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
10/21/2019 10/21/2019 AIDT/RTP
Tanner, AL
11/2/2019 11/2/2019 Walker Career Center at Warren Central High School
Indianapolis, IN

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
12/6/2019 12/7/2019 Oklahoma National Guard
Oklahoma City, OK

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
11/7/2019 11/7/2019 National Guard
Gassaway, West Virginia
10/27/2019 10/27/2019 IL National Guard
Springfield, IL

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