Siemens STEM Day makes it easy to extend STEM learning with more than 160 standards-aligned, hands-on activities for grades K-12. Each classroom activity highlights one or more components of the engineering design cycle and an essential 21st-century skill, such as analyzing and interpreting data. The resources are extremely easy to navigate, with a database that is searchable by grade level – K-5,
Learn to Empower Your Students to Find Their Voice: Explore Professional Development Resources from Speak Truth to Power
By Rita Mortensen, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area School District Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights are providing the opportunity for teachers to access free professional development resources dedicated to empowering our students to find their voice. This curriculum is coming at a time when we see more and more youth getting involved with causes they are passionate
As kids grow up, they’re faced with the increased responsibility on how to make healthy choices. It starts with little decisions, like picking out an after-school snack, or which sport they want to play, and eventually leads to bigger decisions like college or a career path. As adults, we try our best to arm them
Encourage Critical Thinking and Career Exploration with Classroom Resources and a New Virtual Field Trip from Navigating Nuclear
Contributed by Corey Orr, Science Enrichment Teacher at Eastbrook Middle School in Whitfield County, Georgia Designed to increase understanding of nuclear energy and nuclear technology applications,?Navigating Nuclear?provides educators with the tools to dig deeper into the role of nuclear science in fields like power generation, medicine, space exploration, food preservation, molecular science, and more. Standards-aligned curriculum for middle and high
Contributed by Elizabeth Lipscomb Vice President of Business Development, Discovery Education There are a number of challenges our economy will face with regard to the lack of young people prepared with the STEM skills necessary to join as productive members of the STEM workforce. According to research by STEMConnector, there are critical gaps within the STEM ecosystem
By LeAnn Simmerman, Teacher of the Gifted, Maury County Public Schools, TN Failure can be a painful experience for anyone, but is especially tough for teens who are still forming a sense of self. When people experience failure, they often report feelings of embarrassment, shame and depression. Teens can perceive failure as a judgment –
The use of social media is commonplace for educators nowadays. I interact daily with teachers on Twitter, which is my social network of choice. I monitor each person that follows me and make sure they are educators that are going to be interested in the things I post about. I think the most important component
Our Stories are Stronger Than Hate Virtual Field Trip Teaches Students the Importance of Empathy, Understanding and Human Connection
“Our Stories are Stronger Than Hate,” a new VFT available as part of Teaching with Testimony—a program developed in partnership with USC Shoah Foundation—provides educators with in-depth resources to empower students to combat hate in their own communities. Guest blogger Corey Orr, a science enrichment teacher at Eastbrook Middle School in Dalton, GA shares her
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