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

Hovering Hardware: Drones In The Classroom

Hovering Hardware: Drones In The Classroom

Drones are devices that can fly, roll, or jump when using a controller or programming (code). Hook your students into learning about creating code by letting them experiment while having fun.

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Video Creation Simplified: Apple’s Clips for the Classroom

Video Creation Simplified: Apple’s Clips for the Classroom

Explore Apple’s new Clips app to make video editing crisp and easy for both you and your students. Don’t have time to edit with iMovie? Want a professional product in a small amount of time? With Apple’s Clips for iOS, you can use accessibility features and graphics to make quality, interactive videos. Whether you are a classroom teacher, principal, or run your school’s social media outlet, there is a use for clips to connect with your learners and their parents!

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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. Come network with other STEAM educators to learn how they are integrating STEAM / maker education / coding in their schools.

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How Can Educators Use Social Media to Enhance Their Practice?

How Can Educators Use Social Media to Enhance Their Practice?

This session will explore how educators can use social media in the classroom. We’ll discuss why it’s important and how teachers can ensure their students – and themselves – have positive digital images and are well “Googlable” by the time they leave school. You’ll also hear from fellow educators as they share their best practices around how they use social media in the classroom.

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Appy Hour: Assistive Technologies

Appy Hour: Assistive Technologies

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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Video Game Development Crash Course

Video Game Development Crash Course

GAME DEVELOPMENT CRASH COURSE: A two-day introductory workshop where you learn all aspects of game development from the ground up by recreating 3D SPACE INVADERS using various industry standard tools & techniques. Use Maya for 3D modeling, GIMP for 2D Art, Musescore & Audacity for SFX, Unity for Game Programming and more. Taught by a veteran game developer & AI researcher from Carnegie Mellon University – don’t miss it!

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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