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#DESTEMChat - Planning STEM Experiences for All Learners

Join our STEM innovators on August 31 at 8:00 PM (ET) for this month's #DESTEMChat. Learn new ideas and share with other educators about planning STEM experiences for all your learners. Visit us on twitter at hashtag #DESTEMChat to participate.

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Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience

This exclusive professional development opportunity for superintendents and instructional leaders explores strategies that make a difference in moving teachers to best practice. Join leading superintendents and curriculum leaders, for this free one-day conference to explore equitable and effective strategies that yield results. Engage in rich discussions about personalized learning, formative assessment, disciplinary literacy, and student engagement. Discover powerful digital instructional practices that can enhance math, science and social studies classrooms. Learn More

Go Behind the Scenes with the Founders at the Library of Congress

Take your students on this exclusive virtual field trip as we journey back in time to 1789 to understand the men who gathered that hot summer in Philadelphia to form our enduring democracy. Register Today!

National Park Service Centenary

In the centennial year of the National Park Service, celebrate its mission to “extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.” Bring the natural wonders of our national parks to your classroom with these resources and instructional ideas. Explore Now

Webinar - Learn About the New Social Studies Techbook: Civics and Government

Take a deep dive into the new Social Studies Techbook: Civics and Government in this 30-minute webinar. Participants will learn how this digital resource for grades 6-8 provides an in-depth learning experience in government, civic life, and the economy of the U.S. The webinar will highlight interactive activities, the teacher dashboard, the breadth of primary sources, and Global Wrap. Register Today!

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From Rio to Your Classroom

Bring the sportsmanship and celebration of the Olympic games to your classroom. As athletes gather to compete in Rio de Janeiro, Discovery Education shares resources about the global sporting event, from its ancient history to the modern challenges of hosting the games, and how elite athletes prepare for competition at the highest levels.
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Help your students find their future in agriculture.

Discovery Education and National FFA have joined forces to create AgExplorer, a robust career resource designed to encourage students to explore the broad range of careers within the industry of agriculture.
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Summer 2016 Service Enhancements

See what new content, tools, and functionality have been added to your Discovery Education services over the summer. These changes drive deeper student engagement and increase accessibility of our resources for all students.
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Follow The Finalists To The Final Event

Experience the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge through the ten national finalists as they blog their way to the final event! Get an inside look at their summer mentorship with a 3M scientist as they share everything from their inspiration to enter to how they prepare to compete for $25,000 and the title of America’s Top Young Scientist in October!
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Congratulations to the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finalists

Discovery Education and 3M are excited to announce that the top 10 national finalists have been chosen in the award-winning Young Scientist Challenge! Each of the 10 finalists will now go on to compete for the grand prize of $25,000 and the title of America’s Top Young Scientist at 3M’s World Headquarters this October. In addition to the finalists, 27 state merit winners were chosen based on their creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness and overall presentation demonstrated.
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Happy Shark Week

Shark Week is back for its 29th year, and we invite you to use the powerful appeal of this event to explore important topics including biodiversity, ocean conservation, sharks, and more.
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#DESTEMChat - June 29, 8:00 PM (ET)

Join us and special guest Danel Hogan for #DESTEMChat to share ideas around how to keep STEM engagement at an all time high this summer.
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Discovery Education in Action - Collaborative Projects

Step into the classrooms of Discovery Education Community members from around globe. Join us on June 21 to see how your peers are using Discovery Education for collaborative projects in their classroom, hear how they solve problems, and experience Discovery Education through their eyes.
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Students Explore Shark Bay — a Time Machine for Biologists

Dr. Mike Heithaus, professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University, discusses his work researching sharks and their impact on the ecosystem of Shark Bay in Western Australia - and find out how students can be biologists and study this environment themselves.
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How a Shark Week Documentary Sparked a Passion that Changed My Life

In this post Dr. Craig O'Connell, founder and director of O’Seas Conservation Foundation, Inc., shares how a shark week documentary inspired a career dedicated to researching and the conservation of sharks.
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Step Inside Educators' Classrooms

Discovery Education in Action in a series of live events, webinars, and professional learning opportunities that lets you step into the classrooms of Discovery Education Community members from around globe. Learn how your peers are using Discovery Education in their classroom, hear how they solve problems, and experience Discovery Education through their eyes.
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Happy Birthday, Your Majesty

We're celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty, The Queen with a live broadcast and royal tea party for schools across the globe. Join us on June 10, as we explore the nine decades that have passed during The Queen's life - six of them while she has reigned. Glimpse inside St. George's Hall and the State Apartments at Windsor Castle and see a live link-up with schools across the Commonwealth. You might even find out some fascinating facts about The Queen that you were not aware of!
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Give Your Students the Summer of a Lifetime

With the summer vacation rapidly approaching we know you and your students can’t wait to relax by the beach, visit a far-flung destination, or spend quality time with family and friends closer to home. But, what if your students could also travel the world and continue learning all summer long?
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Discovery Education Updates Summer 2016

We have spent this year listening and building, talking to our partners and acting on what they shared. Based on these conversations, throughout the summer, new content, tools, and functionality will be released to to all Discovery Education's services. These changes drive deeper student engagement and increase the accessibility of our resources.
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STEM Challenges

As we come to the end of our STEM month you can find a summary of all our featured STEM challenges here. These projects provide great opportunities for your students to discover the STEM behind a diverse range of careers.
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Don't Miss - Spring VirtCon Archives

Are you looking for professional learning opportunities over the summer. Don't miss the archive from Spring VirtCon. Sessions include engaging students in STEM, formative assessment, personalized learning, and cultural responsiveness.
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Memorial Day Student Activity: Design a Memorial

#CelebrateWithDE and remember those who have served our country through this Memorial Day Student Activity. Student's are encouraged to think about a memorial in their town, as well as explore some of the monuments in Washington D.C., and then design their own memorial for someone they would like to honor.
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Discovery Education in Action - STEM

Join us on May 31 as we step into Discovery Educators’ classrooms. In this series you'll hear practical tips and see strategies for integrating Discovery Education into your teaching. Listen, connect, and be inspired as our Community shares ways they are transforming teaching and learning. This month's focus, STEM.
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Lively Lessons: Community Garden STEM Challenge

Our Lively Lesson this week asks students to design a garden for their community that will be home to a variety of fruits and vegetables. From finding the space, to selecting the plants and mapping out the plot, this challenge incorporates a variety of STEM skills for all ages.
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Content Showcase - May 2016

Check out these new resources added to our services this month. Resources include: Telescope by Discovery Channel, How Tech Works by Exploration Distribution, More Science Please by Maslowski Wildlife Productions, and Discoveries America National Parks by Bennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc.
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Lively Lessons: Baseball Travel STEM Challenge

Consider your summer baseball team is taking a road trip from Chicago to Florida to watch the pros play in the Major League. Your team hopes to attend as many Major League baseball games as possible along its route. This Lively Lesson will have students explore available options and explain their chosen route.
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Starting Soon: Red Nose Day VFT!

We’re a few hours away from going live with actress Connie Britton to celebrate Red Nose Day with a Virtual Field Trip. Tune-in live at 1PM ET as we discuss the root causes and impact of poverty and inspire your students to make a difference. See you soon!
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Lively Lessons: Endangered Animal Relocation STEM Challenge

Explore this Lively Lesson where students propose the relocation of an endangered animal by researching its habitat, estimating costs for the relocation, and supporting their choices with evidence, all using Discovery Education resources and instructional strategies.
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Celebrate Space Day with Discovery Education and NASA

Celebrating Space Day with your students this week? Take a tour inside NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center with our on-demand archive and meet the scientists and engineers working on some of our nation's space programs.
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Throughout the world, day in and day out, educators like you dedicate their lives to transforming the lives of students. Through unexplainable kindness and everlasting commitment, teachers spark a love of lifelong learning for future generations. At Discovery Education, we know how hard you work to make a difference. We take great pride in celebrating that dedication through several special activities around Teacher Appreciation Week.
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Discovery STEM Day - May 6

#CelebratewithDE as we tour Discovery Communication’s world headquarters and meet the men and women behind the world’s #1 nonfiction media company. Throughout the day we will broadcast five different career spotlights providing your class the chance to learn about the STEM skills needed in a variety of fields.
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DE in Action - Stations-Based Learning

Join us on April 26 as we step into Discovery Educators’ classrooms. In this series you'll hear practical tips and see strategies for integrating Discovery Education into your teaching. Listen, connect, and be inspired as our Community shares ways they are transforming teaching and learning. This month's focus, stations-based learning.
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Watch Sparks Fly In Your Classroom Tomorrow!

