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October is Maker Month! Celebrate with Innovation Generation! 

October is Maker Month! Celebrate with Innovation Generation! 

During the month of October, we are partnering with Stanley Black & Decker once again to encourage students to explore creativity, design and connection through Innovation Generation, a program developed to ignite, engage and empower student makers. Through a number of activities and resources throughout the month and beyond, we will celebrate the maker spirit in all students!  Maker Moments  Join us during the month of

Spark Hope Through Human Rights: New Professional Development Resources from Speak Truth to Power

By Karen Robinson, Director of Speak Truth to Power   Hope undercurrents movements for change. Whether it be speaking out about racial justice or supporting a candidate for an election, hope inspires other to build a better future. In 1966, late Senator Robert F. Kennedy said: “Each time a man stands up for an ideal,

Level-Up Summer Learning for Students and Teachers with Hands-On STEM Activities and Professional Development Resources from Siemens STEM Day

As summer approaches, many families are in search of supplemental virtual resources to support continued learning over the summer. Likewise, many educators are faced with the need to adjust their professional development plans for the summer to more virtual experiences.  Siemens STEM Day, developed in partnership with The Siemens Foundation, can help with both! An

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

Fall VirtCon 2017 – Final Countdown

Discovery Education Fall VirtCon 2017 In just a few short days, we’ll be gathering together once again to share with you Fall VirtCon. This annual conference taking place on Saturday, October 21 provides educators the chance to learn from some outstanding presenters throughout the day. This year, VirtCon is focused on three simple but important

Top 5 Reasons to Tune In to Fall VirtCon

VirtCon is a virtual conference that brings the Discovery Education Community together to hear cutting-edge keynotes, inspirational and thought-provoking presentations, and engaging discussions with the community around the globe.          Here are five reasons to tune in on Saturday, October 21. 1. What’s Hot Now From Virtual Reality in the classroom to participation in collaborative

Save the Date! Fall VirtCon 2017

Discovery Education Fall VirtCon 2017 On Saturday, October 21st from 9AM to 3PM ET, fall into learning with Discovery Educators from around the globe for Fall VirtCon. Join us for VirtCon, where your peers from the Discovery Education Community will present the very best of their practice, share ideas and instructional tools, and demonstrate the

Fall Virtual Events- Join Us!

Learn from your peers. Connect with experts. Share the world with your students. We are excited to share a calendar full of virtual events to support you in your own professional learning and provide opportunities to connect your students to experts and other classrooms from around the globe. We hope you’ll join us for an

Meeting Students in the Middle: Guidance for Engaging Middle School Learners

Whether you’re an educator or a student, middle school can be tough. As students enter their adolescence, more is expected academically than ever before. During these pre-teen years, students must become more focused, organized, and disciplined to succeed in school – a shift that is complicated by the rapid changes they find themselves going through

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