This post was contributed by Sean Fearns, Chief of Community Outreach, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) No community has been immune from America’s opioid epidemic. Many people know someone that has battled addiction to prescription opioids or heroin. With 11 million Americans ages 12 and older reporting misuse of prescription opioids in the past year, and nearly
Implementing a powerful STEM education program can be an enormous challenge. Today’s educators must capture students’ attentions, develop their problem-solving skills, and prepare them for the challenging 21st-century careers to come. To achieve that, school districts need to know that they’re using tools proven to be effective. So it was with great honor that we
We are jumping for joy! And so are educators and students around the world. Why, you ask? Because we have spent this year listening and building, talking to our partners and acting on what they shared. So brace yourself, put on your best sneakers, and get ready to jump with us into a summer full
Time and time again we see that globally connecting our learners is a sure way to facilitate civic and global literacy as well as review our past to make informed decisions about our present and future. Over the past few months the DEN has been busy engaging in such opportunities, including the celebration of holidays around the world,
The month of January marks many notable anniversaries, commemorations, and observations of the lives and work of people who have made a difference in the world.
All month, Discovery Education will be highlighting content and strategies for acknowledging these change-makers, as well as providing opportunities for students to consider how they can make a difference in their communities and their world.
This week’s Lively Lesson prompts students to understand the motivations behind change makers and to begin identifying commonalities in their lives and work.
Discovery Education’s December Newsletter features more on the global, collaborative Celebration Project, updated Board Builder graphics, and exciting opportunities for students like EA SPORTS Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers and exploring the importance of biodiversity.
Monday marked our 9th 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education webinar. Each month we are highlighting DEN Community members as they share five unique strategies, tools, or resources for using Discovery Education in your classroom. Brandon Wislocki & Kristen Davis kicked off the event by sharing their latest blog & video series called Get To Know Your Community. Listen
What an amazing two-day conference in South Carolina! Our community members in Richland 2 do it right. As promised, here are the resources from my sessions: OMG OGY The Collective Brain Spotlight on Strategies You can also check out the Spotlight on Strategies here on the DEN Blog.
Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced that the Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook™ won an SIIA CODiE Award for Best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution. Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook™ is a complete digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks and features standards-based digital
In 1851, a former slave became a luminary of the women’s rights movement. Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, delivered an impassioned speech later titled “Ain’t I a Woman?” that questioned society’s out-of-kilter view and treatment of women. In her day, there was no Women’s History Month, but instead a tireless, year-round fight against injustice. As