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Partners along the journey

Learn why coding and robotics matter to Pitsco and its new partners

Published September 27, 2019
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PITTSBURG, KS (September 27, 2019) – A year of building partnerships with leading coding and robotics providers has led to a major turning point for Pitsco Education, perhaps best reflected in its 2019-20 Coding & Robotics catalog. The formation of partnerships in addition to the creation of new proprietary items has made for a full pre-K through Grade 12 and beyond continuum of coding and robotics options for all students in all settings – classrooms, competitions, and clubs.

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Pitsco's first catalog focusing extensively on coding as well as robotics features exciting new items ranging from the TETRIX® MAX Mecanum Wheels to classroom packs, sets, and kits created by partnerships with six leading ed tech companies: Arduino Education, KUBO, Microduino, Shape Robotics, SmartGurlz™, and UBTECH Education. Pitsco champions these companies and their messages in order to further the mission of leading education that positively affect learners, and the new catalog reflects this approach.

The formation of partnerships in addition to the creation of new proprietary items has made for a broad selection of coding and robotics options for all students in all settings – classrooms, competitions, and clubs.

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Each section of the catalog cites statistics illustrating precisely why coding and robotics matter. For example, only 49 percent of US public school students are currently engaged in school, but coding and robotics can combat that lack of engagement and even provide students with the skills to join the real-world workforce, whether they realize it or not. Coding, robotics, and mechatronics all promote the development of problem-solving, decision-making, and teamwork – skills necessary for students to face the complications of the 21st century and beyond.

The push to attain equity in the workforce and the world of the future is also gaining traction, and one of the most important steps to achieving equity is to introduce it into classrooms, even at the elementary level. Smart Buddies™, a character-driven and story-based solution by SmartGurlz, and Pitsco's Code Cube, a non-robotics wearable and codable technology, are just two examples that prove coding is for everyone, no matter their age, race, gender, or background.

Pitsco's goal is to make it easy for schools to bring these essential lessons to classrooms to create lifelong learners, successful professions, and engaged citizens. The hands-on STEM company always strives to provide industry-leading customer support and assist teachers, facilitators, and administrators with whatever they need.

The catalog reflects this too; Pitsco knows that not all teachers are comfortable with coding and robotics and that they might not know what they're looking for or what tools they'll need to teach such concepts. If you have a question or want to learn more about a product portfolio from the catalog, QR codes and links scattered throughout will point you to resources on Pitsco's website, where more information is available. And, as always, you can call Pitsco's Customer Support team, who is ready to support you every step of the way.

So, peek into Pitsco's mission to bring coding and robotics to today's students and download or request your own catalog today!

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Pitsco Education is the leading provider of hands-on K-12 STEM solutions. STEM education prepares learners for the future through the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts using relevant hands-on applications to connect school, community, and work. Our various products, activities, curriculum, and solutions promote positive learning experiences and continued classroom success.

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