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Three Thoughtful Tips to Help High Schoolers Design Their Futures

Three Thoughtful Tips to Help High Schoolers Design Their Futures

By Guest Blogger Linda Hixson, Technology Teacher at Shenandoah Valley Jr/Sr High School in the Shenandoah Valley School District of Pennsylvania While moving into adulthood, teens are faced with a number of paths. Empowering students to select which path works best for them and determine how to best financially plan for the future are key

Discovery Education & Partners Amplify Resources for Social-Emotional Learning

Discovery Education joins communities across the world to celebrate the importance of social-emotional learning by highlighting the new Social-Emotional Learning Center available in its award-winning K-12 learning platform. The Social-Emotional Learning Center presents a curated collection of hundreds of resources designed to support educators as they integrate SEL into core instruction and to help students

What Do Educators Need Now? Computational Thinking

Explore more from our featured blogger and other educators taking computational thinking to the next level in the new Ignite My Future in School Master Class! By Shakirah Thomas, Special Education Case Manager and 8th Grade U.S. History & ELAR at Jackson Intermediate from the Pasadena Independent School District The way we approach problems in

Celebrate Black Changemakers Year-round with New Resources

Celebrate a continual story of progress and self-empowerment during Black History Month with Discovery Education resources to inspire tomorrow’s activists and innovators. Spark a year-long dialogue with your students about the many remarkable people, events, and accomplishments that continue to help shape our nation. Speak Truth to Power  Watch as author, commentator, and attorney Van

Expand Perspectives on Preventing Substance Misuse – Explore the Dose of Knowledge Panel Discussion On-Demand 

Initiating conversations with students about the dangers of substance misuse can be difficult to navigate. As instances of substance misuse continue to be too common and as young people faced increased stress, anxiety, and isolation during these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we all play an active role helping students understand the dangers of drug misuse.   CVS Health in partnership with Discovery Education presented

Discover Resources to Support Emotional Resiliency in Teachers and Students with Ready, Set, RISE 

In what has been an unprecedented and challenging year for schools across the U.S., educators now have access to new, no-cost digital content that supports their own and their students’ emotional resiliency from Ready, Set, RISE!, a unique virtual resource from Kaiser Permanente, Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation), and Discovery Education.   Ready, Set,

Teaching 21st Century Skills Through Human Rights Education 

Preparing students for their future success requires consistent application and reinforcement of the of the 4Cs of 21st Century skills – Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.  As educators work to incorporate these skills into all subjects, aligning lessons on key, timely topics can help ensure that students are developing knowledge that will both help them understand the world around them AND

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

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