Who We Are

The Center for Creativity is an initiative of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, serving 42 school districts throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.  The Center provides K-12 educators with instructional resources, grant opportunities, and professional development as they integrate STEAM learning and literacy into teaching and learning practices.

What We Do

STEAM Grants

Open to regional schools to support STEAM learning in innovative and creative ways, grants are awarded on a yearly basis and culminate with an annual showcase.

Upcoming Events

Appy Hour: Strategies for Using Technology with Early Learners (Common Sense Education)

Appy Hour: Strategies for Using Technology with Early Learners (Common Sense Education)

The Appy Hour series is an informal, half-day workshop that takes place each month around a content-area or instructional theme. Often teacher-led, these sessions are designed to provide participants exposure to numerous free or inexpensive mobile applications, followed by time to explore how the applications can be integrated into classroom instruction.

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Teaching Circuitry with Conductive Art

Teaching Circuitry with Conductive Art

Infuse the arts into STEAM! From conductive paint and ink to conductive tape, learn how to integrate basic circuitry to bring artwork to life. In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to make interactive artwork, experimenting with blinking lights, beeping buzzers, and whirling motors.

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Google for Education Level 1 Certification Coaching

Google for Education Level 1 Certification Coaching

This is a three-day session designed to prepare teachers to become Google Level 1 Certified Educators. This session will prepare participants to take the exam, review the GSuite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education – GAFE), and provide practical strategies for classroom application.

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Digital Citizenship Strategies for K-12 Educators

Digital Citizenship Strategies for K-12 Educators

Students have access to digital technologies at school and at home, schools are dealing with ethical and behavioral challenges such as cyberbullying, inappropriate sharing, plagiarism, and more. Participants will learn about how to teach students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in a digital world.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation STEAM Lending Library Training

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation STEAM Lending Library Training

Attend a crash course in our Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation STEAM Library and then borrow class sets of resources including: Makey Makey, Hummingbird, Finch, Osmo, Beebot, Kindles, littleBits Class Kit, littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets, littleBits Smart Home, littleBits Arduino, SPECK, Robot Turtles, Puzzlets, and more!

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Beyond Pencil & Paper: Hands On Career Exploration Tools (EVERFI)

Beyond Pencil & Paper: Hands On Career Exploration Tools (EVERFI)

Infuse the arts into STEAM! From conductive paint and ink to conductive tape, learn how to integrate basic circuitry to bring artwork to life. In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to make interactive artwork, experimenting with blinking lights, beeping buzzers, and whirling motors.

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The Center for Creativity is a proud member of the Remake Learning Network, a resource for the people, organizations, and ideas shaping the future of teaching and learning in the greater Pittsburgh region.

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Phone: 412.394.5829
Fax: 412.394.5750
Homestead, PA 15120, US
475 E. Waterfront Drive