Discovery Education Named as Finalist for US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizen Awards – Plus, Bill Goodwyn on Technology’s Influence on Education

Congratulations to Discovery Education (DE), who on August 11th was named a 2015 finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Awards in the category of Best Corporate Steward – Small and Middle-Market Business. The annual awards, now in their 16th year, demonstrate the positive impacts that businesses around the world have had on individuals and communities – solving today’s greatest challenges through innovation, expertise, efficiency, capital and collaboration. Spanning eight categories, other finalists…

Discovery Education Team Visits Church Lane Elementary in Baltimore

Earlier this month, Discovery Education announced a partnership with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) to support the school system’s digital conversion, called Students & Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.). As part of the initiative, Discovery Education President and CEO Bill Goodwyn visited Church Lane Elementary Technology in Baltimore, a S.T.A.T. Lighthouse School, to implement Teacher Leader Corps, a professional development model that provides intensive instructional support to a network of teacher-leaders,…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday from Austin, TX! Discovery is gearing up to take SXSW Interactive by storm this weekend. If you’re in Austin, make sure to catch some of our all-star panelists and Science Channel & Animal Planet’s events. We rang in March with an honor for our President and CEO, big ratings for the return of The Little Couple and the announcement of a new education partnership. Check out this week’s…

Bill Goodwyn Inducted Into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame

On Monday night, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav and other leaders across the industry, along with Founder and Chairman John Hendricks and members of the company’s Board of Directors gathered at Broadcasting & Cable’s 23rd annual Hall of Fame dinner to honor Bill Goodwyn, President & CEO, Strategic Distribution & Discovery Education, as he was inducted into the prestigious Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.The award recognizes leading pioneers, innovators…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

You’ve made it… it’s Friday! This week, we announced our first quarter earnings, celebrated Mama June’s wedding and enjoyed a new EP from Pit Boss star, Shorty Rossi (rock out with Shorty’s video below) and more: Discovery Communications 1st-Quarter Net Up 4.5% on Stronger International Revenue  Animal Planet’s ‘Pit Boss’ stars release EP for the Dogs (Video) Bill Goodwyn Recognized as Member of 2013 Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame  ‘Cat Daddy’ Jackson…

Discovery Education’s Bill Goodwyn Joins Discussion on Investing in Our Children at CGI 2012

The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is simple: turning ideas into action. Now in its seventh year of bringing together heads of state, Nobel Prize winners and business and NGO leaders, this year’s annual meeting led by President Bill Clinton (Hoya Saxa!) puts the focus on “Designing for Impact” — including individuals, environments and systems. Today at 12pm ET, our own Bill Goodwyn, CEO of Discovery Education, will…

Removing Barriers to Digital Learning in the Classroom

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Bill Goodwyn, President of Global Distribution and CEO of Discovery Education at Discovery Communications. On February 1, 2012, Digital Learning Day, Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski challenged the country to complete the conversion from print textbooks to interactive digital learning within five years. Yesterday, Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski took the courageous next step of assembling the CEOs from the top 15…

Technology & Education: From ‘Digital Corners’ to ‘Digital Classrooms’

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Bill Goodwyn, President of Global Distribution and CEO of Discovery Education at Discovery Communications. One of my colleagues told me that recent data suggests that generations are now measured in six-year increments. This means that your 16-year-old could conceivably belong to one “generation” and your 10-year-old to another…all based on the fact that new technology is introduced so rapidly that it fundamentally…