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A Week of Resources Connecting Students to Innovation and Resourcefulness

A Week of Resources Connecting Students to Innovation and Resourcefulness

By Callie Bendickson, Principal of Corporate Social Responsibility at Itron Where there is water, there is life, and every drop of water makes a world of difference. From drinking and hygiene to food and energy, water means survival. Now, with so many students learning from a virtual distance, educators have new and unique resources they

Girl-Led, Girl-Tested and Girl-Approved Cyber Security Activities? Yes, Please!

As more and more women enter STEM careers, increasing STEM interest and engagement among girls continues to be a significant focus. This school year empower girls to see themselves changing the world in new ways with resources from Girls Get STEM. Developed in partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA, this program aims to spark

New Social Emotional Learning Resources Support Body Confidence Education for Elementary Students

The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education have teamed up to develop Amazing Me, an all-new program focused on social emotional learning (SEL), health and body confidence.  Numerous studies have shown that low self-esteem in adolescents can negatively affect their performance in school, their relationships with others and their self-perception. Through this new partnership, educators and parents will

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Award $10,000 to 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge Winners

USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education (USC Shoah Foundation), and Discovery Education announced today the winners of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. The Challenge and the 2020 winners exemplify the power of youth voices to connect communities and the role of social and emotional learning in empowering students to

Keeping Teens Vape Free Through Education

According to the Food and Drug Administration, 5 million youth in the United States currently use e-cigarettes: 1 in 4 high school students (27.5%) and 1 in 10 middle school students (10.5%). Vaping increases a person’s chance of experiencing complications from upper respiratory illnesses and some researchers believe there exists a relationship between vaping and COVID-19 patients. As

Conquering the Juggling Act:  Dynamic Digital Resources to Support Integrated Student Health

The secret to achieving wellness rests in finding balance, which means first acknowledging the tremendous juggling act we’re all engaged in on a daily basis. Life’s many complications (looking at you 2020) can make us feel disjointed to the point where, even if we’re excelling in one area, we suddenly find we’ve dropped the ball in another area, just as we were getting into a groove!  But remember

Spark Hope Through Human Rights: New Professional Development Resources from Speak Truth to Power

By Karen Robinson, Director of Speak Truth to Power   Hope undercurrents movements for change. Whether it be speaking out about racial justice or supporting a candidate for an election, hope inspires other to build a better future. In 1966, late Senator Robert F. Kennedy said: “Each time a man stands up for an ideal,

Celebrate the Moments When Learning Comes Alive! Ignite Student Inspiration with Discovery Education’s Innovation Virtual Field Trips

* Did you know our brains have “Mirror Neurons”, which fire not only when we perform an action, but also when we observe that same action performed by another? This is why experiencing something and watching someone else experience it can have the exact same effect on our mind. *  Educators and parents both know that some of students’ most inspired moments of learning

Five SEL Resources for High School Students from Discover Your Happy

Educators, students, and parents are preparing for back to school with more uncertainty and changes than ever before. As many schools shift to remote learning for the foreseeable future, supporting students social and emotional wellbeing has become a concern for many educators. Helping students manage the stresses of school in a blended learning environment requires

Explore the Tech Innovations of Tomorrow with Discovery Education’s SOS Instructional Strategies

Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) are research-based instructional strategies for integrating Discovery Education digital curriculum resources in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. These strategies are flexible and can be used as part of in-classroom, virtual and hybrid learning environments to support critical thinking and student engagement.  Tech for Tomorrow was developed in partnership with The Tech Interactive, a museum in San Jose, CA, and

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