Discovery Education to Host Second Future@Now on February 26

On Wednesday, Discovery Education will host Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition from 9am-5:30pm at Discovery’s headquarters here in Silver Spring. Streaming live to a worldwide audience, this second annual event will focus on one of the most critical issues in education today – implementing effective, district-level digital transitions that prepare students for citizenship, college and careers. At this year’s event, attendees will hear from a variety of education leaders about creating…

Discovery Education Delivers Largest Professional Development Event Ever to Texas School District

Last week, Discovery Education partnered with one of Texas’ biggest school systems, Grand Prairie Independent School District (GPISD) to deliver the largest professional development event in the school system’s history. The two-day intensive training, delivered by nearly 100 of Discovery Education’s professional development specialists, prepared almost 2,000 GPISD teachers and administrators to transform their classrooms into digital learning environments and support the district’s goal of ensuring student success through engaging…

Educating Our Future Workforce to Achieve Global Leadership

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Bill Goodwyn, President of Global Distribution and CEO of Discovery Education at Discovery Communications. If you ask the average student in Austria or the Czech Republic what the words “United States of America” conjure up for them, it is likely that they will still use the following words: innovation, opportunity, progress, pioneering…which is why I was shocked to read a recent article…

Discovery Education’s Science Techbook Earns Top Honors

In 2010, Discovery Education announced the creation of a new Science Techbook for students in grades K-8, continuing to lead the way as the digital classroom evolves. Since the Techbook’s launch in August 2011, it has been adopted by several states and Techbooks spanning middle school social studies and high school science will be available for the 2012-13 school year. The team’s hard work has not gone unnoticed, as the…

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…