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 Provides Advanced Reading and Spelling Intervention

Not all stu­dent respond well, or the same to every type of inter­ven­tion ser­vice.  Therefore, in response to the grow­ing need for inten­sive, researched based read­ing and spelling inter­ven­tion, the Bucks IU’s Special Education Department in part­ner­ship with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) ser­vices worked togeth­er to begin offer­ing … Read more...

Telepresence Grant Issued to the Bucks County Intermediate Unit

BUCKS COUNTY – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D‑10) announced the award of $28,197 in state fund­ing to Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Keystone Telepresence Education Grant pro­gram for equip­ment and ser­vices to help edu­cate stu­dents who are home­bound for extend­ed peri­ods … 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...

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...

EmployAbility Expo 2018

On May 3, 2018, over 100 stu­dents rep­re­sent­ing a wide range of dis­abil­i­ties con­verged on the Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s cen­tral office site in Doylestown to par­tic­i­pate in the EmployAbility Expo.  Participation at this year’s Expo rep­re­sents the largest total num­ber of par­tic­i­pants over the past sev­er­al years. This … 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...

Operation Prevention; Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic with Students

As most of us are aware, our coun­try is in the mid­dle of an opi­oid over­dose epi­dem­ic. In the wake of this epi­dem­ic, a new school code requires schools to pro­vide instruc­tion to stu­dents in grades 6–12 relat­ed to the pre­ven­tion of opi­oid abuse, begin­ning in the 2018–19 school year. … Read more...

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Receives Free PPE Face Shields from the Bucks IU FAB LAB

Instead of sit­ting idle while schools are not in ses­sion, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s (Bucks IU) Mobile FAB LAB has been pro­duc­ing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) face shields with their 3‑D print­ers and laser cut­ter.  Led by Dr. Lindsey Sides, Bucks IU Supervisor of STEAM (Science, … Read more...

PA Dept. of Education Holds a Roundtable Discussion with the Bucks IU on Their PAsmart Grant

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was proud to host the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for a round­table dis­cus­sion regard­ing their award to the Bucks IU of a PAsmart Advancing Grant.  This grant, for $412,656, is for the cre­ation of a Mobile Fab (Fabrication) … Read more...

Pre‑K Counts Free Preschool Now Available Through the Bucks IU

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) has been award­ed a 2018–2019 state grant of $680,000 to pro­vide free preschool to 80 chil­dren from income-eligible fam­i­lies in Bucks coun­ty.  Pennsylvania Pre‑K Counts pro­vides high-quality pre-kindergarten ser­vices to three and four-year old chil­dren at no cost to their fam­i­lies.  Children … Read more...

Bucks IU Helps Coordinate the Distribution of Sanitizing Solution Throughout Bucks County

The Bucks County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was recent­ly con­tact­ed by Cityline Construction of Allentown PA with the gen­er­ous offer to pro­vide EPA-approved sur­face san­i­tiz­ing solu­tion to be used as a ger­mi­cide in the ongo­ing efforts to fight the COVID-19 coro­n­avirus.  Scott Forster, Director of the Bucks County … Read more...