Kelsi's Corner

Education Programs Specialist @ RIU#6

May - Tech Tip

Summer Professional Development Opportunities for Educators
You've made it to the end of the school year. The countdown is close and summer awaits! But, if you're like most teachers, summer break also means a reflection and refresh of practices. As you begin to reflect and refresh - consider some of the possibilities below. Scroll through Act 48 hour opportunities, graduate-level credited courses, conferences, workshops, and other professional learning announcements.

STEAM Education Leadership Conference 2016

You don't want to miss this!!

Riverview Intermediate Unit and Clarion University are teaming up for the second consecutive year to present the STEAM Education Leadership Conference. It’ll be held at CUP on June 22. Participants will enjoy a keynote address from Mark Dohn, an opportunity to choose from 28 ed tech and STEAM break-out sessions, time to network with classroom leaders from across the state, and a vendor bingo activity for an opportunity to win all kinds of prizes, all while receiving 6 - Act 48 hours.

There’s truly something for everyone: college and graduate students, K-12 teachers, administrators, after-school providers, faculty/staff of higher ed. and anyone interested in learning about the future of education and technology integration.

Looking for more information? Check out the conference website.

Register by June 2, 2016! Register here.

Graduate Level Courses


Who: K-12 Educators

When: July 25-29

Where: Kutztown University

Tuition: $1,549 (3 credits); $1,249 (non-credit)

Tuition includes room and board for the week!


  • Engage in Team Challenges
  • Collaborate Project Ideas
  • Innovate Your Curricula
  • Design, Tinker & Make
  • Build Makerspaces
  • Create with Code
  • Program Robotics
  • Explore with 3D Printing

Go to their website to learn more and register.

Additional Opportunities

Do you know a great professional development opportunity that's not listed here? Contact me or comment below and I'll add it to the list!

Kelsi Wilcox Boyles

I am an Education Programs Specialist at RIU#6. I work on ELA projects, STEAM initiatives, and Instructional Tech coaching.

Ask Me About: Google Apps for Education, iPad Apps to Transform the Classroom, Digital Learning Tools for Formative Assessment (Kahoot!, Nearpod, Plickers), Discovery Education, Text-Dependent Analysis, Non-Fiction Reading Strategies, STEAM Competitions, PAECT membership