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Operating as usual

This is fabulous! We're proud of Andrea's work with UDL and are quite fond of our friends at Shanksville-Stonycreek Scho...
12/22/2022

This is fabulous! We're proud of Andrea's work with UDL and are quite fond of our friends at Shanksville-Stonycreek School District!

๐ŸŽ„ "The best way to spread cheer is singing/ringing loud for all to hear! "The Hollidaysburg IU Classroom was out to ring...
12/14/2022

๐ŸŽ„ "The best way to spread cheer is singing/ringing loud for all to hear! "

The Hollidaysburg IU Classroom was out to ring the Salvation Army Bell this week for the first time in quite a while. ๐Ÿ’“

We spent an amazing evening honoring so many people who contributed to our STEM Ecosystem and community development work...
12/14/2022

We spent an amazing evening honoring so many people who contributed to our STEM Ecosystem and community development work.

We celebrate as we also gear up to do more!

11/18/2022
Good News Friday (11-18-22)

We made Good News Friday! Our local Ambassador Partner, the Greater Johnstown Community YMCA, borrowed items from our Lending Center for STEM Night at the YMCA.

Two other events happen on Saturday - one at the Blair Regional YMCA and one at the Bedford County Library.

CSB2 Ecosystem

Our Fall of STEM events, thanks to grant funding, is winding down but not over yet!In the next several days, check out:J...
11/14/2022

Our Fall of STEM events, thanks to grant funding, is winding down but not over yet!

In the next several days, check out:

Johnstown YMCA STEM Night on Friday from 6-7:30.
Blair Regional YMCA Dark Skies - Saturday at 11 a.m.
Bedford County Library - Amateur Radio Hour Saturday at 11:30. (Details to be shared soon.)

Blair Regional YMCA Bedford County Library CSB2 Ecosystem Greater Johnstown Community YMCA

And they're off to the next layer of competition for Powering Pittsburgh! We're all rooting for you from Appalachia Inte...
11/09/2022

And they're off to the next layer of competition for Powering Pittsburgh!

We're all rooting for you from Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8!

Today is the day our Powering Pittsburgh team competes at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. We should present at about noon.

This week we had the first event in our "Year of Instructional Excellence" series, Learning and Modeling "Root Cause Ana...
11/04/2022

This week we had the first event in our "Year of Instructional Excellence" series, Learning and Modeling "Root Cause Analysis" with special guest, Dr. Smylie, and the region's school leaders.

Thank you, Dr. Smylie, for your visit and expertise!

November may be here and the fun continues. Our STEM Ambassador event series continues with events at two local YMCA fac...
11/02/2022

November may be here and the fun continues. Our STEM Ambassador event series continues with events at two local YMCA facilities!

Details below:

CSB2 Ecosystem Blair Regional YMCA Johnstown YMCA Swimming, Fitness & More

So glad to have your Innovators here with their amazing ideas!
10/21/2022

So glad to have your Innovators here with their amazing ideas!

Although this is not a TSA event, we did have four of our TSA officers involved in Powering Pittsburgh today. We are proud to announce that our team WON the Intermediate Unit competition and will now head to Pittsburgh for the regional competition!

The Powering Pittsburgh Challenge asks students to develop unique ways to power Acrisure Stadium and the city of Pittsburgh by using renewable sources. The students had to create a model using less than $40 of supplies. Additionally, they had to create a formal presentation with researched evidence to justify their ideas.

Pictured : Alivia Yahner, Alyssa Yahner, Michael Konitsky and Christopher Yahner

Powering Pittsburgh Advisors: Matt and Sarah Kline

Our October STEM Ambassador events are coming up quickly! Next up:  NatureWorks Park on Thursday, October 20! ๐Ÿ‘ปCSB2 Ecos...
10/14/2022

Our October STEM Ambassador events are coming up quickly!

Next up: NatureWorks Park on Thursday, October 20! ๐Ÿ‘ป

CSB2 Ecosystem Pennsylvania Department of Education

We have been and will continue to update about our STEM Community events happening over the next several weeks. What's a...
10/14/2022
Welcome to the IU 8 STEM Lending Center!

We have been and will continue to update about our STEM Community events happening over the next several weeks.

What's amazing about these is that the organizations running them have access to our STEM Lending Center!

See more about it here:

We have a wide variety of items in our center which are available for teachers to borrow for use in instruction!

Upcoming STEM Ambassador event in the Hollidaysburg area. Due to supplies and space available, we're taking registration...
10/13/2022

Upcoming STEM Ambassador event in the Hollidaysburg area. Due to supplies and space available, we're taking registrations for this one.

https://tinyurl.com/iu8dissection

CSB2 Ecosystem Altoona Area Public Library

Who's up for some Spooky Science later this month!? Johnstown Area Heritage Association CSB2 Ecosystem
10/12/2022

Who's up for some Spooky Science later this month!?

Johnstown Area Heritage Association CSB2 Ecosystem

We were thrilled to see Ramblers and many other Lego League participants this week at Saint Francis University! It's tim...
10/07/2022

We were thrilled to see Ramblers and many other Lego League participants this week at Saint Francis University!

It's time to get serious about preparation for the big day in February!

Happening this weekend! Participants get a free laser-engraved wooden coin and a 3D-printed Lego!Somerset County Library...
10/06/2022

Happening this weekend! Participants get a free laser-engraved wooden coin and a 3D-printed Lego!

Somerset County Library Rockwood Area School District Somerset Area School District CSB2 Ecosystem

We started our week with a  โ€œCookie Taste-offโ€ at the Executive Office. ๐Ÿช๐ŸชIn the end Dr. Woomerโ€™s baking skills came out...
10/05/2022

We started our week with a โ€œCookie Taste-offโ€ at the Executive Office. ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช

In the end Dr. Woomerโ€™s baking skills came out ahead of Dr. Butlerโ€™s, but it was very close - both versions were delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‹

What should be next? Votes have been cast for meatballs and chili! ๐Ÿฅฃ๐ŸŒถ

We are grateful to organizations like Laurel Highlands Education and Robotics, Inc. for helping us provide local learnin...
10/05/2022

We are grateful to organizations like Laurel Highlands Education and Robotics, Inc. for helping us provide local learning opportunities!

Happy flying!

CSB2 Ecosystem

For our friends in the Somerset county area - we have two local STEM events on Saturday, October 8.Though both are at Ro...
10/03/2022

For our friends in the Somerset county area - we have two local STEM events on Saturday, October 8.

Though both are at Rockwood HS Gym; students are welcome to either.

Students who got a copy of the flyer at school can return the registration form if possible, but home-school students and non-public students are also welcome as walk-ins.

Or comment here!

CSB2 Ecosystem Somerset County Library

10/01/2022
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

It may be rainy this weekend, but that will just make mud for us to track the creepy crawlies in Canoe Creek State Park - DCNR next Saturday at 10:30.

Break out your wading boots!

As the leader in an educational partnership with our customers, it is the mission of the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 to provide a broad range of quality educational and support services through continuous innovation.

Only a few hours left in September, so it's time to plan out your October!Look at EVERYTHING we have coming up in the ne...
09/30/2022
October STEM Events

Only a few hours left in September, so it's time to plan out your October!

Look at EVERYTHING we have coming up in the next month (and one day)! Every few days we'll share details on the upcoming events, so stay tuned here.

Please share, and encourage your friends to follow us!

Check out this Announcement designed by brendalyntc.

As September creeps to an end, we're delighted to be announcing some of our October community events! ๐Ÿ‘ป  Hollidaysburg A...
09/23/2022

As September creeps to an end, we're delighted to be announcing some of our October community events!

