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New Resources from DNA Decoded Demonstrate the Real-World Applications of Genomics

New Resources from DNA Decoded Demonstrate the Real-World Applications of Genomics

Genomics is the study of an organism’s entire DNA. This knowledge can be applied in a number of ways to help solve important global challenges like fighting disease outbreaks, innovating agricultural advancements, and developing life-saving targeted therapies. You can introduce your high school students to this category of curriculum at the intersection of biology and technology, with digital resources

STEM Careers Coalition Partner Spotlight: P&G and ASME

With a focus on equity of access, the STEM Careers Coalition connects industry leaders to activate the power of STEM in support of building a pipeline of innovative problem-solvers to join the STEM workforce of tomorrow. Current coalition members–API, ASME, Boeing, Chevron, P&G, and Microsoft–represent a diverse range of industry sectors spanning energy, technology, aerospace,

Life Lessons and Career Connections: Experiential Career Resources to Inspire Student Success

Life-changing career explorations require resources that are reflect real life. Help your students pursue their passions and uncover innovative career pathways in exciting industries with Discovery Education’s immersive career exploration resources for middle and high school students. Check out a wide variety of hands-on activities, digital interactives, virtual field trips, and additional resources that combine experiential learning and powerful real-world insights to help make student career investigations come to life!  SEE COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AT WORK Help

Recognize College Savings Month with Financial Literacy Resources for High School Students

Planning for higher education can be a challenge for any family. Between Applications, essays, and tours, it can be a very stressful process. A crucial part of preparing for college is planning for the financial burden of paying for the type of higher education the student is most interested in.   The cost of higher education in the United States continues to rise,

Keeping Teens Vape Free Through Education

According to the Food and Drug Administration, 5 million youth in the United States currently use e-cigarettes: 1 in 4 high school students (27.5%) and 1 in 10 middle school students (10.5%). Vaping increases a person’s chance of experiencing complications from upper respiratory illnesses and some researchers believe there exists a relationship between vaping and COVID-19 patients. As

Celebrate the Moments When Learning Comes Alive! Ignite Student Inspiration with Discovery Education’s Innovation Virtual Field Trips

* Did you know our brains have “Mirror Neurons”, which fire not only when we perform an action, but also when we observe that same action performed by another? This is why experiencing something and watching someone else experience it can have the exact same effect on our mind. *  Educators and parents both know that some of students’ most inspired moments of learning

STEM Careers Coalition Video Series Demonstrates the Impact of STEM Skills in Innovation

Solutions Seekers Series Spotlights Professionals Responding to COVID-19 Help students connect the dots between the application of STEM skills and innovating solutions to important real-world challenges with the  STEM Careers Coalition  COVID-19 Solution Seekers, a video series spotlighting how STEM professionals at non-profits corporations, and within industry are pivoting to meet the needs presented by

Using Project-Based Learning to Develop 21st Century Skills

Contributed with Sandy Swartz, M.Ed., Instructional Technology Trainer, St. Tammany Parish Public School System In today’s learning environment, students need more than academic knowledge to thrive in college, careers and beyond. As a result, educators are dually tasked with increasing core subject comprehension and developing 21st-century skills, especially in STEM. Project-based learning (PBL) is designed

Explore the Tech Innovations of Tomorrow with Discovery Education’s SOS Instructional Strategies

Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) are research-based instructional strategies for integrating Discovery Education digital curriculum resources in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. These strategies are flexible and can be used as part of in-classroom, virtual and hybrid learning environments to support critical thinking and student engagement.  Tech for Tomorrow was developed in partnership with The Tech Interactive, a museum in San Jose, CA, and

6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources  Teaching students the importance of equity, access and culture is more important now than ever.  Empowering young learners with resources that help them better understand and embrace the world around them while encouraging them to take full advantage of versatile learning resources, will be key to helping students re-engage this school year.   Discovery Education offers a number of programs,

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