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Weather Month Resources

From deciding whether or not to bring an umbrella to school to thinking about meteorology as a career path, the weather matters to everyone! We invite you to celebrate Weather Month by reviewing the instruments that help us measure it and then having a little fun with it by using some of our lesser-known resources.

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2017 Summer Institutes

We're proud to announce the 2017 DEN Summer Institute and Principal Summit. These FREE residential-style events feature a number of seminars and workshops from keynote speakers, the Discovery Education team, and Discovery Education Community members that will energize your teaching, learning, and leading. Find Out More

Women in History Resources

In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate African American figures in the STEM fields to inspire the next generation of trailblazing girls and young people interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Explore Now

First Day of Spring Resources

Bring spring to life with your students this year. Spring begins on March 20, 2017 and we’re celebrating the season with the arts – drawing and singing. Within each grade band, we’ve selected a focus, resources, and activities to get your students excited and knowledgeable about spring! Explore Now

Spotlight on Strategies Six-Week Challenge

With so many strategies to choose from, we’ve put together a handy six-week program to get you started. These highly engaging, easy-to-use activities support teaching and learning across the curriculum, drawing on rich and stimulating Discovery Education resources. Register anytime this month, and you’ll receive weekly emails highlighting a different strategy with ideas for how to use it in the classroom. Find Out More and Register

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Happening Today - Virtual Pi Day Party

Celebrate this intriguing mathematical constant with a virtual party. Discover instructional resources, programs, tools, and activities that explore the history of Pi and its applications in everyday life. You'll connect with classrooms across North America to showcase your own Pi Day celebrations and participate in a day-long celebration of math and science.
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Daylight Saving Resources

People anticipate Daylight Saving with mixed feelings: It will stay lighter longer in the evenings! I’ll lose an hour of sleep! Whatever you and students are feeling about the time change, help your students understand the history of the policy (based solidly in politics and history, rather than science) and exactly how it works.
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Spotlight on Strtegies Six-Week Challenge

Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies are creative, research-based instructional strategies, presented by teachers for teachers. With so many strategies to choose from, we’ve put together a handy six-week program to get you started. Register anytime in March, and you’ll receive weekly emails highlighting a different strategy with ideas for how to use it in the classroom.
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March Content Showcase

Explore new content added to Discovery Education services in March including Preschool and Kindergarten Prep, Generation Earth, History Kids, The Rain Forests Are Under Threat, and Food Diet: Think Before You Eat.
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Spotlight on Strategies Six-Week Challenge

Engage with digital media in a practical, deep, and meaningful way. Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies are creative, research-based instructional strategies, presented by teachers for teachers. With so many strategies to choose from, we’ve put together a handy six-week program to get you started. Register anytime in March, and you’ll receive weekly emails highlighting a different strategy with ideas for how to use it in the classroom.
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World Wildlife Day Resources

This World Wildlife Day, inspire the young people in your classrooms and schools to understand the issues around habitat change, over-exploitation of resources, and illicit trafficking and how this impacts wildlife around the world with these resource suggestions.
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#DESTEMChat - Leading a Culture of STEM (or STEAM)

How do we inspire others to be the change that is needed in the world? Leadership is less about giving orders, and more about inspiring others. This month our special guest, Dr. Ryan Jackson, Executive Lead Principal of the Mount Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone, discusses building leadership and culture in STEM as a teacher, administrator, parent, and student.
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January Content Showcase

Kick off 2017 with brand new content for your classroom including Killing the Colorado, Today's Green Minute, and Blood and Fury: America's Civil War.
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Community Survey Now Open

We want to hear from you! Let us know how you feel about your Discovery Education Community by completing a short survey. Open to anyone utilizing Discovery Education services. As a thank you for completing the survey, you’ll receive special DEN deals from our friends at Buncee, Sphero, and Square Panda.
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STEMinar Live - STEM Strategies from the Classroom

Join us on January 12 to learn simple strategies from fellow STEM innovators on developing STEM culture in the classroom. This month our special guests are Marsha Harp, Kayla Graham, and Lauren Goodin from Santa Rosa County District Schools, FL.
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Live from the Tundra Virtual Experience

#CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, MB for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about the careers open to you on the tundra.
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Remembrance Day

