Additional 2030 Workforce articles:
By Jessica Born, Digital Marketing Manager
Educators are doers. You all dutifully find ways to make things happen in
classrooms. Lack of funds, lack of space, and lack of time doesn’t ever seem to
stop you from making a difference in students’ lives.
But, we know, sometimes DIY can be a bit exhausting.
You’re building the Workforce 2030 pipeline with today’s learners and
tomorrow’s leaders, and we’d love to help you not have to “do it yourself”
all the time. After all, Joanna has Chip, the Property Brothers have each
other . . . and, now, you have us. Check out these resources that we hope
will help you in efficiency, effectiveness, and hopefully enjoyment too.
- New free teacher guides: Earlier this year, we released nine enhanced teacher guides that correspond with nine of our most popular hands-on,
minds-on products. That’s NINE NEW guides to use in your
classroom. We’ve built in a variety of STEM activities, pretests
and posttests, video links, career information, and applications
of the 4Cs. And, our favorite feature – you can download any
of them for FREE right now. You can add fresh ideas or support
for current projects to your teacher toolbox with just a click.
- Summer camp planners: It’s never a summer off, right? With
summer school and summer camps,
you’re most likely on. So, if you’re in
charge of your program’s or school’s
summer educational opportunities,
we’re here for it. We’ve developed two
fairly comprehensive guides to get you
rolling with your STEM/STEAM/STREAM
camp or your robotics and coding
camp. You can download them now
and be ready in no time.
- STEMspiration boards: Ideas? Inspiration? Information? Organization?
Affirmation? All of that and more can be found on
Pinterest. If you pin, follow us (@PitscoEducation) for
the latest blog posts, current promotions, and ideas
we’re loving from around the social sphere. Coding,
robotics, makerspaces, STEM holidays, cross-curricular
and integrated STEM, and teacher motivation are just
some of the topics we love to share on our channel.
- Getting started with robotics or makerspaces: Are you slated to begin a robotics program, or you want to launch a
makerspace in your school? Sometimes knowing where to start is the
hardest part. We’ve broken both down into our top tips in these easy
graphics. We also support your exploration with two annual catalogs
dedicated to these topics. The Maker Space catalog just mailed in
March and our newest Robotics catalog will be in your hands in the fall.
- New engineering challenges: Have TETRIX® MAX or TETRIX PRIME
and looking for a few new challenges for
students? We have five recently released
free engineering challenges to get
students thinking and building.
- Monthly grant: We recognize that continuing to add hands-on
opportunities to your classroom has a cost. And we know
sometimes that support runs short. So, each month, we
award one educator a $350 grant that can be applied
toward products, activities, or curriculum. The application
is simple, and any educator is eligible. Reading about the
amazing things you all do and the incredible students you
have is one monthly task we always look forward to. Apply
now for your chance at some additional funding.
We want to be a part of your
crew for all your STEM education
projects. When blueprints have
been completed, demo day passes,
the jobsite is tidied, and your work
is revealed, we’ll be here cheering
you on loud and proud. Classrooms
will always be our favorite jobsites,
and student successes will always
be our greatest works.