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.

Upcoming Events

No Cost STEM Resources to Engage During the Holiday Craze

No Cost STEM Resources to Engage During the Holiday Craze

In this session you will learn how to educate your students on the nuts and bolts of technology, bring STEM concepts to life using the fast- paced game of hockey, and apply math and social studies concepts in a virtual community. We will take a deep dive into the programs and determine the best fit for your curriculum.

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SocialVR: 360 Cameras and Immersive Storytelling

SocialVR: 360 Cameras and Immersive Storytelling

This hands-on session will explore how to use relatively inexpensive technology–including 360 cameras and virtual reality headsets–as tools for immersive story telling. Participants will have the opportunity to take 360 pictures and use the SocialVR platform to create a narrative.

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The Maker Movement for Special Educators: Empowering ALL Learners to Make

The Maker Movement for Special Educators: Empowering ALL Learners to Make

In this session, you’ll be provided an opportunity to explore the maker movement as a means of supporting learning and engagement of all students, including those with disabilities. Participants will be provided ample time to experiment with new technologies that support learners in acquiring foundational skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and computational thinking, along with circuitry, computer programming, robotics, and design thinking.

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Lending Library Training Session

Lending Library Training Session

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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It’s Electric! Making with Electricity for Elementary and Middle School

It’s Electric! Making with Electricity for Elementary and Middle School

Follow a progression from Squishy Circuits to littleBits to MakeyMakey to see how making can help you explain the science of electricity to your students, and allow them to demonstrate mastery of the concepts by creating authentic products in response to your prompts.

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Design Thinking and Education: A Human-Centered Design Workshop

Design Thinking and Education: A Human-Centered Design Workshop

During this high-energy session, you will complete a full design cycle, developing and prototyping a tangible solutions to problems often faced in the classroom. Be prepared to move around all day, as this will be a fast-paced workshop!

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STEAM Teacher/Coordinator Role-Alike Meeting

STEAM Teacher/Coordinator Role-Alike Meeting

This role-alike group is designed for regional STEM/STEAM teachers and coordinators to network, share content, and build skills. During the afternoon, local organizations will present their STEAM-related work.

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Afterschool Open Technology: Robotics

Afterschool Open Technology: Robotics

During this unstructured open time, teachers can explore various robotic technologies designed to enhance learning in elementary and middle schools. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Hummingbird Robotics Kits, Finch Robots, Sphero, Dash and Dot, mBot, and others. Drop by for ten minutes or stay for the entire session.

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School Retool

School Retool

School Retool is a professional development fellowship that helps school leaders redesign their school culture using small, scrappy experiments called “hacks.” Hacks may start small, but they’re built on research-based practices that lead to Deeper Learning, and can create the kind of big change you aspire to—namely, preparing your students for life in the real world.

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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