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Engaging and Empowering Students

Drones deliver on student enthusiasm

Regional competition showcases the next frontier in education

Additional competitions articles: A perfect blend of art and engineering No stopping these drones On a recent Saturday morning, student teams gathered at The Pitsco Idea Shop in Pittsburg, Kansas. After weeks of . . .

Beating the summer slide with STEM summer camps

Additional student reengagement articles: After-school, in-school, and summer classes and camps Parenting in a pandemic: The power of positivity (A Parent’s Reflection) Time for a skills refresh Tick Tock, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .