Tag archives for STEM

  1. Upcoming Event: Explore the Innovation of Food Science Live at Chobani

    Join us on September 16th at 1PM ET for a Virtual Field Trip to the Chobani Greek yogurt factory in Twin Falls, Idaho, where we’ll explore some key ingredients – like innovation and technology. Middle school classrooms will go behind the scenes to uncover the innovative technology used to make Greek yogurt and hear from real-world food scientists. Turn this […]

  2. Educator Spotlight: Lissa Moses

    The following post is from 2010 Siemens STEM Institute Fellow, Lissa Moses.  Lissa invites you to learn more about her work by going to http://www.mosamack.org and reviewing her presentation at the 2014 Siemens STEM Institute here: http://www.siemenssteminstitute2014.com/daily-blog/mosamack-science-detective  She also has a special offer for all Discovery Educator Network educators. See below for more details. Reflections and an Opportunity […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Join Tomorrow at 1pm ET: An Ultimate Cool School Assembly

    REGISTER TODAY: An Ultimate Cool School Assembly Bending the Elements: Exploring the Way the World Works Tune into our Siemens Science Day Ultimate Cool School Assembly as Patti Duncan presents fun and interactive science activities and highlights the importance of science literacy. During this webcast, students will be amazed as they witness interactive demonstrations and mind-blowing experiments […]

  5. Join Tomorrow at 1pm ET: Behind the Scenes from a Greek Yogurt Factory

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      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, complete a straining process and transport Greek Yogurt to the grocery store. K-5 classrooms will also meet the Founder and […]

  6. Live Virtual Event: An Ultimate Cool School Assembly

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      REGISTER TODAY: An Ultimate Cool School Assembly Bending the Elements: Exploring the Way the World Works Tune into our Siemens Science Day Ultimate Cool School Assembly as Patti Duncan presents fun and interactive science activities and highlights the importance of science literacy. During this webcast, students will be amazed as they witness interactive demonstrations […]

  7. Education in Finland

    Last week I had the opportunity to serve as the moderator for “Should learning by fun?” at the Embassy of Finland. Finland has had the premier education system since the 1960’s when their government decided that the best way to improve the economy of their country was to have the best education system in the […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. METC14 Resources & Presentations

    I had the good fortune of visiting St. Louis, Missouri last week for their Midwest Education Technology Conference (#METC14).  Below are the presentations and resources I shared in my sessions.  Thanks for sharing them with your colleagues!   Spelunking for Resources – Free Tools from Discovery Education   Shared Intelligence – Building your PLN with […]

  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. Two weeks left to apply – Make this summer one to remember!

      Two weeks left to apply – Make this summer one to remember! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to transform STEM learning in your classroom. Log in and submit your Siemens Summer of Learning Application today! Start Your Application As you work on your application, please remember: 1. Submit your video in the correct format. […]

  13. 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/ […]

  14. ENTER DAILY: Win a Hands-on Science Assembly for Your School!

      One of the 2013 winners, 5th grade teacher, Teri Bedford, from Mineola Elementary School in Mineola, TX.   ENTER DAILY: Win a Hands-on Science Assembly for Your School! You could win a spellbinding, interactive science assembly for your school!Enter daily, through February 27, for the best chance of winning the Siemens Science Day Ultimate […]

  15. Hour of Code

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    As educators, we strive to help our students understand the world around them. This week, during Computer Science Education Week, Code.org is sponsoring an Hour of Code where students will gain a basic understanding of the underlying software that drives our modern world.  Through STEM education, the development of critical thinking skills and hands-on programs […]

  16. JOIN TONIGHT! “Standards for Mathematical Practice: They’re Not Just for Students!”

    FREE PD Virtual Event: Standards for Mathematical Practice: They’re Not Just for Students! This session will examine the mathematical practices in classroom tasks with an emphasis on how teachers can use the practices to deepen our own content knowledge and to improve our instruction. Example tasks will span K-12. Presented by: Christopher Danielson Normandale Community […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  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. 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, […]

  22. 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, […]

  23. The Air Force Collaboratory: Project 3

    Your student’s idea could help launch a GPS satellite into space in 2014! High school students from around the world have collaborated on the first two Air Force Collaboratory projects with great success.  Thousands of ideas have been shared to create real solutions to real challenges.  The Search & Rescue 2.0 and Mind of a Quadrotor […]

  24. Mousey Monday – A Virtual Field Trip from the Museum of Science

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                        Mousey is tuning in LIVE on Thursday October 17, 2013, at 1:00pm ET to join us from the Museum of Science in Boston, one of our nation’s premier informal learning institutions. http://siemensstemacademy.com/index.cfm?event=showWebinarLanding&c=30 Register here: https://mosbostonma.eventbrite.com/ This event will explore the natural and human-made world through […]