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Explore NEW Digital Resources to Support Virtual STEM Learning

Explore NEW Digital Resources to Support Virtual STEM Learning

As educators around the country are preparing students and parents for several weeks of virtual learning, the STEM Careers Coalition has introduced dozens of new digital resources that are easily adaptable for use at home.  These highly engaging activities are appropriate for grades K-8 and encourage students to use their problem-solving skills to address everyday challenges. Read

Explore Virtual Project-Based Learning Opportunities with the TCS Ignite Innovation Student Challenge

Project-based learning is designed to give students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through engaging projects that are focused on developing solutions to real-world problems.  As parents and educators around the country look to expand virtual learning resources at their disposal, TCS’ Ignite My Future in School and the Ignite Innovation Student Challenge provide a one-stop destination for digital learning resources to

Educators & Parents: Explore Digital Financial Literacy Resources & Enter the Cha-Ching™ Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge This Spring

Learn more about the pledge challenge, previous winners and how to get financial education resources for your students By Jenna Phillips, Corporate Philanthropy, Jackson   As parents and educators look for ways to engage students in learning at home, Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids features fun, engaging videos, online games and downloadable activities that teach students K-6 how to earn, save, spend and donation. These no-cost digital resources can

FEBRUARY FLASHBACK: Connecting Minnesota to the Power of STEM

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. The building blocks of our world and today’s childhood education. Now, more than ever, parents and educators are looking for tools to support students’ understanding of these critical 21st Century skills. To encourage exploration and build STEM curiosity in communities, UnitedHealthcare and Discovery Education hosted a STEM Community Night with Hopkins Public Schools in Hopkins, MN

Parents, Students & Teachers, Explore Digital Resources for Social Emotional Learning

In Recognition of the First International #SELDay, Dive Into Digital Tools to Expand Social-Emotional Wellness  Social–emotional wellness is the secret ingredient that empowers us to build healthy and successful lives for ourselves and enables us to persevere as we navigate the seemingly endless series of complications life throws our way. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the key to empowering students to build the skills to help them manage their emotions and connect with others in their homes, schools and broader communities. In

Explore Tech Careers and Experiences with the Tech for Tomorrow Virtual Field Trip On-Demand

If you missed the premiere of the Tech for Tomorrow Virtual Field Trip (VFT), an exploration of The Tech Interactive science and technology center in San Jose, CA and road trip through Silicon Valley featuring tech professionals, you can watch it on-demand anytime!  Boy was it worth it!!  The Tech Interactive and Discovery Education partnered to create Tech for Tomorrow to provide EVERY

Good STEM Fun, Any Way You Slice It

Discovery Education Celebrates National Pi Day  *Can you guess which iconic mathematical thinker was born on March 14th?*  No Pattern, No Problem  Where to begin with Pi? At the end? That might take awhile – seeing as there is none! But actually, that’s what people love about this mysterious mathematical constant: it’s never-ending string of digits, which we generally shorten to

Explore Hands-On STEM Teaching & Learning with Resources from Siemens STEM Day 

Siemens STEM Day makes it easy to extend STEM learning with more than 160 standards-aligned, hands-on activities for grades K-12. Each classroom activity highlights one or more components of the engineering design cycle and an essential 21st-century skill, such as analyzing and interpreting data. The resources are extremely easy to navigate, with a database that is searchable by grade level – K-5,

Learn to Empower Your Students to Find Their Voice: Explore Professional Development Resources from Speak Truth to Power 

By Rita Mortensen, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area School District  Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights are providing the opportunity for teachers to access free professional development resources dedicated to empowering our students to find their voice. This curriculum is coming at a time when we see more and more youth getting involved with causes they are passionate

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