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Hollidaysburg Area School District CSB2 Ecosystem Hollidaysburg Area Public Library

Join us at NatureWorks Park as the Blair County Conservation District partners with the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 STEM Lending Center for this fun event! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿฆ‡

09/16/2022
Hiring Aides

Paraprofessionals make such a difference in the lives of our students!

www.iu08.org Job Opportunities!

More events to consider this month. One is in Somerset, two others are in the Johnstown area.The October calendar is bei...
09/14/2022
Ambassador Calendar of Events Sticky Notes Poster

More events to consider this month. One is in Somerset, two others are in the Johnstown area.

The October calendar is being finalized and will be shared soon.

CSB2 Ecosystem Johnstown Area Heritage Association Stackhouse Park

Check out this design designed by brendalyntc.

This summer the Somerset County Library, taught 3D printing to several local students. Event hosts across our four count...
09/13/2022

This summer the Somerset County Library, taught 3D printing to several local students.

Event hosts across our four counties had or are offering learning experiences that are free to the community. They are funded by a STEM-related grant that IU 8 received.

The purpose of the grant activities is to meet families in their backyards. (Not literally ๐Ÿ˜ƒ)

Stay tuned ๐Ÿ“ป - Lots more are lined up for the next two months!

Fall ๐Ÿ events are rolling in! Our PA Smart grant has helped us work with community organizations and people who are offe...
09/12/2022

Fall ๐Ÿ events are rolling in!

Our PA Smart grant has helped us work with community organizations and people who are offering learning opportunities for students and families all across our four counties.

They are free, thanks to this grant!



Stay tuned for more being announced this week. ๐Ÿฅณ

LHER is running Drone Mini-Camps for youth ages 8 years old and above. These sessions are a shortened 1-hour mini version of LHER's summer drone camps and are being run by students on LHER's high school robotics team Robotic Doges. No experience is necessary. Learn the basics of drone flying in a safe, contained area. Then move on to obstacle courses, skills challenges, and racing. Register at https://www.lherobotics.org/drone-mini-camp.

This free activity is funded in part by Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8's STEM Lending Center and the PA Dept of Ed PAsmart Advancing Grant. LHER requests that each student register for only one of the available dates so that more students in our community may experience the fun.

08/23/2022
IU 8 August Institute 2022

The IU 8 annual August In-service for IU staff was designed a bit differently than in past years. Almost all staff gathered at the Blair County Convention Center to kick off the 2022-2023 school year.

Teachers, therapists, office staff, paraprofessionals, consultants, supervisors, service coordinators, and everyone else who contributes to our organization had a valuable opportunity to mingle, hear from speakers, and enjoy a fabulous meal.

The day included time to walk around to tables sponsored by job-alike staff and featuring information about their role. Table sponsors also created gift baskets to be raffled. There were many delighted winners when numbers were drawn!

Who is at the Portage Area Summerfest? We are open for business! Make your way here after the parade!  CSB2 Ecosystem
08/13/2022

Who is at the Portage Area Summerfest? We are open for business! Make your way here after the parade!

CSB2 Ecosystem

We are super excited to be packing up our van and making our way to the Portage Area Summerfest!
08/09/2022
STEM Rocks Grable Camp at Portage Summer Fest

We are super excited to be packing up our van and making our way to the Portage Area Summerfest!

Our STEM Rocks table will be at the upcoming festival on August 13. Join us!

Making our way to Portage in a few weeks! Find us in the Children's Area by the Home Depot activity.Portage Area Summerf...
07/26/2022

Making our way to Portage in a few weeks!

Find us in the Children's Area by the Home Depot activity.

Portage Area Summerfest The Home Depot

The Remake Learning Days Festival is in May, but our efforts go year round! Coming up in a few weeks, you can find our Grable Foundation STEM ROCKS camp at the Portage Summerfest on Saturday, August 13 from 2-6.

We'll have lots of items from the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 STEM Lending Center!

