Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 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.

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TERMS OF USE AND DISCLAIMER

The Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 page is meant to be a professional learning environment. All visitors to this page must respect fellow community members, maintain proper decorum, and follow Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. The IU8 reserves the right to remove inappropriate postings. Since the IU cannot police the postings on a continuous

Wow! That is astounding! Way to go, Golden Eagles! CMU CS Academy
12/10/2021

Wow! That is astounding! Way to go, Golden Eagles!

CMU CS Academy

Congratulations to Aiden Gross and Maddox Fickes for placing 3rd in the Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Challenge! With over 100 entries into the CS1-Unit 1 Project, this is quite an impressive accomplishment! The team worked together on over 300 lines of code using only shapes and colors to make their "Robot". A special thanks to Mrs. Luann Barron for her continued leadership of our students!

We love it when schools share STEM related activities that are happening, and when libraries and librarians are involved...
11/22/2021

We love it when schools share STEM related activities that are happening, and when libraries and librarians are involved, it's even better!

Piper Power!!

11/12/2021

This week STEM leaders presented at a National conference on Rural Education. 🏞

The session highlighted grant work through the Grable Foundation in which STEM camps were held across our area throughout summer 2021, among other activities.

More events and work in this area are on the horizon. Stay tuned! πŸ“»

Somerset Area School District Chestnut Ridge School District Hollidaysburg Area School District

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11/12/2021

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Tracy Rains is a Virtual Learning Specialist with Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8. AIU8 provides fosters innovation in learning through customized learning solutions with the purpose of inspiring people to exceed their dreams.

Tracy has three micro-courses available:
✏️ Let’s Talk FREE Resources! (Virtual Learning)
✏️ HyperDocs, Not Just a Virtual Tool! (Instructional Design)
✏️ Make it Relevant: Understanding Your Generation(s) of Learners (Instructional Practices)

Find them all at www.JoltEDU.com πŸ“±

We are delighted to be hosting our reading competitions! Congratulations!
11/06/2021

We are delighted to be hosting our reading competitions! Congratulations!

Yay, Golden Eagles!!
11/03/2021

Yay, Golden Eagles!!

11/02/2021

Yaaay! We can't wait to welcome all the readers!

Let's go into space with PA PBS!
10/26/2021
Family Night: Space - Pennsylvania PBS

Let's go into space with PA PBS!

On Family Night: Space we’ll meet people who are involved in space travel without traveling to space! Think of the people who design spacesuits to keep the astronauts comfortable and safe or even the people who try to figure out how to deal with smelly things while in space!

Fly high, Greater Johnstown School District!We can't wait to see your students soar!Applications for Build Fly Code, a c...
10/25/2021

Fly high, Greater Johnstown School District!

We can't wait to see your students soar!

Applications for Build Fly Code, a computer science learning experience using drone technology, are still open!

https://tinyurl.com/buildflycode

Fly high, Greater Johnstown School District!

We can't wait to see your students soar!

Applications for Build Fly Code, a computer science learning experience using drone technology, are still open!

https://tinyurl.com/buildflycode

Using Schoology with students? Join us later this month, October 21, for an overview of new features!Email Tracy for the...
10/06/2021

Using Schoology with students? Join us later this month, October 21, for an overview of new features!

Email Tracy for the Join link! πŸ”—

Using Schoology with students? Join us later this month, October 21, for an overview of new features!

Email Tracy for the Join link! πŸ”—

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09/27/2021

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Getting cozy with your beverage of choice? Listen to audio, watch a video from the couch or follow along and take notes at your desk, to brush up on skills or learn new strategies at the same time β˜•

It’s education for you, your way. Enroll in a course on JoltEDU β€” joltedu.com.

09/27/2021

Introducing the Leadership & Innovation Network!

The kick-off event will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Toftrees Resort and Conference Center in State College, PA.

Register: https://tinyurl.com/IU8LandIN

Need a hotel for $89? We have you covered at
https://tinyurl.com/NeedRoom

Leadership Freak

Introducing the Leadership & Innovation Network! The kick-off event will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Toftrees Resort a...
09/24/2021

Introducing the Leadership & Innovation Network!

The kick-off event will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Toftrees Resort and Conference Center in State College, PA.

Register: https://tinyurl.com/IU8LandIN

Need a hotel for $89? We have you covered at
https://tinyurl.com/NeedRoom

Leadership Freak

Introducing the Leadership & Innovation Network!

The kick-off event will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Toftrees Resort and Conference Center in State College, PA.

Register: https://tinyurl.com/IU8LandIN

Need a hotel for $89? We have you covered at
https://tinyurl.com/NeedRoom

Leadership Freak

What a wonderful event! We appreciate all the team effort!
07/20/2021

What a wonderful event! We appreciate all the team effort!

End-of-camp experience at Stackhouse Park is underway!
07/16/2021

End-of-camp experience at Stackhouse Park is underway!

Second date is approaching - July 21! Kara Ann
07/15/2021

Second date is approaching - July 21! Kara Ann

UPMC Concussion Program, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and IU 8 are sponsoring free baseline for student athletes. ⚽️ 🏈

Additional information and registration: https://tinyurl.com/iu8headsup

We have lots going on all over our area, including in Ms. Troxell's Extended School Year classroom. Let the sun shine do...
07/15/2021

We have lots going on all over our area, including in Ms. Troxell's Extended School Year classroom.

