Paxton/Patterson Blog

Helpful information about STEM education and CTE programs

November Got Grit Contest Winner

by Peter 13. December 2016 03:57

November Contest Winners


November Got Grit Contest Winner

Connor Buckley

We are proud to reward the hard work and determination that Connor demonstrates at Clay Middle School with STEM Instructor, Derek Dial. Thanks for sharing your learning experience. Your contest submission demonstrated that you've Got Grit. Keep up the great work. 

Would you like to enter the Got Grit contest?

click for contest details

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Tags: Got Grit?, STEM Learning, STEM education contest, school contest, STEM Education

SawStop Safety Demo

by Peter 8. December 2016 03:46

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SawStop Safety

Watch an impressive demonstration of SawStop safety with Paxton/Patterson at ACTE CareerTech VISION.
A patented automatic braking system stops the saw within milliseconds if its blade comes in contact with the operator's hand or other body part.

Watch Video Demonstration

For more information click here.

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Tags: sawstop, woodshop safety, table saw safety, cte future, paxton patterson, Construction Trades Education, STEM Education, Tools

October Got Grit Contest Winners

by Peter 17. November 2016 06:52

October Contest Winners


October Got Grit Contest Winners

Jorie and Haley

We are proud to reward the hard work and determination that Jorie and Haley demonstrated in the STEM Lab, at Ira Jones Middle School, with Applied Technology Instructor, John Pilch. Thanks for sharing your learning experience. Your contest submission demonstrated that you've Got Grit. Keep up the great work. 

Would you like to enter the Got Grit contest?

click for contest details

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Tags: Got Grit?, STEM Learning, STEM education contest, school contest, Paxton/Patterson News, STEM Education

The New Robot Dance

by Peter 2. November 2016 02:37

STEM Robots


Choreographed Programming

You've seen, and perhaps even performed, the robot dance at some point, but take a look at this version that features VEX Robots. watch video 

It's a great example of coordinated programming to share with your class. Working with robots encourages students to develop critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving skills while utilizing real-world applications. 

Students Work as Engineers

3D Printed CO2 Dragster

In the Paxton/Patterson learning systems, students work as engineers, designing and programming VEX robots. This STEM education curriculum helps prepare students for the following career pathways:

 

  • Artificial Intelligence Experts
  • Software Engineers
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Computer Systems Designer
  • Mechanical Technicians
  • Software Programmer
  • CIM Operator
  • Electronics Technicians

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Tags: STEM robots, STEM Education, STEM Learning, Robot Programming

Got Grit?

by Peter 12. October 2016 05:14

Got Grit?


Got Grit?

To celebrate students and classrooms that engage in the process of learning Paxton/Patterson has launched the Got Grit Contest. We know that through the course of learning there are frequent twists, turns, and even setbacks. We hope that you and your students share stories of the mistakes, setbacks, and the perseverance that went into the process of learning and eventual success! We want to hear about your success stories and reward them.

Share Your Learning Experience
for a Chance to Win
Pizzas, Prizes and a 3-D Printer

Submissions can be made in different formats. We want you and your students to be creative! The story you tell could be a series of photos with captions, sketches, a video that chronicles a design brief, or perhaps a narrative writing piece that demonstrates “Grit”.

Enter the contest at paxtonpatterson.com/contest.

Download a contest flier.

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