Elementary Schools

Jackson Charitable Foundation Recognizes Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the 2020 Money Smart Kids Challenge Winner

Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale has announced Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the winner of the 4th annual Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge.

The Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Challenge presents K-6 schools in the United States the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant from Jackson Charitable Foundation to spark financial literacy education at their school, along with $1,000 designated for a philanthropic donation of the school’s choosing. Designed for elementary school educators, families, and community members to showcase their financial literacy commitments, the Challenge

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Hands-on Learning for a Work-in-Progress World 

When students can learn by doing, it serves not only their futures, but also their community. Handson  learning is a fun and accessible way to engage students in skill and knowledge-building that will contribute to a future workforce of talented and self-motivated problem solvers. Every student has the capacity to do great things in life, and the world has its share of problems that need solving – the trick is getting young innovators involved, with the help of relevant and accessible experiential learning opportunities. 

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Engage the Next Generation of Problem-Solvers with New Resources from Fueling Education

2020 has proven that severe challenges around the world affect us all. Finding new solutions for challenges like sustainability, environmental preservation, and safety will only be possible in the future if we are nurturing critical thinking skills in students today. Inspire students to become the problem-solvers of tomorrow with resources from Fueling Education.  

Developed in partnership with CITGO, Fueling Education brings the wonder of the STEM world directly to students in grades 5-8 through no-cost educational resources and activities designed to spark new interest in solution-seeking  

Fueling Education Student Challenge 

The cornerstone of the Fueling Education

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October is Maker Month! Celebrate with Innovation Generation! 

During the month of October, we are partnering with Stanley Black & Decker once again to encourage students to explore creativity, design and connection through Innovation Generation, a program developed to ignite, engage and empower student makers. Through a number of activities and resources throughout the month and beyond, we will celebrate the maker spirit in all students! 

Maker Moments 

Join us during the month of October for Maker Moments, where we will be sharing live demonstrations of three new activities featured in the Innovation Generation program! We will be streaming these live demonstrations on the

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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 girls’ interest in STEM learning and careers.

Girls Get STEM arms educators and parents with standards-aligned resources that are girl-led, girl-tested, and girl-approved for all students in grades 2-5. From student lessons and family activities to a Virtual Field Trip and video content, this

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New Resources from DNA Decoded Demonstrate the Real-World Applications of Genomics

Genomics is the study of an organism’s entire DNA. This knowledge can be applied in a number of ways to help solve important global challenges like fighting disease outbreaks, innovating agricultural advancements, and developing life-saving targeted therapies. You can introduce your high school students to this category of curriculum at the intersection of biology and technology, with digital resources from DNA Decoded.   

Developed in partnership with Illumina, DNA Decoded will show students the impact of DNA beyond ancestry or traits. Through student activities, digital lesson bundles and more, students can explore how genes interact with one another and

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The Power of Data: How to Use Computational Thinking to Engage Students

By Pedro Delgado, 15 years teaching experience, 7th grade science and computer science 1 and 2 at Young Women’s STEAM Research & Preparatory Academy, Ignite My Future in School Learning Leader

In the modern workforce, professionals use a variety of skills to solve problems. It’s uncommon that a task would be siloed to one specific subject – instead, we tend to take a transdisciplinary approach, using skills from various areas.

This is why more educators are working to incorporate computational thinking – the thought processes involved in expressing solutions as computational steps or algorithms that can be carried out by

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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 be empowered with tools to help encourage development in these critical areas among 4th and 5th grade students. 

These flexible, standards-aligned resources center around the subjects of building self-esteem, promoting positive body image

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3 SEL Resources to Engage Your Students This Fall 

You can help kickstart healthy transformations for students in or out of the classroom this Fall with exciting new resources from LaGolda, the pro-social animated series and online educational program available on Discovery Education Experience. Following the adventures of the eponymous 8-year-old girl and her friendsLaGolda provides fun and uplifting content that makes it easy to engage young students in important SEL skill-building during a crucial stage in their development. 

Despite having lost her parents and experienced hardships as an orphanLaGolda chooses to take a positive approach to life and never lets

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