Pitsco Professional Development Workshops

Scheduled Professional Development Workshops

Elementary STEM Units

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A one-day session includes curricular materials and details the thematic units purchased. Participants are introduced to three tools that Pitsco believes are critical to teaching STEM concepts, all of which can be implemented in your classroom instruction. Pitsco facilitators assist in the setup of the materials, provide organizational strategies, and consult with teachers about best methods for implementation based on the classroom environment.

Start Date End Date Location City, State
8/20/2019 8/20/2019 Roberts Elementary School
Bay City, TX

Grades 3-5 STREAM Missions

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During this one-day seminar, professional development facilitators work with participants to review the Missions framework, define program elements, explain student and teacher roles, describe curriculum components, develop strategies for using the digital learning platform, and orient teachers to resources and organizational tools. A variety of instructional methodologies are used, including audiovisual tutorials, presentation, and discussion. Facilitators present and discuss management and organizational strategies and review the teacher portal and resources within the learning content management system.

Start Date End Date Location City, State
9/18/2019 9/18/2019 Hunt Elementary School
Cuero, TX
8/29/2019 8/29/2019 Cypress Ridge Elementary School
Clermont, FL
10/14/2019 10/14/2019 Seven Generations Charter School
Emmaus, PA
8/21/2019 8/21/2019 Tenie Holmes School
Bay City, TX

Grades 6-9 STEM Expeditions®

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During this two-day seminar, professional development facilitators work with participants to review the Expeditions framework, define program elements, explain student roles, describe curriculum components, develop strategies for using the digital learning platform, and orient teachers to resources and organizational tools. The second day focuses on the Microburst Learning EmployABILITY Soft Skills program, which provides critical skills every student needs to be successful. A variety of instructional methodologies are used, including audiovisual tutorials, presentation, and discussion. Facilitators present and discuss management and organizational strategies and review the teacher portal and resources within the learning content management system.

Start Date End Date Location City, State
9/6/2019 9/6/2019 James Wilson Young Middle School
Islip, NY
8/27/2019 8/28/2019 Partners in Ministry
East Laurinburg, NC
9/24/2019 9/25/2019 Texas Middle School
Texarkana, TX
9/4/2019 9/4/2019 Horizon Middle School
Bismarck, ND
10/10/2019 10/11/2019 Hopewell Crest
Bridgeton, NJ
8/20/2019 8/20/2019 Pea Ridge Middle School
Pea Ridge, AR
8/22/2019 8/22/2019 Bay City Junior High School
Bay City, TX

TETRIX® Robotics

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During this one-day seminar, professional development facilitators work with participants to introduce and review the history of the Pitsco Education TETRIX® robotics platform. This workshop is highly hands on with attendees diving right in, creating remote-controlled and programmable robots. Our facilitators share building tips and tricks and classroom management ideas and review the curriculum and resources available for setting your classroom up for success.

Start Date End Date Location City, State
9/5/2019 9/5/2019 Wisconsin National Guard
Madison, WI
9/17/2019 9/17/2019 Tiverton High School
Tiverton, RI
8/21/2019 8/21/2019 Pea Ridge Middle School
Pea Ridge, AR

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For workshops in Pittsburg, KS, participants should fly into Kansas City, MO (2-1/2 hours away); Springfield, MO (2 hours away); or Tulsa, OK (2 hours away). Upon completion of the workshop, it is recommended that flight times depart no earlier than 7:30 a.m. from any of the above mentioned locations. REMINDER: You must be at least 25 years of age to rent a car.

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If you are attending a Pittsburg, KS professional development event and need to stay in a hotel, please see the list of available lodging options below. Each workshop participant is responsible for hotel payment at the time of reservation. Mention Pitsco when making your reservation and receive a discounted rate at select hotels. If you need assistance in booking a hotel room, please contact the Pitsco Travel Coordinator, Debra O’Doherty at 620-231-0000 ext 4325, or email her at dodoherty@pitsco.com. (Note: proper documentation is required for tax-exempt rates. You will need to present documentation at the hotel, upon arrival)

Lodging options are:

Holiday Inn Express

Comfort Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas Crossing Casino (Pitsco discount - $89/night)

La Quinta Inn & Suites