1. What is Chicago Learning Days?
Chicago Learning Days is Chicagoland’s festival to connect youth and families to learning opportunities. By participating in Chicago Learning Days, 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 Chicago Learning Days?
The 2022 festival will be May 19-22. Chicago Learning Days event hosts will offer more than 100 learning opportunities. We will have more concentrated activities in neighborhood learning hubs within Chicago: Albany Park, Austin, Roseland, and Uptown. For more information on how to become an event host, click here.
3. Who should attend Chicago Learning Days?
Anyone interested in exploring hands-on, and virtual, learning should attend Chicago Learning Days! Some events are for all ages and some events are for specific age groups. Check out the event descriptions provided by hosts for more information!
4. Why participate in Chicago Learning Days?
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. CHI Learning Days will also provide an opportunity to showcase and recruit. CHI Learning Days will be local to our Chicagoland region but connected to a national effort as well.
5. Where are Chicago Learning Days events?
Unlike a traditional festival that is one location, Chicago Learning Days events are all over Chicago and online! Chicago Learning Days 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.
6. What’s the best way to find events and navigate the festival?
We will be utilizing in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. You will soon be able to search for events on this website (https://remakelearningdays.org/chi/) or on the My Chi. My Future platform (https://explore.mychimyfuture.org/). Please check each location to see if parking is available.
7. Is Chicago Learning Days 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. Chicago Learning Days 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.