Silver Spring, MD (Wednesday, November 3, 2021) – Discovery Education and key social impact partners provide engaging and free digital learning resources for students, teachers and families to support National STEM Day celebrations nationwide. Held annually on November 8, National STEM Day brings communities together to celebrate the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering and math to K-12 students. Discovery Education is the global leader in EdTech whose cutting-edge digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.
Discovery Education offers educators, students and families hundreds of free resources suitable for teaching and learning STEM wherever it takes place. Among the content are resources from educational initiatives created in collaboration with leading social impact partners, such as:
STEM Career Coalition™ – Extracurricular and post-secondary resources
A coalition of industry partners – such as Caterpillar Foundation, ASME, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Boeing, American Petroleum Institute, Chevron, and Stanley Black & Decker – are collaborating with Discovery Education to create a culture of STEM education in K-12 schools nationwide. By empowering educators to effectively teach STEM in the classroom and promoting equity and access to quality education, the STEM Career Coalition™ builds the next generation of solution seekers. Among the new resources now available for educators, parents and families is a series of extracurricular and post-secondary resources. Created in partnership with industry leaders, these resources further support teachers’ efforts to integrate STEM teaching and learning into teaching with out-of-the-box activities including tailored step-by-step instructional guides. in the classroom, remote environment or where learning takes place. .
Digging in mining – Resources for teachers
Through Digging in Mining – Coppe’s Storyr, parents and teachers can access dynamic, free tools that are aligned with standards and designed to help students develop key skills in STEM, critical thinking and problem solving. Students in grades 6 to 12 will explore how metals such as copper are used in everyday life.
3M Lab for Young Scientists – Science at home
Turn to simple, out-of-the-box experiments from the3M Young Scientists Laboratory – a program from 3M and Discovery Education to foster a new generation of scientists who are inspired to improve the world with science. Challenge the children to use common household items to reinforce basic science principles. From engineering with marshmallows to chemistry with baking soda, you can help inspire researchers with STEM solutions aimed at changing the world while sharing a laugh.
Girls4Tech – Video topic series Girls4Tech is Mastercard’s signature STEM program for middle school and high school girls to inspire and inspire girls to pursue STEM. Girls4Tech helps educators bring a fresh perspective to critical real-world issues in cyber with hands-on interactions and stimulating career profiles. The new video topic series takes STEM from theory to practice, exploring issues such as cybersecurity in everyday life and the ways in which artificial intelligence can be used for the good of society.
Siemens STEM Day – Class activities
Designed for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, these classroom activities SiemensSTEM Day – a program from Siemens and Discovery Education – brings science, technology, engineering and math to life inside and outside the classroom. A new selection of 10 activities allows students to explore key STEM topics such as manufacturing, energy, and information technology.
“I love connecting my students to exciting STEM opportunities and activities that help them start thinking like solution seekers,” said Jodi Doster, science and art teacher in Bristol Bay Borough School District in Alaska. “With content from Discovery Education and their social impact partners, I know I have access to high-quality, standards-aligned resources tailored to their interests and learning styles. “
Discover even more digital resources on the STEM Careers channel in Discovery Education K-12 learning platform. The STEM Careers channel offers content including career profiles, student activations, classroom activities, virtual field trips, and more, highlighting a wide range of fascinating STEM careers. Every month, Discovery Education adds hundreds of new resources, from out-of-the-box activities to immersive videos and virtual field trips, podcasts and curated channels. Each resource is culturally authentic, reflects the diversity of today’s world, and includes built-in media, such as closed captioning, text-to-speech, and language translations.
“Connecting students to the world around them is the key to unlocking their full potential. As a former teacher, I know firsthand how STEM promotes student engagement by connecting students to the world outside of the classroom. In partnership with these organizations, we help all educators create learning experiences that engage every student in ‘real world’ STEM experiences, no matter where their learning takes place, ”said Amy Gensemer, Senior Director of digital STEM education from kindergarten to grade 12. at Discovery Education.
For more information on Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media via Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in EdTech whose cutting-edge digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through award-winning multimedia content, innovative instructional materials and classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences that engage all students and promote greater academic success globally. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessible in more than 140 countries and territories. Inspired by global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower educators with cutting-edge EdTech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.