Elementary Schools

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 by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.”

Learning comes alive with project-based learning, because it connects students to the real-world. As students focus on a project, they engage

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Celebrating the Winners  of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge 

Join Discovery Education for the final of our three-part blog series highlighting the outstanding student creators who earned a winning spot in Teaching with Testimony’s 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Explore the creative ways that this year’s winners harnessed the power of self-expression to recognize and stand against hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to speak out. 

1st PLACE WINNER
Emma Feasey11th Grade
San Clemente High School | San Clemente, CA 

This project helped me realize that you can make a difference.” 

Emma poured through the testimonies of survivors

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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 activities and real-world tech challenges. Through these cybersecurity and AI resources, students will discover the variety of skills used in technology today and be guided

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How Nevada Ensures Educational Equity

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada Department of Education began thinking about how to improve students’ ability to continue their learning in a remote environment. “The pandemic highlighted existing inequities when we made the rapid shift to distance learning last March,” said Jhone Ebert, Nevada State Superintendent of Public Instruction during a recent webinar about the public-private partnership. “From that moment forward, we realized we could not ignore disparities and inequity anymore.” For Nevada, that boiled down to three things: 1. devices and internet connectivity; 2. the need for high-quality educational content; and 3. easy access to that high-quality

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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 the all-new Tech for Tomorrow Virtual Field Trip (VFT). Offered at no cost, the VFT is part of Tech for Tomorrow, a program from The Tech Interactive and Discovery Education that introduces students

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8 Great Ways to Turn Holiday Downtime Into Fun-Filled Family Learning 

Set the table for abundant at-home learning this holiday season with the help of Discovery Education’s no-cost interactive learning resources for families. Read on to explore a holiday buffet of standards-aligned K-12 family learning content that will open up all-new avenues for students to uncover vital real-world knowledge, while equipping parents with streamlined tools to maximize at-home learning during the holidays.  

HEALTH & WELLNESS
It’s important for students to stay committed to healthy habits and sound nutrition throughout the highs and lows of the holidays. 

Keep students moving in positive directions throughout the holiday doldrums with lively

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This Week at DE: Week of November 22

Hi everyone! My name is Tess Henkel and I’m a content manager here at Discovery Education. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, however you’re celebrating this week. 

Since iia holiday week, we wanted to keep this short and sweet but also make sure you knew about new content added to Discovery Education Experience. You can explore resources that highlight the evolving values, customs and new interpretations of this holiday in the Thanksgiving channel in Discovery Education Experience. 

 

Also, in honor of November being National Native American Heritage Month, we’ve curated

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Celebrating the Winners of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge

Join Discovery Education for the second of a three-part blog series highlighting the outstanding student creators who earned a winning spot in Teaching with Testimony’s 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Explore the creative ways that this year’s winners harnessed the power of self-expression to recognize and counter hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to speak out. 

2nd PLACE WINNER
Vaishnavi Murthy, 8th Grade
RJ Grey Junior High School | Acton, MA  

Art can be a very powerful and influential way to spread ideas.” 

Vaishnavi crafted a painting that says so

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Teach Students to Build Confidence and Build Body Image with the Amazing Me Virtual Field Trip! 

Low self-esteem has been associated with a number of psychological, physical and social consequences. In this all-new, on-demand Virtual Field Trip (VFT) from Amazing Me, a program developed in partnership with the Dove Self-Esteem Project, students have the opportunity to explore how to be kinder to themselves and others.  

Educators play an important role in helping to engage students in critical discussions about body image and empowering them with the understanding that each of us is unique, beautiful and worth celebrating. The Amazing Me program features a complete guide developed with body image experts, to support educators in

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