STEAM Energizers — Fun Activities for at Home

The COVID-19 quar­an­tine and school clo­sures is not keep­ing our Bucks IU Mobile FAB LAB from bring­ing amaz­ing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activ­i­ties to stu­dents.  We are mak­ing sure stu­dent can still get the fun of STEAM learn­ing even when they’re at home.  Our STEAM Energizers are designed … Read more...

Bucks IU Awarded Teachers in the Workplace Grant

Teacher in the Workplace is a grant pro­gram where it con­nects edu­ca­tors to local busi­ness lead­ers and employ­ers. Teachers can vis­it local employ­ers to learn new skills and indus­try trends. Through this pro­gram, kinder­garten through post-secondary edu­ca­tors, coun­selors, and admin­is­tra­tors learn more about indus­try trends, needs, and oppor­tu­ni­ties – which … Read more...

Bucks IU Introduces Adult Programs and Services as a Continuum to Their Support of Persons with Disabilities

 The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) is proud to announce a new suite of ser­vices for indi­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties over the age of 21.  These Adult Programs and Services form a nat­ur­al exten­sion to the Bucks IU’s exist­ing, high-quality ser­vices for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties from birth through … Read more...

Mobile “Fab Lab” brings high-tech science experiments to Bucks County schools

This styl­ish car is actu­al­ly a Fabrication Laboratory on wheels that vis­its Bucks County schools every week!

Students at Butler Elementary School had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to build 3D build­ings using com­put­er soft­ware and a laser cut­ter. The “Fab Lab” also deliv­ers 3D print­ers, 3D pens, and more.

The pro­gram was fund­ed by … Read more...

Bucks County Intermediate Unit Honors and Celebrates Their Class of 2022 Graduates

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was extreme­ly proud to hon­or and cel­e­brate the 45 grad­u­ates of their Class of 2022.  This year’s grad­u­at­ing class includes spe­cial edu­ca­tion stu­dents from 11 Bucks County School Districts, and the School Districts of Eastern Lancaster, Philadelphia, Spring-Ford, and Wyoming Valley. Family, … Read more...

Project SEARCH Bucks (County) Holds Banquet to Honor Supporters and Participants of the Program’s First Year

On Tuesday May 31st, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) host­ed a ban­quet to hon­or the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the first year of Project SEARCH Bucks (County), an intern­ship pro­gram for young adults with intel­lec­tu­al and devel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties pro­vid­ing them employ­ment expe­ri­ences through a total immer­sion in the … Read more...

Happy 50th Birthday Bucks IU

Intermediate Units were estab­lished in 1971 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and their role has evolved and grown over these past 50 years. IUs serve as a crit­i­cal edu­ca­tion­al ser­vice agency pro­vid­ing cost-effective, management-efficient pro­grams to pub­lic and pri­vate K‑12 schools, school dis­tricts, and their com­mu­ni­ties. They also address both tra­di­tion­al … Read more...

Bucks IU Preschool Early Intervention

Maximizing Growth and Development

Our Bucks IU Preschool Early Intervention Program pro­vides ser­vices to infants and tod­dlers with dis­abil­i­ties or devel­op­men­tal delays. The soon­er inter­ven­tion ser­vices are able to be ini­ti­at­ed, the greater the oppor­tu­ni­ty a child has for max­i­mum growth and devel­op­men­tal gains pri­or to begin­ning ele­men­tary school. Early … Read more...

Bucks IU Awarded Over $900,000 in Grants to Expand Computer Science and STEM Education

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), an edu­ca­tion­al ser­vice agency sup­port­ing the schools of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has been award­ed state grant fund­ing to sup­port the cre­ation of new com­put­er sci­ence and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) ini­tia­tives in the coun­ty.  The grant fund­ing, total­ing more than … Read more...

Governor Wolf Visits the Bucks IU Mobile Fab Lab

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) wel­comed Governor Tom Wolf to Brookwood Elementary School, in Bristol Township, to talk with stu­dents using their new­ly unveiled Bucks IU Mobile Fab Lab.  The Fab Lab was fund­ed by the governor’s ground­break­ing PAsmart ini­tia­tive. The gov­er­nor … Read more...

A Special Pennsylvania State Appointment

Dr. Mark Hoffman, Bucks IU Executive Director, was recent­ly named to the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Secondary School Start Times. This com­mit­tee was created/authorized by 2017 Senate Resolution No. 417 to study the impact of school start times at the sec­ondary lev­el. Dr. Hoffman holds … Read more...

Bucks IU Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

Free Preschool and Home-Based Programs for Bucks County Children Ages Birth to Five and Pregnant Women 

Head Start and Early Head Start are fed­er­al pro­grams designed to pro­mote school readi­ness by enhanc­ing the child’s cog­ni­tive, social and emo­tion­al devel­op­ment with a pos­i­tive learn­ing envi­ron­ment and a vari­ety of ser­vices, including:… Read more...

Bucks IU Expands Their STEAM Education Program to Include a Fab Lab Center (Opening December 2021)

Building on the suc­cess of their Mobile Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory), the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) is excit­ed to announce the open­ing of a Fab Lab Center in December 2021 for sched­uled events and activ­i­ties.  Located at One Ivybrook Blvd., Suite 150, Warminster PA, the new … Read more...