Education and business and industry: Partners in careers

Posted by Patty Cooke on December 15, 2018

When it comes to education and business, we often think of them as two separate entities. While education, especially higher education, presumably leads to a career, there isn’t always a clear connection between what we learn in school and the skills we end up using on the job.

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Topics: Workforce Development, Hands-on Learning, 21st Century Skills, Career Expeditions, Careers, Trends, STEM, Culture, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, FUNDING, IN THE CLASSROOM

Money, time, and training: The challenges of bringing technology into the classroom

Posted by Natalie Vanderbeck on December 03, 2018

There’s no debate: teaching in the 21st century has been greatly enhanced by the aid of technology. The students in our classrooms are digital natives. They’re eager to utilize various technologies, resources, and devices. Their natural aptitude with devices and their interest is the buy-in you need to enhance and deepen their learning through tech. In short, students thrive when given opportunities to use technology in the classroom. However, there can be challenges, which often hinder the implementation of bringing technology into the classroom. Let’s break them down, tackle them, and get that tech in!

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Topics: Professional Development, Resources, FUNDING, Elementary School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Technology, Coding

Grant yourself an easy summer

Posted by Patty Cooke on May 18, 2018

As the school year winds down, our thoughts turn to summer vacations, relaxing by the pool, and catching up on some good reads.

Well . . . maybe not everyone’s thoughts are there quite yet. For teachers, summers are also often filled with professional development, room organization, and curriculum prep for the following year.

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Topics: FUNDING, Grants, STEM, Science, Teacher Resources

Student garden expansion project – Highland Elementary

Posted by Cody White on April 23, 2018

A good education bears fruits in later life. But it can also bear fruits – not to mention vegetables and flowers – in the here and now.

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Topics: Future Ready, Social and emotional learning, Trends, STEM, Science, Collaborations, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, FUNDING, Elementary School

Resources to fund classrooms – show me the money!

Posted by Melissa Karsten on March 02, 2018

Based on an article by Pat Forbes published in February-March 2018 issue of The Pitsco Network.

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Topics: Teacher Development, Resources, ROBOTICS, Professional Development, FUNDING