Tag archives for Friends of the DEN

  1. 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 […]

  2. Live Virtual Event: Take Your K-5 Students Behind the Scenes from a Greek Yogurt Factory

    Tuesday, May 20th at 1pm ET Register Here: http://dlc.com/chobanivft 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, strain yogurt and transport it to the grocery store. Classrooms will also meet […]

  3. Two Days Left: Enter NOW to win $45K

      Two Days Left: Enter NOW to win $45K in Classroom Technology! There are two days left to enter the 2014 Win A Wireless Lab Sweepstakes, an annual opportunity from Discovery Education and CDW•G that provides students and teachers with more than $100,000 in innovative classroom technology that can transform the way students learn. Prizes include […]

  4. 4/22 at 1pm Virtual Event for Students: STEM is Now, STEM is How

    Siemens STEM Connect: STEM is Now, STEM is How We often hear of amazing things happening in STEM classrooms across the country. And, we’re often asked to share these exemplars to provide guidance in achieving a shared STEM education vision. Join our live webcast to see one vision of a STEM program.   Tuesday, April […]

  5. This assignment just might save a life

      Underscore the importance of safe driving:  Vote today! Discovery Education and Toyota encourage you to assign your students an activity today that just might save a life: Ask them to check out the Top 10 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge videos and vote for their favorite.   In an effort to combat the startling […]

  6. Egg Farm Virtual Field Trip is Back!

      Don’t Miss Your Chance to Transport Your Students to a Working Egg Farm! Discovery Education and the American Egg Board have joined forces to give your K-5 students a behind-the-scenes look at Pearl Valley Farms of Pearl City, Illinois.  Join us as we highlight the journey eggs take from the farm to your table and show how […]

  7. 3M Young Scientist Challenge Webinars

      Want to make your Young Scientist Challenge entry video stand out? Get tips from the 2013 judges, finalists, and winner  Thinking about entering the 2014 Young Scientist Challenge? Join us for a free webinar where we’ll share resources and tips for making your Young Scientist Challenge entry shine.  2013 winner Peyton Robertson, finalists Srijay, Aishani, and Anish, […]

  8. Register Today: Live Virtual Field Trip with the Google Doodlers

      Meet the team of illustrators and engineers who design the Google homepage logos From Sketches to the Google Homepage Wednesday, March 5 @ 1pm ET Discovery Education is traveling to the Google headquarters to meet the team of illustrators and engineers who design the Google Doodles- Google’s playful and fun homepage illustrations. Join us for […]

  9. Shift your students from consumers to creators, and win $15,000

      Spread the word about the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge! When your students create a quick video that promotes safe driving in 90 seconds or less, they’ll be entered to win $15,000 cash and the opportunity to work with a Discovery Film Crew to re-shoot their entry video into a TV-ready PSA. (The PSA that […]

  10. Win $45,000 in Classroom Technology for your School

    Some of you who’ve been around will remember the CDW-G Win A Wireless Lab Sweepstakes, which is back for an 11th year of partnering with Discovery Education to award schools with classroom technology. The 2014 Win A Wireless Lab Sweepstakes is open for all educators to get entered – and you could win $45,000 in […]

  11. STEM Educators: This is your Friday Assignment

    If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of STEM resources, engage in hands-on professional development that pushes your thinking, and connect with like-minded educators, you have homework this weekend! That’s right, because on Tuesday, February 4th at 5pm ET the application window closes for the Siemens Sumer of Learning.  Want to know what you’re missing? […]

  12. Last chance to enter the Find Your Balance Challenge!

      The Find Your Balance Challenge asks K-5 teachers to identify an Energy Balance need at their school and submit a short action plan that explains how they’ll address this need.  Even though the deadline is Friday, January 31st at 8pm ET, the good news for you is that teachers do NOT need to have […]

  13. Save the Date! Doodle 4 Google opens February 4th

    Your students could win a $30,000 scholarship! Before there was an airplane, there were doodles of cool flying machines. And before there was a submarine, there were doodles of magical underwater sea explorers. Since the beginning of time, ideas big and small, practical and playful, thought-provoking and smile-inducing, have started out as doodles. And we’re […]

  14. Belk is giving the gift of TIME

      To start off 2014 we’re giving you the gift of TIME.  That’s MORE TIME to register for the Belk Service Learning Challenge for a chance to win student scholarships and teacher prizes!   The deadline to submit your application has extended and is now February 28, 2014. Don’t forget, all you need is a good […]

  15. THE COMPETITION IS ON: 2014 3M Young Scientist Challenge

    Have you heard of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge?  Did you see the final competition in October?  Take a look at this  video to get an idea of the excitement and passion students bring to this incredible competition, then learn more by following the steps below. http://youtu.be/jh0OG4JDPJo Check out the newly redesigned 3M YSC website: http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/ […]

  16. LIVE Virtual Field Trip from the Weather Channel!

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      Explore the science behind severe weather and learn how to stay safe and prepared. Discovery Education and The Weather Channel invite you to attend a virtual event LIVE from The Weather Channel on December 11th at 1pm ET. Meteorologists from The Weather Channel will discuss the science behind hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe weather […]

  17. Siemens STEM Academy Inspires Educators

    If you’ve heard about the Siemens STEM Institute or have wondered what it’s like, I encourage you to watch the following video recap from our 2013 STEM Institute.  Having been a part of this phenomenal event for several years, I truly believe it’s as worthy as these educators express.  So take a look, and after […]

  18. Open Doors – Unlock Your Future

    Inspire Your Students to Take the Next Step Towards Career Readiness with the Open Doors: Unlock Your Future Challenge and you could win $10,000! Take the Challenge! Just launched for the 2013- 2014 school year, the Open Doors: Unlock Your Future Challenge, a partnership between the Western Union Foundation, Discovery Education and The Association of […]

  19. Belk Service Learning Challenge & DEN STARs

    Calling STAR Discovery Educators in Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, and the triad region of North Carolina: We hope you’ve already heard about the Belk Service Learning Challenge.  We want you to know that we’re especially excited to be able to support our STAR Discovery Educators as you enter this rewarding project.  To help your students […]

  20. STEM students make a difference with The Air Force Collaboratory projects!

    High school students from around the country have collaborated on the first two U.S. Air Force Collaboratory projects to great success. Thousands of ideas have been shared and the Air Force is working toward creating real solutions to real challenges. Project 003: The Launch of GPS IIF is now underway, and we need students to help us complete […]

  21. Why Be Active?

    Byline: Jessica Donaldson While exploring the Energy Balance 101 curriculum from the Together Counts program, I came across a fun and important lesson for grades K-2 and 3-5. The lesson is entitled Why Be Active? and prompts students to think about the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle. The lesson plan’s “instant expert” section gives […]

  22. Become an Agent of Change: Learn How on Wednesday, 11/13 at 7pm ET

      Animal Planet’s Dave Salmoni brought some friends to visit the National Elementary School Winners, for Grades 3-5, at Kelly Mill Elementary School in Cumming, GA. You could win an interactive Discovery assembly, a $5,000 school grant and more! Empower your students to make a difference with the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, […]

  23. Tuesday 11/12 Virtual PD Event: thinc Differently – Earning Straight C’s is a Good Thing

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      Lance Rougeux, VP, Learning Communities & Educational Consultants 11/12 Virtual PD Event: thinc Differently – Earning Straight C’s is a Good Thing In the context of conceptual shifts and crosscutting concepts articulated in the Next Generation Science Standards, it is essential that we think outside the box, outside the book, and outside the classroom, […]