What We Can Learn from Mister Rogers' Blueprints
Professional development for educators.
Fred Rogers was more than a nice guy in a sweater — he was also a learning scientist who was decades ahead of his time. In this session, we’ll talk with Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski, authors of When You Wonder, You're Learning: Mister Rogers' Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids.
Together, we'll explore how Fred engineered Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to develop the “tools for learning” proven to boost students’ academic outcomes and social-emotional well-being. We’ll also discuss how teachers, tech coaches, librarians, and other educators can use Fred’s blueprints to nurture those tools today, igniting hope in learning spaces nationwide. With examples from Remake Learning, we’ll share inspiring, actionable ways to follow in Fred’s footsteps.