Discovery Education STEM Connect Model Lessons provide teacher preparation information, suggested instructional pathways and strategies, and model use of Discovery Education digital resources.
Access Model Lessons
Discovery Education STEM Connect includes a model lesson for every unit. To access a unit’s model lesson, ensure that Teacher View in the Toolbar is set to ON, then select the Model Lesson from the teacher-only resources section.
Model Lesson Materials
Model Lessons include resources for teacher preparation, such as content connections and learning outcomes, suggested lesson outlines of the Challenge-Design-Solve learning pathway, with integrated activities, and lesson-specific resources.
In Grades K-5 (coming soon for 6-8), the Model Lesson begins with a Unit-at-a-Glance. This includes a great overview of all the learning taking place in this unit including the big idea, unit design challenge, learning objectives, Solution Seekers plot synopsis, interdisciplinary content connections, vocabulary, and the highlighted STEM Career connection(s).
The Model Lesson continues with background information and a general overview for the teacher by looking at the big idea and connections to the Grand Challenges and UN Sustainable Development Goals. A general unit outline with timing for each lesson is included as well.
The Model Lesson continues by providing an overview of each lesson. Each lesson includes time suggestions, lesson elements, directions, and direct links to the resources. Additionally, each lesson includes a list of 4Cs opportunities. These opportunities provide context for teachers on where to place emphasis on these skills during a lesson.