Middle School Teachers, Counselors, and Students
Teddy Bear Workshop
Is your teddy bear under the weather? Meet the team of Surgical Technologists and Registered Nurses who have just the right treatment to put your cuddly friend back on the road to recovery.
The Teddy Bear Clinic introduces boys and girls to healthcare careers and gives a behind-the-scenes look at jobs in the Operating Room.
The Teddy Bear Clinic can also decrease children’s anxiety about hospitals and surgery when they meet healthcare workers who provide care for the sick teddy bears.
This kid-friendly workshop, taught by faculty members from Pittsburgh Technical College’s School of Healthcare and School of Nursing, provides a morning of fun and learning!
- Who: boys and girls in grades 5-6
- Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 (spring break)
- Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 9:45 a.m.)
- Location: Pittsburgh Technical College, 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071
- Cost: free
- Includes: snack, beverage, t-shirt, and teddy bear are provided
Enrollment is limited to the first eight students who register, grades 5-6 only, please.
Parents/guardians are welcome to stay for the session or may sign in/out the student.
We will email registrants additional information regarding parking and arrival.
Questions? Please email Dana Schultz, Education Outreach Coordinator, at Schultz.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to hosting students in grades 5-12 during our virtual and in person 2023 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 email@example.com 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. Click Here to Register
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Our Act 48 workshops will prepare you to introduce your students to in-demand careers in STEM, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). The workshops will mainly focus on resources for educators of grades 6-8, but teachers, school counselors, and program providers for any grade level are welcome to attend.
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.
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 graduates from January-June (or January, April & June) 2022 classes. Data includes those who were available for work and were offered and/or received career search assistance from 1/1/2022-12/30/2022. Includes full-time, part-time, or freelance positions. Visit https://ptcollege.edu/career-assistance-data/ to learn more.