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.


I will be revisiting my lessons and incorporating new ideas as I plan. This workshop has made me more aware of including science pracitces into my lessons.

-STEM Collaborative Teacher, 2017

The circuit is a big topic within electricity for 4th grade.  I will be able to use the materials to enhance their hands on opportunities.

-STEM Collaborative Teacher, 2017

Presenters were very knowledgeable and helpful in their approach.  They were very encouraging as we began to work with coding, we were able to design ou rown program to be able to help our own students.

-STEM Collaborative Teacher, 2017

I know more about coding than I ever did!

-STEM Collaborative Teacher, 2017

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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