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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 . . .

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 . . .

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. . . .

STEM down under

Australian education and industry leaders join forces to strengthen mining industry

When Peggy Mangovski signed up to become a Pitsco Robotics Certified Educator, she did so with a definite purpose in mind. As the project and diversity leader for the STEM Industry in Schools Partnership (SISP) in New South Wales, Australia, . . .

Title IV grant funds for coding, robotics

Orange County, FL, educator: ’We as teachers need to think and teach globally’

Additional Title IV/Florida articles: About Title IV-A of ESSA enrichment grants Workforce education ORLANDO, FL – When the final bell rings on the last day of school, most teachers are as eager as their students for . . .

New Jersey Army National Guard STEAM summer camp a roaring success with students

Any student with access to the Internet has a world of information at their fingertips. Often still in short supply, however, are the hands-on experiences that give that information meaning and relevance to life. When the New Jersey Army National . . .

Business education

Pryor, OK, teachers educate students – and themselves – about hub of local economy

Additional MidAmerica STEM Alliance article: STEM: ‘future-proofing the workforce’ (Leadership Perspective) PRYOR, OK – Some people “can’t see the forest for the trees,” or so the saying goes. . . .