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Molly Underwood

Molly Underwood
Hey there! My role here at Pitsco Education is our Marketing Specialist. Days are filled with various marketing projects, managing our robotics social media accounts, and engaging with our TAG members. I am a Kansas State University alumna (GO CATS!) and live on a farm with my husband and Goldendoodle. I love working at Pitsco because of the people and the passion we all have for education.

Recent Posts

50 faves for 50 years – Sharing our STEM picks

Posted by Molly Underwood on March 13, 2021

For 50 years, Pitsco Education has been leading education that positively affects learners. And, throughout those 50 years, we’ve had A LOT of favorite items that have been beloved by educators too. These tried-and-true Pitsco products have empowered educators and students everywhere.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Teacher Resources, Giveaways, STEM, Resources, Coding, Hands-on Learning, STEAM

2021 Big Book: Resources for learning anywhere

Posted by Molly Underwood on February 11, 2021

Have you seen our recently released 2021 Big Book catalog? This year, we’ve got exciting products in all categories as well as an anniversary celebration. I was able to sit down with Marketing Portfolio Coordinator Anna Gudde to ask her some questions about the 2021 Big Book catalog. 

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, High School, Homeschool, Teacher Resources, Science, Technology, STEM, Trends, Resources, Engineering, Coding, Activities, TETRIX Robotics, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, Art

Black History Month STEM ideas

Posted by Molly Underwood on February 10, 2021

Coauthored by Lisa Lewis, gifted intellectual instructor at Lafayette Upper Elementary in Fredericksburg, VA, and Pitsco TAG member

As educators, we are the individuals who have a direct connection and responsibility to make STEM accessible to all students. We must be mindful to provide and empower all students with STEM opportunities. 

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Collaborations, Culture, STEM, Trends, Resources, Teacher Development, Authentic Learning, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, Women in STEM

Puzzle time! The brain benefits of solving

Posted by Molly Underwood on January 28, 2021

Sometimes, we need to all step away from our screens and devices to unplug and work out . . . OK, don’t leave just yet! I mean a mental workout! Various types of puzzles and brain teasers are great ways to exercise your noodle or fun ways to pass the time. I for one am a huge fan of puzzles. Jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, riddles – you name it, I love them. And, with the cold weather, the darker days, and the pandemic, I have been cranking them out! Luckily, there are lots of benefits to puzzling and, plus, the aha moment never gets old.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, STEM, Resources, Authentic Learning, Social and emotional learning, Activities, Hands-on Learning, Math

New year, new tips, same reason: How to gear up after break

Posted by Molly Underwood on January 15, 2021

Hats off! You made it to the new year! 🥳 Now, that’s one big achievement to celebrate. But now, after the holiday celebrations are over, hanging out around the house in your pajamas is less justified, but we’re still trying to stay warm during the cold days – it’s time to start gearing up for that room or Zoom full of young people. 

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, ADMINISTRATION & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Resources, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development