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Preston Frazier

Preston Frazier
Hi all! I’m one of Pitsco’s education advisors 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

What else is trending in early learning? Engaging activities for Grades PreK-2

Posted by Preston Frazier on March 24, 2022

Updated 6/18/24

Hi all! If you recall, I wrote a blog about our early-learning activity bundles recommended for Grades PreK-2. You know, those fun and engaging activities that really encourage playful learning and organic exploration?

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Elementary School, Engineering, Hands-on Learning, STEAM

What’s trending in early learning

Posted by Preston Frazier on January 27, 2022

Updated 6/18/24

“I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!” – David Vitter, former US Senator

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Topics: Elementary School, Camps, Teacher Resources, STEM, Social and emotional learning, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, STEAM

Celebrating a picturesque day: Photography and STEM fun

Posted by Preston Frazier on August 10, 2021

Updated 6/4/24

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. . . I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt

“Picture” this for a moment. Imagine there was a day that “captures” the essence of snapping photos from all around the world. Wouldn’t that be great?

Now, don’t “zoom” to conclusions, but I have some good news to share. If you can look past my cheesy puns and dad jokes, the good news is there is a day for amazing picture takers everywhere.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Technology, STEM, Resources, Activities, STEAM, Workforce Development, Art

Drones: Incredible teamwork at exciting competition in Arkansas.

Posted by Preston Frazier on June 10, 2021

Updated 6/3/24

As one of Pitsco’s educational consultants, I work with the Midwest region of the US and help with different educational initiatives in schools. One of the best parts of my job is visiting schools or attending events – meeting with students and educators.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, High School, Competitions, Technology, Careers, USAR, Career Expeditions, Future Ready, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development

Drone curriculum for middle and high schools

Posted by Preston Frazier on January 27, 2021

Updated 6/4/24

We have exciting curriculum options at Pitsco Education, especially around an emerging technology: drones.

We’ve all heard about drones and how they’re becoming more and more prevalent in our lives.

  • HVAC companies are using drones to inspect hard-to-reach places.
  • Farmers are using drones to survey crops to determine which crops are healthy and which ones are not.
  • And, yes, drones are even being used to wash windows!
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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, ROBOTICS, Technology, STEM, Trends, Careers, Coding, Professional Development, Career Expeditions, Future Ready, Hands-on Learning, innovate, Workforce Development