our gathering will continue at the library, where you'll get to hear from local and national leaders, contribute to the future of Rec2Tech in Pittsburgh, and mingle over drinks with other invited guests.
You can register for a site visit and the reception by clicking Register above and selecting one of the following options.
Please only register for ONE ticket: each type of ticket will grant you admission to the reception.
Site Visit & Reception: 9/15 at 4:30pm (Ormsby, then CLP South Side)
Site Visit & Reception: 9/15 at 5:00pm (Ormsby, then CLP South Side)
Reception only: 9/15 at 5:00pm (CLP South Side only)
The reception will conclude at 7:00pm.
About Rec2Tech Pittsburgh
In June, leaders from Pittsburgh gathered in Washington, DC to share notes with more than a dozen other cities working to make technology-enhanced learning part of public, municipal infrastructure.
Now, with the support of Comcast and the MacArthur Foundation, Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh are teaming up with The Sprout Fund to run a demonstration that turns Citiparks recreation centers into technology centers (Rec2Tech) where kids can thrive.
During the week of September 12, five of Pittsburgh’s rec centers are turning into tech centers where kids can learn to use technology to express their creativity, solve real-world problems, and build job-ready skills.
Each afternoon, local educators will host hands-on activities where kids can learn new skills and use them to solve a community challenge. Each session also includes physical activity plus a healthy snack and dinner. Kids ages 7–12 are invited to participate.
The week culminates at a Demo Party at Schenley Plaza on Saturday, September 17 from 11am-2pm. See a showcase of projects made by Rec2Tech youth participants, explore interactive hands-on exhibits from local learning organizations, and enjoy free food, refreshments, and fun activities for all.