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Celebrating the Winners of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge

Celebrating the Winners of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge

Join Discovery Education for the second of a three-part blog series highlighting the outstanding student creators who earned a winning spot in Teaching with Testimony’s 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Explore the creative ways that this year’s winners harnessed the power of self-expression to recognize and counter hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to

Teach Students to Build Confidence and Build Body Image with the Amazing Me Virtual Field Trip! 

Low self-esteem has been associated with a number of psychological, physical and social consequences. In this all-new, on-demand Virtual Field Trip (VFT) from Amazing Me, a program developed in partnership with the Dove Self-Esteem Project, students have the opportunity to explore how to be kinder to themselves and others.   Educators play an important role in helping to engage students in critical

A Week of Resources Connecting Students to Innovation and Resourcefulness

By Callie Bendickson, Principal of Corporate Social Responsibility at Itron Where there is water, there is life, and every drop of water makes a world of difference. From drinking and hygiene to food and energy, water means survival. Now, with so many students learning from a virtual distance, educators have new and unique resources they

Recognize Red Ribbon Week with New Resources and Learning Experiences from Dose of Knowledge

Red Ribbon Week takes place each year from October 23rd to 31st and is dedicated to raising student awareness about the dangers of substance misuse through hands-on learning opportunities. Discovery Education and CVS Health are partnering to host as part of the Dose of Knowledge program to support educators, students and communities in the fight against substance misuse.

Jackson Charitable Foundation Recognizes Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the 2020 Money Smart Kids Challenge Winner

Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale has announced Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the winner of the 4th annual Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge. The Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Challenge presents K-6 schools in the United States the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant

Hands-on Learning for a Work-in-Progress World 

When students can learn by doing, it serves not only their futures, but also their community. Hands–on  learning is a fun and accessible way to engage students in skill– and knowledge-building that will contribute to a future workforce of talented and self-motivated problem solvers. Every student has the capacity to do great things in life, and the world has its share of problems that need solving – the trick is getting young

The Power of Data: How to Use Computational Thinking to Engage Students

By Pedro Delgado, 15 years teaching experience, 7th grade science and computer science 1 and 2 at Young Women’s STEAM Research & Preparatory Academy, Ignite My Future in School Learning Leader In the modern workforce, professionals use a variety of skills to solve problems. It’s uncommon that a task would be siloed to one specific

Life Lessons and Career Connections: Experiential Career Resources to Inspire Student Success

Life-changing career explorations require resources that are reflect real life. Help your students pursue their passions and uncover innovative career pathways in exciting industries with Discovery Education’s immersive career exploration resources for middle and high school students. Check out a wide variety of hands-on activities, digital interactives, virtual field trips, and additional resources that combine experiential learning and powerful real-world insights to help make student career investigations come to life!  SEE COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AT WORK Help

Recognize College Savings Month with Financial Literacy Resources for High School Students

Planning for higher education can be a challenge for any family. Between Applications, essays, and tours, it can be a very stressful process. A crucial part of preparing for college is planning for the financial burden of paying for the type of higher education the student is most interested in.   The cost of higher education in the United States continues to rise,

Conquering the Juggling Act:  Dynamic Digital Resources to Support Integrated Student Health

The secret to achieving wellness rests in finding balance, which means first acknowledging the tremendous juggling act we’re all engaged in on a daily basis. Life’s many complications (looking at you 2020) can make us feel disjointed to the point where, even if we’re excelling in one area, we suddenly find we’ve dropped the ball in another area, just as we were getting into a groove!  But remember

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