Middle School Teachers, Counselors, and Students
Please check back in the spring for information about our virtual and in person 2022 summer camps.
Resources for middle school teachers and counselors
Computer Science Enrichment
With Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Academy, we’ll be offering CS0 (CS Zero) as a free, ungraded, virtual enrichment activity this school year.
WHO: 8th graders (or 6th and 7th graders with eighth grade math skills); may especially appeal to students who enjoy math or art.
WHAT: CS0 (CS Zero), an introductory Python class that combines creativity + problem-solving. Please see our CS0 Wakelet for teachers at https://wke.lt/w/s/sJrUt2.
WHEN: CS0 is a 35-hour program that we can break into two sections (such as 15 hours in the fall and 20 hours in the spring, etc.).
WHERE: Virtually – during the school day or after school.
WHY: PDE reports that over the next 10 years, 71% of jobs will require some form of Computer Science skills. As the CS field is under-represented by females and minorities, we hope a variety of students will participate.
HOW: The program is free and browser-supported. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Pittsburgh Technical College is offering free, virtual Girls Who Code clubs for girls in grades 6-12.
No coding experience is required. Girls participate in up to 10 club meetings that include coding tutorials, career exploration, collaboration, and more!
Option #1 – Your students can join our club – after school during the school year or weekdays during the summer.
Option #2 – Your students can attend a club that we host just for girls from your school or site. Time slots are available during the school day, after school, or during the summer.
For more details and a flier for your students, please email Dana Schultz, Education Outreach Coordinator, at email@example.com.
STEM Career Exploration
STEM Career Exploration opportunities for grades 5-9 (currently virtual) including the following:
- live Q&A sessions with our faculty and/or industry professionals
- virtual fieldtrips
- and/or brief video conferences
Act 48 workshops
You’ll want to sign up early because these free workshops are popular. Last year, classes included Intro to InDesign, Set Design and Lighting for Live Streaming, and Soup’s On. Want to get on the list to receive details about the next event? Complete the form below.
For general questions or to request an informative kit about PTC, let us know and we’ll get right back to you.
What Sets Us Apart
of PTC’s degree-seeking students experience onsite internships or clinical rotations, or employer partnerships in capstone projects, before they graduate.*
of PTC’s graduates were working in-field either part- or full-time from 2016-2020.*
job openings that Career Services made available to students in 2019.
students on average in a classroom. We don’t do impersonal auditorium lectures.
is our hallmark, and it’s why PTC alumni succeed.
is our middle name. Tools, technology, and flexible online learning prepare you for success in the workplace.
*Showcases 2016-2020 PTC graduates. Data includes those who were available for work and were offered and/or received career search assistance from 1/1/2016-3/30/2021. Includes full-time, part-time, or freelance positions. Due to limited career openings during the COVID pandemic, PTC is using a 5-year rate to represent its overall graduate placements more accurately. Visit ptcollege.edu/employmentstats to learn more.