Educational Institutions

Pittsburgh Regional Center for Science Teachers

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • www.prcst.pitt.edu

Mission Statement

PRCST is dedicated to providing support for area teachers of science, mathemetics, and technology through professional development opportunities.

Main Programs

  1. Teacher Training Workshops
  2. Multi-series workshop

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ruling year

1991

Principal Officer since 2012

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Jane Konrad

Keywords

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science teacher professional development Pennsylvania

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EIN

22-2494517

 Number

0900723301

Physical Address

230 South Bouquet Street Posvar Hall Room 5512

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Major programs in 2013:  Pennsylvania NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC); STS (Science-Technology-Society) by Green Design; Environment and Health:  A Systems Approach

Major events in 2012:  STEM Careers Workshop; Air Pollution/Alternative Energy/Marcellus Shale Workshop

Programs

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Program 1

Teacher Training Workshops

1- or 2-day teacher training workshops for pre-college teachers to help them deepen content knowledge in science and mathematics with linkages to social studies, language arts, humanities, and economics.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$75,000.00

Program 2

Multi-series workshop

Series of sustained professional development workshops for K-12 teachers using systems approaches to study concepts and issues and their interrelationships (e.g., climate change, environmental and health, water quality).

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$30,000.00

Funding Needs

Teacher professional development workshops (2 days):  $5,000 per workshop Multi-series workshop (e.g., STEM, environment/health):  $30,000 Operating expenses:  $25,000

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Pittsburgh Regional Center for Science Teachers

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jane Konrad

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"At a time when science and math education is more important than ever for our region to remain competitive in a global marketplace, PRCST is helping educators stay abreast of new academic standards for science and math education.  Through our major programs and activities, we have forged a path linking new learning theories to student-centered curricula that make learning science and math fun and interesting."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael Nowak

National Energy Technology Lab

Term: July 2012 - June 2013

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