Implementing a powerful STEM education program can be an enormous challenge. Today’s educators must capture students’ attentions, develop their problem-solving skills, and prepare them for the challenging 21st-century careers to come. To achieve that, school districts need to know that they’re using tools proven to be effective. So it was with great honor that we
During the holiday season, we see all the amazing sights, sounds, and joy shared by all; however, we sometimes forget all the work that it takes to make this time so special. STEMtistic of the Month 78% of adults plan on using their smartphones for holiday shopping. 28 % of Millennials plan to do ALL
The following is from our latest white paper on STEM, “Using Science Techbook to Support Great STEM Education,” written by Amy Gensemer, Director of Science Curriculum at Discovery Education. Today’s students live in a world of constant stimulation. Whether it’s Xbox, social media, or television, students have continuous access to highly enticing visual information, entertainment, and connectivity.
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
Students at Oak Ridge Schools in Tennessee have significantly increased their state testing scores using a combination of Discovery Education Science Techbook™ and Streaming Plus. A recent analysis by Discovery Education shows that Oak Ridge’s fourth graders taught with these resources had higher science, reading, and math scores on the 2015 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program
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.