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Discovery Education - September 2023 Updates

Posted by Tim Leister

Tue, Aug 22, 2023

 

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Here are some "Timely & Relevant" resources from Discovery Education for "Back to School - 2023".  It's an exciting time of year for teachers, students and parents. Discovery Education can be your daily hub of resources for your classroom with digital media and ready-to-use learning activities. Be sure to log into your instance of Discovery Education before clicking on the links in this post.

 

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  • Check out the September 2023 DE Newsletter for a list of resources that supports student learning throughout the summer.  Click on the link above or the image to open and download this month's newsletter.

 

Explore the Ready-to-Use-Activities
  • Explore DE's ready-to-use activities These time-saving activities can be used as-is or modified to meet the needs of their classroom! From Background Builders to Sentence Fix-Its to Choice Boards and more – teachers can find quick grab and go resources to use anytime in the Instructional Activities Channel.

  • There you’ll find past month's Activity Calendars and this month's Activity Calendars for Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. Use them as they are or make your own copy to edit and share.

 

Building Classroom Culture

  • Use the Creating Classroom Culture Choice Board to support students as they develop a collaborative mindset, share what’s important to them, and learn about each other. There is a different choiceboard for Grades K-2 and for Grades 3-5. 

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NFL PLAY 60 
  • Celebrate the start of the NFL season and register your students to get up and moving for 15 minutes of fitness and fun with the American Heart Association and the National Football League! The NFL PLAY 60 Kick Off Fitness Break on Sept 7th at 1pm ET is the perfect way to celebrate the new school year and help your students add more movement to their day. ​Register today!

 

Don't miss our first Virtual Field Trip of the year!

  • An Ounce of Prevention Virtual Field Trip on Sept 13, 2023 at 1pm ET for Grades 6-12 . Communities across the United States are being impacted by the sharp increase in the use of counterfeit drugs, fake pills, and fentanyl. An Ounce of Prevention empowers students with knowledge they can use to make healthy decisions and become advocates for prevention in their communities. Register to stay up to date and have early access to companion Educator Guide with activities and tips to aid with classroom integration. ​Learn more and register! 


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Discovery Education - Summer 2023 Updates

Posted by Tim Leister

Wed, May 17, 2023

 

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beach umbrellaHere are some "Timely & Relevant" resources from Discovery Education for the Summer of 2023. Teachers - Ditch the end-of-year movie days and use these fun activities instead! Keep student minds sharp as they head into summer break with exciting new content and ready-to-use activities! Or, share the newsletter with parents for activities to help their children keep learning all summer long.

Be sure to log into your instance of Discovery Education before clicking on the links in this post.

 

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  • Check out the Summer DE Newsletter for a list of resources that supports student learning throughout the summer.  Click on the link above or the image to open and download this month's newsletter.

 

Explore the Ready-to-Use-Activities
  • Explore DE's ready-to-use activities These time-saving activities can be used as-is or modified to meet the needs of their classroom! From Background Builders to Sentence Fix-Its to Choice Boards and more – teachers can find quick grab and go resources to use anytime in the Instructional Activities Channel.

 

Keep Learning Going This Summer
  • Find everything you need for summer learning—whether you're looking for curriculum support, at-home activities for students, or even professional learning resources! Check out our revamped Summer of Learning Channel today. 

 


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Discovery Education - May 2023 Updates

Posted by Tim Leister

Fri, Apr 21, 2023

 

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Here are some "Timely & Relevant" resources from Discovery Education for the month of May 2023. May is full of celebrations and we’ve got plenty of timely, engaging resources to share! Be sure to log into your instance of Discovery Education before clicking on the links below.

 

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  • Save time with the DE May Newsletter for a curated list of resources that support timely events like Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, Physical Fitness Month, National Space Day, Memorial Day, and more.  Click on the link above or the image to open and download this month's newsletter.

 

Ready-to-Use-Activities
  • Explore DE's ready-to-use activities These time-saving activities can be used as-is or modified to meet the needs of their classroom! From Background Builders to Sentence Fix-Its to Choice Boards and more – teachers can find quick grab and go resources to use anytime in the Instructional Activities Channel.

  • There you’ll find the recent Activity Calendars, such as these for May, for Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. Use them as they are or make your own copy to edit and share.

 

Support Literacy with DE 
  • Whether you're looking to support with decoding and comprehension, looking for primary sources or storybooks for students, Discovery Education has you covered with a variety of channels!  

 

Differentiating Instruction with Discovery Education
  • Join Dane Sadownyk to explore easy ways to maximize DE resources when planning differentiated learning experiences for students. Use this professional learning resource to expand your understanding of how Discovery Education can support you in transforming teaching and learning.

 

Junior Fire Marshal Training Academy - New Content!!!
  • Life-saving lessons for students & families Knowledge is power—and it can save lives! With fire safety and prevention skills, every student can step up in their own households and ensure that their families are prepared. Junior Fire Marshal® Training Academy encourages K–3 students to explore the essentials of fire safety and earn their Junior Fire Marshal Certificate, through a collection of standards-aligned classroom resources.

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Discovery Education - April 2023 Updates

Posted by Tim Leister

Fri, Mar 31, 2023

 

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Here are some "Timely & Relevant" resources from Discovery Education for the month of April 2023. April is full of celebrations and we’ve got plenty of timely, engaging resources to share! Be sure to log into your instance of Discovery Education before clicking on the links below.

