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New Resources to Help Your Students Stay Safe Online

Are your students safe online? Intel® Security and Discovery Education present the Intel® Security Digital Safety Program: Think Before You Link, an initiative designed to empower the next generation of digital citizens with the tools they need to make smart, secure, and responsible decisions online.

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Free Resources to Build a Science Fair in Your Elementary Classroom

Science fairs aren't just for older students, there's tons to explore at the elementary age! Bring the fun and excitement of science fairs to younger students with new resources for K-5 classrooms. Resources and activities will have you exploring age appropriate project topics and building a classroom fair in no time. Download Today!

Watch the Exclusive Math Techbook™ Launch Event on January 8, 2015

Math: What Does it Mean to Win?
Join us live as a panel of experts from diverse fields discusses the wide-ranging implications of math achievement in the United States. Following the panel, stay tuned for the live unveiling of Discovery Education Math Techbook™, the latest in breakthrough digital textbooks from Discovery Education. Register for the Live Webcast

Watch the Global Virtual Field Trip from the Tower of London

Discovery Education is proud to support Veterans Day with a unique, global perspective on honoring veterans. Watch the archived video of this virtual field trip which took place live from the historic Tower of London, United Kingdom. Students will learn about the history of Remembrance Day, the significance of the poppy symbol, and the historical importance of the war that began 100 years ago. Watch the Archive

Archive: Of the People White House Virtual Field Trip

Transport your students to the White House kitchen to join Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let’s Move! as he cooks up a healthy snack and discusses nutrition. Harvest time presents the perfect opportunity for students to learn about food and the importance of making healthy choices in their lives. Students can submit questions to be answered by Sam live. Watch Now

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One Idea With: Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Bill Treasurer, founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting. Mr. Treasurer is the author of the international best seller Leaders Open Doors. Mr. Treasurer’s One Idea focuses on the importance of building courage. Watch the video below to learn more and then visit www.leadersopendoors.com.
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Meet America's 2014 Top Young Scientist

Congratulations to Sahil Doshi, grand prize winner of the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge! Meet Sahil and learn about his winning idea at www.YoungScientistChallenge.com.
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Students: Hear an Epic Story! Virtual Field Trip on October 15th

Meet Wyatt Channell, Executive Producer of How the Universe Works, during our Virtual Field Trip to The Science Channel Headquarters. Learn how great stories are made and how Wyatt became an Executive Producer. Tweet and chat in your questions during the event.
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Win Free Supplies for Your Classroom - One Winner Every Month Through April

Science of Everyday Life wants to thank teachers for their great work in the classroom by providing free supplies to make the school day a little bit easier. K-12 educators have the chance to win free classroom supplies from teacher favorites Post-it®, Scotch®, Scotch-Brite®, Scotch-Blue™, O-Cel-O™, Nexcare™, and Command™ every month through April 2015. Enter this monthly sweepstakes once-a-day for your chance to win!
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Engage with testimonies and multimedia projects on IWitness

Discovery Education is proud to partner with IWitness to provide educators and students with access to nearly 1,500 testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides through guided exploration and engagement with multimedia activities.
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Celebrate National Manufacturing Day and Connect with STEM in Action from a Working Aluminum Plant

In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, please join us on October 3 at 1PM EST/ 10AM PST for a live Virtual Field Trip and Career Overview from one of Alcoa’s largest US plants located in Davenport, Iowa. Students will be given an exclusive tour of the plant and will be introduced to Alcoa employees who will showcase cutting-edge technology, and share the STEM-related passions that led them to pursue advanced manufacturing careers. Watch LIVE at 1PM EST/10AM PST.
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One Week Left to Enter the Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest presented by The USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education

Enter today for a chance to join an international group of educators on a once-in-a-lifetime PD experience in Poland on January 24-27, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Learn to use testimony, develop digital literacies, and more. Contest ends on October 3, 2014.
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One Idea With: How to Motivate Students and Close the Attitude Gap

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews former school principal, best-selling ASCD author, educational consultant, and motivational speaker Baruti Kafele.

Author of Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success and Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, Mr. Kafale’s One Idea focuses on how to motivate students and close the attitude gap. Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit www.principalkafele.com for additional information on Mr. Kafele’s work.
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Enter the Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes from Siemens Science Day Daily!

The Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes, open to all K-6 educators, will award one winning educator a free year of school-wide access to Discovery Education Science and exciting prize packs for their classroom. Discovery Education Science will support your school’s science curriculum with interactive virtual labs, exclusive video segments, reading passages and much more! Siemens Science Day offers hands-on activities and tools to bring your science classroom to life. Enter daily!
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Espresso Education is Now Discovery Education

Espresso Education, the leading provider of primary school digital education content, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of curriculum-aligned digital content and professional development for K-12, announced today that they will join together under the Discovery Education name. Discovery Education acquired the company as part of its ongoing effort to speed the transition from static textbooks to dynamic digital content around the world.
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Celebrate Women’s Suffrage with Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook

The 19th amendment, extending voting rights to women, was adopted 94 years ago today! This milestone of American progress is an opportunity to begin higher order skill development at the start of the year with your students. Now including U.S. History II, Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook includes images and lesson materials that will enable your students to do some detective work on the 19th amendment. These student-centered, inquiry-based tasks can help develop higher order thinking skills such as identifying and analyzing claim and evidence, corroborating multiple sources, and contextualizing sources in a time and place.
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Introduce Your Students to the Innovation of Food Science - Live from Chobani

Join us on September 16th at 1PM ET for a Virtual Field Trip to the state-of-the-art Chobani Greek yogurt factory in Twin Falls, Idaho, where we’ll explore some key ingredients – like innovation and technology. Middle school classrooms will go behind the scenes to uncover the innovative technology used to make Greek yogurt and hear from real-world food scientists. Turn this live, online (and fun!) tour into a learning experience using its curriculum connections to science and technology to reinforce core STEM concepts and take your students beyond the classroom walls.
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The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge takes the ALS Challenge

Young Scientist Challenge winner Peyton Robertson has taken the popular ALS challenge. Watch his video to find out who from the Young Scientist Challenge family he chose to nominate next!
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Discovery Education Introduces Dig Into Mining: The Story of Copper!

Freeport-McMoRan and Discovery Education have joined forces to create Dig Into Mining: The Story of Copper! With this middle school, STEM focused program, educators, parents and students will explore Earth’s natural resources with standards aligned extensions, as well as an exciting interactive. Learn more about transition metals such as Copper and how it impacts your daily life.
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Avoid the Summer Slide with August 2014 DEN Summer School

Discovery Education invites all educators across North America to get back in gear for the new school year and avoid the “summer slide” with the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Summer School. Throughout the month of August, each day of the week will be dedicated to introducing new digital tools and resources educators can use to create authentic, engaging digital learning environments for students.
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eSchool News Readers Recognize Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Techbook™

Techbook and Streaming Plus are making an impact in the classroom and at home, transitioning students into 21st century learners. The two flagship services were recently featured in eSchool News' annual Readers' Choice Awards, which highlights readers’ favorite ed-tech products and solutions. “[Discovery Education Techbook] has been a huge benefit to our students and teachers when it comes to engaging students with science content,” said Kurt Witthoff, K-12 science coordinator for Florida’s Collier County Schools. “Halfway through our third year with this product, our teachers and students continue to speak highly of [it].”
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One Idea: Harnessing the Energy of Leaders All Around Us

Leader of a school district dedicated to preparing every child, every day, to be successful and responsible citizens in a global workplace and community, Dr. Mark Edwards’ One Idea focuses on the importance of building leadership to create new opportunities.
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Educators Convene in Nashville for DEN Summer Institute 2014

Every year, Discovery Education brings together educators from a wide variety of specialties for a week-long professional development and networking event. Attendees learn how to use technology to energize their own teaching from keynote speakers, the Discovery Education team and each other. DEN Summer Institute (DENSI) 2014 brought together 187 teachers, library media specialists, instructional coaches, school and district administrators, and technology directors from 26 US states, 5 Canadian provinces, and the United Kingdom.
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The Siemens STEM Institute is Here!

Fifty middle and high school STEM educators from across the country arrived yesterday to the Discovery Communications HQ to begin their STEM-venture by participating in our Siemens STEM Institute. The Institute is a one-of-a-kind program that promotes hands-on, real-world integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the classroom. See what the STEM Fellows are up to throughout the week by following @SiemensSTEMAcad on Twitter, #STEMin2014!
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One Idea: The Inside-Out Approach to Whole-School Reform

In the latest edition of Scott Kinney's "One Idea" interview series, McREL International’s incoming CEO, Bryan Goodwin says, "we haven’t done implementation very well in this country." Here he suggests an inside-out approach to whole-school reform: unleashing professionalism by empowering teachers through autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
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Technology's Transformative Role in Education

Where are we leading children today? Discovery Education’s Lance Rougeux addressed this question during a recent TEDx presentation while explaining the transformative role of technology in education.
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Discovery Education Hosts National and State School Board Association Leaders for Day of Professional Development

Discovery Education hosted approximately 40 members of the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Boards Association Communicators (COSBAC) for a day of immersive professional development, as part of an ongoing effort to inform national and state education associations about Discovery Education’s leadership role in the ongoing digital transition. Attendees explored a variety of topics including the future of digital learning and the importance of telling school systems’ digital transition success stories. In addition, participants were also able to experience Discovery Education’s latest digital textbooks first-hand at the “Techbook Test Drive.”
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Meet the Exceptional Young Scientist Challenge Finalists

Find out who is in the running to become “America’s Top Young Scientist” and win $25,000 in the 2014 Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge!
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New Student Interactive From RecipeForInnovation.com

Grab your lab coats! Check out the new Recipe for Innovation K-5 digital interactive that turns your students into food scientists investigating nutrients found in dairy foods.
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One Idea: Assessing Capacity, Confidence, and Competence for Implementation Fidelity

In the latest edition of Scott Kinney's "One Idea" interview series, Grand Prairie (Texas) Deputy Superintendent of Academics, Dr. Greg Firn, addresses his "IF" (implementation fidelity) factor, and the value in assessing your organization's capacity, confidence, and competence prior to implementation.
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Discovery Education’s Vivid Approach to Learning is Explained During ISTE 2014 Conference

Scott Kinney joined Core of Education at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta to talk about Discovery Education's approach to innovation and, more importantly, to student engagement. Kinney shares his opinion on the role media plays in new educational environments and how teachers should be supported to effectively deploy these services.
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Innovative School Leaders Are Successfully Mapping Out Their Journey to the Digital Transition

In school systems across the country as diverse as South Carolina’s Rock Hill Schools, Michigan’s Utica Community Schools, and North Carolina’s Wake County Schools, innovative school leaders have successfully mapped out their journey to the digital transition. Learn about some of the steps educators are taking to do this.
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One Idea: Idaho Superintendent Explains Why We Must Change Our Approach to the Integration of Digital Technology

The leader of Idaho’s fastest growing school system and member of Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools, Dr. Linda Clark spoke with Discovery Education about how changing the approach to the integration of digital technology can fundamentally improve teaching and learning. Watch the interview, then visit www.meridianschools.org to learn more about the great work being done by Dr. Clark and her team.
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Announcing the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge Winners!

For the third year in a row, high school students across the country created short, impactful videos to inspire their peers to be safer drivers. A panel of judges selected the Top 10 Finalists, and then the public was asked to vote for their favorite. Thanks to your votes, Toyota Teen Driver is excited to announce the 2014 Video Challenge winners! Watch the winning videos and share them with your school community to reinforce the importance of safe driving.
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Stay Engaged, June Through August, with Discovery Student Network Summer Series

Have your students participate in the Discovery Student Network Summer Series: a structured, self-paced world of learning, with weekly themes and daily activities designed to keep students learning new content and creating some of their own. Access the DSN Summer Series all Summer long at dlc.com/dsnsummerseries.
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Maryland District to Gather 9,000 Educators for Unique Professional Development Event

On Monday, June 16, at nine sites across Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) district, more than 100 experts from Discovery Education will collaborate with PGCPS education specialists to present a unique professional development event. During this event, all of the district’s 9,000 educators will learn new strategies and tactics for using digital resources to enhance student learning and effectively integrate Maryland’s College and Career-Ready Standards into classroom instruction.
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Bill Goodwyn: Leadership Fuels Digital Learning Innovation

Discovery Education's content reaches 35 million students in the United States and supports the use of educational technology in school systems in more than 50 countries. Now, the education division is the fastest-growing unit of its parent company, Discovery Communications. In a telephone interview, Education Week Staff Writer Michele Molnar asked Bill Goodwyn, CEO of Discovery Education, about the company’s role in the educational technology market.
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Teachers Find Tremendous Value in Common Core Math Academy

The Common Core Math Standards require students to demonstrate a blend of skills, conceptual understandings, and problem solving, and require teachers to integrate the Standards for Mathematical Practice into classroom instruction. Teaching and Assessing Common Core Math in a Digital World will help you make sense of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and their successful implementation in the K-12 math classroom. Strengthen your core with resources, tools, and assessments, leveraging digital media and technology, to help your students reach higher levels of math achievement.

