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Help Girls Build Cyber Skills to Secure the Future with Girls4Tech

Help Girls Build Cyber Skills to Secure the Future with Girls4Tech

Our world is changing faster than ever, and there has never been more opportunity for students to soar in STEM! As the 4th Industrial Revolution redefines life as we know it, students today are in a unique position to help build a better world for us all by harnessing the power of technological innovation. Girls4Tech,

CITGO Fueling Education Challenge Winners Demonstrate the Problem-Solving Power of STEM

CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Discovery Education have announced the winners of the 2021 Fueling Education Challenge. Building upon the CITGO Fueling Education initiative with Discovery Education, students in grades 5-8 were asked to identify a community problem and share a solution aligned to one of the four following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: safety and well-being, quality education,

Celebrate the Wonders of Space with STEM and Career Exploration Resources

In celebration of National Space Day, the STEM Careers Coalition has curated a selection of resources that encourage students to think like astronauts with exciting intergalactic activities that explore machine learning, vision software engineering, cosmic combustion and more. Educators can introduce students to out-of-this world people working in exciting careers that support human space exploration

10 Professional Development Resources for a Year of Transformation 

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

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

Dynamic Digital Resources for Educators and Students to Unlock the Power of the Genome

Over 65 years ago, deoxyribonucleic acid (more commonly referred to as DNA) was discovered by a team of scientists led by Rosalind Franklin, Maurice Wilkins, and James Watson. DNA impacts our lives each day, whether we realize it or not.  From helping us to understand and fight diseases like cancer to providing juries information to

Resources Empowering Educators to Talk to Students About Mental Health

By Jodi Doster, Science and Art Teacher, Bristol Bay Borough School District In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, schools have adapted instruction to meet the challenge of continuing students’ education. As the pandemic continues, special attention needs to be paid to students’ mental health. For some students, stress levels may be higher than normal,

Teaching Data Literacy

By Emily Strickland, 7th grade Math, GCS Virtual program, EDP Director, Beck Academy With no-cost content from Discover Data – an education initiative powered by the Nielsen Foundation in collaboration with Discovery Education and the National Afterschool Association – students in grades 6-12 and educators have critical learning resources at their fingertips to seamlessly integrate data literacy wherever learning takes

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

Break Down Barriers with New Professional Learning Resources

When you’re empowered by game-changing new teacher tools, actively engaging your students is the easiest thing in the world! Unlock every student’s unique interests with the help of Discovery Education’s latest evidence-based professional learning resources. Ready, Set, RISE! Build a foundational understanding of trauma-informed education to help your students – and you – better manage

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