By guest blogger Anna Clausen, Abbott Volunteer Champion Healthy living has always been a focus of mine, as both of my parents passed away from cancer at a young age. I try to stay healthy by keeping an active lifestyle through running, biking and swimming. When I had kids, health became even more important; we
Five Easy Activities to Support Project-Based STEM Learning with Resources from Science Fair Central
As districts around the country begin to consider the specifics of back-to-school, it’s a great time to explore grab-and-go hands-on STEM projects that can be easily assigned to students whether they are in the classroom or learning virtually. Science Fair Central, developed in partnership with The Home Depot, features an entire portfolio of STEM projects to help students learn
Discovery Education and DEA Offer Opioid Prevention Resources for the Workplace & Beyond On a mission to provide educational resources to end the U.S. opioid epidemic through no-cost substance misuse prevention resources, Operation Prevention was developed in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to empower educators to tackle the opioid misuse conversation with students. Educating our youth about substance misuse is increasingly critical
By: Beth Meyer, Vice President of Partner Success at Discovery Education The evidence is clear – the number of STEM jobs are growing, but not equally. Insight from Pew Research Center finds that the STEM workforce outpaced all other U.S. job sectors, growing by over 79% since 1990. But while the number of STEM jobs have grown,
A cross-curricular approach to learning is an effective way to introduce students to multiple subjects and help them build critical thinking skills. An effective cross-curricular learning activity will have students apply various skills while also learning about real-world applications. TGR EDU: Explore, a program from TGR Foundation and Discovery Education, offers free trans-disciplinary resources to teachers. Teachers, consider
Inspire Students to Consider Careers in Mining Innovation with All-New Dig Into Mining Career Resources
If students can’t see it, they can’t be it! Exposing students to a wide variety of industries and career paths is key to expanding their interest in STEM careers. In partnership with Freeport-McMoRan, Dig Into Mining provides students with a deeper understand of the mining industry overall, and new career profiles give students the opportunity to discover how
Virtual Learning Resources from Ask, Listen, Learn and Discovery Education Spark Important Conversations at Home about the Prevention of Underage Drinking
Digital Tools for Families Grow Students’ Confidence to Say “NO” to Underage Drinking Parents are the leading influence on their kid’s decision to drink – or not to drink – alcohol. As summer approaches, educators can support parents with a diverse array of digital resources now available from Ask, Listen, Learn and Discovery Education to initiate conversations that help students say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to
Read on to learn why 4th grade educator Christi Vereckey, M.Ed., NBCT recommends Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids becomes a cornerstone of elementary school education. My students (and even my own children!) think unlimited money lives behind debit and credit cards. I often ask myself: as a teacher, how can I ensure our kids grow up
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