Elementary Schools

FEBRUARY FLASHBACK: Connecting Minnesota to the Power of STEM

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. The building blocks of our world and today’s childhood education. Now, more than ever, parents and educators are looking for tools to support students’ understanding of these critical 21st Century skills. To encourage exploration and build STEM curiosity in communities, UnitedHealthcare and Discovery Education hosted a STEM Community Night with Hopkins Public Schools in Hopkins, MN last month.

The event, hosted at Eisenhower Elementary, demonstrated how educators, students, and the local community can collaborate to inspire the next generation of innovators. Ten hands-on activity stations encouraged community collaboration while igniting students’ curiosity. Throughout the night,

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How to Employ a Differentiated Mindset When Teaching STEM

By Eric Moore and Jason Porter, STEM Educators and Directors at TGR Foundation

When we facilitate professional development events, there’s often a common theme: teachers understand the importance of active STEM teaching and learning, but don’t always know how to implement it in a way that supports the diverse needs of their students. In our work with TGR EDU: Explore, a partnership between TGR Foundation and Discovery Education, we provide guidance to educators on how to prepare students for success through active, engaging instruction.

Differentiated instruction is a critical part of providing an equitable, effective STEM education. When instruction

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Parents, Students & Teachers, Explore Digital Resources for Social Emotional Learning

In Recognition of the First International #SELDay, Dive Into Digital Tools to Expand Social-Emotional Wellness 

Socialemotional wellness is the secret ingredient that empowers us to build healthy and successful lives for ourselves and enables us to persevere as we navigate the seemingly endless series of complications life throws our way. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the key to empowering students to build the skills to help them manage their emotions and connect with others in their homes, schools and broader communities. In anticipation of #SELDay on Friday, March 27th, take the

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5 Ways Digital Content Can Support Virtual Learning

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 5 Ways Digital Content Can Support Virtual Learning webinar.  You can access the event archive and review highlighted resources below.

  • Review key features and step-by-step instructions on how to begin using Discovery Education to support virtual learning.
    • You must be logged into Discovery Education to access this resource.
    • If you do not have Discovery Education, access a lite version of the resource and information on how to begin your free trial.
  • Access your certificate and provide feedback on future resources and events.
  • Attend an event that allows the opportunity to ask
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April 2020: Creating with Discovery Education

For the past few years, I have focused my energies on supporting teachers who are creating assessments, both formative and summative, which target student’s higher order thinking skills. Oftentimes, as I was creating an exemplar to showcase to teachers, I turned to Discovery Education for content to use in the sample assessment.

Discovery Education includes tools within their product that allow teachers to create exemplar assessments and assignments and have students create them, too. However, I also love all the other online tools that allow students to showcase their content knowledge, so I tend to focus on online tools and

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Explore Tech Careers and Experiences with the Tech for Tomorrow Virtual Field Trip On-Demand

If you missed the premiere of the Tech for Tomorrow Virtual Field Trip (VFT), an exploration of The Tech Interactive science and technology center in San Jose, CA and road trip through Silicon Valley featuring tech professionals, you can watch it on-demand anytime!  Boy was it worth it!! 

The Tech Interactive and Discovery Education partnered to create Tech for Tomorrow to provide EVERY student a virtual pass to The Tech Interactive’s most exciting exhibits and encourage students in classrooms across the country to innovate for a better world. 

This VFT provides an incredible opportunity to expose

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Good STEM Fun, Any Way You Slice It

Discovery Education Celebrates National Pi Day 

*Can you guess which iconic mathematical thinker was born on March 14th?* 

No Pattern, No Problem 

Where to begin with Pi? At the end? That might take awhile – seeing as there is none! But actually, that’s what people love about this mysterious mathematical constant: it’s never-ending string of digits, which we generally shorten to 3.14, but which are indeed infinite. Being probably the most famous example in the world of an irrational number, Pi cannot be written as a ratio of two integers, meaning it has a

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STEM Careers Coalition: Top 3 SOS Instructional Strategies for Successful Career Exploration in the Classroom

The STEM Careers Coalition is a first-of-its-kind coalition of industry partners that have joined forces with Discovery Education to impact the culture of STEM education in K – 12 schools nationwide. The Coalition’s mission is to empower educators to teach STEM effectively in the classroom, foster equity and access to quality education, and build the next generation of solution-seekers at no-cost to schools. 

One of the most powerful resources available to all educators at no cost through the Coalition is the ever-expanding Careers Portalwhich features profiles of actual employees working in STEM careers at Coali

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Celebrate #InternationalDayofHappiness and Build Happiness Skills with SEL Resources from Discover Your Happy

Contributed with Diego Vela, an upper middle and high school teacher at Colegio Inglés Americano, A.C. in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.

Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. This year’s recognition event will take place on March 20th, and there is no better way to celebrate than integrating resources in your classroom that help students develop their happiness skills!

Studies show that two out of three American teens are stressed and many don’t know how

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