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By looking up and paying close attention to the historic built environment, we can discern the connecting threads tying the past and present together in ways that give us a sense of belonging, meaning, and significance.

We are beginning the first of two fall semester CPE courses, taught through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) this month. “Pittsburgh Heritage I,” provides participants with the opportunity to explore Pittsburgh’s heritage through the lens of architecture. Participants are surveying local and regional history, cultural heritage, historic preservation, architecture, and more.

Our next course, “Exploring Your Neighborhood and City,” provides first-hand knowledge of the historical and architectural development of Pittsburgh, a city of 90 neighborhoods. The course uses the immediate community as a classroom for teaching social studies, art, and English, as well as other subjects––and provides teachers with the skills required to use the community as a learning resource in their own classroom.

Remote and self-guided tours, videos, articles, and discussions will provide participants with diverse experiences and increased knowledge so they can enrich student learning.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining this exciting learning opportunity, it’s not too late! Registration for our second course –– “Exploring Your Neighborhood and City” (3 CPE credits) –– is open now.

Click HERE to learn more and to register. For registration and credit questions, contact Linda Muller, CPE Program Specialist at the AIU. For course content questions, contact Sarah Greenwald, PHLF’s co-director of education.

We look forward to exploring our region with you this Fall!