Cross Curricular articles

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

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

Learn to Engage in Transformational Teaching with Professional Learning Resources & Experiences from Ignite My Future 

Looking for new ways to connect with students this school year and beyond? Explore the ways in which computational thinking is reshaping problem solving for students worldwide! Computational thinking challenges students and educators to solve problems using the same components as a computer, combining creativity with analytics for ultimate innovation. Ignite My Future developed by Tata

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

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

Connecting Students to the Real World Through Project-Based Learning

A project-based learning approach to teaching means connecting students to the real-world through thought-provoking activities designed to challenge and inspire by doing. It’s an effective way to introduce students to multiple subjects while helping them build critical thinking skills. As defined by PBLWorks, project-based learning “is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills

A Virtual Field Trip Inspiring Student STEM Curiosity  

By Ann Byrdie Bullock, M.Ed., Middle School Science Teacher, Independence Non-Traditional School in Virginia  As a middle school educator, I know the critical importance of engaging my students in STEM. Research shows that this is the age kids, especially girls, opt out of STEM pursuits.  In a continued effort to inspire my students to explore the engaging world of STEM, my middle school classes joined

Introduce Students to Real-World Career Exploration Experiences with Activities from the STEM Careers Coalition  

The best way to introduce students to new career pathways is to give them the opportunity to explore careers in action! The STEM Careers Coalition offers student activities, family challenges, career activations and more to provide students with immersive STEM career exploration experiences.   The Coalition is comprised of organizations across a wide variety of industries that have joined together with Discovery Education on

Explore STEM Digital Learning Resources in Recognition of National STEM Day, November 8th

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners offer engaging, no–cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to help recognize National STEM Day. Held annually on November 8th, National STEM Day unites communities around the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math to students in grades K-12.  The STEM Careers Coalition is a leading contributor of a vast array of new standards-aligned STEM-focused

Bringing Equity to STEM Education

By David Tong, Director, TGR EDU: Create At TGR EDU: Explore, our mission is to empower educators, students and families to achieve their best in their academic and professional lives. This work includes helping every learner develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications outside the classroom. Progress for the STEM education movement must continue to

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