Penn State Center for Science and the Schools, CIU #10 and BLaST IU 17, have formed a STEM Collaborative to build districts’ capacity to integrate STEM into their classrooms.  Through a three-year initiative, we will be supporting districts in the region to develop transdisciplinary approaches for teaching science. Based on their needs, culture, and climate, we will provide resources, opportunities, and professional development to support implementation of transdisciplinary approaches within their districts.

Please see our registration section for more information on each workshop!

2017-2018 CSATS Professional Development Elementary Grades 3-6 Series: NGSS Integration Workshops

Teachers will receive 6 days of professional development to build their capacity to integrate the nature of science and engineering practices to their curriculum, and create transdisciplinary approaches through phenomenon and/or problem based themes.

IU Instructional Coaching

Job-embedded professional development is an integral part of the success of this workshop series. Content experts at BLaST IU #17 and CIU#10 are a part of the planning process and will lead the classroom-embedded instruction and formative assessment to drive the professional learning throughout the course of the year.  After registration, Penny Johnson (IU 17) or Kristen Baughman-Gray (IU 10) will contact you do discuss coaching options.


Amanda Smith, M. Ed

STEM Outreach and Engagement Liaison

Email: | Phone: 814-867-3183

Ashley Rapsinski, M. Ed

Research Assistant

Email: | Phone: 814-865-1713

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A list of current Workshops
Workshop Target Audience Length Date/Time Location Registration

NGSS Elementary Grade 3-6 Series

IU 10 & Mifflin County School District Teacher

6 Days

September 26, 2017
September 27, 2017
December 12, 2017
December 13, 2017
March 6, 2018
March 7, 2018

9:00 - 2:30 PM

Penn State University

Registration Closed

NGSS Elementary Grade 3-6 Series

IU 17 School District Teachers

6 Days

October 3, 2017
October 4, 2017
January 9, 2018
January 10, 2018
February 27, 2018
February 28, 2018

9:30-3:00 PM

Blossburg Elementary, Southern Tioga School District

Registration Closed