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Discovery Education STEMinar – November 2016

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

4 Elements of Great STEM Education

The following is from our latest white paper on STEM, “Using Science Techbook to Support Great STEM Education,” written by Amy Gensemer, Director of Science Curriculum at Discovery Education. Today’s students live in a world of constant stimulation. Whether it’s Xbox, social media, or television, students have continuous access to highly enticing visual information, entertainment, and connectivity.

Oak Ridge Students Achieve More with Discovery Education

Students at Oak Ridge Schools in Tennessee have significantly increased their state testing scores using a combination of Discovery Education Science Techbook™ and Streaming Plus. A recent analysis by Discovery Education shows that Oak Ridge’s fourth graders taught with these resources had higher science, reading, and math scores on the 2015 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program

STEM for All: How to Create a Healthy STEM Ecosystem

By Cindy Moss, Director of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education Many of the most valuable jobs of tomorrow depend on the STEM education happening in today’s classrooms. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million IT jobs available but only 400,000 computer science graduates with the required

Techbook and Madden Are Big Winners in ‘Tech & Learning’ Awards

Two Discovery Education resources were recently named winners in the 2016 Awards of Excellence by Tech & Learning magazine in the New Product category: Discovery Education Science Techbook for NGSS and EA SPORTS Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers. The full list of winners of the 34th-annual Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence can be viewed online.

#CelebratewithDE – World Space Week

World Space Week, celebrated October 4 – 10, 2016, is an annual international celebration of science and technology. Explore these Discovery Education Streaming and Science Techbook resources and introduce your students to the wonder of space exploration. Don’t forget to sign up for the Generation Beyond Virtual Field Trip, live from Lockheed Martin Space Operations

See Why Joan Loves Science Techbook

Joan and James represent two teacher personalities — one experienced with Techbook, and one who has never heard of it. While Joan and James may not be real, they represent real teachers facing real classroom problems. They’re the stars of a new video series exploring what makes Techbook great. Science Techbook brings science alive, blending

The 9 Principles to Creating Powerful NGSS Classrooms with Science Techbook

The duty of our school districts doesn’t just rest in educating our students for today, but in preparing them for what the future may hold. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been helping districts achieve that goal since their introduction in 2013 by improving science education for all K–12 students. At the same time,

Summer is Here: Let the STEM Fun Begin!

By Jonathan Gerlach, Discovery Education’s National Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives One of the most important parts of STEM teaching and learning is students having the opportunity to see how the world works outside the classroom bringing content to life in context. We stress the importance of integrating the idea of “real-world” into learning. However we

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