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10 Professional Development Resources for a Year of Transformation 

10 Professional Development Resources for a Year of Transformation 

The last year has taught us so very much about flexible approaches to learning, let’s stop and take a moment to recognize the newfound strengths that this flexibility allows for educators in all types of learning environments, from traditional classrooms to summer schools, afterschool and beyond. Read on to explore simple no-cost resources that enable educators

Social-Emotional Learning Coalition Helps Support Critical Educator and Student Needs with New SEL Center

The Social-Emotional Learning Coalition, a partnership between Discovery Education and leaders across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to drive access and innovation in embedding SEL in the student experience, provides K-12 educators, students, families, and afterschool directors a library of digital social and emotional learning (SEL) resources supporting the integration of SEL into core

Encourage Hands-On Exploration with Digital Interactives from Dig Into Mining

Do your students understand the “reclamation process” or how land is restored for a sustainable future? Do your students recognize the role of transition metals, like copper, in the products they use everyday, from seat belts to smartphones? Give students an opportunity to take STEM learning to the next level with digital interactive explorations from

Empower Girls with New STEM Resources from Girls4Tech

With the goal of providing five million girls with an engaging STEM education by 2025, Mastercard has partnered with Discovery Education to launch the latest phase of the award-winning Girls4Tech initiative. Girls4Tech is Mastercard’s signature science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program geared towards giving girls in middle and high school access to STEM resources and career exploration

Empowering Students to Say Yes to Healthy Lifestyles and No to Underage Drinking During Alcohol Responsibility Month and Beyond

We all need some good news right now, especially related to education and student progress. Research shows that since 2003 conversations about alcohol between parents and their kids have increased 73%, and during that same time, underage drinking has declined 50%. While this is great progress, there is still more work to do and the time to

Encourage Students to Stay Active Wherever They Are

NFL Play 60, created in partnership with The American Heart Association and the National Football League, features resources to help get your class moving, whether you are in the classroom or learning remotely. Resources include videos, lesson plans, digital explorations and virtual field trips highlighting the impact of physical activity on health and wellness. Videos 

Help Students Learn to Conserve on Earth Day and Beyond

Spark student change–makers this Earth Day with resources from Conservation Station that connect global issues to students’ everyday lives. Explore a series of ready-to-use activities that will get students thinking proactively about local infrastructure, ecological balance, and personal choices. Developed in partnership with Itron, Conversation Station provides students with an exciting look at how new technologies are

Empower Students to Build STEM Dreams with Accessible Digital Resources

by Mark Case, Science Teacher at Southern Guilford High Schools Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride famously said: “If you can see it, you can be it.” This now common phrase has special truth in education. Wherever students are learning, seeing people like them represented – especially in ever-growing fields like STEM – helps build their

Hands-On STEM Learning and Career Explorations for Middle School Students

It’s never too early to introduce students to the power of STEM and get them thinking about a future career in STEM. The STEM Careers Coalition, a first-of-its-kind STEM initiative working to address the STEM workforce and inspiration gap by connecting industry and classrooms at unprecedented scale, offers a number of resources to support real-world

Discovery Education Presents Three New Virtual Field Trips Connecting Students to Curiosity

Register now for all-new virtual field trips, with premieres starting April 15th! Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are offering K-12 educators and students three engaging new virtual field trips (VFT) debuting in April and May. Focused on an array of diverse topics, these new virtual field trips connect learning to the real-world

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