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Engaging and Empowering Students

‘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 . . .

What to do when you don’t know what to do

Beaufort County schools build a career pipeline with a foundation in Pitsco’s Expeditions

How does a rural community with limited resources connect students to job skills needed in the regional economy? Often, the first step to solving a problem is asking the right questions. When, five years ago, district officials and community leaders . . .

Superintendent sees experiences as the answer

Passive learning is fleeting; hands-on learning is memorable and enjoyable

Leadership Perspective TPN: The Pitsco Network JL: Jon LeDoux, Superintendent, El Centro Elementary School District, CA Introduction: For the past 31 years, Jon LeDoux has served as an elementary school teacher, assistant principal, state . . .

Decking the halls in Dothan, AL, with STEM

By Ruthie Muller, Senior Outbound Marketing Manager and Systems Portfolio Manager rmuller@pitsco.com It is difficult to teach our students how to become contributing citizens in the modern global economy when classrooms are stagnant and boring. . . .

Code Cube™ gives students control

When Natalie Vanderbeck was asked to help alpha and beta test a brand-new piece of educational technology – the Code Cube™ – she was quickly reminded that Pitsco Education has more in store than just a catalog of STEM learning . . .