Pitsco Professional Development Workshops

Scheduled Professional Development Workshops

Coding and Robotics

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During this one-day professional development workshop, participants are shown how to successfully facilitate coding and robotics lessons into classroom instruction. STEM concepts are also explored, along with tools that any teacher can use to engage students in the learning process. 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
5/19/2021 5/19/2021 Vineyard JHS
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Custom Professional Development

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Your teachers and students are unique. Your school is different, and your professional development can be too. Our custom workshops are tailor-made to meet the complex and diverse needs that are faced in the classroom. The number of days for this option varies depending upon the content covered.

Start Date End Date Location City, State
6/3/2021 6/3/2021 Albuquerque School of Excellence
Albuquerque, New Mexico
8/4/2021 8/4/2021 Albuquerque School of Excellence
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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
8/3/2021 8/3/2021 Albuquerque School of Excellence
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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
8/2/2021 8/2/2021 Alburquerque School of Excellence
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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
5/18/2021 5/18/2021 Alta Loma JHS
Alta Loma, CA
6/1/2021 6/1/2021 Albuquerque School of Excellence
Albuquerque, New Mexico
8/9/2021 8/10/2021 Ben Reifel Middle School
Sioux Falls, SD
6/9/2021 6/10/2021 Madison Ridgeland Academy
Madison, MS

Middle Level 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
6/2/2021 6/2/2021 Albuquerque School of Excellence
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Travel Accomodations for Workshops in Pittsburg, KS

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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