We have been hearing a lot about the best ways to safeguard freedom and maintain global relations, so it is an especially good time to focus on men and women who have served. Discovery Education has resources about these commemorations for all ages and in many different formats. Explore these resources from Discovery Education Streaming Canada for ways to discuss with your students.
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Scare Up Some Learning This Halloween

From exploring the origins of Halloween to the spookiest tales from the masters of horror, students will scream for these Discovery Education resources.
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#DESTEMChat - STEM in all communitiies

Join us on October 26 at 8:00PM (ET) for #DESTEMChat. This month we'll be chatting about STEM in rural and urban communities and the local career possibilities our students need to know! We will be joined by Hannah Neuenschwander - Soybean Production Associate for Monsanto and STEM AgVocate.
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Bring Virtual Realty into your Classroom

Discovery Education now offers teachers the opportunity to engage your students with 360 degrees of real world video content to take them to new depths, new heights, and a whole new immersive level of learning - be part of this exciting journey and get started today!
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Introducing Classroom Collaborative Projects

Grow students’ creative, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills with these new collaborative projects. Each project includes resources for building background knowledge, authentic investigations with collaborative data sets, and learning extensions with STEM activities.
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See What's Happening In October

Each month we’ll be highlighting key Discovery Education resources, lesson starters, webinars and live events thematically tied to special events, celebrations, or commemorations that you may be teaching in your classrooms.
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#CelebratewithDE - World Space Week

World Space Week, celebrated October 4 – 10, 2016, is an annual international celebration of science and technology. Explore these Discovery Education Streaming and Science Techbook resources and introduce your students to the wonder of space exploration.
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Register for Fall VirtCon, our Virtual Professional Learning Conference

This free and flexible professional learning opportunity is anchored around actionable conversations with your fellow educators. Whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, just beginning to use Discovery Education services or are a digital resources expert, continue your learning journey at Fall VirtCon 2016.
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#DESTEMChat - STEM for all students

Join our special guest Mike Gorman on September 28 at 8:00 PM (ET) for this month's #DESTEMChat. Join our STEM community to learn new ideas and share with other educators how your students can make an impact on the world. Visit us on twitter at hashtag #DESTEMChat to participate.
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Happening Today - Back to School with Discovery Education Streaming

Don't miss our back to school with Discovery Education Streaming webinar highlighting the top five things to know about Streaming and an overview of the new content, tools, and resources available to you. Happening today at 7:00 PM ET
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International Dot Day Virtual Experience

There is still time to #celebratewithDE and join Fablevision Author Peter Reynolds, Dot Day Creator Terry Shay and Discovery Education for International Dot Day. Live streaming from Traer, Iowa where Dot Day began, this event will discuss the origin of Dot Day, showcase how students are celebrating, and hear from author Peter Reynolds about his book, The Dot.
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International Literacy Day

Celebrate International Literacy Day with your students. Join Discovery Education and FableVision for this on-demand virtual experience reading aloud the book Going Places from award-winning authors and illustrators Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds.
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Back to School Webinar Series

Register today for our back to school webinar series highlighting the top five things to know about each of Discovery Education's services and an overview of the new content, tools, and resources available to you.
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#DESTEMChat - Planning STEM Experiences for All Learners

Join our STEM innovators on August 31 at 8:00 PM (ET) for this month's #DESTEMChat. Learn new ideas and share with other educators about planning STEM experiences for all your learners. Visit us on twitter at hashtag #DESTEMChat to participate.
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From Rio to Your Classroom

Bring the sportsmanship and celebration of the Olympic games to your classroom. As athletes gather to compete in Rio de Janeiro, Discovery Education shares resources about the global sporting event, from its ancient history to the modern challenges of hosting the games, and how elite athletes prepare for competition at the highest levels.
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Happy Shark Week

Shark Week is back for its 29th year, and we invite you to use the powerful appeal of this event to explore important topics including biodiversity, ocean conservation, sharks, and more.
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#DESTEMChat - June 29, 8:00 PM (ET)

Join us and special guest Danel Hogan for #DESTEMChat to share ideas around how to keep STEM engagement at an all time high this summer.
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Discovery Education in Action - Collaborative Projects

Step into the classrooms of Discovery Education Community members from around globe. Join us on June 21 to see how your peers are using Discovery Education for collaborative projects in their classroom, hear how they solve problems, and experience Discovery Education through their eyes.
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Students Explore Shark Bay — a Time Machine for Biologists

