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New Professional Learning Opportunities with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations and educators to develop rigorous, research-backed micro-credentials that support educator professional development and recognition of their skills.

STEM Careers Coalition Partner Spotlight: Chevron

Discovery Education

In addition to providing no-cost STEM experiences and career resources to schools nationwide, Coalition members also underwrite Discovery Education STEM Connect in local communities. . Introducing students to the power of STEM learning is more important now than ever!?

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National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

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During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees. To access the site’s free resources, visit here. K-12 Careers STEM k12 education The Wire Education

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

You can access these awesome deals on our Teacher Appreciation Week sites for both Canada and the U.S. Only 58 percent of eighth-grade science teachers say they have all or most of the resources that they need for STEM. The most critical STEM Career in our society: Teachers.

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Higher Ed & The K-12 STEM/CS Teacher Shortage

Mindspark Learning

Higher Ed & The K-12 STEM/CS Teacher Shortage When it comes to K-12 education in the U.S., there is a significant shortage of qualified STEM and computer science (CS) teachers available to the students who will need to be aptly prepared in these fields in the future workforce.

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Organizations Partner to Deliver STEM-Computer Science Educator Prep Program

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mindSpark Learning, Couragion, Metropolitan State University and Colorado Succeeds have teamed up to create direct access and pathways for all educators interested in pursuing STEM-Computer Science credentials. To learn more about STEMpath, visit [link].

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National FFA Organization, John Deere and Discovery Education Team Up to Introduce the Next Generation of Manufacturers to Innovative and Accessible Careers In STEM

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The Careers that Innovate Virtual Field Trip will uncover how professionals in advanced manufacturing work together to implement quality control as they identify challenges, produce solutions, think critically and communicate effectively to address consumer’s needs.

STEMpath Answers Colorado’s Need for STEM

Mindspark Learning

Colorado has become a technology hub, as more and more STEM and Computer Science (CS)-based businesses move into the area, which has created new jobs and drawn STEM/CS talent from all corners. There is a missing link that impedes long-term sustainability: highly qualified STEM teachers.

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New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District Introduces New, Systemic Approach to STEM Education Districtwide in Partnership with Discovery Education

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-Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Sustained, Job-Embedded Professional Development to Help District Create STEM Learning Environments that Promote Students Desire to Learn and Succeed- Silver Spring, MD.

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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. With these resources, students will learn about biofuels, electric vehicles, cool roofs, energy efficient data centers, clean energy manufacturing, and more.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.” Professional Learning.

Bringing Augmented Reality into the Classroom

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The key to giving students opportunities to engage in augmented reality begins with supporting teachers as they enhance learning experiences for students. We empower students of all ages through problem-based learning with the fundamentals of augmented reality and 3D modelling/printing.

How to prepare students for 2017’s Hour of Code next week

eSchool News

Through coding, kids can increase their computational and innovative thinking, expand their creativity and collaboration, learn how to think outside the box, and have more confidence in themselves. Educators can access free resources and games for the Hour of Code at hourofcode.com.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas

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-- Virtual Field Trip of Arconic in Austin, Texas brings exciting STEM careers to classrooms and explores how 3D printing is revolutionizing aerospace manufacturing - - Silver Spring, Md. For more information on the program or to access the site’s free resources, visit.

How STEAM Camps Can Combat Summer Brain Drain

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Summer brain drain or the summer slide occurs when students, especially those from low-income families, lose some of the academic skills and knowledge learned during the previous school year. By supporting students’ unique interests, they learn independence, empowerment, and teamwork.

Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility

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Toyota and Discovery Education Hosts Virtual Field Trip on Cars of the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Automated Vehicles Immersive Educational Experience to Explore STEM Concepts set for Oct. Virtual Reality STEM Artificial Intelligence k12 education The Wire Classroom Technology Scienc

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The philosophy is simple but significant: every student deserves the opportunity to learn computer science. Anyone can learn the basics of computer science in a fun and easy way!

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Launch ?Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge?

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Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms and Arconic Foundation , the independently endowed philanthropic arm of Arconic, announced today the first-ever Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge.

Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

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-- Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Partner on “Ignite My Future in School” Initiative, Delivering Professional Learning to Educators and Supporting the Integration of Computational Thinking into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. |

Keep Your Class Engaged Beyond the Hour of Code

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Through coding, kids increase their computational and innovative thinking, expand their creativity and collaboration, and learn how to think outside the box and have more confidence in themselves. Educators can access free resources and games at hourofcode.com.

New York City Department of Education ‘Lighthouse School’ M.S. 88 Integrates Computational Thinking into Core Subjects to Prepare Students for 21st Century Careers

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Through this program, New York City teachers will receive professional development, educational resources and year-round support to integrate computational thinking into core subjects such as math, sciences, arts, and social studies. The Wire STEM Computer Science Education News

Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Since then, access to personal computers and the internet as well as other advancements in technology have supported esports’ growth into a substantial industry with professional teams, high-stakes competitions, team sponsorships and more.

It’s Time to Remake the Makerspace, But Schools Shouldn’t Go It Alone

Edsurge

Across America, students are learning in new ways many of us could only imagine, tinkering, creating and experimenting in makerspaces and fab labs to solve real-world challenges.

New Education Techniques are Creating Work-Ready Students

Mindspark Learning

It’s no surprise that students learn better by doing than by sitting in desks and listening, but our educational system isn’t set up that way. That’s why mindSpark Learning’s mission is to aim for change, and produce work-ready students. What is Problem-based Learning?

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. The updated guidelines take into account nearly all edtech products today in the cloud, providing more access to teacher and student usage data.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

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The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. The updated guidelines take into account nearly all edtech products today being in the cloud, providing more access to teacher and student usage data.

Innovative Education for New Generations: Equity & Relevance

Mindspark Learning

Innovative Education for New Generations: Equity & Relevance Generations of children have grumbled about having to memorize and regurgitate information they have no interest in learning and can’t imagine using. Industry and Communities. Get in touch today to learn more.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. Howard: She agreed that tools can become outdated quickly, so they look at making products that can have a big impact on student learning in a short timeframe. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

Keys to Bringing STEAM into Your District or Classroom

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Space: Educators and students need a dedicated space for STEAM projects where they have easy access to the necessary materials. Administrators can encourage educators by emphasizing that STEAM is meant to augment learning, not replace proven practices.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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EC-Council currently offers professional-level certifications, but the new Associate Series exams validate entry-level knowledge and prepare individuals to continue learning best practices for today’s cybersecurity threat landscape. Spectrum Industries Inc.

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Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

Unlimited access to personal coaching with a design thinking coach? But no matter how diverse their industries will be, our students will all someday face a common reality. They learn to distinguish between fail-ure (permanent) and fail-ing (temporary).