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. Scaffolding Learning to Support Refugee Students focuses on implementing scaffolds to assure learning is both accessible and meaningful to students.

mindSpark Learning Impacts Record Number of Eductors Amid COVID-19 with 207% Rise in Professional Learning Participants

eSchool News

Educators have been tasked with pivoting from in-person to remote learning more than once in many districts across the country. mindSpark Learning prides itself on being accessible without creating a cost burden on educators. About mindSpark Learning.

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mindSpark Learning Expands Grad-level STEM Certification Program to Educators Nationally

eSchool News

2021 marks STEMpath’s third year of providing K-12 educators with a 24 credit graduate-level STEM certification course, which gives them the skills to better prepare the future workforce. About mindSpark Learning.

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The STEM Careers Coalition Celebrates Black Leaders in STEM with Dynamic Digital Careers Content and Exclusive Virtual Events

eSchool News

The array of new on-demand resources leverages the power of digital content to connect all learners to their innate curiosity by bringing real-world STEM to life in the classroom. Learn more here. Designing the Future for Black Engineers: Diversity in STEM Discussion.

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Explore STEM Digital Learning Resources in Recognition of National STEM Day, November 8th

Discovery Education

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners offer engaging, no – cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to help recognize National STEM Day. Held annually on November 8 th , National STEM Day unit e s communities around the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math to students in gr ades K-12. . Inspire and equip the next generation of STEM professional s , FUTURE U.

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New Partners Join the STEM Careers Coalition to Support STEM Teaching & Learning

Discovery Education

The array of dynamic resources leverage the power of digital content to connect all learners to their innate curiosity by bringing STEM to life. With a wealth of careers content in advanced manufacturing, Arconic helps inspire a love of STEM in new, and lesser-known, pathways.

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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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Mastercard and Discovery Education Partner to Empower Girls with STEM Learning Through the Signature Girls4Tech™ Program

eSchool News

Thursday, April 22, 2021) — With the goal of providing five million girls with an engaging STEM education by 2025, Mastercard has partnered with Discovery Education to launch the latest phase of the award-winning Girls4Tech initiative. Silver Spring, Md.

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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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STEM Careers Coalition Marks First Anniversary and New, No-Cost Digital Resources

eSchool News

The array of dynamic resources leverages the power of digital content to connect all learners to their innate curiosity by bringing STEM to life. With a wealth of careers content in advanced manufacturing, Arconic helps inspire a love of STEM in new, and lesser-known, pathways.

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Combining Distance Learning with Interactive, Hands-On STEM Projects

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One of the many challenges with distance learning is finding ways for students to engage in active and interpersonal learning experiences that increase their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Implementing Effective STEM Activities.

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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. We put together a collection of STEMtastic ideas to start the year with strategies, tools, and resources that will help build STEM in the classroom. STEM is a culture that permeates beyond the classroom into the whole school and homes of the community. See Me Using the 4C’s STEM Strategy – Click Here.

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Discovery Ed and Leading Corporate and Community Partners Offering Access to Digital Resources Supporting STEM

eSchool News

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are partnering to offer engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National STEM Day observances. Held annually on November 8 th , National STEM Day unites communities around the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math to students in grades K-12. Discovery Education Experience users can visit the STEM Careers Channel here.

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. million open computing and STEM jobs by 2020 but only 400,000 CS and STEM graduates with the skills to fill them. STEM and CS teachers. Learn More About STEMpath.

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. To grow our future, and subsequently their futures, we need to ensure the teaching profession is continually being refilled with passionate, motivated, educators who embody the 4C’s and a STEM culture.

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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. STEM jobs are among the fastest growing in the nation: with top jobs found in Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Construction Trades and Engineering (Colorado Talent Report, 2016 ). There is a missing link that impedes long-term sustainability: highly qualified STEM teachers.

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. New Tools for Schools ] The STEMpath program combines coursework, work-based learning through in-industry externships, and professional learning to provide a perspective of computer science beyond the traditional skills of coding and programming.

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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. million open computing and STEM jobs by 2020 but only 400,000 CS and STEM graduates with the skills to fill them. STEM and CS teachers.

mindSpark Learning Launches ENGAGE Leadership Series to Help U.S. School and District Leaders Better Engage and Retain Staff

eSchool News

Participants will develop greater leadership resiliency, empathy and relationship-building skills through a combination of industry engagements and immersive experiences. Educator engagement and retention has a drastic effect on schools and students,” said mindSpark Learning CEO Kellie Lauth.

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.

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.

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. February 28, 2018) – New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District (LMSD) today announced a new four-year partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

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Celebrate Black Changemakers Year-round with New Resources

Discovery Education

STEM Careers Coalition . Help build a more equitable and inclusive STEM workforce with NEW multimedia Career Profiles. Students can go behind-the-scenes with a diverse group of inspiring real-world problem-solvers working in industries of all kinds. Learn more and register.

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. September 13, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today it has added new digital assets to its services that boost teachers’ ability to engage students in a variety of subjects including Science, STEM, and Social Studies.

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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

techlearning

Thursday, September 20, 2018) – The National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company, and Discovery Education – the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms – are teaming up to host a new virtual field trip entitled Beyond the Sale: Careers That Deliver at 1:00 p.m. During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees.

Accelerate Learning Names Philip Galati as New President and CEO

eSchool News

Accelerate Learning , developer of the award-winning STEMscopes line of PreK-12 STEM curriculum, today announced the appointment of Philip Galati as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. About Accelerate Learning. STEMscopes, created by Accelerate Learning Inc.,

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

techlearning

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. Connecting STEM concepts to real-world careers through an immersive experience like the ‘Play Ball’ Virtual Field Trip is transformative and empowers educators to reach their students through curriculum in breakthrough ways.”

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Connecting the Classroom to Careers Through AI Explorations

Edsurge

From live-updating, turn-by-turn driving directions to responsive voice-controlled digital assistants—all in the palms of our hands—we are constantly interacting with computer programming where machines learn from experience and adjust to new data to perform human-like tasks.

Answering Questions About Teaching Science in a COVID World

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leads the science team at Flinn Scientific, including the development of laboratory manuals, online courseware and professional learning programs. Mike is passionate about helping schools address the challenges of hybrid learning for science education. By Stacey Pusey.

Agile and Resilient: How Educators Can Be Prepared for a Post-Pandemic World

Mindspark Learning

While leading industries and companies are placing an emphasis on building organizational resilience and agility through the learning and development and corporate training function, K-12 education is depending on educational leaders to set the stage earlier in the workforce development continuum.

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. Quite often, a student’s hard metal desk is separated by a packet of worksheets on one side, with a dynamic learning tool on the other. Just this week at TCEA, Samsung partnered with STEM Fuse to be able to provide districts with a digital STEM learning solution.

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. The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) is the professional membership association for people who work with and on behalf of young people during out-of-school time. Shifting from seat time to competency-based professional learning with micro-credentials.

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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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Monday, April 30, 2018)– The National FFA Organization, John Deere , and Discovery Education ,the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are teaming up to host a new Virtual Field Trip entitled John Deere: Careers that Innovate on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 7-in-10 production jobs are sourced from the manufacturing industry sector.

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. Using AR software and tools such as 3DBear and MERGE, teachers have access to an abundance of activities and lesson plans that offer more in-depth content, provide opportunities for collaboration and exploration, and expand students learning experiences outside of classroom walls.

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

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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. Women make up a huge part of the education industry and tend to be the majority at conferences. Professional Development Professional Learning Network Women News TL Advisor Blog