Join us for an electrifying evening of competitive gaming at our Esports Tournament! High school students from all over are invited to showcase their skills in popular games like Rocket League, Valorant, and Overwatch. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this event is the perfect opportunity to test your abilities, make new friends, and compete against each other. With state-of-the-art equipment and a lively atmosphere, get ready for an unforgettable night of gaming action. Mark your calendars and get ready to game like never before!

More than 50 years after the world met Mister Rogers, modern science is clear: the methods he used in the Neighborhood can help every learner thrive.

So, what would it take to make classrooms, libraries, early learning centers, and other learning sites a little bit more like the Neighborhood? How might teachers build belonging and joy using Mister Rogers’ blueprints? And how can “the Fred Method” help every learner become the best of whoever they are?

On March 23, we’re going to find out. Join FrED Camp — a free professional development event for every kind of educator — and learn from fellow educators who make Mister Rogers matter still today, including Anne Fullenkamp (Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh) and Paul Siefken (Fred Rogers Productions).

Other presenting organizations include:

  • Trying Together
  • Remake Learning
  • Fred Rogers Institute
  • Parents as Allies/Kidsburgh
  • Wisdom Corridors
  • Learning 2025
  • Capturing Creativity
  • Teach Like Fred
  • Project Zero Pittsburgh
  • Consortium for Public Education
  • World of Work Pittsburgh
  • Phenomenon-based Learning
  • Brick by Brick

ACT48 and PQAS credits are available for educators.

Complimentary childcare for kids ages 5-8 is also available in an Activity Camp format. Please request childcare when registering for frED Camp. The Activity Camp is limited to 20 participants and provided by student teachers from Robert Morris University.

If you have questions, please reach out to Dr. Scott Miller at Thank you.

Join us for an out-of-this-world event at South Fayette High School! We’re launching into innovation, learning, excitement, and fun at this Moonshot Grant Showcase. Prepare for an inspiring journey as multiple Moonshot grantees share their discoveries and insights gained from their Moonshot Grant project. After the presentations, there will be time to orbit around networking opportunities, explore your own Moonshot Grant possibilities, and forge new partnerships.

Mark your calendars and get ready for an adventure that will take you beyond the stars.

Join NOMA PGH in our 2024 Winter Workshop, the first of three workshops for the Project Pipeline series in Pittsburgh! This year we will be exploring the relationship of materials and architecture by exploring physical models and crafts. Your child will have the opportunity to learn how architects make decisions about which material to use in their designs, and leave empowered to share informed feedback about the environment around them.

Registration for the Winter Workshop closes on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 12:00PM to allow our team to adequately prepare for the number of students and volunteers. To register, please visit the Eventbrite link ( Students that have attended multiple workshops this year will be offered discounted tickets to attend the Summer Camp, which will take place on August 1st through August 4th. Stay tuned for more information!

If there is any issue with the cost to attend, do not hesitate to e-mail us at and we are happy to help waive the fee.

Registration is now OPEN for our annual Middle School Day program, held Saturday, 24 February from 9am-2.45pm at Carnegie Mellon University!

Middle School Day is a great opportunity for middle school girls to explore various fields in STEM. Students will participate in three workshops of their choice, two core engineering workshops and one special topic workshop. The sessions will be delivered by renowned CMU faculty and some cool engineering clubs 😎. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided!

Do register as soon as you can in the link below!

Details on logistics for the event (e.g. the exact location in Carnegie Mellon University) will be sent on a later date!

Join us for an exciting in-person event at Sally Ann’s, 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Have you ever imagined what the future of maker learning looks like in Southwest PA for the next ten years? Four different affinity groups – K12, Higher Education, Out of School Time, and Industry have been working since September to do just that. They were were brought together to form the Maker Learning Collaborative working group with the aim to map out robust, accessible maker opportunities in every community that empower people to pursue creative pathways that positively impact their own lives and the broader community.

Join us to explore their findings and recommendations for collaboration. Meet other maker educators and teaching artists during a fun night of dinner, drinks and networking.

We will offer an assortment of food including vegetarian and vegan options.

The 2024 Future Ready Partnerships Conference (FRPC) is designed to bring together educators, employers, and partners to showcase impactful school-business partnerships from across the region and inspire new collaborations. This event will feature speakers, breakout sessions, lunch, and opportunities to network and meet others interested in building partnerships.

The FRPC is a partnership between the Consortium for Public Education and IU1.

Join us for a hands-on experience to learn how you can level up your STEAM projects and program with laser cutting and engraving! In this workshop, which will take place at Fluxspace Experience Center, we will review the basics of laser cutting/engraving, provide an overview of design thinking and the importance of rough prototyping, and share examples of projects you can do with your students. Participants should bring their laptop to get the full experience of designing, engraving, and cutting with various materials, leaving with their own custom-made projects using our FLUX Inc. laser cutter.

New to FLUX laser cutters? No worries! Topics covered in this workshop apply to most other models of laser cutters. Don’t have a laser engraver at your school (yet)? This is the perfect opportunity to learn how it can enhance your STEAM, makerspace, or other content programming.

Lunch will be provided.

Bacground | The mission of Fluxspace is to help educators, schools, and organizations experience the future of learning environments and understand the innovative programs, products, experiences, and mindsets that should take place in them.

Who Should Attend? | STEAM teachers, Ed Tech teachers, (Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School)

Cost | Free

*Location | This workshop will take place at Fluxspace Experience Center (401 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220).

Join us for a session on career education, where we’ll unlock pathways to success, build capacity to empower your students, and revolutionize the future workforce together!  Representatives from different organizations, including nonprofits, businesses, and community groups, present their resources, programs, and initiatives that can benefit schools.  This program will create a supportive ecosystem where schools will benefit from a range of educational opportunities and resources.

Lunch will be provided.

Who Should Attend? |  Counselors, Administrators, Teachers

Cost | Free

This intermediate-level workshop will continue with units 4 through 7 of the CS1 curriculum. Conditionals, Methods, Variables, and Loops will be emphasized.

Lunch will be provided.

Background | The need for computer science in K-12 continues to grow as does the need for educator professional development to broaden their understanding of computer programming.

Who Should Attend? | Secondary educators who have previously completed the CS Academy workshop which covered units 1-3 of the CS1 curriculum (Ability to teach units 1-3 is a prerequisite for this session, which addresses units 4-7.)

Cost | Free

Photo: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Andrea Starr via Flickr