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

3D Printing, CNC Milling, and Laser Engraving with BoXZY

3D Printing, CNC Milling, and Laser Engraving with BoXZY

Learn how to 3D print and more. In simple terms, you learn how to understand and use digital fabrication. You’ll learn the foundations of 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser engraving. And, you’ll receive a list of resources to get your classroom started.

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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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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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Technology Foundations: STEM Readiness Resources at No Cost (EverFi)

Technology Foundations: STEM Readiness Resources at No Cost (EverFi)

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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Connecting for Excellence: A Day Committed to Innovative Hybrid Learning

Connecting for Excellence: A Day Committed to Innovative Hybrid Learning

Waterfront Learning is pleased to announce Connecting for Excellence: A Day Committed to Innovative Hybrid Learning. The Summit will be held on April 3, 2017 at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. You are invited to join leading educators and experts to discuss innovative hybrid instructional models, flexible learning spaces, and meaningful conversations about leveraging and creating content to help students, teachers, and districts achieve success.

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Introduction to Humingbird Robotics Kit

Introduction to Humingbird Robotics Kit

BirdBrain Technologies is offering an introductory workshop for the absolute beginner who wants to integrate robotics across the curriculum. 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. Participants will receive access to workshop outlines, standards alignment documents and more.

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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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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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College and Career Readiness Resources at No Cost (EverFi)

College and Career Readiness Resources at No Cost (EverFi)

In this session you will be introduced to EverFi’s standards aligned financial literacy resources to best fit your curriculum, learn how to implement in the classroom, and leave prepared and ready to start tomorrow!

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Phone: 412.394.5829
Fax: 412.394.5750
Homestead, PA 15120, US
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