Encourage Students to Stay Active Wherever They Are

AHA NFL Play 60, created in partnership with The American Heart Association and the National Football League, features resources to help get your class moving, whether you are in the classroom or learning remotely. Resources include videos, lesson plans, digital explorations and virtual field trips highlighting the impact of physical activity on health and wellness. … Read more

Help Students Learn to Conserve on Earth Day and Beyond

Spark student change–makers this Earth Day with resources from Conservation Station that connect global issues to students’ everyday lives. Explore a series of ready-to-use activities that will get students thinking proactively about local infrastructure, ecological balance, and personal choices. Developed in partnership with Itron, Conversation Station provides students with an exciting look at how new technologies are … Read more

Empower Students to Build STEM Dreams with Accessible Digital Resources

Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride famously said: “If you can see it, you can be it.” This now common phrase has special truth in education. Wherever students are learning, seeing people like them represented – especially in ever-growing fields like STEM – helps build their confidence that they too can do anything. More than ever, … Read more

Hands-On STEM Learning and Career Explorations for Middle School Student

It’s never too early to introduce students to the power of STEM and get students thinking about a future career in STEM. The STEM Careers Coalition, a first-of-its-kind STEM initiative working to address the STEM workforce and inspiration gap by connecting industry and classrooms at unprecedented scale, offers a number of resources to support real-world problem-solving and … Read more

Dynamic Digital Resources for Educators and Students to Unlock the Power of the Genome

To celebrate the significance of DNA, National DNA Day is observed each year on April 25th. Recognizing both the discovery of DNA and the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, National DNA Day provides learners an opportunity to dive into the fascinating world of DNA and genomic research. Through DNA Decoded – an initiative … Read more

Using Student Experiences to Create Real-World Applications of Economics  

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of daily life. Educators and students  continue to experience the impacts of this global crisis in how and where they work. As with many current events, the experiences students are having now with the pandemic can serve as an excellent springboard for lessons in economics – in particular … Read more

Discovery Education Presents Three New Virtual Field Trips Connecting Students to Curiosity

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are offering K-12 educators and students three engaging new virtual field trips (VFT) debuting in April and May. Focused on an array of diverse topics, these new virtual field trips connect learning to the real-world through relevant and timely digital content that supports learning wherever it takes … Read more

Resources Empowering Educators to Talk to Students About Mental Health

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, schools have adapted instruction to meet the challenge of continuing students’ education. As the pandemic continues, special attention needs to be paid to students’ mental health. For some students, stress levels may be higher than normal, and mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression may also become … Read more

Teaching Data Literacy

By Emily Strickland, 7th grade Math, GCS Virtual program, EDP Director, Beck Academy With no-cost content from Discover Data – an education initiative powered by the Nielsen Foundation in collaboration with Discovery Education and the National Afterschool Association – students in grades 6-12 and educators have critical learning resources at their fingertips to seamlessly integrate data literacy wherever learning takes … Read more

Financial Literacy Challenge from Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Inspires Community Collaboration to Win $10,000

The Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids Contest enables communities to vote for their school to win $10,000 to use toward critical educator resources to teach kids how to earn, save, spend, and donate. This national contest encourages elementary school teachers, families, and community members to show their commitment to financial education by voting online daily for … Read more