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Explore Educator Essentials

Whether brand new to Discovery Education, looking for a refresher, or ready to recommit to digital integration, this curated content is essential to launching or continuing your Discovery Education journey.

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Did You Know: Content Collections

Featuring resources selected and created by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts, Content Collections offer lesson starters, video clips, songs, and more on many of Discovery Education’s most-searched topics. Learn More

DE in Action: Exploring Heroes and Warriors in Literature and Real Life

See Discovery Education and instructional strategies in action as this teacher creates interactive centers with curated content for studying medieval life and literature. Learn More

Hot Topics: Diverse Learners

Learn how Discovery Education helps you engage diverse learners with multimodal digital content for multiple learning styles, degrees of readiness, and interests by offering resources to help vary content, process, product, and learning environment. Learn More

Featured Strategy: Connect the Dots

Help students find personal relevancy and connection to the learning topic with this instructional strategy. View Resource

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Professional Learning Toolkits

Do you share Discovery Education with others? This growing library of ready-to-go resources help administrators, staff development specialists, and educators share Discovery Education with colleagues. Everything needed to excite, engage, and encourage participants is contained within each toolkit and its notes.
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Did You Know: Professional Learning Center

Discovery Education Professional Learning Center provides you easy access to thousands of professional resources, such as instructional strategies, self-paced modules, and step-by-step guides.
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Professional Learning Communities

Robust and active professional learning networks help foster growth, support systems, and well-being among educators. Explore Discovery Education resources to help you connect to colleagues and friends, share ideas and resources, and build meaningful experiences for yourself and others.
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Featured Strategy: Step Inside

Encourage students to consider content, events, or experiences from multiple perspectives. With Step Inside, students answer questions from the point-of-view of their assigned person or object.
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Step-by-Step Guides

Everything you need to understand the resources, tools, and programs to start your digital journey. These step-by-step guides can be used for quick reference or printed as handouts.
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Did You Know: Virtual Field Trips

Did you know that with Discovery Education you can take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world’s most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences? No permission slips are required for these adventures.
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Featured Strategy: Snowball Fight

Add instant joy and engagement to your day by encouraging students to determine and communicate the big ideas from a selected digital resource through this lively game.
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PD Webinar Series

Looking for ways to integrate your Discovery Education services deeper into your instruction? Our webinar series covers topics from Getting Started to a “deeper dive” into each service as well as exploring different ways you can use our services as part of daily instruction.
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Literacy Integration Strategies

Explore how the multimodal resources within Discovery Education support students in building background knowledge, strengthening comprehension, and developing disciplinary vocabulary.
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Did You Know: Educational Partners

Did you know Discovery Education partners with nonprofit foundations and global corporations to provide real world experiences and resources that give students multiple opportunities to explore their world? Explore these programs by content area such as STEM, College & Career, Agriculture & Environment, Health & Wellness, and more.
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Hot Topics: STEM

As part of our commitment to supporting effective STEM education, Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to fuel a cultural shift in STEM teaching and learning.
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Featured Strategy: Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt

Introduce students to a particular topic by selecting vocabulary words featured within Discovery Education videos and audio files.
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Learning in 360 Degrees

Step into the classroom of other Discovery Educators for a 360 degree view of classroom instruction using digital resources.
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Did You Know: Student Access

Did you know that students can access Discovery Education resources and create content to demonstrate learning? Learn how to create classes, assign content, and unlock Discovery Education for your students.
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Hot Topics: Student Engagement

Empowering students to drive their own learning has a big impact on their growth and success. Discovery Education features a variety of student-centered resources to put the power of exploration in their hands.
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Hot Topics: Tolerance

Access resources to help you bring meaningful awareness, discussion, and growth around celebrating and respecting differences.
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Did You Know: Interactives

Did you know that you and your students can access a variety of interactive resources such as games and skill builders through Discovery Education? Learn how to use these and other resources to engage students and supplement or enhance instruction.
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Launch Your Students' Experience

Allow students to access interactive resources and content creation tools. Learn how to launch the Discovery Education experience for students.
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Featured Strategy: Table Top Texting

Use this digital integration strategy to help students improve communication skills as they think critically about and discuss video segments.
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January Content Showcase

Explore new content added to Discovery Education services in January including our Career Connections: Transforming Passion into Purpose at Facebook Virtual Field Trip, STEM Careers, Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids, How to Build Everything by Science Channel and much more.
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#CelebrateWithDE - Golden Globes

This Sunday is the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes! Take this opportunity to turn the spotlight to your students’ talent in videography and storytelling. Celebrate the power of filmmaking by having students create and critique their own award-winners.
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Did You Know: Images

