No, covid-19 vaccines didn’t kill any trial participants — and more parsing of latest disinformation on the shots

The material comes from the project’s newsletter, the Sift, which takes the most recent viral rumors, conspiracy theories, hoaxes and journalistic ethics issues and turns them into timely lessons with discussion prompts and links. The Sift, which is published weekly during the school year, has more than 10,000 subscribers, most of them educators.

The News Literacy Project also offers a program called Checkology, a browser-based platform designed for students in grades 6 through 12 that helps prepare the next generation to easily identify misinformation. Checkology is available free to educators, students, school districts and parents. Since 2016, more than

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7 Professional Development Resources from a Year of Transformation 

Now that 2020 has taught us so very much about flexible approaches to learning, let’s stop and take a moment to recognize the newfound strengths that this flexibility allows for educators. Join Discovery Education as we highlight a series of simple no-cost resources that enable educators not only to navigate but to thrive in the world of virtual learning. These standards-aligned digital tools will help you lead your students into the future of education by taking a creative approach to diverse learning environments. 

7 Professional Learning Pro-Tips  

  1. Cultivating trauma-informed educators is crucial to creating a better world for both students
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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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No, public schools are not modeled after factories. Here’s why Betsy DeVos keeps saying they are.

The Factory Model

Pulling apart a public institution long central to American communities can be a hard sell, especially when accompanied by talk of budget cuts, school closures, and teacher layoffs. In response to public opposition, free-market advocates have made a strategic shift. They have presented their work as a quest not to unmake public schools, but to “personalize” them.

A vaguely defined term applied to everything from project-based schooling to computer-based instruction, “personalized learning” has attracted broad support. Who, after all, would be against either component of that two-word phrase? For proponents of dismantling public education, though, “personalized learning”

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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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A teacher’s list of the worst and best education news of 2020

Ferlazzo teaches English and social studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento. He has written or edited 12 books on education, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week and has a popular resource-sharing blog. He has written pieces for The Answer Sheet over the years, including one on how teachers can help students motivate themselves and this one, one of my favorites, titled: “NEWS BREAK (not breaking news): Teacher asks students to grade him. One wrote: ‘I give Mr. Ferlazzo an A at being annoying.’ ”

NOTE: As in the past, Ferlazzo says he does not

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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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