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D.C. Area Educators Attend Day of Discovery, Activities and Understanding With Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Discovery Education

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Educators across D.C., Maryland and Virginia celebrated STEM on Wednesday, November 14 through a day of free professional development thanks to Discovery Education and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The ‘Day of Discovery’ event, part of Discovery Education and TCS’ Ignite My Future in School initiative, promotes computational thinking through a variety of educational resources and interactive activities, giving teachers unique insight and strategies to effectively teach students 21st century skills.

D.C. Area Educators Attend Day of Discovery, Activities and Understanding With Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Discovery Education

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Educators across D.C., Maryland and Virginia celebrated STEM on Wednesday, November 14 through a day of free professional development thanks to Discovery Education and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The ‘Day of Discovery’ event, part of Discovery Education and TCS’ Ignite My Future in School initiative, promotes computational thinking through a variety of educational resources and interactive activities, giving teachers unique insight and strategies to effectively teach students 21st century skills.

Lockheed Martin Launches STEM Scholarship Program

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BETHESDA, Md., November, 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science.

100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces New Grant Winning Institutions

MetLife Foundation Funds Second Group of Higher Education Partnerships
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WASHINGTON, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassies, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announce new grant recipients in the latest 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Competition.

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Unlock the Power of Testimony-Based Learning to Inspire Students, Educators, and Communities Nationwide

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  • 'Teaching with Testimony’ Challenges Students to Employ Empathy, Build Critical Thinking Skills, and Become Inspired to Create a Brighter Future 
     
  • USC Shoah Foundation Collaborates with Partners to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Schindler’s List with Exclusive Free Educational Screenings in 20 Markets 
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  • 'Teaching with Testimony’ Challenges Students to Employ Empathy, Build Critical Thinking Skills, and Become Inspired to Create a Brighter Future 
     
  • USC Shoah Foundation Collaborates with Partners to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Schindler’s List with Exclusive Free Educational Screenings in 20 Markets 

New Digital STEM-Career Curriculum Takes High-School Students Behind-the-scenes with Scientists and Engineers Working on Life-saving Technologies

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BETHESDA, Md., October 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Lockheed Martin has partnered with Discovery Education on Generation Beyond: Aviation, a digital STEM curriculum that takes students behind-the-scenes with Lockheed Martin engineers and scientists to solve real-world technology challenges, from fighting wildfires to making flight suits for military pilots safer.

The Future of Education Is More About Learning, Less About Teaching

by Kathryn Siranosian
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Students sitting at desks in neat rows facing the front of the room. Teachers writing on a chalkboard, delivering information to be memorized and later recalled on tests. Bells that signal it’s time to change classrooms.

What most consider “typical” school design has its roots in the Industrial Age when factory and assembly line workers were in high demand.

But this one-size-fits-all, rote approach to learning is now obsolete.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Verizon Innovative Learning School Named One of America’s Best Urban Schools

Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy in Harlem Earns National Center for Urban School Transformation’s Highest Honor
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School is a lot different today than it was two years ago at P.S. 171, Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy in Harlem, NY. In 2016, when teachers wanted students to use computers in class, they rolled in the computer cart. Students lined up, took the laptops from the cart and brought them back to their seats. At the end of class, students lined up again to put the laptops back in the cart so they could be rolled over to the next classroom.  

Girl Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education Launch National Initiative to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

Addressing Gender Equity in STEM, ‘Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist’ to Encourage the Next Generation of Leaders in STEM
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Silver Spring, Md., Monday, October 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist – a national initiative to spark girls’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

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