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Empower Students to Build STEM Dreams with Accessible Digital Resources

Empower Students to Build STEM Dreams with Accessible Digital Resources

by Mark Case, Science Teacher at Southern Guilford High Schools Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride famously said: “If you can see it, you can be it.” This now common phrase has special truth in education. Wherever students are learning, seeing people like them represented – especially in ever-growing fields like STEM – helps build their

Hands-On STEM Learning and Career Explorations for Middle School Students

It’s never too early to introduce students to the power of STEM and get them thinking about a future career in STEM. The STEM Careers Coalition, a first-of-its-kind STEM initiative working to address the STEM workforce and inspiration gap by connecting industry and classrooms at unprecedented scale, offers a number of resources to support real-world

Count on Ready-to-Use Lesson Starters to Recognize Pi Day

The mystery and magic of Pi is the perfect jumping off point for a learning adventure into the unknown! Explore new frontiers with your students using resources that make thinking outside-the-box easy as Pi. Discover Data The possibilities of using data in class are as endless as Pi’s infinite string of decimals! Dive into the

Three Resources to Teach Students the Importance of Water Conservation from Conversation Station 

How do we help students understand the ways they can be more thoughtful when they turn on the tap? Through resources that highlight the many ways that water conservation today can support a brighter future!  Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World is a standards-aligned educational program that promotes energy-water literacy and conservation efforts through technology. Developed in

‘Fab Your Lab’ with the Siemens STEM Day Possibility Grant Sweepstakes 

The 2021 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes offers five Title I K-12 schools across the United States an opportunity to win a $5,000 STEM grant to purchase supplies and technology for any STEM-related initiative! Teachers and educational professionals are encouraged to enter daily through April 30 for a chance to win.  Presented in partnership with the Siemens Foundation—a leader in advancing STEM workforce development

Connect STEM Learning to Real-World Experiences with New Resources from the STEM Careers Coalition 

Did you know that offshore oil rigs are decommissioned and sunk to create artificial reefs around the United States?   New “anywhere” activities from the STEM Careers Coalition help educators bring the real-world to life by making the connections between NGSS-aligned curriculum and current scientific innovation.  As a first-of-its-kind STEM initiative, the STEM Careers Coalition is working to address the STEM workforce and inspiration

Challenge Students with Hands-On Problem Solving Experiences from Innovation Generation

When we look at the world around us, we can easily point out many problems and challenges facing society and our environment. These problems can be complex and often require critical thinking and innovative ideas to address. Stanley Black & Decker in partnership with Discovery Education has designed Innovation Generation to encourage students to explore creativity, design, and

2 Steps to Become a Student-Centered Educator in Any Teaching Environment

By Saki Hashimoto, Learning Facilitator, TGR Foundation – A Tiger Woods Charity Student engagement, in either the in-person or virtual environment, is critical to learning.  One way to immediately connect with students and heighten engagement is to teach in the student-centered approach. The student-centered approach emphasizes authentic opportunities for students to be creators of information,

7 Professional Development Resources from a Year of Transformation 

Now that 2020 has taught us so very much about flexible approaches to learning, let’s stop and take a moment to recognize the newfound strengths that this flexibility allows for educators. Join Discovery Education as we highlight a series of simple no-cost resources that enable educators not only to navigate but to thrive in the world of virtual learning. These standards-aligned digital tools will help you lead your

New Partners Join the STEM Careers Coalition to Support STEM Teaching & Learning

The STEM Careers Coalition – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – marked its first anniversary by welcoming new members to the growing coalition and by offering educators, students, and families nationwide access to a host of new, no-cost digital resources. The array of dynamic resources leverage the power

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