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Blog: TGR Digital Lesson Plans | November 2019

Engaging, free resources to support college access for educators, parents & students

Linda Hixson, Technology Teacher at Shenandoah Valley Junior/Senior High School, Shenandoah, PA

Preparing for college can be equally overwhelming for students, and the families and teachers who aid in this pivotal transition. The complexity of the application process, not knowing what skills are needed and lack of support are all factors that can impact a student’s success in college.

From Monk to Money Manager


by Doug Lynam, book author and financial professional 

I’ve always hated talking about money. Growing up in a rich family, I learned through the behavior of those around me that money and materialism were evil. Instead of being used in love and service, money was weaponized and became a tool to manipulate and control behavior. So when I began studying philosophy and religion in high school and read the words of Paul the apostle, “For the love of money is the root of all evil,” I mistakenly believed Paul was right. I was a proto-monk in the making.

Do You Know a Young Problem Solver? The AT&T and Inventor's Challenge Is Back

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T

Every year, we see new inventions that solve problems and entertain. 2017 brought us a smartphone with face recognition, an electric vehicle for the masses and a stress-relieving toy everyone from your 5-year-old to your grandmother was obsessed with, seemingly overnight.

Networks for Lifelong Learning: A Tale of Two Students

by Guest Blogger Alan C November, Senior Partner, November Learning

We are in the midst of a historic transition in education, in which we are providing more options and flexibility in creating learning cultures that significantly raise the expectations of what our students can accomplish. We now can effectively support students who traditionally have not succeeded. You have heard it before; learning can be available anywhere, securely on any device, in any format, and potentially connected to anybody 24×7.

Nestlé Waters and Project WET Sign New 4-year Partnership and Come Together Again Globally for World Water Day on March 22nd, 2015

Press Release

PARIS, March 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - World Water Day, organized each year on March 22nd by the United Nations, provides an opportunity for Nestlé Waters and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation and hydration.

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Deloitte and Sally Ride Science Launch Award for Teaching Innovation in STEM


Entries must be submitted through the Sally Ride STEM Central website, at The submission deadline is October 31, 2014. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded in February, 2015. For complete official contest rules, visit:

Press Release

Entries must be submitted through the Sally Ride STEM Central website, at The submission deadline is October 31, 2014. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded in February, 2015. For complete official contest rules, visit:

South River High School: Bringing Girl Power to the STEM Field


Jasmine Hall , Maryam Ermin-Sinanovic, Megan Prass, Gelsey Jian and Heritage Weems are 11th grade students from South River High School in Edgewater, MD, who share a drive and passion for technology. When their course loads allow, they join competitions, whether it is building a robot or entering a project in the science fair. While this might not seem “typical” for girls in high school, they are not alone. Their school is home to a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program that offers chances for both girls and boys to excel in STEM fields.

Educators in the Workplace, Everyone Gets an A+!


Yesterday, in conjunction with Great School Partnership, Scripps Networks Interactive participated in the Educators in the Workplace program, an initiative designed to show teachers real-world applications of the curriculum they teach so they can engage and excite their students.

The Sea Change in Science Education: Corporate Stakeholders Step Up


by Pete Monfre and Maggie Bencivenga

Dr. Miya Bialik, looking bookish in her black rimmed glasses seems surprised by the question delving into her childhood school experience. “I was interested in science [as a kid] but didn’t think science was for me. It was very hard for me, and I thought because something was hard, then I wasn’t good at it.” Best known for her television roles as Blossom and as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’s Big Bang Theory, Bialik went on to earn a P.h.D. in Neuroscience in spite of her early experiences.

Teachers Must Let Students Use Their Mobile Phones In Classrooms

This is #6 in the Fixer series that amplifies the voices of girls and women who are fixing the world’s problems by disrupting the status quo.

by Denise Restauri

Interview with Amanda Gillespie


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