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IU8’s student-centered approach to STEM learning promotes curiosity, creativity, artistic expression, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, and design thinking.

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The IU8 lending center has a myriad of STEM-related instructional tools and equipment for all classrooms. The encourage 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 partnerships with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, UPMC, and CSB2 Ecosystem (funded by PAsmart Advancing Grant). These tools and resources are a great compliment to any classroom to help create STEM fluent and STEM skilled citizens.

These tools and resources are a great compliment to any classroom to help create STEM fluent and STEM skilled citizens.

This system enables users to review the items we have, check their classroom availability, and see what day our van delivers to each school so teachers can plan accordingly.

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Lending Center

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.

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Career Videos

Career Videos

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.

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Student programs

Student programs

IU 8 has coordinated student programs for nearly all of our 50 years. 

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Stem Rocks

Stem Rocks

IU 8 received a grant from the Grable Foundation to increase access and outreach to our rural schools and communities. 

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STEM ROCKS at Shawnee State Park
In Person: 05/21/2022 11:00 AM - 05/21/2022 2:00 PM

Stem Rocks Mini-Camps

STEM Rocks is a Free camp sponsored by the Grable Foundation. This is a time for families to learn together. This is a time for families to explore STEM tools and learn together. The intended audience is for K-6 students and an adult.

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Vale Wood Farms Summer Jubilee - STEM ROCKS Grable Camp
In Person: 06/05/2022 11:00 AM - 06/05/2022 2:00 PM

Stem Rocks Mini-Camps

STEM Rocks - Grable Foundation FREE Family Camp at Vale Wood Farms Summer Jubilee

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Small Town Hope Tree House- STEM ROCKS Grable Camp
In Person: 06/14/2022 11:00 AM - 06/14/2022 2:00 PM

Stem Rocks Mini-Camps

STEM Rocks - Grable Foundation FREE Family Camp at Small Town Hope Treehouse This is a time for families to explore STEM tools and learn together. The intended audience is for K-6 students and an adult.

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Confluence Community Center- STEM ROCKS Grable Camp
In Person: 07/01/2022 11:00 AM - 07/01/2022 2:00 PM

Stem Rocks Mini-Camps

STEM Rocks - Grable Foundation FREE Family Camp at Confluence Community Center

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Portage Summer Fest - STEM ROCKS Grable Camp
In Person: 08/13/2022 2:00 PM - 08/13/2022 6:00 PM

Stem Rocks Mini-Camps

STEM Rocks - Grable Foundation FREE Family Camp at the Portage Summer Fest

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