Blog Posts

Four ways to maximize your remaining budget

Posted by Kate Radell on June 19, 2024


Maximizing your budget can sometimes feel like a daunting task, especially during the end of a busy school year. But fear not! Here at Pitsco, we want to help you stretch those dollars further than ever before. In this blog, we’ll explore four ways to make the most of your remaining budget – from finalizing summer fun with STEAM activities to restocking for the upcoming school year, investing in your professional development, and trying out exciting new products, we’ve got all the tips you’ll need to ensure a successful summer and upcoming school year for both you and your students. Let’s dive in and make every penny count!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, High School, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, FUNDING, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Science, STEM, Resources, Engineering, Teacher Development, Coding, Professional Development, Workforce Development

Using Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for personal growth as a teacher

Posted by Admin on December 06, 2021

(Authored by Jim Brown and James Jones, members of The Ambassador Group for Pitsco Education.)

Updated 6/18/24

Teachers of all grade levels face challenges on a daily basis, from elementary teachers tasked with teaching young students to read and recognize shapes and sounds to middle school teachers working with students who are beginning to gain more independence and figuring out their place in the world to high school teachers trying to prepare burgeoning adults for the real world.

In order to help students grow intellectually and emotionally, and to continue meeting their thirst for knowledge, we ourselves must stay thirsty – for knowledge, understanding, and new ways of teaching and reaching our students.

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Topics: Middle School, Elementary School, High School, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Collaborations, Resources, Careers, Teacher Development, Professional Development, Conferences

Drone curriculum for middle and high schools

Posted by Preston Frazier on January 27, 2021

Updated 6/4/24

We have exciting curriculum options at Pitsco Education, especially around an emerging technology: drones.

We’ve all heard about drones and how they’re becoming more and more prevalent in our lives.

  • HVAC companies are using drones to inspect hard-to-reach places.
  • Farmers are using drones to survey crops to determine which crops are healthy and which ones are not.
  • And, yes, drones are even being used to wash windows!
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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

Updated 6/4/24

An idea.💡 Started from scratch.📝  From a brilliant mind. 🧠

That’s exactly where entrepreneurship begins.

I’m guessing we all know or can think of someone who is defined as an entrepreneur such as Elon Musk, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, or maybe someone you know personally. For me, it’s my brother.

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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

Making STEM connections using project-based learning

Posted by Admin on October 08, 2020

Updated 6/18/24

Have you heard the buzz about project-based learning (PBL)? The educational community has been talking about it for a while, but what’s the big deal anyway? How is PBL different from other projects students complete in class? An easy and often-used way of understanding the difference between doing projects and PBL is to think of it in terms of food.

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Topics: Middle School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Collaborations, STEM, Trends, Resources, Engineering, STEM Expeditions, Teacher Development, STEM Units, Professional Development, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM