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REGISTER TODAY: Join Us LIVE for a High-Tech Tour of a Working Farm – April 23 at 1PM!

Join Discovery Education and the Nutrients for Life Foundation as we celebrate all things soil LIVE from Bomke’s Farm in Springfield, IL. Farm owner and operator, Brian Bomke, along with his family and colleagues will give middle school students a behind the scenes look into the the nutrients and technology used on the farm and deeper understanding of the importance of planting, harvesting and everything in between! Don’t forget to tweet us your questions during the live event - #ScienceofSoilVFT

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Watch the Archive: Ford's Theatre Virtual Field Trip

Join Discovery Education and Ford's Theatre at 1PM EDT for a virtual field trip event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Webcasting LIVE from Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC, students will hear directly from experts on the state of the country on April 15, 1865, the conspiracy surrounding Lincoln's assassination and the lasting legacy of our 16th President. Download classroom resources to extend your students understanding of Lincoln's legacy and the importance of his presidency. Watch Now

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Professional Learning for Busy District-Level Administrators, Inside :30 is a new, thought-provoking webinar series that will explore important educational topics and provide you with innovative ideas to make improvements in teaching and learning...all in just 30 minutes! Hear it Now!

ONE MONTH LEFT: Young Scientists can work with a 3M Scientist mentor and win up to $25,000!

There is just one month left for 5th to 8th grade students to enter the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Entering is easy – science stars are invited to share their innovative solution to a real-world problem for the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist mentor and win up to $25,000! Enter at www.YoungScientistChallenge.com/enter through April 21st. Register Today!

Celebrate STEM at the 5th Annual White House Science Fair

Today the White House will honor outstanding students from across the country at the 5th Annual White House Science Fair. Tune in live at www.WhiteHouse.gov/live to meet these young scientists and engineers including Siemens Competition national finalist Ruchi Pandya and Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge winner Sahil Doshi. Tune In Live

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One Idea With: Marcie Craig Post, Executive Director, International Literacy Association

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Marcie Craig Post, Executive Director, International Literacy Association (ILA). The ILA is a global advocacy and membership organization dedicated to advancing literacy for all through its network of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers and experts across 75 countries.
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Ford's Theatre 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination Virtual Field Trip

Join Discovery Education and Ford's Theatre on March 26th at 1PM E/T for a virtual field trip event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Webcasting LIVE from Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC, students will hear directly from experts on the state of the country on April 15, 1865, the conspiracy surrounding Lincoln's assassination and the lasting legacy of our 16th President. Download classroom resources to extend your students understanding of Lincoln's legacy and the importance of his presidency.
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Introduction to NGSS Science Techbook™ Webinars

Built to directly support the Next Generation Science Standards, Discovery Education NGSS Science Techbook is a breakthrough digital textbook that will change the way students and teachers experience science. NGSS Science Techbook will be ready July 1, 2015. If you are a district or building administrator, join one of three webinars to receive an introduction plus early “evaluator” access.
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SXSWedu Panel Recap: Bringing Teachers to the Front of the Class

It’s becoming clear that our teachers need more. Today, programs like Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps are providing administrators with customized systems to scale professional learning with consistent direction regardless of the size or current state of the district.
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Check out the archive of our latest virtual field trip to NIST!

Don't miss the tour of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and meet the mathematicians and scientists doing cutting-edge research on problems worth solving.
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Professional Learning for Busy District-Level Administrators

Inside :30 is a new, thought-provoking webinar series that will explore important educational topics and provide you with innovative ideas to make improvements in teaching and learning...all in just 30 minutes!
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NOW LIVE: “Dig A Little Deeper” Virtual Lab!

Dig Into Mining is excited to introduce a NEW learning simulation focused on the exploration phase of copper recovery! This unique learning experience brings teachers and students inside the world of copper mining and posing authentic STEM related problems in a real-world setting. Students can work in groups or individually to assume the role of three different mining professionals as they navigate various mine sites to determine the best location to find copper!
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One Idea With: Rafranz Davis, Instructional Technology Specialist, Discovery Educator Network Member, and Author of The Missing Voices in EdTech

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Rafranz Davis, an Instructional Technology Specialist at Texas’ Arlington Independent School District, member of the Discovery Educator Network, and author of the new book The Missing Voices in EdTech. Davis’ One Idea focuses on the importance of inclusiveness and diversity in technology powered learning initiatives. Watch the video below to learn more.
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TWO MONTHS LEFT: Begin your Young Scientist Challenge entry today

Students in grades 5-8 still have plenty of time to work on their Young Scientist Challenge entries! Visit www.YoungScientistChallenge.com today for free resources to get your class started. Entries accepted through April 21, 2015.
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The Only Website You Need this Science Fair Season

Prepping for a science fair? ScienceFairCentral.com is all you need! With free resources for teachers, parents and science fair coordinators, you’ll have your student- from Kindergarten to High school, ready in no time. Get started today!
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Discovery Education Essentials Video Series Premiere!

The Discovery Education Support team is thrilled to announce the debut of our brand-new YouTube series, Discovery Education Essentials! Hosted by Rebecca Topol, this show will give you an insider’s guide to new site features, a look at upcoming releases, and a chance to meet the people who make Discovery Education work. Plus, since it’s run by the Support team, we know firsthand what questions our users ask most and we’ll use this as a new way to get those answers out there!
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Join us for a Virtual Field Trip to the Creighton Brothers Farm on March 23

Who comes first, the chicken, the egg or the student? Take your elementary class on a virtual tour of Creighton Brothers farm in Warsaw, Indiana to discover how they are part of a farm food web. Explore the ecosystem and food webs of an egg farm and discover how all parts – from the soil to plants to hens to humans – relate and depend on one another. Plus, learn why this five-generation family farm believes high-quality animal care and environmental stewardship are critical to their business, to the community and to the world.
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One Idea With: Ken Bain, Executive Director, Canadian Association of School System Administrators

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Ken Bain, Executive Director, Canadian Association of School System Administrators (CASSA). CASSA is a federation of the professional associations representing the school system administrators in Canadian provinces and territories. Bain’s One Idea focuses on the movement to STEAM education. Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit http://www.cassa-acgcs.ca for additional information on CASSA.
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Live Event: Meet Sahil Doshi, America’s Top Young Scientist

Join us live on Tuesday, February 24th, for a special live event featuring America's Top Young Scientist, Sahil Doshi! Sahil joins us live to share his unique invention and talk about his experiences as the grand prize winner of the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Tune in to hear your questions answered and see how you could be America's 2015 Top Young Scientist!
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Less than 2 weeks to win Discovery Education Science for a year!

Discovery Education Science helps educators engage young minds with inquiry-based learning, while reinforcing important literacy and mathematics skills. Enter the Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes daily for the next two weeks to increase your chance of winning free access to Discovery Education Science for a year!
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Submit 3 or more videos and you could win a free trip to ISTE!

Encourage students in grades 6-8 to participate in the Belk Service Learning Challenge and work in teams of up to four members to create a 1-2 minute video. The video should describe a problem in their community and their action plan to address it. Submit at least 3 student videos and you will be entered to win a free trip to ISTE! The Challenge deadline has been extended to March 13, 2015!
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New Digital Safety Module Launched by Discovery Education and Intel Security

Intel Security, in partnership with Discovery Education has released a new cybersecurity digital safety module for students 8-11 as part of the Intel Security Digital Safety Program, a three-year national education initiative designed to teach children to “Think Before You Link” and make safer decisions when using the Internet. The first and only Discovery Education-supported initiative focusing on cybersecurity education, the Intel Security Digital Safety Program offers educators, students and parents important tips and strategies for protecting their devices and personal information while online.
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One Idea With: Dr. Robyn Jackson, Founder and CEO, Mindsteps, Inc.

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Dr. Robyn Jackson, Founder and CEO of Mindsteps Inc.
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Is America’s Top Young Scientist in Your Classroom?

Encourage your classroom science stars to enter the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for the chance work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist mentor and win up to $25,000! To enter, students can share their solution to a real-world problem in a 1-2 minute video by April 21st, 2015. Learn More at www.YoungScientistChallenge.com
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Video Archive: Reading Discovery with Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Share an exciting reading experience with Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Discovery Education's Hall Davidson. Watch Mrs. Bush and students read excerpts from the award-winning book “Rushmore” and Mr. Davidson demonstrates how the book literally comes to life using augmented reality technology.
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Not All Soils Are Created Equal

Test students’ knowledge of different soil types, as you take them through an authentic, digital exploration across the United States. Broken out by regions, this interactive map will highlight different types of soil, soil make-up, the crops best suited to the soil, and the nutrients necessary for healthy plant growth.
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Leadership in Education - One Idea With: Jayne Ellspermann, 2015 National Principal of the Year

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, Florida, and 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Principal of the Year. During her 10 years as West Port principal, Ellspermann has ushered in a pervasive college-going culture built on personalization. At West Port, lunchtime is “PowerHour,” a student empowerment initiative that Ellspermann launched to grant students autonomy over an hour of their school day for academic enrichment, open labs, clubs, and other creative opportunities. Ellspermann’s One Idea focuses on the importance of empowerment. Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/schools/wph for additional information on West Port High School.
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Relive "A New Math Experience" | Video Archive Available Now

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.
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Auschwitz: The Past is Present Content Now Available on Discovery Education

January 27th marks 70 years since the Auschwitz concentration camp complex was liberated. The commemoration will take place in Poland through a joint effort between the USC Shoah Foundation and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Nations from around the world will send delegates who will join some of the last living survivors to mark this historic anniversary and reflect on how future generations can take on the responsibility of remembrance. Share the lessons of the Holocaust through survivors' testimonies and activities with your students. Auschwitz: The Past is Present content is now available on Discovery Education.
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Give Back This New Year for a Chance to Win Up to $10,000!

The Belk Service Learning Challenge is putting a creative spin on project based learning! Student teams in grades 6-8 are asked to identify an issue in their community, design an action plan to implement a solution and showcase their service learning idea through a 1-2 minute video. Don’t miss your chance to win BIG – submit your video entries by February 27, 2015. **Videos do not need to be "produced" and may be recorded on cell phones or simple digital cameras.
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Win $5,000 for Classroom Resources!

Calling all elementary educators - The Incredible Egg Sweepstakes is now open! Enter daily now through April 17, 2015 for a chance to win up to $5,000 for classroom resources! BONUS: Show us how you use Education Station resources in your classroom! Submit a photo for a chance to win an iPad and have your photo featured in our elementary Virtual Field Trip this spring!
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Young Scientists can win $25,000!

The 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries! Do you know a science star in 5th-8th grade? Encourage them to check out the Challenge for the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M scientist and win up to $25,000! Entries are accepted through April 21, 2015.
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A Principal's Role in Implementing Transformative Learning: One Idea With: Dr. Lynn Moody

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews the Superintendent of North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School System, Dr. Lynn Moody. The Rowan-Salisbury School System is a member of Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools. Dr. Moody’s One Idea focuses on the important role principals play in implementing transformative learning initiatives. Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit http://www.rss.k12.nc.us for additional information on the Rowan-Salisbury School System.
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K-5 Teachers Can Win $10,000

How could you use $10,000 to keep your students fit and healthy? fit 4 the classroom is giving K-5 teachers the chance to win $10,000 - $5,000 to support health and wellness initiatives in their school and an additional $5,000 for the teacher! Enter once-a-day through April 30, 2015 for your chance to win!
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One Idea With: Dr. Cindy Elsberry, Superintendent, Horry County Schools

Don’t miss the latest installment of our One Idea With series, featuring the superintendent of Horry County Schools (SC), and a leader in digital innovation in education, Dr. Cindy Elsberry. This segment focuses on how to successfully implement and scale innovative learning initiatives.
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Take our Digital Learning Survey today and share your thoughts!

We want to know how you and your students are using technology, digital media, and Discovery Education products and services in the classroom. Every Discovery Educator that completes the survey, will receive a free upgrade to Zaption Pro for the rest of the school year.
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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with the Belk Service Learning Challenge

Looking to make a difference, but not sure where to start? Take the first step with the Belk Service Learning Challenge. Entering the Challenge is easy! With the guidance of an educator, student teams in grades 6-8 are asked to identify an issue in their community, design an action plan to implement a solution and showcase their project through a 1-2 minute video. Three Grand Prize winners will win up to $10,000 in scholarships!
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Discovery Education Receives Two Teachers’ Choice Awards

Discovery Education has won two awards in the 2014 Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards. The Social Studies Techbook™ won in the “For the Classroom” category, and the Discovery Educator Network won in the “Professional Development” category.
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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.
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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.
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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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