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Community Update: March 2, 2018

Community Update: March 2, 2018

  Thank you for viewing the Community Update. You’ll find the links referenced in the update below. Community Update Presentation Summer Institutes Information: https://den.discoveryeducation.com/participate/summerinstitutes Applications Due March 16th by 9 PM ET   100 Ways, 100 Days: http://tinyurl.com/de100ways Upcoming Events: http://discoveryeducation.com/events 3M How Nature Inspires 3M Innovation Virtual Viewing Party: https://goo.gl/YFVFsM Days of Discovery: https://dayofdiscoverytour.com

“A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away”: Destiny and Career Potential

Special Guest Contributor Andrew H. Potter Following nearly a decade of graduate work in linguistics, moral philosophy, and classical/ancient history, I find myself often contemplating the bigger questions in life. For example, “Is the dark side stronger?”; “Can you escape your destiny?”; “Are all nerf-herders ‘scruffylookin’?” (Okay, the last one is a joke, but I

“So You Want to be a Wizard”: Early Career Conversations in the Classroom

Special Guest Contributor Andrew H. Potter As a fan of the world and ways of Harry Potter, I am often reminded of one pithy but important observation by the sage of Hogwarts, Professor Albertus Dumbledore: “Curiosity is not a sin.” In our current globalized, post-industrial, knowledge economy I often observe that the very real risk of

Teen Dating Violence Awareness: Three Warning Signs Your Student is Experiencing Abuse and Three Things You Can Do to Help

Guest Post by Emily Treas from NCADV Did you know that one in three teens is abused physically, sexually, emotionally or verbally by a dating partner? As an educator, you are likely already in contact with students who are being abused by their partner or who know someone who is, whether they have revealed the

Be a Champion for Your Students

As students embark on the college process, they are often overwhelmed. There are so many colleges and universities to choose from, how can they know if they are choosing the right one? The TalentED Project gives unique access to free tools to help your students connect with admissions recruiters from selective colleges and universities across

Five Reasons Why I Recommend Financial Pur$uit by TGR EDU: Explore

I recently had the opportunity to complete the Financial Pursuit self-paced module by TGR EDU: Explore, and these are some of the reasons why I think you should bring it into your classroom. 1) Flexibility of Use: Geared for students in grades 9-12, this module can be utilized in a variety of ways. The flexibility

Help Your Students Conquer College Costs!

Take your students on a digital quest with the new Financial Pur$uit self-paced module from TGR EDU: Explore to unlock important information about college financing and learn to navigate the financial aid process. Students and families often feel overwhelmed and confused by the college financial aid process, and paying for college can be a concern.

Now Available On Demand: DEN Connect Live Stream featuring Amy Gensemer and Peg Hartwig

Discovery Education Team members Amy Gensemer, Director of Science Content and Peg Hartwig, Content Developer Math were this week’s DEN Connect Livestream, sharing tips and strategies for using the Dashboard functionality of each of the Techbooks. To continue the conversation, here are a couple of recommendations. Watch the on demand archive below. Log into the DEN Online

Meet the Innovation Generation: 3M Young Scientist Winners

On Tuesday, October 17th Gitanjali Rao became America’s Top Young Scientist by winning the 2017 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Gitanjali is working to develop Tethys, a sensor-based device that can detect lead in water faster than other current techniques. Rather than using expensive equipment for testing, Gitanjali’s cost-effective approach to water safety uses a mobile app

Classroom Resources to Help Combat the Opioid Crisis

Take the Pledge to  PREVENT OPIOID MISUSE The Public Health Emergency that is the Opioid Epidemic impacts schools and communities across the United States and around the world. Last year the DEA partnered with Discovery Education to combat this growing epidemic with the launch of Operation Prevention. Operation Prevention’s mission is to educate students about the

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