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Pitsco STEM PD empowers teachers

Professional development helps educators incorporate hands-on activities

(August 21, 2014) – Ensuring students receive a quality education in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects has become a top priority for many districts. Finding the time and the best ways to implement STEM in the classroom, . . .

Evaluation reveals gains in elementary science

(August 18, 2014) – A Department of Defense Education Activity Grant evaluation of elementary science programs that incorporate Pitsco Education Science Missions revealed significant gains in state testing by students in Grades 3-5 in Okaloosa County, . . .

Try This! Simple hands-on STEM activities

(August 11, 2014) – Sometimes teachers want a short and easy activity to demonstrate STEM concepts. That’s the whole idea behind Pitsco Education’s Try This kits. ( Printable PDF ) These kits were designed as simple activities that show the . . .

August 2014 Teacher of the Month

Pitsco Education's August 2014 Teacher of the Month: Michele Garren, North Lauderdale, FL What is your favorite Pitsco Education product and why? While I highly value many of the Pitsco products that I have purchased and used in my classroom . . .

Teacher Advisory Group reviews Pitsco products, shares ideas

PITTSBURG, KS (July 31, 2014) – The inaugural Pitsco Education Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) Summit brought together the wisdom of 12 leading STEM educators from across the US and the engagement and educational challenge of Pitsco’s products. ( . . .

NI’s myDAQ pairs with Pitsco Action Packs

(July 18, 2014) – Getting quantitative data from classroom activities proves difficult, but three packs designed to work with National Instruments’ myDAQ data acquisition tool help educators do just that. While Pitsco Education’s Action Packs . . .

Colonial Heights, VA, teacher finds true passion

Pitsco's second-quarter scholarship winner engages, inspires gifted students

Sixth-grade teacher Christan Martin truly believes in the power of hands-on learning. Martin, who teaches at Colonial Heights Middle School in Colonial Heights, Virginia, was recently named Pitsco Education's second-quarter scholarship winner of 2014.

July 2014 Teacher of the Month

Pitsco Education's July 2014 Teacher of the Month: C. Bryan Blount, Owensboro, KY How does using hands-on products improve the students’ learning experiences? To introduce the engineering design process, kids need to be able to build and . . .

Rallycross helps teach STEM concepts

Pitsco puts on CO2 races for students and drivers at Red Bull GRC event in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 20, 2014) – What better way to teach STEM concepts to a group of urban middle school students than to let them customize their own cars and compete against each other and some of the most accomplished race-car drivers in the world?

TETRIX®: Olympic-caliber performance

Give your WRO team the edge it needs with Pitsco robotics system

(July 15, 2014) – An Olympic-caliber event should feature the world’s best competitors using the highest-quality materials. The TETRIX® Building System is the platform of choice for many of the world’s top teams vying to reach the World Robot Olympiad . . .