The last year 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 in all types of learning environments, from traditional classrooms to summer schools, afterschool and beyond. Read on to explore simple no-cost resources that enable educators
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
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
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
Tangipahou Parish School System’s Roseland Montessori School in Roseland, Louisiana has been awarded a $10,000 STEM education grant as part of 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. Created by the Siemens Foundation–a leader in advancing STEM workforce training and education initiatives–and Discovery Education, the Possibility Grant offers Title 1 K-12 schools an opportunity to win a $10,000 STEM grant
When students can learn by doing, it serves not only their futures, but also their community. Hands–on learning is a fun and accessible way to engage students in skill– and knowledge-building that will contribute to a future workforce of talented and self-motivated problem solvers. Every student has the capacity to do great things in life, and the world has its share of problems that need solving – the trick is getting young
Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources Teaching students the importance of equity, access and culture is more important now than ever. Empowering young learners with resources that help them better understand and embrace the world around them while encouraging them to take full advantage of versatile learning resources, will be key to helping students re-engage this school year. Discovery Education offers a number of programs,
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
Promoting 21st century skills with no-cost Discovery Education eLearning resources. Students hear about the importance of Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Mathematics all the time, but rarely are they given the opportunity to find out for themselves. Luckily, the power of STEM/STEAM exploration is now just a few clicks away for students in grades K-12, thanks to a wide variety of no-cost virtual learning resources available from Discovery Education.
STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture.