Implementing the New PA Integrated Science (SE), Technology and Engineering (TE), Environmental Literacy and Sustainability (ELS) “STEELS” Academic Standards

June 20 - 21, 2023



This training has been moved to the Huntingdon County Library, 330 Penn Street, Huntingdon PA 16652.  You will have to utilize street parking also note the time change of the workshop.  It will now begin at 9:00 a.m. and run until 4:30 p.m.

May 2023

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright, Eric Yoder 

Description of Activity: Full implementation of PA’s Integrated SE, TE & ELS (STEELS) Academic Standards and revised PSSA Science Testing format will begin school year 2025-2026. In preparation for this 3-year roll out, we are offering a series of two workshop sessions. In session #1, we will unpack the new standards’ characteristics and format, focus on student performance expectations and take a deep dive into grade level and grade band STEELS 3-dimensional standards. Session #2 supports educators with project-based learning pedagogy and communicating claim-evidence- reasoning (C-E-R) techniques to meet student performance expectations; followed by district wide time for creating a plan of action for the district and curriculum mapping. 
           Teams will set goals and plan regularly scheduled meetings and IU check-ins. 
         Minimum of seven per team. 
         Act 48 credit will be awarded. 
         A light breakfast and lunch will be served. 

Strongly Recommended: Assemble a team of at least one district-level administrator, curriculum and instruction director, special education director, one building administrator, one K-2 teacher, one 3-5 teacher, one middle school teacher, one high school teacher, 
a STEM teacher, one or more special education teachers, one or more ELL teachers, an instructional coach, and/or guidance counselors. 

Sessions Progression: Session #1 must be completed first, but any subsequent Session #2 workshop may be selected throughout the school year. They can be, but do not have to be, completed in close proximity. 

See additional PD opportunities to support the new standards: Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs), Engineering is Elementary (EiE) and Engineering by Design (EbD)

Audience: administrators, principals or assistant principals, curriculum director, elementary 
teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, STEM teachers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, special education teachers, ELL teachers and/or guidance counselor

Credit will not be awarded until both sessions are complete.





Registration closed on 6/20/2023

Available Credit or Activity Hours

Act 48 Activity Hours
15.0 Hours
Standards Area Curriculum and Assessment Instructional Decision Making


Tuesday, June 20
9am - 4:30pm
Session 1
Wednesday, June 21
9am - 4:30pm
Session 2