Local Education Events

Studio A Professional Development Opportunity at Avonworth High School

July 11-13, 2017


Studio A will occur in a hands-on workshop format. At times, the workshop will be divided into smaller peer learning groups (primary grades, elementary grades, middle school, and high school), but participants will also have many opportunities to network and learn from all of the participants (regardless of their grade-level association). Throughout the two-and-a-half days, teaching artists from various mediums (visual arts, improvisation, dance/movement, etc.) will conduct mini-workshops to introduce the Arts as potential activities that could enhance various stages of PBL, and they will be available for “office hour” consultation on subsequent days. Similarly, Design Thinking instructor/practitioners from LUMA Institute will run mini sessions and be available to help educators workshop and develop their ideas, as will experienced PBL teachers.

 A nominal non-refundable fee of $50 will be charged to secure a commitment to attend this summer institute.  A lite breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. This innovative regional teacher workshop is made possible by the generous support of the Grable Foundation.

 Act 48 hours will be granted to those who complete the full two-and-a-half day workshop.

Learn more here.

AFA CyberCamp CSSD Flyer 5.27.20171

Dear Faculty, Community Organizations, and Parents:

I’m excited to announce a new summer camp that offers your high school students unique insight into the increasingly important and growing field of cybersecurity. Taking place July 24 – 28, 2017, at the Pittsburgh campus of the University of Pittsburgh, the Air Force Association’s CyberCamp program inspires students toward careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines that are critical to our nation’s future.

Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security—in partnership with College in High School—AFA CyberCamp instructs novice students on cyber ethics, online safety, and the fundamental principles of cybersecurity. Participants will:

  • Learn how to protect personal devices and information from outside threats
  • Develop cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction and activities
  • Participate in a team competition that simulates real cybersecurity situations
  • Hear from guest speakers Dr. Patrick Gallagher, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Christopher Howard, president of Robert Morris University

What’s more, there’s no charge to attend, and the camp includes FREE computer access, FREE workbooks, FREE camp T-shirts, and FREE lunches.

Any student enrolled in high school for the 2017-18 school year may apply with the recommendation from a school faculty or staff member—who are also encouraged to participate as instructors. Get complete details and register at http://pi.tt/cybercamp or request additional information from cyber@pitt.edu.


David J. Hickton
Founding Director

P.S.: I hope to see your students on July 24-28. Registration closes June 16, so be sure to register today!

Camp Release

Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute

Pittsburgh, PA
July 19-21, 2017
Cost: $689.00
($669 per person for teams of 5+)

Check out more details about the institute here.