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by Discovery Education On 03/19/2012

Discovery Education is proud to present Reed Timmer as the keynote speaker of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) 2012 conference. Timmer, chief meteorologist for Discovery Education and extreme weather enthusiast from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, will address conference attendees beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. He will share his experience chasing some of the most powerful storms on record and discuss how he works with Discovery Education to ignite the curiosity of students across the country and get them excited about STEM education and careers.



by Discovery Education On 03/19/2012

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and Discovery Education, in partnership with Sports Authority and Playworld Systems, today announced the winners of the annual Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes.   Awarding $100,000 in prizes to schools across the country, the sweepstakes is part of EnergyBalance101.com, a website that provides free energy balance curriculum to teachers, parents, administrators and school nurses.  



by Kay Lindenberg On 03/29/2012

Pearson Authors Share Their Expertise in Workshops & Sessions on Top Trends in Science Education INDIANAPOLIS – March 29, 2012– Educators attending theNational Science Teachers Association (NSTA) national conferencehere March 29- April 1 will see first-hand the interactive brilliance of Pearson’s high school science textbooks reimagined for iPad and hundreds of other interactivedigitallearning solutions. At this annual meeting, attended by more than 10,000 science educators, the company’s expert authors will present 19 workshops and sessions on topics ranging from embracing technology to enhance learning in the classroom and teaching science to English Language Learners to integrating current events into science instruction.



by Discovery Education On 03/13/2012

The Idaho State Department of Education today announced it has signed an agreement with Discovery Education to provide digital content to classrooms across Idaho for the next five years, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna announced.



by Discovery Education On 03/23/2012

Leading the movement to transform classrooms through engaging digital content and deep professional development, Discovery Education is announcing an expansion of its digital textbook series to now include middle school social studies and high school science subjects. A complete digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks, the Discovery Education Middle School Social Studies Techbooks and the High School Science Techbooks inspire students’ curiosity and promote critical thinking through differentiated digital resources including interactive explorations and uniquely compelling video, images and informational text.



by Discovery Education On 03/15/2012

Discovery Education has named Dr. Cindy Moss director of global STEM initiatives, responsible for designing, developing and implementing comprehensive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives to inspire students’ curiosity, prepare students for tomorrow’s careers and support educators worldwide. With more than 25 years of experience in education and STEM, Dr. Moss will be Discovery Education’s STEM ambassador, partnering with organizations that set the vision and national policy for STEM education.



by Kay Lindenberg On 03/21/2012

pd21 Professional Development Creates Computer-Savvy Educators to Enhance Student Achievement



by Kay Lindenberg On 03/21/2012

Digital and Mobile Learning Technology Innovations for PreK-20 Education Earn Highest Number of Honors for Third Consecutive Year 



by Kay Lindenberg On 03/21/2012

Grant Provides Expert Analysis of Current and Proposed RTI Programs, Funding for New and Enhanced EffortsGREENVILLE, Wis. – March 21, 2012 – EPS, School Specialty’s Literacy and Intervention division, today announced a new grant program designed to assist school districts in the development and improvement of Response to Intervention (RTI) programs. The RTI model for providing support, instruction and assessment for learners at all ability levels aligns with current federal legislation, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act that urges schools to focus on ensuring all students are on the path to success by addressing difficulties early and individually. 



by Charlotte Andrist On 03/04/2013

The Supplemental Comprehension Suite Driving Significant Gains in Oral Reading Fluency and Accuracy; Offers Both Individual and Group Reading Programs for Students in Grades PreK-8



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