CSB2 Ecosystem

IU8 is proud to collaborate with the Shriners Hospitals for Children to provide a FREE training for local pediatric phys...
06/23/2022
Pediatric Gait Analysis

IU8 is proud to collaborate with the Shriners Hospitals for Children to provide a FREE training for local pediatric physical therapy professionals on Friday, August 26, 2022!

https://www.smore.com/c1rmw

Shriners Children's Kara Ann

Pediatric Gait Analysis IU8 in Collaboration with Shriners Hospitals for Children

Somerset Area School District students have been coding Sphero robots. They also built drones and have been flying and c...
06/22/2022

Somerset Area School District students have been coding Sphero robots. They also built drones and have been flying and coding them through obstacles. Itโ€™s been a great week at camp so far!

Today is STEM ROCKS at the Treehouse! CSB2 Ecosystem Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 Small Town Hope, Inc.
06/14/2022

Today is STEM ROCKS at the Treehouse!

CSB2 Ecosystem Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

Small Town Hope, Inc.

Tomorrow we venture to the northern end of Cambria County! Swing by if you're local, or even if you're not - we welcome ...
06/13/2022

Tomorrow we venture to the northern end of Cambria County!

Swing by if you're local, or even if you're not - we welcome all problem solvers!

See you tomorrow! ๐Ÿ•ถโ˜€๏ธ

06/09/2022

STEM Rocks is coming to the area of Northern Cambria School District and Cambria Heights School District this Tuesday, June 14th from 11-2. Stop in when you are available.

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

06/07/2022

This weekend we took our STEM ROCKS Grable Camp to Vale Wood Farms and had a delightful turnout!

A few more of these are planned around our four counties:

Next week, we head to the northern part of Cambria County to Small Town Hope, Inc. Treehouse (276 Number Nine Road, Hastings) on Tuesday, June 14, from 11-2.

Free Family Fun For ALL!!

Northern Cambria Public Library Northern Cambria School District CSB2 Ecosystem

Graduation Day is bittersweet! Best of luck to all our graduates - you'll be missed in our classrooms!
05/26/2022

Graduation Day is bittersweet! Best of luck to all our graduates - you'll be missed in our classrooms!

05/20/2022
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

These start tomorrow! No matter where you are in our four counties, chances are one of these is close!

Shawnee State Park Small Town Hope, Inc. Vale Wood Farms Portage Area Summerfest , Confluence Community Center

As the leader in an educational partnership with our customers, it is the mission of the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 to provide a broad range of quality educational and support services through continuous innovation.

We are ready to welcome all the Mathematicians! Lakemont Park
05/19/2022

We are ready to welcome all the Mathematicians!

Lakemont Park

Good Luck to Kaitlyn Polanco, Sophia Baer, Haleena Barnes, Meadow Manges, and Owen Renzi who will be competing at the MATH 24 Challenge Tournament this Friday at Lakemont Park. They have been hard at work practicing to increase their speed and skill! โœ–๏ธโž—โž•โž– Good Luck Ramblers!

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Happy Friday! Letโ€™s celebrate some good news with highlights from:

Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership
Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority
Laurel View Village
Cambria Heights Elementary School
American Red Cross
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
Womenโ€™s Information Network
JWF Industries
Community Arts Center of Cambria County
La Bella Embrace
Johnstown Concert Ballet
Greater Johnstown Community YMCA
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

Special thanks to Wessel & Company and Summit Bank for their community support!

