Author Archives: Mike Bryant

Econ Essentials: Seeker Stories

Econ Essentials: Seeker Stories

Satisfy your students’ curiosity and further their learning with this three-part mini documentary series by Seeker. Each episode transports students across the globe and showcases stories of people and places that are shaping how economics is impacting our world today. “How Algae Could Change the Fossil Fuel Industry“ Meet Dave Hazlebeck, CEO of Global Algae Innovations.

Start with Hello

Our community of educators face many challenges in their classrooms, schools and communities. Some challenges are easier to overcome than others.  As educators, we are placed in a unique position to not only mentor youth in their academic endeavors, but also counsel them through some of the more unfortunate, brutal realities of life. This is

A High School Educator’s Take on The Facts about Food

Guest Blogger: Jessica Donaldson – Pre-engineering teacher, Berkeley County School District in Moncks Corner, SC     There are times when my students have trouble grasping economic concepts. But when those topics are transformed into an independent, interactive, and relevant learning experience, things definitely get easier. That experience is what Econ Essentials and the Facts About

2017 3M Young Scientist Challenge is Open

Are you America’s Top Young Scientist? Students, grades 5-8, are invited to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovating solution that could solve an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills. Thousands of students nationwide have participated in the

Winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

America’s 2016 Top Young Scientist is 13-year-old Maanasa Mendu Maanasa, a ninth grader at William Mason High School in Mason City School District, competed alongside nine other finalists during a live competition at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn. She was awarded the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” as well as a $25,000

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Special Message from Val Skinner

Special Guest Blog Post from Val Skinner I was inspired to start the Val Skinner Foundation and create LIFE (LPGA Pros In the Fight to Eradicate breast cancer) after watching my friend and fellow LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour Golf Professional, Heather Farr, fight and eventually lose her battle against breast cancer.  Heather was

Education Station Farm-to-Table Virtual Field Trip

Register Now for the Education Station Farm-to-Table Virtual Field Trip What’s your carbon footprint? Join classrooms all over the country as they calculate their carbon footprint and propose solutions to help offset their carbon footprint.  The first 25 classes to submit their ideas will receive a resource pack to do the hands-on activity featured in

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