Dr. Mike Heithaus, professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University, discusses his work researching sharks and their impact on the ecosystem of Shark Bay in Western Australia - and find out how students can be biologists and study this environment themselves.
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How a Shark Week Documentary Sparked a Passion that Changed My Life

In this post Dr. Craig O'Connell, founder and director of O’Seas Conservation Foundation, Inc., shares how a shark week documentary inspired a career dedicated to researching and the conservation of sharks.
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Discovery Education in Action

Discovery Education in Action in a series of live events, webinars, and professional learning opportunities that lets you step into the classrooms of Discovery Education Community members from around globe. Learn how your peers are using Discovery Education in their classroom, hear how they solve problems, and experience Discovery Education through their eyes.
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Happy Birthday, Your Majesty

We're celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty, The Queen with a live broadcast and Royal tea party for schools across the globe. Join us on June 10, as we explore the nine decades that have passed during The Queen's life - six of them while she has reigned. Glimpse inside St. George's Hall and the State Apartments at Windsor Castle and see a live link-up with schools across the Commonwealth. You might even find out some fascinating facts about The Queen that you were not aware of!
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Give Your Students the Summer of a Lifetime

With the summer vacation rapidly approaching we know you and your students can’t wait to relax by the beach, visit a far-flung destination, or spend quality time with family and friends closer to home. But, what if your students could also travel the world and continue learning all summer long?
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Don't Miss - Spring VirtCon Archives

Are you looking for professional learning opportunities over the summer. Don't miss the archive from Spring VirtCon. Sessions include engaging students in STEM, formative assessment, personalized learning, and cultural responsiveness.
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STEM Challenges

As we come to the end of our STEM month you can find a summary of all our featured STEM challenges here. These projects provide great opportunities for your students to discover the STEM behind a diverse range of careers.
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Discovery Education in Action - STEM

Join us on May 31 as we step into Discovery Educators’ classrooms. In this series you'll hear practical tips and see strategies for integrating Discovery Education into your teaching. Listen, connect, and be inspired as our Community shares ways they are transforming teaching and learning. This month's focus, STEM.
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Lively Lessons: Community Garden STEM Challenge

Our Lively Lesson this week asks students to design a garden for their community that will be home to a variety of fruits and vegetables. From finding the space, to selecting the plants and mapping out the plot, this challenge incorporates a variety of STEM skills for all ages.
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Lively Lessons: Baseball Travel STEM Challenge

Consider your summer baseball team is taking a road trip from Chicago to Florida to watch the pros play in the Major League. Your team hopes to attend as many Major League baseball games as possible along its route. This Lively Lesson will have students explore available options and explain their chosen route.
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Lively Lessons: Endangered Animal Relocation STEM Challenge

Explore this Lively Lesson where students propose the relocation of an endangered animal by researching its habitat, estimating costs for the relocation, and supporting their choices with evidence, all using Discovery Education resources and instructional strategies.
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Celebrate Space Day with Discovery Education and NASA

Celebrating Space Day with your students this week? Take a tour inside NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center with our on-demand archive and meet the scientists and engineers working on some of our nation's space programs.
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Throughout the world, day in and day out, educators like you dedicate their lives to transforming the lives of students. Through unexplainable kindness and everlasting commitment, teachers spark a love of lifelong learning for future generations. At Discovery Education, we know how hard you work to make a difference. We take great pride in celebrating that dedication through several special activities around Teacher Appreciation Week.
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Discovery STEM Day - May 6

#CelebratewithDE as we tour Discovery Communication’s world headquarters and meet the men and women behind the world’s #1 nonfiction media company. Throughout the day we will broadcast five different career spotlights providing your class the chance to learn about the STEM skills needed in a variety of fields.
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DE in Action - Stations-Based Learning

Join us on April 26 as we step into Discovery Educators’ classrooms. In this series you'll hear practical tips and see strategies for integrating Discovery Education into your teaching. Listen, connect, and be inspired as our Community shares ways they are transforming teaching and learning. This month's focus, stations-based learning.
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Expedition Earth Day

Grab your scuba gear and join us for a deep dive with experts from Ocean First Education for a look at biodiversity in coral reefs and our ever-changing marine ecosystem.
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