Professional Development & Training

  • Center for Creativity

    The Center for Creativity is an initiative of the AlU, serving 42 school districts throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.  The Center provides K-12 educators with instructional resources, grant opportunities, and professional development as they integrate STEAM learning and literacy into teaching and learning practices.

    Continuing Professional Education (CPE)  

    CPE offers a wide variety of opportunities for educators to earn Act 48 and continuing professional education credits. Workshops and online courses are offered throughout the year and credits can be used to fulfill Act 48 requirements, earn a Master’s Equivalency and to fulfill requirements of Level II certification.  

    Educational Technology and Innovative Practices

    The Allegheny Intermediate Unit offers many professional development opportunities for technology integration and educational technology services.

    IDEA Training and Consultation (TaC)

    Educational Specialists are available to provide technical assistance and professional development in the presentation, interpretation and implementation of all phases of federal law that was reauthorized in 2004. Emphasis is placed on improving education results for all children to ensure the effectiveness of special education programs and services.

    Instructional Coaching (PIIC)

    The Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) is a statewide resource that provides an intermediate unit mentor who collaborates with instructional coaches to support teachers in developing consistent, high-quality classroom instruction and practice.

    Math and Science Collaborative 

    The MSC coordinates efforts and focuses resources on strengthening mathematics and science education. Through its Math & Science Partnership, the collaborative hosts leadership academies and seminars.

    Reading Achievement Center 

    The Reading Achievement Center provides services and support designed to increase student learning and achievement in literacy. The program provides educators in Allegheny County schools access to professional development, high quality materials, and resources to transform and sustain effective literacy instruction pre-K through Grade 12.

    Social Studies

    Allegheny Intermediate Unit provides curriculum guidance and teacher professional development in various formats: Social Studies Network, Social Studies Symposium and Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction guidance.