Let the sun shine down on our students! 😎 😁

We have lots going on all over our area, including in Ms. Troxell's Extended School Year classroom.

Let the sun shine down on our students! 😎 😁

07/15/2021

Our Japanese instructor really knows how to get the kids up and moving! Look at those moves!

Our LEGO Mindstorm class is off to a strong start today! Coding music videos and showing off their structures from this ...
07/15/2021

Our LEGO Mindstorm class is off to a strong start today! Coding music videos and showing off their structures from this week.

Keep calm and code on! πŸ€–
07/14/2021

Keep calm and code on! πŸ€–

Keep calm and code on! πŸ€–

Captain Kirk serving up some knowledge!
07/14/2021

Captain Kirk serving up some knowledge!

Captain Kirk serving up some knowledge!

Civil War Tech students gearing up for their performance! Keep an eye out for videos posted later in the week!
07/14/2021

Civil War Tech students gearing up for their performance! Keep an eye out for videos posted later in the week!

Civil War Tech students gearing up for their performance! Keep an eye out for videos posted later in the week!

Westmont Hilltop ATOMS camp is underway! So many fun activities taking place this week. Civil War Tech, Orienteering, Ti...
07/12/2021

Westmont Hilltop ATOMS camp is underway! So many fun activities taking place this week. Civil War Tech, Orienteering, Titanic, Everyday Chemistry, Up-cycled Garden, and 3 foreign languages, oh my!

Slight change of plans today - we're at Oakhurst (555 N. Sheridan St.) instead of Coopersdale! Stop by!
07/12/2021

Slight change of plans today - we're at Oakhurst (555 N. Sheridan St.) instead of Coopersdale!

Stop by!

Greater Johnstown School District - Join us in any of the following locations next week!
07/07/2021

Greater Johnstown School District - Join us in any of the following locations next week!

Come to the Conemaugh Township library branch of the Somerset County Library today until 6 for a STEM ROCKS Camp!
07/06/2021

Come to the Conemaugh Township library branch of the Somerset County Library today until 6 for a STEM ROCKS Camp!

Come to the Conemaugh Township library branch of the Somerset County Library today until 6 for a STEM ROCKS Camp!

Turtle Talk, Nature Walks, Recycling Races, and Seeding stations are keeping these campers busy!
06/24/2021

Turtle Talk, Nature Walks, Recycling Races, and Seeding stations are keeping these campers busy!

Morning stations at Nature Works Park with the Hollidaysburg ATOMS campers.
06/24/2021

Morning stations at Nature Works Park with the Hollidaysburg ATOMS campers.

06/24/2021

Playing Survivor after lunch with Mr. Wallace.

All hands on deck with Captain Kirk this morning! 🚒
06/23/2021

All hands on deck with Captain Kirk this morning! 🚒

All hands on deck with Captain Kirk this morning! 🚒

Look at these scientists at work! πŸ₯Ό
06/23/2021

Look at these scientists at work! πŸ₯Ό

It’s an EGGcellent day for an egg drop at the Hollidaysburg ATOMS camp! πŸ₯šπŸ³
06/23/2021

It’s an EGGcellent day for an egg drop at the Hollidaysburg ATOMS camp! πŸ₯šπŸ³

It’s an EGGcellent day for an egg drop at the Hollidaysburg ATOMS camp! πŸ₯šπŸ³

Today we kicked off our summer ATOMS program with a fantastic group of curious kids! Hollidaysburg Area School District
06/21/2021

Today we kicked off our summer ATOMS program with a fantastic group of curious kids! Hollidaysburg Area School District

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#PACommunityAllianceSummit - a startling statistic presented by one of our speakers from Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 this afternoon.
A BIG THANKS to WJAC-TV News, who joined us last week at Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, as we presented adaptive bikes and strollers to more local kids! Check it out and share in the joy: https://wjactv.com/news/local/local-children-with-disabilities-receive-adaptive-bikes-equipment
Get ready, Makers! RemakeLearningDays features more than 60 #MakerLearning events for kids and educators. Making is about taking things apart and putting them back together. Learners can tinker, build, and create with all kinds of materials, from cardboard to 3D printers. Join in by programming with Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, assembling with Assemble, sculpting with Baldwin Borough Public Library, participating in a virtual maker night with Propel Schools, and so much more. View all the #RemakeDaysSWPA Maker Learning opportunities at bit.ly/RLDMakerLearning. #RemakeLearning #Maker
πŸ’œβ€œWe are a very active family and like to go on walks and Anaea comes along,” Julie said. β€œWe also like to run and ride bikes and someone would have to stay behind with Anaea, but now we can all go out together.β€πŸ’œ Read more good news in this article by The Altoona Mirror! We're so grateful to Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, who helped us distribute 10 adaptive bikes & strollers to local kids yesterday in Altoona & Johnstown! https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2020/06/pittsburgh-charity-helps-to-provide-special-bikes/ #mybike #mystroller #adaptivebikes #adaptivestrollers #allfortheKIDS #milesofSMILES
It's always great visiting Studio 814! Loved talking about just one of the incredible kids that received a free bike/stroller today, thanks to Variety - the Children's Charity of Pittsburgh, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, and BLACKBURN'S Home Medical Equipment & Supplies. Link for the full story: https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/kids-with-special-needs-receive-free-adaptive-bikes-strollers/
Some of our PMSC AmeriCorps members volunteered at this neat event. Thank you to our members for their service and thank you, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, for inviting us!