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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,

Help Families Celebrate STEM Learning at Home with Girls Get STEM!

Discovery Education partners provide a number of family resources that aim to create an impactful learning environment at home and reinforce what is being taught in the classroom. Girl Scouts of the USA in partnership with Discovery Education created Girls Get STEM to spark girls’ interest in STEM and help young girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential! No-cost family resources from Girls Get STEM are flexible, easy to implement, available in English and Spanish, and will help students and parents extend

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

Explore How the “Internet of Things” Encourages Responsible Action with AT&T 

New resource alert! The AT&T Sustainability Channel found in Discovery Education Experience now includes a digital exploration that helps students understand how they can use the internet to make more responsible choices in a location that they frequent on a regular basis.  Students are first given a detailed overview of the what the Internet of Things (IoT) consists of, including types

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

Explore Tech Innovation with Girls4Tech, now available in Experience!

Whether it’s smartphones, computers, or even automobiles, the world of tech is all around us. As we take a closer look, we can see the countless ways tech innovation is intertwined in our lives and improving the way we live.  Resources from Mastercard’s signature STEM curriculum, Girls4Tech, are now available in Discovery Education Experience to support educators in their efforts to connect the foundations of business to STEM principles through inquiry-based

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

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