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Over the past few weeks Jamie Martines, a reporter at the Tribune-Review, paid several of our simulators in the Pittsburgh area a visit.  Check out the great article she wrote about us! Fifteen crew members were at their stations aboard …

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The space between Christmas and New Years provides a rare reprieve from the standard whirlwind of life—which gives us a bit of time to write about our most recent Community of Practice meeting.  Earlier last week, moments before kicking off Winter …

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This past week, Pennsylvania held a state-wide summit for its top innovators in education:  the Keystones Technology Innovators Summit (KTI). The term STARS stands for: State Technology Advocates Redefining Schools. Keystones STARS are advocates and influencers within their school districts when …

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Last week, Shaler Area Elementary School hosted a Remake Learning event and the Simulator was center stage along with the school’s STEM program for the primary schools and their “Engin” program. This is Tim Bottegal.  He is a very tech savvy …

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Yesterday Mike Penn and Heather Oros hosted an inservice day for around 100 teachers in Shaler Area School District on their simulator, the IKS Titan. The teachers attended in groups by grade and specialty.  They received a general briefing just like a …

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Merry Christmas everyone, and a happy New Year! All the holiday festivities have made us a bit tardy in sharing an update about our latest Community of Practice meeting, which took place on the 15th.  This was a historic event, …

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Extra, extra!  Read all about it!  Mike Penn, flight director and STEAM Coordinator at Shaler Area School District, was honored as a 2014 Champion of Change last month! Here’s a juicy snippet from the article: A dozen Shaler Area School …

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It’s amazing how fast time flies!  It’s already been one full year since the IKS Titan was unveiled at Shaler Area Elementary.  In the short space of 12 months thousands of students, teachers, and thought leaders in education have passed through …

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Can you believe it? Just 11 short months ago the IKS Titan was unveiled to the world.  We were thrilled—to say the least—but we never imagined it would have been so amazingly successful so fast.  In this short span it has served over …

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Yesterday we had the honor of hosting a group of executives from the Smithsonian at the IKS Titan.  They were very impressed by what they saw and asked many very good questions.  The guest list included: Claudine K. Brown, Assistant …

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