If you have good news to share, contact the Cambria Regional Chamber.
Drones filled the air as students honed piloting skills while navigating mazes and completing challenges at LHERโ€™s Drone Mini-Camp. These studentโ€™s smiles demonstrated their thanks for this free activity which was partially funded by Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8's STEM Lending Center and the PA Dept of Ed PAsmart Advancing Grant.
Focused pilots navigated obstacles and raced drones at LHERโ€™s Drone Mini-Camp. Join the fun by registering for the next mini-camp at https://www.lherobotics.org/drone-mini-camp. Thanks to Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8โ€™s STEM Lending Center and the PA Dept of Ed PAsmart Advancing Grant for partially funding this free activity for our community.
Today was an exciting day at the Hive! We kicked off our Period 7 STEM initiative! Students explored various STEM activities in small groups. We have embed this into our Period 7, on a rotating basis, for all Grade 3-6 students! We are partnering with Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8โ€™s Sarah Brambley for Professional Development, for our teachers, throughout the 2022-23 school year. Great job today students and teachers!! We are Yellow Jacket proud!! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ
Join us at NatureWorks Park as the Blair County Conservation District partners with the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 STEM Lending Center for this fun event! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿฆ‡
The Remake Learning Days Festival is in May, but our efforts go year round! Coming up in a few weeks, you can find our Grable Foundation STEM ROCKS camp at the Portage Summerfest on Saturday, August 13 from 2-6.

We'll have lots of items from the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 STEM Lending Center!

CSB2 Ecosystem
STEM Rocks is coming to the area of Northern Cambria School District and Cambria Heights School District this Tuesday, June 14th from 11-2. Stop in when you are available.

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Today my staff attended graduation at the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 Congratulations and best wishes to all of the graduates!๐ŸŽ“
Music for All
Autism Open Mic
Saturday May 14th
Sunday June 12th
Sunday July 17th
2pm-5pm
These events are geared to inspire those on the autism spectrum to express themselves through music. FREE to attend/participate. Pizza, snacks & soft drinks provided at no charge. We will have instruments available (drums, keyboards, guitar), professional PA system, mics, stage lighting, etcโ€ฆ Come and enjoy!
Funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance from the 1889 Foundation Creative Health Impact Grant.
With RemakeLearningDays coming up, listen to Sarah Brambley and Brenda Treese Calhoun talk about all the innovation happening in Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 and World of Learning at IU8!
Don't miss sharing in the joy from our presentation yesterday in Altoona with Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 & BLACKBURN'S!

WTAJ-TV
Today is the day! Come check out this awesome event and compete in a Rocket League tournament brought to you by CPDLF and Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8!

More information below โฌ‡๏ธ

theesportcompany.com/jlc-tournament/
We are only one day out from our free Community Event at our Johnstown Learning Center April 20th from 3:30pm-5:30pm with activities for all ages. Check out these AWESOME prizes donated by Stouffer's Mobile Mower Repair for our Rocket League Tournament held by The Esport Company Click this link to learn about the activities! https://bit.ly/JLCEvent. See you there! Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 Fusia Dance Cambria Regional Chamber Greater Johnstown School District
Are you interested in learning more about the Esport Industry AND/OR competing in a Rocket League tournament?! Come check out the event on April 20th brought to you by CPDLF and Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 ๐ŸŽโšฝ๏ธ

Sign Up & More Information โฌ‡๏ธ

https://theesportcompany.com/jlc-tournament/
The Altoona Learning Center Community Event was a success!๐Ÿ˜„

The ALCCE brought the community together by teaching students and parents the educational opportunities available through technology.๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป

The Esport Company booth was a hit! We were able to teach students about the opportunities available to them through esports!๐ŸŽฎ

CPDLF & Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 ๐Ÿ’š

We could not be more excited about our Altoona Learning Center Community Event Thursday, March 3 from 4pm-6pm on the first floor of the Logan Valley Mall. Activities for the entire family: Minecraft, STEM, breakout rooms, dance class, crafts and more! We hope to see you there! Here's the link to our video. https://bit.ly/ALCCommunityEvent Enjoy!
Thanks to Eli P., Miss Alyssa, Miss Berea and Ms. Dikum for the video!
Check out our fun activities for all ages here! https://www.cpdlf.org/apps/pages/events The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 The Esport Company Fusia Dance Penn Highlands Community College
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