 

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  • Save time with the DE April Newsletter for a curated list of resources that support timely events like Financial Literacy Month, Poetry Month, Holocaust Remembrance Day, World Health Day, Earth Day, and more. Click on the image to open and download this month's newsletter.

 

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  • Explore DE's ready-to-use activities These time-saving activities can be used as-is or modified to meet the needs of their classroom! From Background Builders to Sentence Fix-Its to Choice Boards and more – teachers can find quick grab and go resources to use anytime in the Instructional Activities Channel.

  • There you’ll find the recent Activity Calendars, such as these for April, for Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. Use them as they are or make your own copy to edit and share.

 

Supplement Math Instruction with DE 
  • Did you know we have an entire collection of math channels to supplement math instruction in the classroom? From math vocabulary, to real-world applications, to problem solving strategies, and more! We’ve got a collection of channels, for Kindergarten through 12th grade, to support any lesson! Don’t miss those channels!  

 

Financial Literacy Month
  • Preparing future-ready students means helping them build the skills needed to succeed beyond the classroom. And what better way to help students focus on life skills than to celebrate Financial Literacy Month! Discovery Education has a wealth of resources to teach all students about money management, financial responsibility, and all about the economy. One example is the Pathways to Financial Success (6-12) Channel that focuses on financial responsibility, using credit wisely, making major financial decisions, and more. There are at least three PDF activities for each ‘area’, and is a great resource to deploy with students. 

 

Earth Day is April 22nd
  • This landing page has ready to use activities, interactive games and videos, and more that help all students grades K-12 become inspired to be the next generation of climate caretakers. Be sure to explore the four different teacher choice boards!

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World Health Day is April 7th
  • Empower students with strategies to manage stress, build confidence, manage healthy habits for hygiene and eating, and more in the Health Channel! This ready to use activity for K-2 students called “I am Special'' helps students identify traits that make us unique and special. The Future Well Kids Channel also has wonderful activities for students and families to teach them about choices that set them up for future health.

 

Virtual Field Trips
  • Changemakers in Action Virtual Field Trip (6-12) – April 11, 1PM ET: Registration is open! A spark of creativity is all it takes for hearts and minds to change. Meet students from around the country who are finding exciting ways to take creative action on issues they care deeply about and find out what inspires them to share their voice with others. Along the way, students will learn how to overcome doubt and embrace the joys of creative action.
  • The Courage to Act: Forming a Chain of Resistance Virtual Field Trip – April 27, 1PM ET: Registration is open! Celebrate students’ power to resist injustice in their world and contribute to a better future through their actions and decisions. The Resistance Virtual Field Trip empowers students to rise against injustice and embrace their own agency to right the wrongs they see around them—from small everyday actions to large-scale community movements.


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Discovery Education - March 2023 Updates

Posted by Tim Leister

Tue, Feb 28, 2023

 

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Here are some "Timely & Relevant" resources from Discovery Education for the month of March 2023. March is full of celebrations and we’ve got plenty of timely, engaging resources to share! Be sure to log into your instance of Discovery Education before clicking on the links below.

 

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  • Save time with the DE March Newsletter for a curated list of resources that support timely events like Women's History Month, International SEL Day, Read Across American Day, and much more! Click on the image to open the newsletter
  • March is Women’s History Month! - Explore the Women in History channel to see some of the impacts that pioneering women have had politically, in STEAM, sports, leadership, and more. These grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 Teacher Choice Boards are a fantastic way to explore Women’s History Month in DE.
  • International SEL Day takes place on March 11th - The Social-Emotional Learning Center is your spot for content, professional learning, and instructional strategies like writing prompts and quizzes on effective communication, playing fair, and peer responsibility. Two great areas for K-5 are Amazing Me & Soar With Wings and check out resources for grades 6-12 in the Social-Emotional Learning Center.
  • Read Across America Day (3/2) –  This virtual experience includes Alice Walker reading the book and talking about the book-writing process, as well as illustrator Quim Torres discussing the illustration process—in Spanish! There's no other way to say it - Vooks (storybooks that are animated) are flat out awesome. Check out the tailored activities that go along with each Vook to celebrate reading!

 

Ready-to-Use-Activities
  • Explore DE's ready-to-use activities These time-saving activities can be used as-is or modified to meet the needs of their classroom! From Background Builders to Sentence Fix-Its to Choice Boards and more – teachers can find quick grab and go resources to use anytime in the Instructional Activities Channel.

  • There you’ll find the recent Activity Calendars, such as these for March, for Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. Use them as they are or make your own copy to edit and share.

 

SOS March Madness Challenge 
  • Looking to kickstart awareness in your school or district? Use this fun bracket challenge to introduce instructional strategies that engage students in digital media resources in creative ways!

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  • SOS of the month – Can You Guess My 214? Focusing on developing inference skills, students make evidence-based statements that lead them to logical conclusions about current or upcoming content.

 

 March 20th is the first day of spring and business is blooming! 

 

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is March 20-26th
  • Explore no-cost prevention programs like Dose of Knowledge that helps educate students on making good decisions and Operation Prevention that help kickstart life-saving conversations for educators, students, and families.

 

Day of Discovery
  • DE is launching a local Days of Discovery this Spring! Perhaps you are interested in participating person, and perhaps also interested in presenting to the group in one of our breakout sessions. The regional day will be on Saturday, March 11 in Downingtown, PA Register here.


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