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HARRISBURG, PA, October 1, 2019 – The Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced that its President and CEO, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Huntoon, is stepping down as president and CEO effective Oct. 31. Ms. Huntoon will continue to...

June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

June 7, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Middle school teachers from the Carlisle Area School District kicked off their summer today by visiting the State Library’s Makerspace to experience the computer science and STEM-related activities the hands-on learning lab offers and to generate...

Glenn R. Miller

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, April 30, 2019 In March, I announced that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is working with the  Keystone Initiative for...

Applications to borrow a Finch Robot for the 2019-2020 school year are being accepted by BirdBrain Technologies. This is open to districts, schools and libraries. You may borrow more than one! BirdBrain wants the robots to be used in pair programming so that 2 students work with...

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries   The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the Keystone Initiative...

Kinbercon will be held April 1-3 .  It is Pennsylvania’s only statewide IT conference bringing together leaders in education, libraries, government, healthcare, economic development and technology to share ideas and success stories. Learn more. ...

KINBERCON 2019 Date:  April 1-3, 2019 Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, Philadelphia, PA Inclusivity Scholarship Deadline Reminder   The deadline to submit a 2019 Inclusivity Scholarship (formerly the Diversity Scholarship) application is fast...

Tammy Garrison

  By Tammy Garrison, Executive Director Clinton County Libraries, Annie Halenbake Ross Library Annie Halenbake Ross Library, part of the Clinton County Libraries, has been making significant strides to be ready for the 2020s, a decade that is approaching with ferocious speed....

Attend a two day event in California or Toronto and become a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator.  Raspberry Pi Foundation applications are open for librarians, classroom teachers, technology coaches, after-school club leaders and others to attend Picademy for FREE.  Learn more! ...