Following in the footsteps of Chicago, three additional cities — Dallas, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh — have launched their own Cities of Learning programs. This fall, Columbus, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., will also launch programs, and more cities are lining up offerings for 2015. The programs provide new learning opportunities for youth from all backgrounds to follow their interest, learn socially with supportive peers and mentors, and develop higher-order thinking skills from making and producing videos, fashion design, poetry, robots, computer code, and more. Each city will award digital badges to recognize these newly acquired skills and document learning wherever it happens. A website will help connect these cities across the United States as new programs are launched.
Digital Media & Learning
Exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.