Blog Posts

What can you do with your Title I funds?

Posted by Patty Cooke on January 11, 2018

Note: Based on a Network article by Pat Forbes

Read More

Topics: Middle School, FUNDING, ROBOTICS, Resources, Careers

Pitsco Grants benefit classrooms, libraries, and robotics teams in 2017

Posted by Admin on November 21, 2017

At Pitsco, we love awarding a $350 grant to one deserving educator every month. Sometimes, it goes to a traditional classroom; other times, it goes to a librarian or robotics mentor who goes above and beyond. We’ve followed up with a few of the 2017 recipients to discover what they chose with their grant funds and how it’s worked out for their programs.

Read More

Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, FUNDING, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources

STEM Expeditions® – active learning, plus career exploration

Posted by Melissa Karsten on October 27, 2017

Note: Based on a Network article by Pat Forbes.

What if daily classroom activities got your students truly excited about learning? And, even better, what if they could explore careers – not one or two careers, but dozens, while engaged in hands-on STEM activities? What better way to make lessons relevant than connecting what the students are learning to everyday life and careers that use that knowledge?

Read More

Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, FUNDING, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, STEM

December 2016: What’s in your stocking?

Posted by Pat Forbes on December 11, 2016

During this season of ho-ho-ho, Pitsco is enjoying the results stimulated by Pitsco Maker Space™ solutions and TETRIX® robotics curricula. Both create a psychomotor learning situation that fulfills an ideal STEM environment.

Read More

Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, FUNDING, ROBOTICS

9 Funding tips for FTC robotics teams

Posted by Admin on November 22, 2016

Are you looking for FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) funding? We have the answer. Well, we can’t take credit for it. A couple of months ago, @TETRIXrobotics and several FTC teams got into a conversation about the best ways to get funding for robotics. It started when Team 8566 The Firebirds said they were struggling to find enough this year. Other teams were quick to step up and offer their best tips. You might find them helpful too, so here are the comments:

Read More

Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, FUNDING, ROBOTICS