Changing Education Together!

                       Innovative, Creative Workshops and Graduate Courses!                     

Contact  Franny, at or 724-413-6001.


  Elizabeth Forward School District will be hosting the 2018 Pittsburgh FAB Institute June 18-21, 2018!  The focus will be elementary and secondary maker programs, and the theme of the institute will be “design challenges.”

Pittsburgh FAB Institute offers Professional Development Graduate Credits to those attending the Institute.  Click this link for the details or contact Franny McAleer, 724-413-6001 or email

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 Workshops for Teachers —  Hands-On, Classroom-Proven, Creative Strategies!


  1. Creative, Critical Thinking and Innovation
  2. Differentiating Instruction
  3. Teaching Advanced and Gifted Students
  4. Odyssey of the Mind – Tinkering, Creativity, STEAM, and Teamwork
  5. Love for Literacy!
  6. Creative and Critical Thinking, DOK, STEAM, and Problem Solving

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Brandman University Professional Development courses are designed to improve curriculum and instruction and support teacher effectiveness.  The courses are blended with face-to-face instructional sessions, internet research,  and application of the strategies presented. Several are online or book studies.

Contact Franny for information or the syllabi at, 724-413-6001

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The big plus to Brandman University’s  courses is that I could work on my own schedule and in my own time frame.  It gave me a plethora of ideas to use in the classroom.  Franny was just a phone call or text away when I needed help or advice.    I believe that I was able to get better results from the students by using some of the ideas that Franny provided.  Dr. Marzano’s research based strategies were the focus on this project, and some that Franny sent helped my own creativity.  I was able to create a few of my own because of the ideas Franny sent!                                                                                         

Marc Longenhagen, Teacher at Southern Columbia Area School District


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Workshops For Students

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  1. Leadership and Creativity for Students
  2. Odyssey of the Mind
  3. The Invention Zone!… (A STEAM Project, Your Invention Convention)                                                                                                                                                             When it comes to children and teaching, Franny McAleer is a remarkable presenter, speaker, and educator. The teachers and students alike were so captivated and involved with the workshop, they were sorry to see the time end. Due to the way Franny presents the lessons, the students were very eager, focused, and willing to participate in the activities. The session was very exciting, stimulating, and fun. This is something the students, as well as the teachers, will remember and use throughout their educational years. I would highly recommend having Franny McAleer into your classrooms for hands on excitement.            Teresa Davis, Coordinator of Gifted Services, Peoria Unified School District, Phoenix, AZ
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As a teacher, curriculum coordinator, staff developer, author, community leader, and university instructor, Franny McAleer brings creativity and effective instructional strategies to you!  The promise of her workshops is PASSION — for collaboration, teaching and learning.

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    • Six Hats brainstorming in all content areas!link dividerMotivating Workshops – Student-Tested, Student-Centered, Energizing, STEAM MAKERS, and Research Based

Contact Franny to discuss the possibilities. Email Phone or text her at 724-413-6001.