The IU8 lending center has a myriad of STEM-related instructional tools and equipment for all classrooms. The equipment encourages a student-centered approach to learning that promotes curiosity, creativity, artistic expression, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, and design thinking. These resources have been purchased for IU8 districts and libraries through our partnerships with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, UPMC, and CSB2 Ecosystem (funded by PAsmart Advancing Grant). These tools and resources are a great complement to any classroom to help create STEM fluent and STEM skilled citizens.
These tools and resources are a great complement to any classroom to help create STEM fluent and STEM skilled citizens.
This system enables users to review our items, check their classroom availability, and see what day our van delivers to each school so teachers can plan accordingly.
At IU8, we offer and facilitate a wide variety of trainings. STEM tools and concepts have been a focus over the last few years. In this section, you will find information about upcoming trainings.Learn More
Funding from the Grable Foundation enabled IU 8 staff to tour local industries and interview a variety of levels of employees in the STEM field.Learn More
IU 8 has coordinated student programs for nearly all of our 50 years.Learn More
IU 8 received a grant from the Grable Foundation to increase access and outreach to our rural schools and communities.Learn More
IU 8 has been awarded a grant for $500,000 to continue and expand our work in STEM, College and Career Readiness, Computer Science and workforce development.
Camps have been conducted at five different areas in the IU 8 region. We estimate over 600 people were reached during these fun family events. Planning for 2023 is underway.
School Year 2022-2023 is upon us! We were quite busy over the summer getting things in place for 2023. Please stay tuned for community events, opportunities for online training courses, and more excitement headed your way!
We're delighted to announce that Remake Learning Days have been scheduled! Mark your calendars for May 4-23, 2023.
In 2022, we had over 40 local events in the Bedford, Blair, Cambria and Somerset areas! Over 1800 people were reached, and we look to increase that for Remake 2023!