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 Lending Library
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.READ MORE
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!READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Virtual reality provides educators with exciting new opportunities to present material in an immersive fashion. This session will explore cutting-edge virtual reality technologies and how they can be applied in the science classroom. Teachers will have the opportunity to learn about the current landscape of virtual reality hardware, explore the integration of 360-degree videos and pictures into the curriculum, and experiment with inexpensive to high-end virtual reality headsets..READ MORE