Join Discovery Education and Toyota LIVE TOMORROW, May 3rd in Princeton, Indiana for an all-access pass to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana. Students will get a peek at the latest in robotics, engineering, automobile safety and product innovation. Give your students an exclusive look under the hood at the careers in the automotive industry as Cristy Lee from Velocity’s All Girls Garage hosts live!
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Expedition Earth Day

Grab your scuba gear and join us for a deep dive with experts from Ocean First Education for a look at biodiversity in coral reefs and our ever-changing marine ecosystem.
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Shakespeare 400

Celebrate the life and legacy of the greatest writer of English language and literature on the eve of the 400th anniversary of his death with this virtual field trip live from Shakespeare’s classroom in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
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Starting Soon - The Magic of Madden VFT!

Today at 1PM EST! Consider this your final drive: the clock is running out, and the time to register is NOW! Don’t miss our LIVE, behind-the scenes visit to EA SPORTS Tiburon Studio (where Madden NFL is made), featuring NFL Quarterback Kirk Cousins! We’ll see S.T.E.A.M. In action and meet the animators, producers, engineers, and designers who create the world’s coolest games.
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There is still time to register

Spring Virtcon, our online professional learning event, is this Saturday. Register today to hear about powerful classroom strategies from your Discovery Education Community around the globe.
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First Lady Michelle Obama's Visit to Cuba

The archive of the First Lady Michelle Obama's discussion with High School students in Cuba is now available.
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One Week Left For Students to Enter

Time is running out! Don’t let your students miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime. Have them students enter their big idea in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge today for a chance to win an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, $25,000 and more.
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Don’t miss a LIVE virtual tour of EA SPORTS Tiburon, April 14

Take your students on a virtual tour of EA SPORTS Tiburon Studio to see how animators and designers use Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) to create some of the world’s coolest games. Register today and score big for your students.
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Spring Training 2016

Hit it out of the park with Discovery Education’s Spring Training. Bring new instructional ideas into your everyday practice with this series of exercises to use with Discovery Education.
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Starting Soon - The Smart Farm Virtual Field Trip Today at 1pm EST

Irrigation systems managed from iPads, animal diets tracked by computer chips, and tractors that drive using GPS, explore everything that makes a “Smart Farm” with Discovering FARMLAND, LIVE at 1pm today.
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Emojis, Newer Literacies, and Digital Writing

Continuing our literacy theme for March, our latest blog post explores the Oxford Dictionaries “Word of the Year,” where — for the first time ever — something other than a word was chosen. That’s right, the 2015 word of the year isn’t really a word.
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From the Archives: Celebrate Pi Day with Discovery Education and NIST

In celebration of Pi day we visited one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories where Pi is integral to the work to develop, use, and apply precise measurements and standards.
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LIVE Virtual Exploration of a Working Farm, March 14

Go behind the scenes with Hertzfeld Poultry farmers in Grand Rapids, OH to discover how farmers use natural resources to produce the food you eat every day.
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Celebrate Women in Literature

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women through the lens of language and authorship.
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Starting Soon - Live Virtual Field Trip at 1pm ET

Join us LIVE TODAY at 1pm ET for an exclusive tour of how copper goes from ore to 99.9% pure copper. During this virtual event, students will get an inside look at real-world STEM applications, industry careers and more!
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The IWitness Video Challenge is now open!

In partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation, students, teachers and schools can win cash prizes for creating positive change in their communities after viewing survivor testimony. Check out the self-guided activity designed to lead students through the Challenge.
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One Month Left to Win a $5,000 Agricultural Grant for Your School

Calling all teacher and community members! Don’t miss your chance to win a $5,000 agricultural grant for your school along with other great prizes, including a half-day of professional development, Nutrients for Life Foundation prize pack and more! Five runners up will each receive a $1,000 grant and Nutrients for Life Prize packs.
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Follow the Journey of Copper - March 3rd @1pm ET

Join us LIVE on March 3 at 1pm ET for an exclusive tour of how copper goes from ore to 99.9% pure copper. During this virtual event, students will get an inside look at real-world STEM applications, industry careers and more!
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