Posts By Brad Fountain

About Brad Fountain

I have been with Discovery Education since 2005 and currently serve as the Director of Instructional Implementation for the Science Techbook. I have more than 13 years of educational experience and am married with two children, ages 3 and 7.

  1. "Through the Wormhole" Starts Tonight

    Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence — the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? Is there a creator? These questions have been pondered by the most brilliant minds of the human race. […]

  2. Spotlight on the Gulf Spill with Philippe Cousteau

    Spotlight on the Gulf Spill, How it Affects Us Now and in the Future. Questions, Answers and More Uncertainty. Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:00PM ET Join Philippe Cousteau, grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau and Discovery Education Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education, as he takes you and your students to the Gulf through pictures and […]

  3. Charlotte Geocaching Day

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Charlotte Geocaching Day at the US National Whitewater Center.  A special thanks to Dr. Cindy Moss of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) for participating and sharing the experience with fellow educators from across CMS.  The weather was wonderful after our brief rain shower during instructions and teams trekked […]

  4. iBrain: A Terrible Thing to Waste

    Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s webinar.  A recorded version of the presentation will be available here later this week, but as promised I have included a link to download the ppt presentation.  I also wanted to recommend a couple of other reading resources in case this you wanted to learn more about […]

  5. Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Partners with Discovery Education

    Discovery Education and The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) announced today an unprecedented, innovative alliance to help parents, educators, and children address the problem of childhood obesity. Today HWCF is launching web-based outreach campaigns with Discovery Education to encourage and promote physical activity and healthy eating, especially among children. The online campaigns address rising levels […]

  6. Breaking the Silence of Mental Illness

    Lorraine Kaplan and Janet Susin are members of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), who also happen to be educators, mothers, and parents of children who have suffered with mental illness.  Janet and Lorraine recently hosted a webinar representing theNAMI during which they provided a great wealth of insights into working with children suffering […]

  7. EdTech Connect with Temple Grandin

    What an amazing webinar with Dr. Temple Grandin last night!!  Dr. Grandin provided those in attendance with an insight into what it is like to view the world as an autistic person as well as tips for teachers on how to support students with autism or Aspergers.  In addition, the DEN showed it’s true powers […]

  8. Comcast Webinar and Maryland Day of Discovery

    Feel free to download the following presentations from the recent educator trainings that I hosted.  As promised you will also find a set of links that I shared during the presentations.  The links for the sites from the PowerPoints are part of the PowerPoints so just download them to access the links.  I have also […]

  9. Storyboarding for a Successful Screen Debut – Sponsored by 3M

    Join us tomorrow for the first in a series of webinars designed to prepare students for their 3M Young Scientist Challenge submission.  Tomorrow’s webinar will help students prepare for their submission by introducing them to the storyboarding process and free tools that can be used to assist students in creating their storyboard.  We will also […]

  10. DEN Spring Virtual Conference

    We are preparing for the 2010 Spring Virtual Conference.  There are two great ways to attend the Spring Virtual Conference.  The easiest way is to simply logon anytime between 8AM and 4PM EST and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your home and nearest beach.  The second way allows you to share the experience […]

  11. Fast Company Publication Recognizes Discovery Education Science

    Recently Fast Company, a publication “focusing on the most creative individuals sparking change in the marketplace” recognized Discovery Education Science as one of the of “the coolest devices, sites, and apps for kids to log on and learn”.  Here is what they had to say about Discovery Education Science: “students can “learn science as scientists.” […]

  12. LIFE Begins on Discovery and Discovery Education

    In case you missed it, the Life series began on Discovery last night and I must say I thought it was amazing!!  If you are subscriber to Discovery Education streaming Plus or Discovery Education Science Middle School you will be happy to know that both episodes from last night are available for you today.  The […]

  13. Siemens Foundation's New President

    We are excited to share the news that Jennifer Harper-Taylor has been appointed to be the President of the Siemens Foundation.  Siemens Foundation focuses on providing unique opportunities for teachers and students through high quality professional development and engaging STEM related activities.  They have just closed the We Can Change the World program for this […]

  14. NSTA Conference Events

      We have a number of exciting events planned for NSTA in Philadelphia.  Please join us for any of the events you are able. We also have numerous workshops around great STEM related partnership programs that I encourage you to learn more about.  We look forward to seeing you at NSTA. Evening Events: STAR Dinner […]

  15. Mythbusters STEM Activity

    Amber Muscarello and Anna Davila from Sartartia Middle School in Sugar Land, TX have developed a great project around the Mythbusters.  They will be presenting their project at the National Conference for the Teachers of Mathematics April 21-24 in San Diego, CA.  The project website is currently in the initial stages of development and should […]

  16. Siemens We Can Change the World NSTA Winner

    Congratulations to Janet Zilka, Technology Instructor at St. Andrews the Apostle School, for being selected as the winner for an all expense paid trip to this year’s NSTA Conference in Philadelphia March 18-21.  Janet enrolled her school in the Siemens We Can Change the World challenge as a way to bring STEM activities to the […]

  17. NSTA Pre-Conference Event

    If you are attending NSTA in Philadelphia, join the DEN for an enjoyable evening at City Tavern on Wednesday, March 18, 2010 from 5:30 – 8:00.  The evening will be a great chance to connect with other DEN Stars attending NSTA as well as learn about new features available within DE Science, new ways to […]

  18. STEM @ TCEA

    On Monday the DEN hosted a great TCEA pre-conference event attended by over 160 educators from across Texas.  For one of the sessions we focused on free tools that can be used to help promote STEM across the curriculum.  Including: Google Sketchup to work with basic shapes, construction, architectural designs, and measurement. Photostory 3 for […]

  19. 3M Young Scientist Challenge Video Topics Announced

    The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries for 2010.  The challenge is he nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5 through 8.  Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the final challenge in October. The winner will […]

  20. What an amazing event!!  SCIcon exceeded everyone’s expectations in turnout, community involvement, and enhancing science instruction. We had approximately 500 individuals attend virtually including attendees from Australia, Belgium, and Hungary.  An additional 350 educators participated in one of 16 DEN Leadership Council in-person events taking place across the country. Educators in attendance received a wealth […]

  21. Michio Kaku Webinar

    In case you missed it we archived the webinar featuring Michio Kaku, from Discovery Science Channel’s: Science of the Impossible and it available for your viewing pleasure below this post.  He was extremely engaging and students fed off his excitement and ability to relate to their interest.  This is the first of a series of […]

  22. Dr. Michio Kaku: Physics of the Impossible (January 19, 2010)

    Inspire your students! Register to hear Dr. Michio Kaku, host of Science Channel’s “Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible”, theoretical physicist, best selling author and co-creator of string field theory, talk about the various science topics covered in his television show. “Physics of the Impossible” takes viewers to the frontiers of science with an […]

  23.   What an amazing event!!  SCIcon exceeded everyone’s expectations in turnout, community involvement, and enhancing science instruction.  We are working finalizing all of the data and numbers and will let you know the statistics as soon as we have them finalized.  We (AKA Steve Dembo) are also working on converting the videos from the presentations […]

  24. DEN SCIcon is tomorrow and I am sure you are excited I we all are for this groundbreaking event.  We have just been given some new resources to share with everyone and so we have modified the schedule to accommodate this great opportunity.  From 2:30 to 3:00 we will be sharing a newly announced resource […]

  25.   We are three days out from the first science themed DEN viritual conference.  As was mentioned yesterday we have a great group of presenters and presentations and our moste exciting presenter has to be DEN Star Educator Julene Reed who will be presenting Polar Bears in a Changing Climate.  In addition to being a […]