SFSD STEAM Innovation Summer Institute 

June 17-20, 2019

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Ignite Your Passion for Teaching and Learning

Take a deep dive exploring and sharing innovative practices with teachers from the region and beyond. Choose sessions from several pathways: computational thinking, CS/STEAM innovation, visible thinking, and leadership.

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STEAM Innovation Summer Institute is provided to you through the generous support of the Grable Foundation

The Institute is designed to assist districts in transforming education through innovation and to provide experiences for teachers that will become a springboard to a greater vision. The expectation for participating in the Institute is that participants must implement what they have learned in their classrooms or in after-school programs during the upcoming school year.

Summer Institute Expectations: We Ask for Your Support 

The expectation for participating in the Institute is that you implement something you have learned in your classroom, or in after-school programs, during the upcoming school year. We are so proud of our learning enthusiasts for they have been very successful in bringing innovation into their districts through this Institute. Our promise to you is that we make it easy for you to implement an idea, a project, a mindset when you leave your session. 


Our team will reach out to you during the upcoming school year to help gauge the impact your work has had in your district or in your after-school connected learning space. If you need additional support during the year we will connect you to our teacher facilitators so that they might help you in reaching your vision. We ask that you provide input since the information you provide will also provide the feedback we need for continuous improvement. We are dedicated to improving our services to you. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.



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How to Register to Participate in the Summer Institute

It's simple to register for one of our inspired learning session. Just go the tab above titled Sessions & Registration.  Read the session descriptions and register using the Register Here  button located at the bottom of each page. Sessions are limited in size. Selection is on a first-come first-served basis. The registration fee for educators from Southwestern Pennsylvania, which has been offset by the Grable Foundation, is $35 per day. Southwestern Pennsylvania includes: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Washington, Westmoreland, Green, Fayette, Lawrence, and Mercer. If you are outside the region don't hesitate to contact our team. We will work hard to find a place for you. 




For Questions, Additional Support and a Special Thank You

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are committed to meeting your needs and supporting your vision.


Contact Maureen Pedzwater, Summer Institute Coordinator at mapedzwater@southfayette.org for additional information.


We are grateful to the amazing team of facilitators and student teams presenting at the Institute. They are sharing their expertise and passion to support all students and teachers to expand the boundaries of education through innovation. We appreciate their dedication.

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Don't Hesitate to Contact Us

South Fayette Township

School District

Address for South Fayette Intermediate School: 1200 Lt. Will Way, McDonald, PA 15057

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are committed to meeting your needs and supporting your vision.


For additional information contact Maureen Pedzwater, Summer Institute Coordinator at 

mapedzwater@southfayette.org or call 


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