Blog Posts

Refocus, recharge, and replenish – TAG member shares tips for educators in the classroom

Posted by Susan Gaboriau on August 12, 2021



Now and then, we need to take a step back to refocus and recharge ourselves. 

You know that time during the school year when you need that extra little charge? Do you need to refocus? With all teachers have on their plates, sometimes we get exhausted! We stay up late grading or coming up with and preparing great lessons!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Collaborations, Culture, Resources

Celebrating Arduino Day: Open Makes Us Close

Posted by Jessica Born on March 24, 2021

Sweet 16! Arduino is turning 16 on Saturday, March 27 – it’s Arduino Day! As partners of Arduino Education, we couldn’t be more pumped to celebrate making technology accessible to everyone, including students and educators. (Plus, March is Pitsco’s birthday month too!)

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Collaborations, Science, Technology, STEM, Resources, Engineering, Coding, Activities, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, innovate

New name, new members, same great goals with the 2021 TAG members

Posted by Molly Underwood on March 17, 2021

Coauthored by Patty Cooke, communications assistant

In 2014, Pitsco Education formed The Advisory Group (TAG), a group of educators from all over the US who shared their expertise, wisdom, and feedback to support our mission: leading education that positively affects learners

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Topics: ADMINISTRATION & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, Teacher Resources, News, Collaborations, Culture, STEM, Resources, Teacher Development, Professional Development, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development

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

Chicago STEM’s unlikely hero

Posted by Cody White on February 05, 2021

An English teacher hits the pavement to bring STEM to Chicago neighborhood kids

“It’s not my problem. It’s somebody else’s problem.”

We are all guilty at times of waiting for the experts, the officials, the duly sanctioned to tackle problems that are outside our wheelhouse. However, there are also moments when a great purpose inspires a great accomplishment from an unlikely source.

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Topics: High School, FUNDING, Teacher Resources, Collaborations, STEM, Teacher Development, Professional Development, Hands-on Learning