A project-based learning approach to teaching means connecting students to the real-world through thought-provoking activities designed to challenge and inspire by doing. It’s an effective way to introduce students to multiple subjects while helping them build critical thinking skills. As defined by PBLWorks, project-based learning “is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills
Join Discovery Education for the final of our three-part blog series highlighting the outstanding student creators who earned a winning spot in Teaching with Testimony’s 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Explore the creative ways that this year’s winners harnessed the power of self-expression to recognize and stand against hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to speak
Whether it’s smartphones, computers, or even automobiles, the world of tech is all around us. As we take a closer look, we can see the countless ways tech innovation is intertwined in our lives and improving the way we live. Resources from Mastercard’s signature STEM curriculum, Girls4Tech, are now available in Discovery Education Experience to support educators in their efforts to connect the foundations of business to STEM principles through inquiry-based
Education in Nevada is changing, for the better. This fall, Nevada Gold Mines (NGM), which is operated by Barrick Gold Corporation, invested $2.2 million in digital resources to support equitable education for students across Nevada as part of a new public-private partnership between the Nevada Department of Education and Discovery Education. This funding ensures public
By Ann Byrdie Bullock, M.Ed., Middle School Science Teacher, Independence Non-Traditional School in Virginia As a middle school educator, I know the critical importance of engaging my students in STEM. Research shows that this is the age kids, especially girls, opt out of STEM pursuits. In a continued effort to inspire my students to explore the engaging world of STEM, my middle school classes joined
Set the table for abundant at-home learning this holiday season with the help of Discovery Education’s no-cost interactive learning resources for families. Read on to explore a holiday buffet of standards-aligned K-12 family learning content that will open up all-new avenues for students to uncover vital real-world knowledge, while equipping parents with streamlined tools to maximize at-home learning during the holidays. HEALTH & WELLNESS It’s important for students to stay committed to healthy
Hi everyone! My name is Tess Henkel and I’m a content manager here at Discovery Education. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, however you’re celebrating this week. Since it is a holiday week, we wanted to keep this short and sweet but also make sure you knew about new content added to Discovery Education Experience. You can explore resources that highlight the
Research shows that mindfulness and emotional health are critical skills for young students. Practicing mindfulness helps reduce negative mental reactions, like stress and anxiety. In short, mindful kids are less stressed and have an easier time focusing on school, no matter the learning environment. Bringing emotional wellness into the classroom or home means that kids will
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