1. What is Remake Learning Days Chi (RLD CHI)?
Remake Learning Days CHI is Chicagoland’s festival to connect youth and families to learning opportunities. By participating in Remake Learning Days CHI youth and families gain awareness of innovative experiences to develop their sense of creativity, perseverance and curiosity. These learning events across Chicago are designed to be hands-on, relevant and engaging educational experiences for youth of all ages (pre-K through young adults) and their families, caregivers and educators. They also develop 21st century, deeper learning skills like communication, critical thinking, etc. The majority of events are free and open to kids of all ages.
2. When is Remake Learning Days CHI?
The 2021 RLD-CHI festival will be May 13-16. RLD CHI event hosts will offer more than 100 learning opportunities. We will have more concentrated activities in neighborhood learning hubs within Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. For more information on how to become an event host, click here.
3. Who should attend a RLD CHI event(s)?
Anyone interested in exploring hands-on, and virtual, learning should attend Remake Learning Days CHI! Some events are for all ages and some events are for specific age groups.
4. Why participate in Remake Learning Days CHI?
Do you believe that youth and families who need it the most should have opportunities to develop their sense of creativity, perseverance, and curiosity? Do you believe there are assets in every neighborhood in Chicago and potential in every child? If yes, you’re like us and our larger community of over 200+ partners. RLD CHI will also provide an opportunity to showcase and recruit. RLD CHI will be local to our Chicagoland region but connected to a national effort as well.
5. Where are RLD CHI events?
Unlike a traditional festival that is one location, Remake Learning Days CHI events are all over Chicago and online! RLD CHI events are hosted by a variety of organizations, such as schools, museums, libraries, after-school organizations, early child care centers, universities, tech startups and more. We know it takes a village to raise a child, so we are spotlighting the village.
6. What’s the best way to find events and navigate the festival?
We will be utilizing in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Events can be searched on the My Chi My Future website by these filters: Date and Time, Theme, Event Host Organization, Grade Level (from Pre-K through High School), and Cost (the majority of events are free). They can also be accessed through the Remake Learning Days.org website. Please see each location to see if parking is available.
7. Is Remake Learning Days CHI Free?
Although the festival is free, the creation is not. Consider donating to keep it free and accessible to all: https://clx.fyi/SupportRemakeDaysChi.
8. Who is creating and presenting Remake Learning Days CHI?
The Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX) is the founding and presenting organization. Remake Learning Days CHI is a collaborative effort with additional founding partners—WTTW Kids Chicago, Project Exploration, Mayor Lightfoot’s My CHI. MY Future., Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement (FACE), and Chicago Park District—and Event Hosts from schools, museums, libraries, parks, and community centers across Chicago and Evanston will unite to remake learning.