Last week engineering was trending on twitter due to the hashtags #IAmAnEngineer and #ILookLikeAnEngineer. These hashtags are focused on breaking down stereotypes in engineering and promoting the many types of people who are engineers. Unfortunately, engineering is an industry that people often have a very fixed perception of what an “engineer” is and many students
Posted on behalf of John Hill, Executive Director, National Rural Education Association. As I travel around the country, I hear the concerns about opportunities for rural students to study the STEM areas, learn about STEM career opportunities, the availability of Internet and cell service, and the difficulties recruiting and retaining STEM teachers in rural areas.
July 14th marked a historic day for NASA and space exploration, after a nine-year journey the New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto providing us with a number of firsts for space exploration. It marks the first time we have seen clear pictures of Pluto. And the first time in decades we are exploring an entirely new
Posted on behalf of James Brown, Executive Director STEM Education Coalition. In today’s economy, strong STEM skills – science, technology, engineering, and math – are a central element of a well-rounded education and every student needs to have a strong foundation in these subjects in order to land and succeed in virtually any job – from the
Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of a lot of conversations surrounding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Recently these conversations are growing in sophistication to much deeper and meaningful discussion about what the standards are and their impacts on teaching and learning. The primary focus has been
Dear STAR Discovery Educator, Thank you for your active participation in the Discovery Educator Network. Discovery Education and 3M are excited to offer the Discovery Education Science Techbook™ to 300 DEN STARs for the rest of the 2014-2015 school year (ending June 30, 2015). You can sign-up and access this promotion by logging into Discovery Education and
Greetings Garland ISD educators, parents, students, and the greater Garland community! You are invited to an exciting event that will showcase the power of the Discovery Education Science Techbook and other digital science resources available to all at Garland ISD! Our Discovery Education team will facilitate informative, fun-filled, and engaging hands-on activities that will thrill and inspire parents, students,
Dear STAR Discovery Educators, Thank you so much for your active participation in the Discovery Educator Network. Because of your exclusive STAR status, Discovery Education and 3M are thrilled to provide you with access to the Discovery Education Science Techbook for the entire 2013-2014 school year. Your access will be active through June 30, 2014.
Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey! Mousey wants to report in on a Discovery Education event from last week! Last Tuesday, May 14, members of our Discovery Education team volunteered their time to assist in an event at Chevy
Continuing the theme on hands-on, interactive, and how to, our DE Team Member and DEN GURU Patti Duncan joins with Discovery Education TechBook team as they build a media-infused lesson presentation that you can use in your classroom. This make-and-take session will give you practical examples that you may immediately use in the classroom. In