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

Introduction to Programming Using Swift Development: Coding with Apple (Afternoon Session)

Introduction to Programming Using Swift Development: Coding with Apple (Afternoon Session)

Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school.

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Stop-Frame Animation in the K-5 ELA Classroom

Stop-Frame Animation in the K-5 ELA Classroom

During this hand-on workshop, participants will learn how to utilize mobile devices (tablets and cell phones) to seamlessly create fun and engaging animated films using stop-frame (also called stop-motion) animation. Feel free to bring props from your classroom to tailor you animation to course content. In the afternoon, we will explore how stop-frame animation can be integrated into your curriculum in a thoughtful and enriching fashion.

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Everyone Can Code With Alice

Everyone Can Code With Alice

Block-based coding environments are a great way to facilitate creative projects and teach early computer science principles. This training session will teach you the the basics of the 3D block based coding environment Alice. It will cover how to use the software and introductory lessons and projects that can be implemented in a range of subject matters. The goal will be to have you walk away comfortable building scenes, using basic programming constructs to develop simple animations, and finding the resources you need to start using Alice in your classroom.

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Assessment and Curriculum on iPad (Morning Session)

Assessment and Curriculum on iPad (Morning Session)

iPad is the ideal tool for delivering curriculum, as well as for administering a wide variety of assessments. Learn how companies that build the products you use every day in your classrooms are delivering digital solutions for iPad—including an amazing array of core subject content and solutions for administering assessments.

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Code.org Studio Workshop for Teachers K-5

Code.org Studio Workshop for Teachers K-5

Code.org is offering 1-day workshops to prepare educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed specialists, etc.) to introduce computer science basics in a format that’s fun and accessible to the youngest learners (grades K-5).

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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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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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Introduction to the Speck Monitor

Introduction to the Speck Monitor

The Speck is an indoor air quality monitor that empowers you to breath easier. During this session, participants will receive a demonstration of the Speck, followed by an opportunity to test air quality in several locations, along with an exploration of how the Speck can be integrated into your instruction as an inexpensive, yet valuable learning tool.

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Humingbird Robotics Kit Train-the-Trainer Certification Session

Humingbird Robotics Kit Train-the-Trainer Certification Session

BirdBrain Technologies is offering a Level 1 train-the-trainer workshop for the absolute beginner who wants to begin offering professional development with the Hummingbird. In this workshop you will learn to design, program, and build a robot with the Hummingbird robotics kit in Snap! and Scratch using a Chromebook or Laptop and the BirdBlox App for iOs devices. Learn to coach 3rd-12th grade teachers to integrate robotics across their curriculum and align Hummingbird projects to standards. Receive access to workshop outlines, standards alignment documents and more.

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