Classroom, curriculum, and central office leaders from across the Southeast and beyond met in Atlanta, Ga., for a jam-packed day of workshops with nationally renowned educators. More than 100 education leaders met on Oct. 14 for Discovery Education’s fourth Powerful Practices event, an instructional leadership experience for educators. The session kicked off Friday morning with
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
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 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,
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
Students use STEM skills to overcome the challenges tall tale and folk heroes face in this STEM activity.
As educators, it is our role to create an environment conducive to high student engagement. In my classroom, one way I have learned to maintain student interest in a subject is by putting them in the driver’s seat. Developing quality STEM projects requires an investment from the student in their learning. By giving students ownership
Students design a garden and share the harvest with the community.
Students determine a route and schedule to catch as many big league games as they can this summer.
In this Lively Lesson, students propose the relocation of an endangered animal by researching its habitat, estimating costs for the relocation, and supporting their choices with evidence.