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

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

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

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

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

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