Tag Archives: STEM

“So You Want to be a Wizard”: Early Career Conversations in the Classroom

“So You Want to be a Wizard”: Early Career Conversations in the Classroom

Special Guest Contributor Andrew H. Potter As a fan of the world and ways of Harry Potter, I am often reminded of one pithy but important observation by the sage of Hogwarts, Professor Albertus Dumbledore: “Curiosity is not a sin.” In our current globalized, post-industrial, knowledge economy I often observe that the very real risk of

8 Ways to Embrace Creativity in the Classroom in 2018

Schools today are unknowingly fighting a creativity crisis. In 1966 the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking was developed to understand creativity and predict creative achievement in the future. Since 1990, our students creativity scores have plummeted, and they haven’t turned back upwards yet. The simple definition of creativity is the production of something original and

DEN Trend Report: 12/19/17

In this DEN Trend Report:
>Demand is growing for a strong STEM workforce. How can educators prepare today’s learners for tomorrow’s careers?
>5 Ways Parents Can Encourage STEM at Home
>When Should Cybersecurity Education Start? Some Say Elementary School
>District of the year: Long Beach Unified School District
>U.S. Students Comprehend Information Better Online than on Paper
>Checkoff’s Discovery Education Partnership Brings Your Farm Story to Classroom
>Family’s Playlists’ the latest infusion of tech into parent-teacher communications
>My School’s Great, but American Education? Not so Much. New Poll on U.S. Attitudes Suggests Public Perception ‘in a State of Flux’.
>3 Ways to Reimagine Learning Spaces

5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET).  We are light years ahead of 2001 where dial-up modems were all the rage! With STEM back then, content was king and there was a critical need in our industries for content area

Learning in 360 Degrees: Exploring STEM in the Study of the First Thanksgiving

Learning is: Finding the STEM in the Study of the History of Thanksgiving Visit Mrs. Mallien’s first grade classroom at University Elementary School in Shreveport, Louisiana. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in their study of the history of Thanksgiving and its STEM connections. The Big Idea Through interactive STEM

Learning in 360 Degrees: Connecting STEM with Literature in Ms. Jackson’s First Grade Classroom

Learning is: Connecting STEM and Literature Visit Ms. Jackson’s first grade classroom at Park Ridge Elementary School in Deerfield Beach, Florida. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying their connection between STEM and literature through the Aesop fable, The Crow and the Pitcher. The Big Idea By completing a

Classroom Resources – Agricultural Careers

In preparation for the Future Farmers of America Virtual Viewing Party on November 14, 2017, encourage your students to expand their career aspirations to combine their interest in animals with careers in agriculture. Whether your students are interested in hands-on animal care, animal research, the development of technology for agriculture, or something else, it’s never

4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

When many of us were growing up and considering that tough question during the junior or senior year of high school, “What do you want to study in college,” the options set before us would fit on an 8 ½  by 11 sheet of paper. Careers were limited and the pathways to obtain these goals

Celebrate Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families

It’s October and the fall colors are in full swing with bright oranges, crisp reds, mellow yellows and a supportive pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and DecodingCancer.org is dedicated to the mothers, daughters, sisters, and teachers who will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. We have resources to help, as many questions come up

Prepare to be Amazed: Live from the 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finals

10 Real-World Problems, 10 Brilliant Young Minds, 10 Innovative Solutions Mark your calendars and save the date because you absolutely do not want to miss the opportunity to hear from some of the brightest young scientists in the country. Joining is as simple as 1,2,3. Get to know the finalists before the big event! The 10

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