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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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .