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Financial Literacy Counts – Now More Than Ever

Financial Literacy Counts – Now More Than Ever

Read below as guest blogger Amy Erb, a STEAM teacher at Stallings Elementary in Stallings, NC, highlights her favorite resources from Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!   Money is all around us – earning, saving, spending, and donating – but most of our kids don’t know what the term ‘financial literacy’ even means. While the skills to make smart money decisions often take years to become

Creative, Fun & Free: 3 Design Challenge Activities for Families

By Guest Blogger By Megan Skipworth, Chapin High School, El Paso Independent School District As the summer approaches, students and their families need access to quality resources that are both engaging and fun – design challenges are a great example. Design thinking helps learners solve real-world problems using creativity and critical thinking skills. To help

Explore Virtual Professional Development Resources and Master the Art of Computational Teaching

Pete Delgado, Jenna Rosienski and Emy Aultman are all teachers with something in common – they recognize the positive impact of integrating computational thinking into their everyday cross-curricular lessons. Using resources from Ignite My Future in School, a program developed in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services to transform the way students across America learn through computational thinking, these educators have cracked the code and now they are sharing their learnings

Level-Up Summer Learning for Students and Teachers with Hands-On STEM Activities and Professional Development Resources from Siemens STEM Day

As summer approaches, many families are in search of supplemental virtual resources to support continued learning over the summer. Likewise, many educators are faced with the need to adjust their professional development plans for the summer to more virtual experiences.  Siemens STEM Day, developed in partnership with The Siemens Foundation, can help with both! An

Help Families Engage Students in Critical STEM Learning with Fun, Hands-on Experiment Videos Featuring 3M Scientists

As educators, parents and students around the world strive to adapt to the new normal, the availability of quality resources to help families continue to support virtual learning is a primary focus. A long-time Discovery Education partner, 3M is committed to helping teachers and students as they adapt to a new way of learning due to the

STEM Careers Coalition Partner Spotlight: Chevron

A coalition of industry partners that have joined forces with Discovery Education to impact the culture of STEM education in K – 12 schools nationwide, the STEM Careers Coalition offers no-cost digital learning resources for educators, parents, students and employees to foster equity and access to quality education, and build the next generation of solution-seekers at no-cost

Empower Students with Virtual Learning Resources to Address Substance Misuse from Dose of Knowledge

CVS Health and Discovery Education have partnered to expand the Pharmacists Teach program for educators and students with a no-cost prevention program, Dose of Knowledge. The program strives to empower educators to address substance misuse and educate students to make good decisions for the health and well-being of themselves and their community. These new resources equip educators with

Inspire the Makers and Help Create Lasting Memories with Family Activities and At-Home Project Ideas from Science Fair Central

Identifying opportunities for hands-on experiences as part of a virtual learning curriculum can be challenging.  Students and parents need grab-and-go options that clearly identify the processes and materials, so that they can successfully implement meaningful projects.  Science Fair Central offers a wide variety of family activities and project starters that can be accessed from any digital device or downloaded as part

Reduce Barriers to College Entry with Virtual Scholarship Support for Your Students

Contributed by Michael C. Knowlton, Professional Learning Specialist, Santa Rosa Schools Scholarships are a valuable resource that can help ease the path to higher education. The scholarship application process is critical, but may be unfamiliar to students and their families. As teachers, students rely on us to be a reliable support system when preparing for

Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners!  HEALTH & WELLNESS Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving

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