Did you know that Discovery Education has thousands of images available in a variety of sizes? Use these resources to build background knowledge and engage students in conversation.
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Featured Strategy: The Envelope Please

Use digital resources and prior knowledge as clues to introduce a topic. Using the information presented, allow students to predict the topic of study.
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Host a Discovery Education Ambassador Program: Registration Open

Join us as an Ambassador! Our Ambassador program fosters teacher leadership, builds capacity, and grows community by encouraging you to share your learning with peers.
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Hot Topics: Inquiry Learning

Inquiry-based learning inspires students to generate and answer questions of their own design. This collection of resources help you sow the seeds of curiosity so critical to inquiry by using creative strategies, partner program prompts, and global perspectives.
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Did You Know: Content Collections

Did you know that Discovery Education has curated resources including lesson starters, videos, images, and audio files on the most popular topics. Learn how to discover these content collections.
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Happy Holidays!

The Discovery Education Learning Communities team wants to encourage you to find some time to treat yourself over the winter break. We hope you'll spend some time each day exploring different ways to relax, reflect, and renew!
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SOS Call for Digital Integration

Access creative, research-based instructional strategies, presented by teachers for teachers. These simple instructional strategies incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.
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Featured Strategy: Six Word Story

Featured Strategy: Six Word Story is a teaching strategy that allows students to practice summarizing and selective word choice. Students use an image or an article as the basis for a story that conveys a big idea using only six words.
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Hot Topics: Tolerance

It is our responsibility to ensure that school is a safe place for all, where differences are respected and celebrated. This collection of resources will help you bring meaningful awareness, discussion, and growth to your students and the whole school community.
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Did You Know: Audio Files

Did you know that Discovery Education has hundreds of audio files including songs, sound effects, audio books, historical speeches, and podcasts? Learn how to access these resources.
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Hot Topics: PLCs

Robust and active professional learning networks help foster growth, support systems, and well-being among educators. Our resources are designed to help you connect to colleagues and friends, share ideas and resources, and build meaningful experiences for yourself and others.
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On-Demand Event - Holidays around the World Virtual Viewing Party

This holiday season, explore the origins and meaning of a variety of holidays! Even after the event, your class can watch the video any time and join the discussion independently. This is the perfect time to remember the things we share in common when it comes to celebrating special days.
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Host a Discovery Education Ambassador Program: Registration Open

Join us as an Ambassador! Our Ambassador program fosters teacher leadership, builds capacity, and grows community by encouraging you to share your learning with peers.
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Featured Strategy: Get Your Thinking Hat On

Featured Strategy: Get Your Thinking Hat On is a teaching strategy that provides students with a specific perspective from which to consider information and ideas.
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Virtual Viewing Party: Holidays around the World

Join classrooms from around the world and explore the origins and meaning of a variety of holidays. With this Virtual Viewing Party, you can teach your students about the most-common traditions that are associated with each holiday.
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100+ Ways to Use Discovery Education

Learn how educators are using digital resources and tools through this online conversation with Discovery Education Community members.
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Resources for Student Exploration

Access resources for sharing Discovery Education with students, including ideas for exploring interests, research, organizing evidence, and communicating ideas.
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#CelebrateWithDE – World Soil Day

Dig deep. Unearth. Excavate. So many of our learning metaphors relate to getting into soil. Celebrate World Soil Day on December 5 by encouraging your students to consider this wonder beneath their feet with these digital resources.
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Hot Topics: Diverse Learners

Discovery Education helps you engage diverse learners with multimodal digital content for multiple learning styles, degrees of readiness, and interests by offering resources to help vary content, process, product, and learning environment.
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Featured Strategy: 3 Truths...1 Lie

Featured Strategy: 3 Truths...1 Lie is a teaching strategy that helps students focus on the key takeaway of a particular concept. Students will create three truths and one lie, based on the digital selection.
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STEM Career Challenges

Students require opportunities to see what careers exist beyond their classrooms and community. Discovery Education STEM Career Challenges engage students in scenario-based learning about STEM career pathways that students might not otherwise have considered.
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#CelebrateWithDE – Cyber Monday

On November 27, people everywhere will celebrate Cyber Monday. #CelebrateWithDE and use our digital resources to highlight cyber safety and encourage your students to go online in search of the good: safe, accurate, secure, and – yes – fun and fascinating things.
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Featured Strategy: Visual Walkabout

Featured Strategy: Visual Walkabout is a teaching strategy that provides students with a sneak peek of the content in an upcoming unit through the use of a series of images. Students walk around the classroom gallery of images, making connections and asking questions at each image.
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The Student Experience

Extend your students’ access to Discovery Education resources and creation tools during the school day and beyond the bell. Learn how to add students, create classes, assign content, and strategies for enhancing their experience.
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