❤️s for robots and competition

Posted by Ruthie Muller on July 11, 2018

They say to do what makes your heart beat faster.

I’m not sure who “they” are, but if you ask most of the participants of Urban Search & Rescue, THEY would definitely agree.

Twenty-two states (plus Puerto Rico!), eight middle school teams, 22 high school teams, and five postsecondary teams attended SkillsUSA® nationals in Louisville, KY, June 25-29, all doing what makes their hearts beat faster – robotics and competition. 

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Topics: Middle School, High School, Competitions, ROBOTICS, Technology, Engineering, USAR, Future Ready, TETRIX Robotics

21st-century skills take flight in Texas

Posted by Melissa Karsten on May 24, 2018

As a teacher, you’re all about giving your students the tools and knowledge for a successful career. It’s up to them to take advantage of the opportunities they’re presented to make it happen. How satisfying is it to see a spark ignited in your student that could lead them on this path? Charles Richardson from Lancaster ISD south of Dallas knows.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, High School, Careers, STEM Expeditions, Career Expeditions, Future Ready, 21st Century Skills

Living the American dream

Posted by Tom Farmer on November 30, 2017

Parents example and career education create a clear path toward engineering for Texas student heading to Embry-Riddle

The American dream is alive and well in tiny Somerset, Texas.

Enrique Ayala is in his first semester at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this fall, a rare opportunity each year for only a handful of aspiring aerospace engineers. Consider, though, that Enrique is the son of Mexican immigrants and the product of a small, rural, low socioeconomic school district, and the odds of success on his career path become even smaller. . . . Unless you factor in the example of his parents and a comprehensive STEM program at Somerset High School that enabled Enrique to earn a full STEM endorsement and become adept at building robots and understanding their role in engineering.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, High School, ROBOTICS, Culture, Careers

The Social Network: Let us give you a hand with that!

Posted by Jessica Born on November 17, 2017

With all the demands you face as a teacher, every second counts. Efficiency and effectiveness are necessary. Plus, it’s a digital world, so you must stay current. Let us help – here are some popular digital resources to check out. We are all about getting hands on, minds on, and making your classroom life and teacher life better!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, High School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, Teacher Resources, Collaborations

Contest opportunity for students: Calling the holly, jolly, and creative!

Posted by Melissa Karsten on October 19, 2017

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our Christmas Card Contest – and see your students’ creative minds at work! Your student’s design might become the 2017 Pitsco Education Christmas Card! The winning design will be the centerpiece for our holiday greeting that is sent to thousands of people. How cool is that?

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, High School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Giveaways