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EMS STEM Teacher Named to Pitsco National STEAM Advisory group

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Phil Moskowitz, the Eisenhower Middle School STEAM Teacher and Robotics advisor was recently named to the 2018 Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) through Pitsco.

He is one of nineteen educators selected from across the country to help share his expertise with Pitsco Education’s development and marketing teams to support the mission of “leading education that positively affects learners.”

MoskowitzMoskowitz shared his response to being selected via the Roxbury STEM Lab Facebook page saying, “I was lucky enough to be selected by Pitsco Education for their 2018 Teacher Advisory Group! Teachers helping lead education that positively affects learners. I can't wait to share my ideas and help other's continue to grow STEM Education!”

According to Pitsco’s Public Relations Department, “the 2018 TAG members will be involved in a variety of projects, including the development of products as well as the creation of product videos, website and marketing content, and blog posts.”

Pitsco’s website states the purpose of TAG is to provide feedback on classroom activities, products, and curricula, and generate ideas for Pitsco. Many of the efforts will be displayed on Pitsco’s website, in marketing materials, and on social media.

In an emailed statement Nancy Peterson, Pitsco’s TAG Coordinator shared, “Our TAG members provide valuable feedback concerning our products, activities, curriculum and solutions.”

Pitsco added, “In fact, Pitsco has already begun reaping the benefits of TAG members’ insight. In late December, Peterson tasked the group with digging into the new Pitso.com and sharing their observations. Members provided detailed descriptions of what they like about the new site as well as suggestions for additional improvements.”

“This is exactly what we’re looking for from our TAG members,” said Peterson. “We have another great group this year, and I can’t wait to see the amazing things they bring us in 2018!”

The 2018 Pitsco TAG members include:

  • Paul Casey, Norwayne Middle School, Fremont, NC
  • Christine Chiodo, Pontiac Junior High, Pontiac, IL
  • Michael Clark, Southwestern Middle School, DeLand, FL
  • Jackie Derr, Perrysburg Junior High School, Perrysburg, OH
  • Joan Gillman, The Calhoun School, New York, NY
  • James Jones, Wedgefield Schools, Orlando, FL
  • Mannie Lowe, CMSE-University of Mississippi, University, MS
  • Thomas Lum, Bohemia Manor High School, Chesapeake City, MD
  • Aaron Mauer, 212 STEAM Labs, Bettendorf, IA
  • Phil Moskowitz, Eisenhower Middle School, Succasunna, NJ
  • David Shabram, Westside Middle School, Omaha, NE
  • Joe Slifka, LaBrae Local Schools, Leavittsburg, OH
  • Michelle Smith, Tucker Creek Middle School, Havelock, NC
  • Natalie Vanderbeck, George Nettels Elementary, Pittsburg, KS
  • Michelle VandyBogurt, Northwest High School, Jackson, MI
  • Tim Vesco, Frank Layden Elementary, Frontenac, ·         Carrie Wilson Herndon, Whitfield School, St. Louis, MO
  • Carmen Zeilser, Roosevelt Elementary, McPherson, KS
  • Steve Zoeller, John Jay High School, Cross River, NY

To be eligible, applicants must be currently employed or actively involved in the education field and enjoy engaging with and sharing educational content. Prior knowledge of Pitsco Education products is preferred but not mandatory. Applicants are also encouraged to be very active on social media platforms especially Twitter, have the ability to create quick videos, and have firsthand experience with makerspaces and robotics.

About Pitsco Education: Pitsco Education is the leading provider of K-12 STEM solutions. STEM education prepares learners for the future through the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts using relevant hands-on applications to connect school, community, and work. Their various products, activities, curriculum, and solutions promote positive learning experiences and continued classroom success.

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