Explore the Nature of Science through air quality with this 2.5-day program, providing middle-grade (6-8) science educators with the strategies, skills, and equipment needed to empower students to employ the processes used by environmental scientists.
OPEN TO: School-based teams of two middle grade (6-8) science teachers from Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland, and Washington counties.
PROGRAM DATES: January 24-25, May 20
Facilitate early STEM learning for Northside students through this three-year program, including professional development and evidence-based classroom materials for Pre-K, elementary, and Out-of-School Time educators on the Northside. Year one of the program will cover the Engineering module “Water Water Everywhere: Designing Water Filters.”
OPEN TO: K-5 Northside teachers for year one of program
PROGRAM DATES: February 7 or February 12 (deadline to sign up: 1/24)
PROGRAM LOCATION: February 7 - Northside Location TBD | February 12 - CoLab 18 (100 S. Commons, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212)
Create a student-focused culture for learning through this innovative program, aimed to transform teaching practice, create equitable learning opportunity classrooms, and prepare students for workforce challenges. Program includes professional development on PBL, an externship with a STEM-industry mentor, and participation in a Professional Learning Community.
OPEN TO: K-12 educators in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
PROGRAM DATES: January 14-15, March 28, May 22
In this no-cost session, teachers will be guided in the design of an individual project-based learning experience that includes instructional essentials, cross-curricular connections to
standards and student outcomes, and the intentional planning of ongoing assessment.
OPEN TO: Grades 2-12 educators from Potter, Tioga and Wellsboro counties
PROGRAM DATES: January 17-18
PROGRAM LOCATION: Intermediate Unit 9 (119 S Mechanic St, Smethport, PA 16749)
Created to promote educational equality, ACCESS ASSET provides no-cost professional development courses and accompanying instructional materials to educators in under-resourced organizations.
OPEN TO: Any school district or education organization. Preference given to applicants with a high percentage of students on free/reduced price lunch, high levels of diversity & low proficiency on state assessments.
ASSET partners with national foundations and corporations to fund and implement innovative educational programs for educators and students across the U.S. While a majority of educators who participate in ASSET’s programming are funded through their district or employer, ASSET provides pro bono services to hundreds of educators and organizations per year through grant programs and the Access ASSET Scholarship program. In recent years, grant-funded programming has focused on evidenced-based instructional practices, changes in the educational landscape, or special populations. The majority of grant programs are designed to serve under-resourced educators, while some are designed to serve a mix of educators from low and non-low socioeconomic areas.
If you have questions or want to learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-481-7320. If you're interested in partnering with us on another opportunity or to write a grant together, contact Gina DeAngelo at GDeAngelo@assetinc.org or call 412-481-7320 x205.