K-12 Schools

By May 2017…

  • Chartiers Valley School District will explore the use of badging with middle and high school students as an innovative mechanism to encourage and recognize student learning. In addition:
    • 250 Chartiers Valley Middle School students will partner with local historical societies & archival documents, to recreate the lives of Whiskey Rebellion participants with biographical writing.
    • The school district will also have a creation lab in the Digital Media Center open to all faculty.
    • They will also work with the Engineering Academy Advisory board and the Williams Company to expand Project Lead the Way Engineering, Computer Sciences and Biomedical Sciences programs, and share opportunities with regional districts, impacting 40 educators and 500 students.
  • Wheeling Park High School, through a partnership with the Education Alliance, will engage 1,400 high school students in project-based learning by solving real-world problems.
  • The STEAM Program at Pittsburgh Public Schools will expand rigorous and culturally responsive learning opportunities to more students and educators across the District.  Specifically, the Program commits to supporting school-level programs at Pittsburgh Perry and Pittsburgh Brashear.  Additionally, the District’s STEAM Mini Grant Program will fulfill a commitment, made to the White House in November, to expand access to the funds to student groups.
  • Clay Elementary School will work with Guitars in the Classroom and Americorps to develop a video cache of STEAM activities that can be duplicated or used for reference by over 22 educators, who use these videos to impact 500 students at Clay Elementary.
  • Cornell School District is rewriting its curriculum in order to better engage its students and prepare them for success, impacting 58 teachers. The district will also:
    • Continue to be active participants in STEM Excellence Pathways through Carnegie Science Center, impacting 700 students.
    • Become a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School District.
    • Continue the Digital Corps after-school program in grades 7 and 8 to promote digital literacy for 20 students.
  • Holy Family Academy will double in size working to repair the education-to-employment gap for students and employers in the region, impacting 200+ families and youth.
  • Hopewell Memorial Junior High School will plan and implement 4 school-wide design challenges that will require its 620 students to engage in collaborative groups.
  • Montour School District will host over 1,000 educators in several innovative professional development sessions including TRETC, EdTechTeam Google for Educators Summit, transformED West, Western PA Project Lead The Way Conference, Design Thinking Workshops, and more.
  • The North Hills Middle School will engage 50 students using a creative computing platform to program robots and/or drones.
  • Regency Park Elementary School will have a maker area in each classroom, impacting 232 students and 24 teachers.
  • Urban Pathways Charter School and Public Spend Forum will introduce students to vocational and connected learning opportunities in the public sector through a badge-enabled pathway to public service and civic engagement.
  • Spring Mills High will establish a STEM Academy with approximately 100 sophomore students continuing to expand school-wide.
  • Wheeling Country Day School will capture the curiosity of 100 of its youngest learners through robotics, coding, engineering, and the natural sciences.
  • Crafton Elementary School will work with Image 360 to create innovative learning spaces to promote STEAM, Maker, and technology, impacting all 400 students at the school.
  • Fox Chapel Area School District’s elementary schools will provide 21st Century computer science to all students. Fox Chapel Area School District will also:
    • Provide all middle school students with the opportunity to participate in a team wide or grade level based STEM opportunity as well as project-based learning experiences.
    • Initiate a Code to Create after school club was created by two high school students. These students committed to a one day a week after school club that teaches Java and C+ computer coding skills.
    • Provide a regional summer learning experience, designed to engage over 200 students in hands on learning experiences and provide opportunities to learn about variety of STEM related professions.
    • Partner with regional and national organizations to host free professional development for approximately 700 regional educators in PA, WV, and OH. Targeted focus areas include: Infusing STEAM K-12, Fab Lab training, Project Based learning training, Equity Awareness, Common Sense Media, Maker Pedagogy and Application, Coding, Computer Science and World Affairs
    • Through strategic outreach lead by PAEYC, Creativity and Literacy Program will partner with Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children to develop and implement meaningful professional development for early childhood educators around digital technology issues.
  • The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School will explore how the Arts can illuminate Academics and how the synthesis of disciplines within the Arts can inspire creativity, by establishing a TED-Ed club, and using that club to leverage their onsite 3D classroom to develop 10 minute presentations for national distribution. This will insure collaboration between departments that seldom interface within an academic structure and provide an unique creative outlet for the school’s 700 students.