The Future Readiness Academy at Penn State New Kensington is proud to announce its inaugural regional conference: Education Vanguard: Building the Education of the Future Together. Educators, academics and industry leaders from across the region are invited to a conference that will feature presentations by leading technologists, innovators and faculty experts discussing the latest in technology and the expected impact on workplace, workforce and academia.
WHO: K-12 educators, Higher Education Faculty, and Business, Industry, Non-Profits and Think-Tanks
WHERE: Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Twp.
WHEN: Thursday, October 12 - Saturday, October, 14, 2023
Cultural Connections with Hummingbird
Cohort 1: October 14 – December 4
Cohort 2: December 9 – February 5
Python with Finch Robot
Cohort 1: October 7 – November 18
Cohort 2: December 2 – January 20
KidWind is a free workshop open to all educators. As a participant, you will engage in activities that will introduce you to the science behind wind energy while putting easy-to-use tools in your hands to prepare students to compete in the KidWind Challenge.
WHO: Teachers of students in grades 4-12
WHERE: Rm 223, Frable Building, Penn State Greater Allegheny
WHEN: October 7, 2023, 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
JV Manufacturing is excited to announce its 2nd annual Manufacturing Day. Their goal is to expose the community to what manufacturing companies look like in their own backyard. JV Manufacturing will be offering tours, activities, food, and happy hour. Please extend this invite to your colleagues in the community.
WHO: Educators and families
WHERE: 1603 Burtner Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065
WHEN: Thursday, October 19th, 3:00-6:00 PM
WHO: Educators and administrators who participated in any of the following 2022-23 CPE PD:
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15 - 8:30am - 2:30pm
Participating educators will receive more information via email soon.
This award honors those who work inside and/or outside of classroom spaces to advocate for gender equity in computing by providing educational opportunities that are inclusive to--and supportive of-- women, genderqueer, and non-binary students. The award recognizes these educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing.
Applications are now open through December 4, 2023.
On January 15, 2024 our region’s leading change makers will be coming together to support this year’s theme of Transformative EdTech: Revolutionizing Learning and Work. Through the integration of educational technology, students have before them the opportunity to experience the pathway to “what is next” while in the classroom. These pathways, using new and equitable learning models, lead to networks that design a strong foundation and momentum in future careers.
Evening Innovation in Education Award & Networking Event
Date: January 14, 2024
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
TRETC 2024 Conference
Date: January 15, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Location: South Fayette High School | McDonald, PA 15057
Please visit the TRETC event site to:
Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and future plans.
Applications are now open through November 6, 2023.
WHO: 3rd – 8th grade classes
WHERE: Online. You’ll be sent the link to connect after you register
WHEN: Sessions begin in late November 2023
More information about registration will be shared later this fall.
LEARN MORE: Head to CodeJoy Virtual Student Sessions to learn more about the sessions and read testimonials from teachers.
Middle school students are invited to enter this hands on, real world, exciting robotics competition. Teams can choose their challenge:
WHO: Middle school students
WHERE: Competition will be held at the Franklin Regional Middle School in Murrysville, PA
WHEN: April/May 2024
WHO: Everyone is welcome!
WHERE: Downtown New Kensington
WHEN: Activities on October 12, 14, 15, and 18 (see flier for more information)