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SOS: Yesterday’s News

Today’s students will be tomorrow’s reporters. Allowing them the opportunity to explore a period from the past and piece together key people and events from the time, helps students build essential research skills.

#CelebrateWithDE – Helen Keller’s Birthday

Born on June 27, 1880, Helen Keller is known for her determination and accomplishments. An early illness left her deaf and blind, but she went on to great things, including being the first deaf and blind person to earn a B.A. To celebrate her upcoming birthday, encourage your students to learn about her life and

SOS Story: East Elementary SOS Challenge

This week’s SOS story comes to us via Jessica Zepik, the DEN Ambassador Lead for South Madison Community Schools in Pendleton, IN.  Jessica shared that the South Madison Community Schools Director of Instruction and Staff Development challenged teachers across the district to see which school could have the most participation in this spring’s Discovery Education SOS 6-week challenge.  East Elementary won the challenge, and are excited to receive the district reward of funding to go toward developing a Makerspace in their elementary library!  Four of the teachers from East Elementary have shared how they used SOS strategies to win this exciting challenge.

Celebrating and Debating Founding Father’s Day!

Did you know that Ben Franklin’s currency printing firm thwarted counterfeiters by spelling “Pennsylvania” incorrectly and on purpose? How about that the famous signatures at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence were actually kept secret for many months after the public reveal for fear of the signers’ safety? Or that many of the Founders

Community Update

Community Update: June 15, 2017

  Stay up-to-date with all the resources, events, programs, and tools – brought to you by your Discovery Education Community. Community Update At-a-Glance Generation Beyond Winners Middle School students were challenged to design a habitation module that would dock with Orion to one day carry astronauts to Mars. Congratulations to this years winners from Edison,

Sparking and Maintaining Interest: Girls & STEM

By Cindy Moss, Senior Director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education What did you want to be when you grew up? At the end of the last century, you wouldn’t have been able to even name some of the top jobs of today: user experience developer, driverless car engineer, mobile app designer. Maybe that isn’t

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Water, Water, (Challenges) Everywhere… This month we look towards a Glocal (Global & local impact) challenge in society: water. Whether we look at issues with water pollution, access to drinkable water, using water as an energy source, or changing weather patterns; water is impacting us all. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has declared the

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