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Building Effective Science Practices

Building Effective Science Practices

Building Effective Science Practices With the 5E Model of Instruction The 5E model of instruction has long been recognized as an important model of instruction for the effective teaching of science practices in K-12. Hear from experts and a school district on how the 5E model can balance the critical thinking and problem solving skills

“Ain’t I a Woman?” Resources and Instructional Ideas for Celebrating Historic Women

In 1851, a former slave became a luminary of the women’s rights movement. Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, delivered an impassioned speech later titled “Ain’t I a Woman?” that questioned society’s out-of-kilter view and treatment of women. In her day, there was no Women’s History Month, but instead a tireless, year-round fight against injustice. As

Building A Culture of STEM Teaching & Learning

Building A Culture of STEM Teaching & Learning From Vision to Practice Growing consensus and shared understanding around your STEM vision, culture and curriculum can be challenging. Having a long-term plan addressing the many stakeholders involved is critical, but where should you begin?

From Presentation to Investigation: Using Boards to Build Active Learning

From Presentation to Investigation: Using Boards to Build Active Learning by Emily Sigman Because students are at the center of learning, we’re highlighting student work and how they use Discovery Education resources. When students have the freedom to explore and discover – and have tools to facilitate and capture their thinking – they begin to

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

Musician and Educator Gets Students in Tune

Dr. Lodge McCammon, a professional musician, previously taught AP Economics and Civics at Wakefield High School located in Raleigh, NC. Currently, he works in classrooms with various grade levels and subjects in order to help teachers and students integrate music, video, and movement into the course. At the age of 2, Dr. McCammon began playing

DEN STAR Offers Students a Unique Menu Project

Chelsea Murray, 8th grade science teacher at Baines Middle School in Missouri City, TX, and her colleague Stacy Vinson, have given their students a menu project – students choose which project they would like to complete in order to show their teacher what they have learned about the moon and tides. Murray believes that this

DEN STAR Strives to Stop Cyberbullying

In every classroom, there’s a possibility that a student will be bullied; however, the typical fight, or cruel exchange of words, on the schoolyard has transformed into viral videos of bullying and the making of fake profiles on social media that continue to embarrass and degrade students. Whether it’s on the school’s campus or over

Learn More About ConnectED!

While this may be old news for many, you might be interested to learn more about the White House’s latest proposal to support ConnectED, the digital transition taking place in classrooms across the country. Through this initiative, President Obama sets a country-wide goal of connecting 99% of classrooms with broadband and high-speed Internet access over

Techbook at the Tip of Your Finger with Brad Fountain

Intrigued by this latest touch-based technology? Wondering how these new devices are reshaping the learning landscape of our schools? Brad Fountain explores techniques for building a mobile learning toolkit powered by Discovery Education. Want the latest updates for accessing Discovery Education Techbook content on mobile devices as we shift our student’s focus from consuming content

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