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14.3 Lessons from Fred Rogers’ Blueprints for Learning

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

14.3 Lessons from Fred Rogers’ Blueprints for Learning

Presented by Ryan Rydzewski, Writer, The Grable Foundation; and Gregg Behr, Executive Director, The Grable Foundation

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In this recorded edWebinar, explore a never-before-seen side of Fred Rogers—the ingenious learning scientist who was decades ahead of his time. Review how Rogers engineered Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to help kids develop the “tools for learning” that experts now consider essential to children’s success: curiosity, creativity, communication, and more. These tools have been shown to boost academic learning and children’s overall well-being, and they benefit kids of every background and age.

Hear how educators can use Rogers’ blueprints to nurture these tools in the digital age, building wondrous, joyful, inclusive learning spaces in which every kid can thrive. By spotlighting examples from Remake Learning—an internationally acclaimed network of educators, artists, makers, scientists, and others, many of whom worked with Rogers himself—share inspiring, actionable ways to follow in Rogers’ footsteps.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-12 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. 


Ryan RydzewskiAbout the Presenters

Ryan Rydzewski is a writer whose science and education reporting has garnered several awards and fellowships. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he taught elementary school in South Louisiana before earning an MFA in nonfiction writing from Chatham University. As a freelancer, his magazine stories focus on everything from schools to space travel to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Ryan lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Jacqueline.


Gregg BehrGregg Behr is a father, children’s advocate, and director for the Grable Foundation whose work has drawn comparisons to his hero, Fred Rogers. For more than a decade, he has helped lead Remake Learning—a network of educators, scientists, artists, and makers he founded in 2007—to international renown. Formed in Rogers’ real-life neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Remake Learning has turned heads everywhere from Forbes to the World Economic Forum for its efforts to ignite children’s curiosity, encourage creativity, and foster justice and belonging in schools, libraries, museums, and more. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and also Duke University, Gregg holds honorary degrees from Carlow University and Saint Vincent College. He’s an advisor to the Brookings Institution and the Fred Rogers Center, and has been cited by Barack Obama, Richard Branson, and the Disruptor Foundation as an innovator and thought leader.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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