For the second year in a row, the Public Education Foundation, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, will host Remake Learning Days Across America May 7-16.
RLDAA is a community-wide festival of engaging, hands-on learning events and activities for all youth, families and educators across the region. This national initiative is presented by the Grable Foundation and made possible through support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Schmidt Futures and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
"Event hosts are invited to register at remakelearningdays.org/chattanooga to take part in celebrating innovation and learning in our community," officials said.
PEF and the City of Chattanooga department of Youth and Family Development are giving event hosts the opportunity to apply for mini-grants of $250 for their event. These grants will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Event hosts are eligible to apply for a mini-grant once they have registered an event. Interested applicants can submit their event for mini-grant consideration by Feb.15 here.
"Each host is eligible for one grant, which should be used to enhance how your RLDAA Chattanooga event will function as you engage the community through innovative educational practices," officials said.
PEF is inviting educators, civic organizations, community partners and faith-based groups to host events that provide families with opportunities to engage in hands-on STEM activities. “Partnering with Remake Learning Days Across America has brought national attention to the thriving ecosystem of learning opportunities in Hamilton County,” said Michael Stone, PEF’s director of innovative learning.
Last year’s local turnout included over 230 events and more than 10,000 participants during the celebration. RLDAA Chattanooga’s schedule of events has been extended to include a wide range of themes from arts to maker education, to outdoor learning and STEM-related activities. Event highlights from last year include electric race car competitions, STEM nights, maker events in the Chattanooga Public Library, girls coding events and STEM School Chattanooga’s annual STEM Jubilee, designated as the largest school-based STEM event in the State of Tennessee.
With a variety of events, there is something for everyone, officials said.