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Connecting Students to the Real World Through Project-Based Learning

Connecting Students to the Real World Through Project-Based Learning

A project-based learning approach to teaching means connecting students to the real-world through thought-provoking activities designed to challenge and inspire by doing. It’s an effective way to introduce students to multiple subjects while helping them build critical thinking skills. As defined by PBLWorks, project-based learning “is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills

Celebrating the Winners  of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge 

Join Discovery Education for the final of our 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 stand against hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to speak

How Nevada Ensures Educational Equity

Education in Nevada is changing, for the better. This fall, Nevada Gold Mines (NGM), which is operated by Barrick Gold Corporation, invested $2.2 million in digital resources to support equitable education for students across Nevada as part of a new public-private partnership between the Nevada Department of Education and Discovery Education. This funding ensures public

8 Great Ways to Turn Holiday Downtime Into Fun-Filled Family Learning 

Set the table for abundant at-home learning this holiday season with the help of Discovery Education’s no-cost interactive learning resources for families. Read on to explore a holiday buffet of standards-aligned K-12 family learning content that will open up all-new avenues for students to uncover vital real-world knowledge, while equipping parents with streamlined tools to maximize at-home learning during the holidays.   HEALTH & WELLNESS It’s important for students to stay committed to healthy

This Week at DE: Week of November 22

Hi everyone! My name is Tess Henkel and I’m a content manager here at Discovery Education. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, however you’re celebrating this week.  Since it is a holiday week, we wanted to keep this short and sweet but also make sure you knew about new content added to Discovery Education Experience. You can explore resources that highlight the

New Resources From Soar With Wings Support Student Emotional Health at Home and at School

Research shows that mindfulness and emotional health are critical skills for young students. Practicing mindfulness helps reduce negative mental reactions, like stress and anxiety. In short, mindful kids are less stressed and have an easier time focusing on school, no matter the learning environment. Bringing emotional wellness into the classroom or home means that kids will

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

Free & Fun Resources to Bust Vaping Myths

Do you know how to talk to your students about the dangers of e-cigarettes? If this is a challenging topic for you to discuss with students, the CVS Health Foundation, CATCH Global Foundation, and Discovery Education can help with resources available through the Be Vape Free initiative. With Be Vape Free, educators are empowered to help students to

This Week at DE: Week of November 15

Good evening! My name is Michael Capps and I’m an Instructional Content Manager at Discovery Education. Part of my role includes supporting SOS Instructional Strategies for educators and students and shared community stories with content created in Studio. Let’s dive in to what’s happening at Discovery Education this week!  The biggest news is that tomorrow marks the

Celebrating the Winners of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge 

Join Discovery Education for the first 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 stand against hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to speak out.  3rd PLACE WINNER Anayla Wilson, 9th Grade Episcopal High School | Houston, TX  “There is a whole side to history that people never talk about,

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