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As a thought-leader for more than 30 years, ASSET accelerates and amplifies educational excellence by acknowledging teachers as the driver of education innovation.


Originally conceived by industry to drive science literacy and science education reform - first in the Pittsburgh region and then throughout Pennsylvania and the nation - ASSET's mission has always been to advance teaching and learning to engage, inspire, and empower ALL learners. 

ASSET’s key audience is educators along a professional continuum - from preservice and early career to in service and career mastery. To be responsive to these varying needs, ASSET’s key partners include higher education, school districts and district leadership, and out-of-school time networks, as well as industry to support community, workforce, and long-term economic mobility in STEM careers.

ASSET leverages 21st Century teaching innovations and strives to develop educators who embrace the tenets of an Exponential Mindset:  harnessing uncertainty, building courage and patience, and growing agility and control.


ASSET is recognized as an innovator and change-agent by the U.S. Department of Education and other like-minded stakeholders to elevate the teaching profession.


Our Philosophy

“The path isn't a straight line; it's a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.”

― Barry H. Gillespie

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