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Engaging and Empowering Students

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 . . .

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 . . .

Robotics helps rural Appalachia students make career connections

By Sam Warwick, Robotics Adviser and Teacher, Heritage High School, Maryville, TN Sam.Warwick@blountk12.org Editor’s Note: Pitsco Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) member Sam Warwick teaches technology and engineering at Heritage High School . . .

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. . . .