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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Building STEM and Movement Skills Outside of School

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distance learning comes into play. But, vetted virtual programs can match the depth and impact of in-school learning experiences. The Mix: STEM and Movement. They can also participate in photo scavenger hunts; they take photos of theme-based items (how about STEM?)

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Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Discovery Education

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture. As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. STEM is a culture that permeates beyond the classroom into the whole school and homes of the community.

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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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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

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. There is a growing shortage of teachers, within the STEM “disciplines” and across content areas.

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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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mindSpark Learning Announces mSL futureS, Next-Generation Fellowship for Educators

eSchool News

mindSpark Learning (mSL), a Denver-based national nonprofit dedicated to empowering educators with industry-oriented professional learning experiences, today announced the launch of mSL futureS, a dynamic, 10-month next generation educator fellowship program.

Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix

The CoolCatTeacher

Conrad Wolfram has written a book, The Math(s) Fix and how AI can be part of this process of learning new math. Working with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, it spans industries as diverse as medicine, finance and telecoms.

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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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. K-12 Careers STEM k12 education The Wire Education

Discovery Education and Nutrients For Life Foundation Host Exclusive Virtual Field Trip at Texas A&M to Connect STEM Concepts to Curriculum And Real-World Agricultural Careers

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Play Ball: The Science Behind Sports Turf Management,” will help students make connections between the STEM concepts they are learning in the classroom and real-world careers in today's agricultural industry. k12 education The Wire STEM resources Digital

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Redesigning the Learning Experience

Tom Murray

Having traveled the nation and spent extensive time in schools throughout 2015, there’s one thing I can say for sure: Many of today’s classrooms have amazing 21st century tools sitting in 20th century learning environments. Shift pedagogy to shift the learning experience.

Recognizing Skills of Afterschool Professionals with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The National AfterSchool Association’s Professional Credentialing System (NAAPCS) recognizes individuals for competencies that contribute to the development of high-quality programs for young people. Shifting from seat time to competency-based professional learning with micro-credentials.

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Bringing Augmented Reality into the Classroom

edWeb.net

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.

It Takes More Than Passion! Our Young Girls Need Resilience to Thrive!

techlearning

In order to ensure more than 12% of women thrive as leaders, CEOs, innovators, speakers, authors, and in STEM fields we need to guide our young girls to be resilient and fierce. I also learned this term from Sarah Thomas who does this with EduMatch.

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.

How the ‘Pre-Professionals’ Title Gives High Schoolers the Upper Hand

EdNews Daily

The high school years are a time for discovering oneself — learning strengths and weaknesses, identifying dreams and goals for the future, developing key communication and real-world skills, and mapping out plans for college or a career after graduation.

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Bridging the Science and Coding Gap

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In a recent edWebinar, van Nood explained that it is his mission to mentor and facilitate computer science learning in a manner that integrates coding in every aspect of his students’ education. Van Nood emphasizes that students need to be creators of their learning.

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. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Resource STEM

3 tips and tricks for coding and STEAM in the classroom

eSchool News

Play can instead be structured for learning, which can benefit all involved by building relationships. Rather than the teacher being the “master” of the class, different exercises can allow teachers to learn along with the students.

Tips and Tricks for Coding and STEAM in the Classroom

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Play can instead be structured for learning, which builds relationships, benefitting all involved. Rather than the teacher being the “master” of the class, different exercises can allow teachers to learn along with the students. edWeb Blog coding STEAM STEM stem learning

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. About Arconic Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries.

Implementing STEAM Projects in PreK and Kindergarten Classrooms

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Rather than teaching individual subjects in isolation as part of a STEAM project, Marnie and Debby recommend integrating activities to optimize learning. Technology: Using tools to learn and work. This broadcast was sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company.

How STEAM Camps Can Combat Summer Brain Drain

edWeb.net

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. |

Metro Atlanta Teachers Participate In Groundbreaking Education Program Promoting Critical Thinking In Students

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This professional training event connects local educators with Discovery Education field experts to learn about Ignite My Future in School , understand its purpose and receive hands-on training with the curriculum. STEM The Wire Computer Science Professional Development Teacher

TCS Partners with Discovery Education for Innovation Student Challenge

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Launched in 2017, is an initiative that combines the best of digital content, lesson plans, career vignettes, and professional learning to help teachers prepare their students for careers of the future. Science STEM Computer Science The Wire Contest Education

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

Keep Your Class Engaged Beyond the Hour of Code

edWeb.net

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. edWeb Blog coding Hour of Code STEAM STEM

Sparking a Culture of Innovation in Northern New Jersey

Digital Promise

From creating academies for student learning in Leonia School District to establishing a STEM program for girls in Wyckoff School District, there is plenty of great work to spotlight and learn from in Northern New Jersey.