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The Top 10 Classroom-Ready Computational Thinking Resources for K-12

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By Dacia Jones, Professional Development Specialist at Discovery Education

The need to prepare students for the future of work is now imperative. To address essential 21st century skills in our nation’s K-12 school system, educators are turning toward a new framework for problem-solving: computational thinking.

The JetBlue Foundation Empowers Tech and Innovation-Focused Programs by Providing Grants for STEM Initiatives

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Major Grants Awarded to Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Lower Eastside Girls Club, EnCorps, Orlando Science Center and Project Scientist to Help Their STEM Programs Take Flight

Seed Grants Provided to Help Up-and-Coming Programs Take Flight

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Major Grants Awarded to Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Lower Eastside Girls Club, EnCorps, Orlando Science Center and Project Scientist to Help Their STEM Programs Take Flight

Seed Grants Provided to Help Up-and-Coming Programs Take Flight

Today is Talk With Our Kids About Money Day!

From coast to coast to coast, hundreds of thousands of young people are talking about money today in classrooms and homes across Canada.
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Keep America Beautiful Opens Application for 2018–2019 National Youth Advisory Council

High School Students Invited to Apply Today
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 National Youth Advisory Council through June 8.

Meet the Academic Explorers Rewriting the Way Colleges Teach

What happens when college students experiment with tech innovation? The future of education is created.
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At university campuses across the U.S., tech innovation is outrunning the classroom. With no existing curriculum to guide them, students and faculty are experimenting with a slew of new 3D printing, virtual reality and augmented reality technologies. As they tinker away in design studios and labs, they aren’t just figuring out new uses for these 21st century tools — they’re also defining how students learn.

Discovery Education Partnerships: Getting Students Ready to Learn

Partnerships with youth service organizations address students' health and safety needs
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Studies tell us that students perform better at school when they are physically and emotionally healthy. They miss fewer classes, are able to concentrate better on their schoolwork, are less likely to engage in antisocial or risky behavior and earn higher marks.

HP’s Focus on Education: The Value of Shared Purpose

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
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It’s been seven years since Michael E. Porter and Mark Kramer published their big idea, “Creating Shared Value,” in Harvard Business Review. I remember how it reverberated among the sustainability community—validating what many of us already believed to be true: companies can achieve both economic success and solve the world’s challenges by redefining their purpose.

How Computational Thinking is Transforming Transdisciplinary Learning Through a Unique Approach

Educators spark discussion in ‘Ignite My Future In School’ webisode, a free professional development series offered by TATA Consultancy Services and Discovery Education
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For better or worse, technology is pervasive in the workplace, school and home. All industries depend on computers to maintain our quality of life, and many tech companies continue to experiment and invest in new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) at an accelerated rate.

The projected growth of unfilled STEM careers is old news to employers and educators alike as we face the facts of the future - today.

How to Inspire Girls to Become Scientists

Natural aptitude, family support and a remarkable program are shaping the female scientists of tomorrow
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Jessica Rodriquez first wanted to be a zoologist. Then, an engineer and later, a veterinarian. Now, she’s pretty sure she wants to be a landscape architect.

Jessica isn’t an indecisive college sophomore. She’s 11 and a student at Collinswood Language Academy in Charlotte, N.C. Her mom, Monique, credits Project Scientist with Jessica’s wide-ranging career interests. “Project Scientist introduces girls to all these different careers,” said Monique Rodriquez. “It shows them they have options.”

Calling All K-12 Teachers: Voya Financial Offering $240,000 in Grants to Help Fund Innovative Programs

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WINDSOR, Conn., March 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In an era where teaching ideas are plentiful, but money is short, Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), wants K-12 educators across the country to know there is still time to apply for a Voya Unsung Heroes® grant for the 2018 calendar year.

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