Preston Frazier

Preston Frazier
Hi all! I’m one of Pitsco’s educational account representatives and have the pleasure of serving the Midwest. I travel quite a bit visiting with teachers, and presenting at workshops whenever I have the opportunity to do so. I’m an alum of the University of Missouri and Pittsburg State University and a supporter of our Big Brothers Big Sisters local chapter. I love traveling, going to sporting events, and hanging out with my wife and daughter whenever possible.

Recent Posts

There’s a BUZZ around Pitsco: Meet Bee-Bot®

Posted by Preston Frazier on December 11, 2020

Friends, exciting things are happening at Pitsco!

In November, we officially announced our partnership with TTS, which will expand and grow early learning opportunities for children everywhere. We are all aware that hands-on learning begins early in a child’s development and that a child naturally learns through exploration and play – both extremely important qualities for STEM-based experiences. 

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Elementary School, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, Technology, STEM, Trends, Coding, Hands-on Learning

STEM skills, scholarships, and support

Posted by Preston Frazier on November 23, 2020

Friends, let’s get down to business.

Did you know that more than 1.7 million scholarships are awarded every single year? I don’t know about you, but that number really surprised me. I wish I would’ve known more about the vast amount of scholarships that were out there when I was going through the process some 16 years ago.

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Topics: FUNDING, Teacher Resources, STEM, Resources, Careers, Professional Development, Future Ready, 21st Century Skills, Grants, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development

Making a difference through mentoring

Posted by Preston Frazier on November 12, 2020

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin

A mentor is “someone who provides support and helps the mentee to review their situation through a process of reflection, questions, signposting, challenge, advice and feedback” (National Mentoring Day).

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Teacher Resources, Collaborations, Culture, FIRST Tech Challenge, STEM, Trends, Resources, Teacher Development, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development

Changing the game: FIRST® Tech Challenge season ready

Posted by Preston Frazier on September 22, 2020

FIRST® recently announced the new game for the 2020-2021 FIRST Tech Challenge season, ULTIMATE GOALSM presented by Qualcomm, and it’s definitely a game changer in the robotics world!

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Topics: Middle School, Competitions, ROBOTICS, Culture, FIRST Tech Challenge, Resources, Coding, TETRIX Robotics

STEMspired books that encourage

Posted by Preston Frazier on August 13, 2020

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
– Charles W. Eliot

I am a huge fan of books. Self-help books. Funny books. Sports biography books. History books. Cookbooks (hey, I like food 😊). You name it, and I’ll probably read it. You probably think I’m joking, but I’ve been known to pick up even a dictionary and read that too!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, STEM, Resources, Engineering, Coding, Activities, STEAM