Blog Posts

Inner-city ed: from cradle to career

Posted by Admin on November 11, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO – Don’t tell Mary Esselman that some kids can’t learn as well as others because of the bad hand life has dealt them. She’s experienced some tough environments and knows better, and besides, she doesn’t have time for such nonsense.

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Topics: Middle School, Elementary School, High School, ROBOTICS, Makerspace, Makerspaces, Collaborations, Science, Technology, STEM, Engineering, Careers, Coding, Authentic Learning, Social and emotional learning, Activities, Future Ready, TETRIX Robotics, 21st Century Skills, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, innovate, Workforce Development, Inquiry-based Learning

Incredible teamwork. Flying drones. Exciting competition in Arkansas.

Posted by Preston Frazier on June 10, 2021

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 when I get to be in schools or at events, meeting with students and educators. Over the past year, there not been any opportunities to visit with all the amazing students and teachers. However, recently that has changed.

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

Life as a #GirlDad: Empowering children in STEM

Posted by Preston Frazier on March 11, 2021

“Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.”
– Brooke Hampton

For me, there is no better feeling than being a dad, especially a “girl dad.” As a dad to a soon-to-be-four-year-old daughter (whom I call my three-nager), my life can be summed up in four words:

Interesting, yet very rewarding.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Homeschool, Teacher Resources, Technology, STEM, Trends, Resources, Engineering, Coding, Authentic Learning, Activities, Future Ready, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, Women in STEM

Flying into 2021: Drone curriculum offerings

Posted by Preston Frazier on January 27, 2021

Hello, all! Even though 2020 is long behind us (hallelujah!) and the first month of 2021 is ending (How did that happen?), it’s still good to reflect on some of the positives of the last year. Maybe you learned a new skill with all the time you had at home. Maybe you embraced the increased family time and realized how important that really is in the grand scheme of things. Looking back, I know there were some good things to come out of that different, weird, and crazy year.

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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

Entrepreneur: STEM skills + innovation

Posted by Admin on January 08, 2021

An idea. 💡

Started from scratch. 📝

From a brilliant mind. 🧠

That’s exactly where entrepreneurship begins.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Culture, Technology, STEM, Trends, Resources, Engineering, Careers, Professional Development, Activities, Career Expeditions, Future Ready, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, innovate, Workforce Development, Inquiry-based Learning