Posts By Kyle Schutt

About Kyle Schutt

Since 2010 Kyle (@ktschutt) has worked for Discovery Education supporting one of the largest professional learning networks in the country, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN). He coordinates and delivers in-person and web-based professional development workshops and conferences for educators, as well as creates and produces Discovery Education’s virtual field-trips and classroom events.

  1. 70 Years Ago, Today

    If you noticed Discovery airing programing like Schindler’s List and other holocaust related content over the past week, it’s no coincidence.  Today Discovery Communications is honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day – which this year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Last week, Joe posted a number of resources for teaching about the […]

  2. America’s Top Young Scientist might be one of your students!

    The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is calling all students in grades 5-8 for another year of groundbreaking science exploration. This exciting competition encourages students to apply critical problem solving skills in resolving a real-world problem, and creatively communicating their idea through a video submission. How can my students enter? To enter the competition, […]

  3. DEN Fit & Together Counts New Year’s Challenge

    Byline: Alison Schleede It is that time of year again!  Time to make those New Year resolutions!  If getting fit is one of your resolutions, please read on! The challenge to is to complete more than 10,000 steps/day for 21 days in any 4 week period between January 1, 2015 and February 28, 2015. The DEN Fit’s New […]

  4. Spread Holiday Cheer in Your Community to Win Up to $10,000!

    Spread Holiday Cheer in Your Community to Win Up to $10,000! Inspire your students to make a difference this holiday season with the Belk Service Learning Challenge. Entering the Challenge is easy! With the guidance of an educator, student teams in grades 6-8 are asked to identify an issue in their community, design an action plan to […]

  5. Are Your Students Safe Online?

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    Intel® Security and Discovery Education have teamed up to create the Intel® Security Digital Safety Program: Think Before You Link.  This initiative is designed to empower the next generation of digital citizens with the tools they need to make smart, secure, and responsible decisions online. After reviewing the site (, I’ve highlighted a few activities that […]

  6. Do you teach Financial Education?

    Please tell us so by completing this link or the form below! You might recall the past few years when we’ve helped get the word out about the High School Business Challenge.  This year we want to hear from educators that incorporate financial literacy into their classrooms.  Complete the form and we may reach out to you to provide […]

  7. DEN STARs: Get Science Techbook courtesy of 3M


    Dear STAR Discovery Educator, Thank you for your active participation in the Discovery Educator Network.  Discovery Education and 3M are excited to offer the Discovery Education Science Techbook to 300 DEN STARs for the rest of the 2014-2015 school year (ending June 30, 2015). You can sign-up and access this promotion by logging into Discovery Education and […]

  8. Tundra Connections Math Challenge

    If you haven’t heard, the DEN is once again partnering with Polar Bears International for their 2014 Tundra Connections program.  Learn more and register from my previous blog post here: To prepare for the Thursday, October 30 webcast at 1pm ET, we invite you and your students to participate in our Math Challenge.  Our goal is to […]

  9. Congratulations to Sahil Doshi – America’s 2014 Top Young Scientist

      Congratulations to Sahil Doshi – America’s 2014 Top Young Scientist   The 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is in the books and the results are in – Sahil Doshi of Pittsburgh, PA, is America’s 2014 Top Young Scientist! This week, Sahil and 9 other incredible finalists came together in St. Paul, MN, […]

  10. The Belk Service Learning Challenge Is Back and Bigger Than Ever

      The Belk Service Learning Challenge is Now Open for Entries Submit a Video Today! Join Belk, Discovery Education and the International Society for Technology in Education as they celebrate another year of service learning with the Belk Service Learning Challenge! The Challenge invites student teams in grades 6-8—with the guidance of an educator—to identify an issue in their […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. Join Us Live on National Manufacturing Day!

      Join Us Live on National Manufacturing Day! Connect Students to STEM in Action from a Working Aluminum Plant   October 3rd, 1PM EST / 10AM PST    Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with a fascinating interactive LIVE Virtual Field Trip to Alcoa Davenport, a high-tech aluminum manufacturing plant on the banks of the Mississippi River. […]

  13. Enter the Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest Today

    The USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education present Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest Enter today for your chance to join an international group of educators on a once-in-a-lifetime professional development experience taking place in Poland on January 24-27, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Enter today […]

  14. Win Access to Discovery Education Science for Your Entire School

    Enter For Your Chance to Win a Free Year of Discovery Education Science! The Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes from Siemens Science Day is now open! One lucky school will win free school-wide access to Discovery Education Science, a compelling and interactive resource for students, for a year. Enter daily for your chance to win. Sweepstakes ends February […]

  15. Upcoming Event: Explore the Innovation of Food Science Live at Chobani

    Join us on September 16th at 1PM ET for a Virtual Field Trip to the Chobani Greek yogurt factory in Twin Falls, Idaho, where we’ll explore some key ingredients – like innovation and technology. Middle school classrooms will go behind the scenes to uncover the innovative technology used to make Greek yogurt and hear from real-world food scientists. Turn this […]

  16. Educator Spotlight: Lissa Moses

    The following post is from 2010 Siemens STEM Institute Fellow, Lissa Moses.  Lissa invites you to learn more about her work by going to and reviewing her presentation at the 2014 Siemens STEM Institute here:  She also has a special offer for all Discovery Educator Network educators. See below for more details. Reflections and an Opportunity […]

  17. The DEN Welcomes Siemens STEM Academy Educators

    Next week is another one of my favorite weeks of the year because it’s the Siemens STEM Institute.  Coming off of a phenomenal week at DENSI 2014, so many of you continue to share your reflections through our blogs and other social media.  With that spirit of community in mind, next week we have the […]

  18. Join Tomorrow at 1pm ET: An Ultimate Cool School Assembly

    REGISTER TODAY: An Ultimate Cool School Assembly Bending the Elements: Exploring the Way the World Works Tune into our Siemens Science Day Ultimate Cool School Assembly as Patti Duncan presents fun and interactive science activities and highlights the importance of science literacy. During this webcast, students will be amazed as they witness interactive demonstrations and mind-blowing experiments […]

  19. Join Tomorrow at 1pm ET: Behind the Scenes from a Greek Yogurt Factory


      Join Discovery Education and Chobani as we transport your classroom to the Chobani factory in New Berlin, NY for a sneak peek into the technology used to deliver fresh milk, add live and active cultures, complete a straining process and transport Greek Yogurt to the grocery store. K-5 classrooms will also meet the Founder and […]

  20. Take the DEN to Work Day Archives: Game on!

    Take the DEN to Work Day was already a week ago.  In case you missed it, we’ve been highlighting the webinar archives all week long.  Our final archive to share is Hall Davidson’s trivia-inspired session that challenged students from across the country.   The archive from Hall’s session is available here. Take the DEN to Work Day: DEN […]

  21. Take the DEN to Work Day Archives: Try This at Home!

    Take the DEN to Work Day was last Friday. Jannita Demian ramped up our scientific thinking with Try This at Home!, our third session that shared fun, simple, and safe experiments with step-by-step guidelines on how to try this at home!  The archive is now available here. Take the DEN to Work Day: DEN Teacher Appreciation Week 2014 Try This […]