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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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Model program: Indiana GEAR UP

Hands-on tinkering and making facilitate equal opportunities for all students

Leadership Perspective TPN: The Pitsco Network VB: Dr. Virginia Bolshakova, Executive Director, GEAR UP Indiana at Purdue University TPN: Tell us about your background in education and your work with Indiana GEAR UP . VB: In the . . .

India lab wants to be ‘like MIT in the US’

MUMBAI, India – When Reetu Jain noticed her nine-year-old son taking an interest in building and programming robots, she decided to find a way for young students to explore and experiment with their budding interests. Jain, who opened On My . . .

Robo-mentoring

OH teacher gives glimpse into students’ – and his – amazing growth

Additional 2030 Workforce articles: Not all business Do not stand still Full STEAM ahead with KUBO Overcoming the fear of coding Creating a vibrant tapestry of learning DIY is good, but can we help?  . . .