HundrED Spotlight Pittsburgh To Select Ten Regional K12 Innovations Transforming Education

Credit: PRWeb- Published on December 10, 2018
Call for submissions is now open through March 15, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 10, 2018

Continuing its mission of seeking and sharing K12 innovations from around the world, education nonprofit HundrED today announced a partnership with the Grable Foundation and Remake Learning to highlight ten of the brightest educators and innovators who are doing extraordinary things to help students in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia flourish. Dubbed HundrED Spotlight Pittsburgh, the campaign invites regional K12 innovators to submit their education innovations by March 15, 2019.

For more than a decade, educators in the Pittsburgh region have been taking risks, reaching higher, and pushing the limits of learning. The HundrED Spotlight Pittsburgh is committed to finding and shining a light on some of the most inspiring local ideas and practices in education and helping them to spread. Participating in the HundrED Spotlight Pittsburgh will allow participants to make authentic connections with educators, schools, students and partners, building their understanding of innovation in order to help improve education at scale.

“The future of our city depends on harnessing the innovative potential of our people, and that starts with education, ” said Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. “The HundrED Spotlight Pittsburgh is an opportunity to show our commitment to raising and educating the next generation of innovators.”

The HundrED Pittsburgh Spotlight invites organizations, school districts, and individuals who are members of the Remake Learning network to submit their education innovation for consideration. Membership to the network is free. All submissions are thoroughly researched and must meet HundrED’s strict criteria of being impactful, scalable, and innovative, and will be vetted by a committee of local experts.

“Pittsburgh has been a preeminent hub for education innovation for the past decade, and we’re excited to partner with HundrED and Remake Learning to recognize and celebrate the inspiring work taking place in our region,” said Gregg Behr, executive director of The Grable Foundation. “The HundrED Spotlight Pittsburgh will elevate our regional education changemakers who take risks in their classrooms and schools, engaging their students in meaningful experiences and pushing the limits of learning.”

The 10 selected innovations will be featured on HundrED’s global platform, highlighted in a comprehensive report of the Pittsburgh Spotlight, featured in professionally produced video, receive an invitation to HundrED’s annual 3-day Innovation Summit in Helsinki, Finland in November 2019, and included on the HundrED Spotlight Pittsburgh landing page.

“At HundrED, we truly believe the purpose of education is to help every child flourish, and innovations in education are happening every day,” said Lasse Leponiemi, CEO of HundrED. “By spotlighting specific locations like Pittsburgh, we’re able to identify and elevate education innovations with the potential to scale, and inspire a grassroots movement across the world.”

The innovations selected for inclusion in the HundrED Spotlight Pittsburgh will be announced in May 2019. The online collection of innovations featuring videos and reports about each of the 10 winners will launch in September 2019.

The Pittsburgh Spotlight team will host several information sessions in the region in early 2019 to answer questions, provide feedback on drafts, and assist with submissions. Click here to sign up to receive email updates about these opportunities. For more information on the HundrED Spotlight Pittsburgh or to submit your education innovation, visit
About HundrED is a not-for-profit organization which seeks and shares inspiring innovations in K12 education. HundrED’s goal is to help improve education and inspire a grassroots movement through encouraging pedagogically sound, ambitious innovations to spread across the world. They research innovations in K12 education from around the world and select 100 Inspiring Innovations every year. All of their insights and selected innovations are documented, packaged, and shared with the world for free, so anyone can improve education wherever they are. Learn more at

About the Grable Foundation
The Grable Foundation believes in possibilities: that a child will experience something new that will change his or her life; that a teacher will have the resources to nurture students; that kids will play and learn and grow on their own time, in their own way, guided by a community of people and places keen to make these possibilities a reality. The Foundation awards support to organizations that improve the lives of children and youth across the Pittsburgh region from early childhood through the formative years, inside the classroom and out. Learn more at

About Remake Learning
Remake Learning is a network in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia that ignites engaging, relevant, and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change. An open group of interconnected, creative, and innovative people and organizations in the greater Pittsburgh region, Remake Learning is a collective effort to transform teaching and learning to better serve today’s young people. Learn more at

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