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Discovery Education STEMinar – November 2016

STEM is not just about exploring the world around us, but a reason to take action and bring change to the world in a positive way. This month we examine ways you can make an impact on the world and your community through STEM! STEMtistic of the Month: Since 1979, during summer, arctic ice decreased

Discovering our World with STEM: Lesson Ideas

As you get ready to join us for our week of live webcasts from the tundra (check out the schedule here), here are some lesson ideas and other resources to help get you started. Discovery Education Lesson Starters: We just launched a new polar bear content collection with targeted lesson ideas and instructional strategies for K-5,

Polar Bears: A to Z

Celebrate International Polar Bear Day! Check out the Thermostat Challenge from our friends at Polar Bears International and explore all the great resources below. Polar Bears: A to Z A – Arctic Adaptations Check out this great Discovery Education video segment: “The Key to Bears’ Survival” and hear directly from Alysa McCall about polar bear adaptations.

Can you hear it?!? Listen…

Community is like a glorious symphony. There are moments in your life when you look back, you realize were the beginnings of your song. You couldn’t hear it, but your instrument was being tuned. Each of us face struggles, that in time perfect our practice and path. There are two distinct conversations I remember having

Top Ten Tundra Tools for Connecting Classrooms

This week I am thrilled to be a part of Polar Bears International’s Tundra Connections program.  It means that I get to live on the Tundra Buggy Lodge on the shores of the Hudson Bay, observing polar bears in their native habitat!  I wish you all could be with me in person, but I’m thrilled

Bringing Polar Bears to your Classroom!

The DEN team is again partnering with Polar Bears International for their Tundra Connections program; bringing live, free webcasts from the tundra to your classroom during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba.  Soon, I’ll be packing my bags and headed to the Polar Bear Capital of the World.  I hope you and your students

SOS: Secret Story Recipe

Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Secret Story Recipe PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Graphic organizers are great visual communication tools that allow teachers and students to use pictures and/or words

SOS: Music Video

Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Music Video PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Babies are able to hear and listen, even before they enter the world. Upon entering the world, their

SOS: Telephone

Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Telephone PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Readers who take the most from their reading make conscious plans to evaluate their own ability to do so

SOS: Four-to-One

Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Four-to-One PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Schema theory explains how our previous experiences, knowledge, emotions, and understandings affect what and how we learn (Harvey &

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