Elementary Schools

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 Consultancy Services (TCS) in partnership with Discovery Education, is a one-of-a-kind initiative transforming the way students learn through computational thinking, a foundational skill for 21st century success. 

Through Ignite My Future and other programs, TCS is committed to helping educators and students 

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This Week at DE: Week of December 13

Good evening and welcome to our LAST edition of “This Week at DE” for 2020! My name is Paul Ilse and I’m the CEO of Discovery Education.  It has been such a pleasure getting to watch these videos each week and I’m thrilled to serve as our last host for the year. For this video, we wanted to do things a little differently and highlight our top five favorite things from 2020. So let’s get into it! 

#1: Virtual Field TripsCOVID-19 threw a wrench in things this year, but we’re so proud to have been able to

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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 of digital content to connect all learners to their innate curiosity by bringing STEM to life.

Members of the STEM Careers Coalition are united by the common goals of empowering educators to teach STEM effectively in the classroom, fostering and promoting

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Inspire Living Activism for Human Rights Day with Dynamic Student Activations from Discovery Education

In 2020 the world got sick. But recovering from an illness has a profound way of putting things into perspective. Humanity collectively received a message via a global pandemic, and the way each one of us responds should be appropriately universal. It’s especially important for our young people to understand that this is not just about public health – it’s about the greater good. 

December 10 marks the annual celebration of Human Rights Day, commemorating the date on which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in

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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 establish their readiness for the global community. 

Each year, the United Nations recognizes December 10th at Human Rights Day, commemorating the date on which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the

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Potter-Burns Elementary Celebrates $10,000 Prize from the Jackson Charitable Foundation with Engaging, Virtual Financial Literacy Event

Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI today gathered students, educators, and families for a special virtual event focused on improving students’ financial literacyThe event celebrated the local school’s $10,000 prize package from the 4th annual Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Pledge Contest offered by Jackson Charitable Foundation. Attended by approximately 450 students and members of the Potter Burns community, thevent featured remarks by school leaders and students about the importance of financial literacy for student success, as well as an engaging activity and presentations by Jackson Charitable Foundation and

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This Week at DE: Week of December 6

Good evening Twitter family! My name is Drew Hammill and I’m an instructional design manager at discover education. I get to use my experience as a teacher to create inspiring and engaging resources for students to use across the worldLet’s chat about what’s happening at Discovery Education this week! 

Join us on Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30PM to virtually learn, connect and share with educators from across the country for the Ignite My Future in School Virtual TECHademy. The 3-hour immersive virtual Professional Learning session will focus on engaging students in real-world problem solving

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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 of “things” connected to the internet at home and at work, such as smart speakers, fitness watches or factory equipmentIn the next session, students have an opportunity to consider real-world case

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This Week at DE: Week of November 29

Hi everyone! My name is Maria Truitt, and I’m the Senior Video Producer and Editor on the Global Marketing team at Discovery Education.  I produce create videos for our marketing campaigns, along with some virtual field trips and other content pieces. 

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend and are ready to start the last month of the year! Have you already had your holiday decorations up or did you wait until after Thanksgiving? Reply to the tweet and let me know! 

Speaking of the holidays…we have some pretty awesome resources in Discovery Education Experience to kick off

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