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Engaging and Empowering Students

PBL in progress in Greene County, NC

Garcia has been on leading edge of authentic learning approach for years

Additional project-based learning articles: The ripple effects of a PeBbLe PBL answers the proverbial question, ‘Why do I . . .?’ Dave Ross: Reflections on shaping – and now teaching – project-based . . .

A pandemic can’t stop hands-on learning

Rio Hondo College summer camp carries on thanks to cooperative effort

Additional pandemic article: Reaching and teaching WHITTIER, CA – Every summer for more than 11 years, Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California, has hosted a CTE Career Exploration Camp for area middle school students. The . . .

Reaching and teaching

Addition of Spanish instructions, paper straws help GO STEM meet students’ needs

Additional pandemic article: A pandemic can’t stop hands-on learning LA GRANDE, OR – When the Greater Oregon (GO) STEM hub received nearly $20,000 in COVID-response grant funding, Pitsco Education quickly surfaced as a . . .

New STEM Anywhere product reviews

More than 40 Review Crew members share insights about STEM and coding kits

Pitsco has broadly expanded its lineup of products that appeal to both in-school and at-home educators. However, we know educators are eager to know whether a particular product will work with their classroom or setup before they purchase it. We like . . .

‘It’s really good to fail’

Shape Robotics cofounder Moises Pacheco shares his road to success

From the produce of Central Valley to the software of Silicon Valley, the world consumes what California creates. If it were a stand-alone nation, California would have the sixth-largest economy in the world. Yet, if we could measure by a less tangible . . .

Why STEM works

In Cleora, OK, student failure begets perseverance, which spawns success

CLEORA, OK – Superintendent Kenny Guthrie shakes his head knowingly and tries in vain to make sense of an education system that instills a fear of failure in students, which is the opposite of what business and industry leaders want in their . . .

Small school, big results

STEM Learning Ecosystem funds Pitsco materials, fuels students’ dreams

BLUEJACKET, OK – A tiny town in northeastern Oklahoma with fewer than 350 residents, Bluejacket is the kind of community that gets lost in the shuffle when educational resources are doled out. The local tax base isn’t going to generate . . .

It only takes a spark

Hong Kong FIRST® team starts small, dreams big

In 2003, Matthew was just 15 years old when he experienced a personal tragedy, the loss of his father. Looking for some way to help Matthew channel his grief, Chi Mau Cheung, design and technology teacher at the Carmel Secondary School in Hong . . .