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Pathway Leads presenting at 2018 STEAM Showcase
An incubator of curriculum and project design across K-12 public education with a vision to be the change agents for the Alle-Kiski Valley by investing in the region’s next generation of students through innovative STEAM education. ABC CREATE includes fourteen school districts in Western Pennsylvania with a community of educators are active in contributing to the learning landscape of the Region. ABC CREATE reaches out to connect with other schools, educators, organizations and businesses in an effort to enhance and strengthen education in the greater Pittsburgh region.
Penn State New Kensington serves as the coordinator of ABC CREATE. The institution supports the development and implementation of a collaborative action plan aimed to amplify and disseminate best practices from schools and educators. The main goal is to identify and promote a set of common practices that cut across grade levels and content areas to empower educators and students in the Alle-Kiski Valley.
Teachers from Fox Chapel and Leechburg explore Puzzlets with Ed Tech professionals from Birdbrain Technologies, Kid Spark Education (formerly Rokenblok) and CREATE Lab member.
Culture of Sharing
Knowledge: Providing professional development, shared curriculum, and trainings
Creative Technologies: Lending educational tools through the ABC CREATE Resource Library
Feedback: Helping developers test and improve emerging technologies
Learning Pathways: Designing a progression of K-12 STREAM-focused learning sequences of tech fluency
Convenings: Hosting peer-led, multi-district showcases and strategic planning sessions
Support: Developing a platform for best practices, cross-network collaborations
Connections: Accessing thought leaders, innovation experts, funding and opportunities
Training: Equipping pre-service teachers to thrive in the classrooms of tomorrow
Equity: Encouraging approaches that are inclusive to female and students of low socio-economic status