Services and Programs

Innovation and Design

Through continued partnerships with higher education, the Center for STEM Education provides educators with workshops, instructional resources, and professional development on creating unique and innovative classes. Students can explore creativity with new technology and get innovative at summer camps.

Camp Tech 2015

Camp Tech is a summer camp for students entering grades 3–8 in the fall of 2015. Campers will work with new and upcoming technology while gaining 21st century skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning.

Students will rotate through four sessions each day, beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm. Past years’ sessions have included Minecraft, Animation and Game Design, LEGO NXT Robotics, and Discovering Rocketry. Sessions for the 2015 Camp Tech will be announced in March!

Sessions fill quickly and space is limited to 48 participants at each site. Online registration will open at the end of March, so make sure to register early! Students must attend all day. Registration fee is $150 for the week, which includes all sessions and daily snacks. Students are asked to bring a bagged lunch.

Camp Tech will be held at:

  • California University of Pennsylvania at Southpointe: June 22–26
  • Connellsville Area Junior High School: July 13–17
  • Washington and Jefferson College: July 20–24
  • Waynesburg University: August 3–7

For more information on the 2015 Camp Tech please contact Sarah D’Urzo at .

Innovation and Design Blog

The Innovation and Design Blog connects Intermediate Unit 1’s diverse and creative resources with students, educators, and districts; assisting educators in developing innovative, forward-thinking approaches on effectively bringing design and technology into the classroom.

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Center for STEM Education

Innovation and Design is an initiative of the IU1 Center for STEM Education. The center helps to roll-out best practice K–12 STEM programs, like providing graduate level courses for educators, implementing research based curricula, and offering summer camps for students.

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