Date: Wednesday, June 19 - Friday, June 21 from 8:30 AM - 3 PM
Location: Burrell School District (6/19 and 6/20) and Penn State New Kensington (6/21)
Open to ALL teachers – ABC CREATE districts and others, any grade level – any subject area. Designed for educators who want to feel more comfortable integrating STEAM in to their classrooms. No experience required! Guided and supported by fellow teachers who are excited by this work! Hands-on opportunities to play around with technologies and ideas. Wonderful networking opportunities. Explore
STEAM teaching and learning concepts, strategies, and resources.
Learning Pathways - Paid Summer 2019 Opportunity
A goal of ABC CREATE's PAsmart Advancing Grant is to have 6-10 Learning Pathways within each strand developed by June 2020. To start this effort, we are reaching out to teachers for paid opportunities this summer. If you started a Pathway you'd like to polish or have one in mind you'd like to create, please complete this application.
Invitations to participate will be issued based on the following criteria:
- Original and engaging STEAM proposal that meets ABC CREATE goals
- Fills a gap in the strands/levels needed
PAsmart Grant Project Facilitator - Seeking independent contractor
The ABC CREATE Connects (PAsmart grant) is seeking an independent contractor to manage tasks and responsibilities of the Grant Project Facilitator including assisting the ongoing collaborative (ABC CREATE) initiatives and taking the lead on the targeted outcomes of the PAsmart ABC CREATE Connects grant. This person will help to push forward the new initiatives without interrupting the work already started within the member school districts. Please share this posting and help us to find someone great for ABC CREATE.
Location: The Pub at 333
333 Allegheny Avenue Oakmont, PA 15139
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
It's Remake Learning Days! Join ABC CREATE teachers and BirdBrain for our Educator MeetUp! Kick back, relax, and create some robots with educators from the Pittsburgh area! Talk with peers about edtech, bring curriculum ideas and questions, or just use a Hummingbird Robotics Kit to make your own robot. No programming/robotics experience required! Technology and craft materials will be provided if you want to build your own bot. Brews and other beverages are available for purchase at the bar.
BirdBrain Technologies is looking for math teachers to help to design a new product! BirdBrain Technologies is collaborating with the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University to develop a new educational technology focused on elementary math.
To be eligible to participate you must:
- Teach math at the K-5 level.
- Be able to participate at CMU for the entire residency period.
Participants will receive a stipend of $150/day. (Total payment up to $1500.) You will be responsible for transportation and parking costs.
Location: CMU, Integrated Innovation Institute, 4612 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 15, 6 - 8 PM
Overview: Join PDMA (Product Development Marketing Association) on May 15th for an engaging panel discussion (featuring two from ABC CREATE) to learn how to unlock the potential of young innovators. We have gathered the area’s top educators to discuss how innovation is being engaged at all age levels. Our panelists will discuss best practices to help you cultivate innovation and creativity to prepare students to become successful innovators for the products and services of tomorrow.
Business Partner: Sherri McCleary, Kennametal + Education Partner: Laura Fleischer Proano, Highlands
Location: The Corner, 701 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington Corridor of Innovation
Date and Time: Thursday, May 16th, 6-8pm
Highlighting direct connections between ABC CREATE STEAM classroom projects and 21st Century workforce applications. High school students, teachers, and business representatives will demonstrate the links between classroom STEAM projects, the 21st Century skills students are learning, and the ways these skills are utilized in today’s work places. Open to the Public: All are welcome to join this FREE learning event with demos, door prizes and refreshments. Contact: Colleen Smith, STE(A)M Outreach Coordinator
to help with a NGSS and PA Standards Crosswalk
I am sharing this on behalf of Dave Bauman, Science Advisor for PDE. Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who may be interested. PDE is looking for several elementary, middle and high school teachers.
PDE is planning on completing a crosswalk of NGSS and the PA Standards. The committee will convene on May 20 and 21 at PaTTAN Harrisburg. It is intended that this document will help districts in moving towards NGSS and developing curricula that is aligned to both NGSS and expectations for the PSSA and Keystone Exams. We are looking for teachers at all levels to help with this project.
If you are interested in participating, please complete this FORM
You will be notified by email if you are selected to participate in this important project.
From: Judd Pittman, Special Consultant to the Secretary of Education for STEM Department of Education
To: STEM Ecosystems (that includes ABC CREATE!):
Greetings STEM Ecosystems,
Are you interested in highlighting your students, educators, partners, and ecosystem in front of an international audience? Then keep reading this email! Have you heard? Secretary Pedro Rivera will provide the opening keynote at the ISTE EdTech Conference this year, and his keynote will include a brief video highlighting #STEMinPA.
Interested in being a part of the video? Awesome! We will need iPhone/iPad/Android video from you that feels and looks authentic – shot by students (or their advisors/teachers). The content could include:
- students working on STEM-themed projects and activities individually, in groups, classroom-wide, or community-wide
- brief interviews of students, educators, and partners on their experiences learning about/teaching STEM, the impact of the ecosystem on STEM learning opportunities, etc
What’s the timeline look like? We need the video content from you by Friday, May 17, 2019.
Important: we do not want you to edit the video in any way/use professional video cameras to film this – our goal is to create an authentic video that truly depicts STEM, shared with the world straight from the hands of our future leaders and their mentors.
Let us know if you are interested in participating in this opportunity – we’ll work together to craft a storyboard/more detailed plan surrounding the above, and, the best possible way to get the video from your devices to ours.
Thanks for your support!
Judd R. Pittman | Special Consultant to the Secretary of Education for STEM Department of Education
Phone: 717.991.7264 | Cell: 717.991.7264
If you decide to follow up with Judd on this opportunity, please be sure to identify yourself as part of ABC CREATE!
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Date: Monday, June 17 - Wednesday, June 19 from 8:30 AM - 3 PM
Location: Charles Huston Middle School, Lower Burrell, PA
Open to ALL Middle Schoolers – Rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders – ABC CREATE districts and others. Youth who want to get their hands on cool tech at an informal learning pace. Time to tinker with tools, program robots and build virtual worlds. No experience required! Guided and supported by teachers who are excited by this work. $25 fee includes lunch each day.
Introducing a new page on our website -- under Special Projects.
- Do you have a camp you want to share here or connect your students to? If so, submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check out other great summer opportunities through regional partners that could be a great fit for your students (or your own kids!)