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

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 @ Baldwin High School

Lending Library Training Session @ Baldwin High School

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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Creating Flexible Learning Environments with Technology: An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

Creating Flexible Learning Environments with Technology: An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

This session will provide an introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL), followed by hands-on activities to explore how teachers can utilize tools commonly built into existing technologies in order to create flexibility in how content is presented to students and how mastery is assessed.

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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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Innovation in Education

Innovation in Education

Come to spend a day, part of a day or just a lunch to think about innovation in education. Learning space design can be a huge lever change for a school district. Students that thrive in modern learning do so in spaces that support them and their ideas. Traditional classrooms are failing the modern learner, and there are so many hacks, tips, and tools to support the revitalization of learning spaces. Join the conversation about why designing intentional learning spaces matter.

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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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