“I go to a lot of professional development. The better I get, the better my students get. This definitely rates amongst my favorite professional development.” -- Carlos Rodriguez, 8th Grade Math Teacher, Bronx, NY


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Board Builder Transforms Miami Science Students into Content Creators

In a recent Tech & Learning article, Miami science teacher Jennifer Rioseco explains how she elevated her 6th- and 7th-grade students’ science fair projects to another level by using Discovery Education’s Board Builder, an exciting new tool which allows students to merge their own research, writing, and content creation with existing Discovery Education resources to create boards about unlimited topics. “They are so into the technology and they come up with the coolest ideas,” says Rioseco. Learn more about this tool by reading 50 Ways to Use Board Builder.


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Free Dynamic STEM Lessons and Manufacturing Career Resources

Discovery Education and Alcoa have developed “Manufacture Your Future,” a new, online destination designed to inspire students in grades 6-12 to explore today’s modern manufacturing careers. Manufacture Your Future encourages the development of critical thinking skills through real-world application, offering dynamic standards-based, STEM-focused lesson plans, a manufacturing career guide, family discussion starters and a Virtual Field Trip designed to give students a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing design process.
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Archive Available: "Of the People" White House Science Fair featuring MYTHBUSTERS' Kari Byron

Virtually transport students to the fourth annual White House Science Fair, a celebration of the student winners from a broad range of STEM competitions. Classrooms heard from a student scientist, a mentor and the head of the Siemens Foundation, a White House official, as well as Eric Schwarz, CEO of US2020, a new multi-year mentoring effort that aims to match 1 million STEM mentors with students at youth-serving nonprofits by the year 2020.
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Baltimore Teacher Wins $10,000 in the Fit 4 the Classroom Sweepstakes

Congratulations to Baltimore educator, Zakia Ashley – winner of the 2014 fit 4 the classroom sweepstakes. As grand prize winner, Ms. Ashley will receive a total award of $10,000: $5,000 to support whole body health and wellness initiatives at her school, and an additional $5,000 for herself.
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30 Minutes of Discovery, This Friday May 16

Encourage your students to spend 30 Minutes exploring their own interests and discovering new ones in their Discovery Education account. It’s 30 Minutes of Discovery just for students. What can they discover? Just about anything. The sky is the limit, and they don’t have to spend all of the time on one thing, either. Just explore and enjoy. When they’re done spending 30 Minutes of Discovery exploring in their student accounts, tell us what they did, or have them do it.
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Inquiry-Based STEM Instruction Results in Higher PASS Scores for 4th Grade Students

South Carolina’s Rock Hill Schools is dedicated to bridging the digital divide. To help with this, district administrators identified and accomplished several goals focused on preparing their students to be 21st century learners, by implementing Discovery Education Science Techbook™ digital textbook and Professional Development services. After one year, fourth grade students whose teachers used Discovery Education Science Techbook averaged higher scores on the 2013 Science Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) and were more likely to score at or above the exemplary level than students whose teachers did not use the service.
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Students at Johnson Elementary School Say Learning is "Fun"

At Johnson Elementary School in Rockford, IL, teachers have successfully transformed learning in the classroom through the use of Discovery Education. Lynne Myers, a 4th grade teacher, says this is because Discovery Education digital content makes learning more fun. Her students are engaging with each other in conversation, coming up with their own essential questions in science, and researching the answers together. Students in the classroom also enjoy the added benefit of being able to take their lessons home with them.
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May 20th: Virtual Field Trip Live from the Chobani Factory

Join Discovery Education on May 20th at 1pm ET as we transport your elementary classroom to the Chobani factory in New Berlin, NY to explore innovative technologies in food production, and the journey from cow to cup to shelf.
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Just Announced: 2014 National Winners and Finalists

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a partnership between the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education, is proud to announce this year's K-12 National Winners and Finalists.
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Explore the Top 10 Ways We're Celebrating You on National Teacher Day

All of us at Discovery Education celebrate all that you do and want to say "thank you" on National Teacher Day. As a demonstration of our "#DENLove" for you, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) has organized a week long celebration of YOU and all that you do.
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Discovery Education's Lance Rougeux Pushed the Boundaries

Lance Rougeux presented at TEDx Times Square’s summit with the theme of "Pushing Boundaries". Watch his presentation (about 3-hours into the archive) on the role of technology to breakdown walls and help connect students and teachers in the classroom and beyond. Lance presented alongside Deepak Chopra; George John, CEO of Rocket Fuel; Mike Kriak, COO/CFO of Mashable; and Kelly Parasi, Chief Communications Executive of Girls Scouts of America.
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May 9: Take the DEN to Work Day

This Friday, for Teacher Appreciation Week, gather your students and join the Discovery Education team at the top of each hour starting at 9:00AM ET for Take the DEN to Work Day. You won't want to miss our special guest, Peter H. Reynolds at 1:00PM ET.
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