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Learning from teachers

We don’t just serve children at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, we are also a resource for teachers.  We offer many professional development workshops for teachers.  Recently, we held a workshop to discuss the different options for early childhood educators to use the Museum.  We offered teachers an opportunity to reflect on certain areas of the Museum and how these exhibits could be utilized as a co
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Meet a Maker!

Do you sometimes wonder who is lucky enough to work in MAKESHOP? Well, here is your chance to meet one of our talented makers! Check back every week to meet new people. This week, we introduce you to one of our Teaching Artists, Rebecca! Name: Rebecca How long have you been at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh? I worked at the prototype MAKESHOP in the summer of 2011, and joined the team again in January 2012. Wh
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DIY Circuit Blocks

This was an extremely ambitious project that resulted in a couple great teaching moments. A mom and daughter were so fascinated with our circuit blocks that they wanted to make their own. We decided to make a battery block, a motor block and speaker block. As with any electronic project, we first had to test all of our components. Mom was very excited to make more blocks at home using old holiday lights and pieces fr
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Meet a Maker!

Here at MAKESHOP we are just bursting at the seams with talent, which we credit to our amazing Teaching Artists. They are the ones that help you tie your knot at the sewing table, solder a pin, or hold two pieces of cardboard in place while you’re taping a recycled sculpture project. Let’s take a closer look at the MAKESHOP staff and learn what they enjoy about  making at the workplace… If you can c
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ACM InterActivity 2013

Every year, there is a conference for the Association of Children’s Museums.  The location of these conferences is different each year and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has the privilege to host the 2013 conference! We promoted our conference at the 2012 conference by creating a short promotional video.  One of our Teaching Artists, Christina Zaris, is a talented stop-motion animation artist.  She c
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