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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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Building robotics skills in summer

At Thomas Jefferson Day School in Joplin, MO, TETRIX® keeps students engaged in summer learning

JOPLIN, MO – For most young people, summer break is a time to explore the world on their own terms. But freedom isn’t found only outside the classroom. With the right approach, the resources and support a classroom provides can be . . .