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Celebrate Black Changemakers Year-round with New Resources

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,

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

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