Investigation Discovery’s Paula Zahn to Moderate White House Panel on Domestic Violence

On Wednesday, April 18, Vice President Joe Biden will host an event in support of the White House’s initiative to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). As a part of tomorrow’s event, Investigation Discovery’s Paula Zahn will moderate a panel discussion with community leaders and advocates about the importance of VAWA and the issues that our country continues to face in combating domestic violence. The White House will broadcast…

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…

Discovery Education Expands ‘Techbook’ Offerings

Technology is transforming the way that students are learning even more rapidly than before. (Personally, I remember fighting to be the kid advancing the film strip with the beep, before automated projectors and the rise of DVDs.) Our Discovery Education team has been leading the way in enriching the classroom experience and improving student performance and engagement through digital content for years (read more about this from Discovery Education CEO…

President Obama Puts the Spotlight on STEM Education, Young Scientists

Today I had the honor of attending the second White House Science Fair, hosted by President Barack Obama to shed light on the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and our next generation of scientists. It was an amazing experience, and not just because it was at the White House. For several hours, students and guests were immersed in a world where Bill Nigh and Neil deGrasse…

Discovery Education Heads to the White House Science Fair

On February 7, the White House will celebrate budding scientists with the second White House Science Fair, welcoming student winners representing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions across the U.S. Among the approximately 100 young scientists participating on Tuesday you’ll find student winners from the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Both competitions honor the next generation of scientific leaders,…

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…

Discovery Education LIVE! Kicks Off Today with Webinar Featuring General Colin Powell

Discovery Education, through its innovative tools and services, transforms classrooms with digital content, and that mission continues with the Discovery Education LIVE! webinar series. Bringing current issues into the classroom with exclusive online events, the series features thought leaders across a range of topics that matter to students and educators. Today at 12pm ET, Discovery Education LIVE! will welcome General (Retired) and Mrs. Colin L. Powell of America’s Promise, speaking…

Discovery Education & 3M Are Searching for America’s Top Young Scientist

For the past thirteen years, Discovery has sought out the brightest young minds in grades 5-8 to solve everyday problems with the power of science…and the search is on again. Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the opening of the 14th annual Young Scientist Challenge, asking students to create a short video explaining the science behind their solution to an everyday problem in one of these three categories: The Way…

Help Discovery Education Get to SXSWedu 2012…Vote Today!

Today, SXSW launched their PanelPicker voting for the second annual SXSWedu taking place March 6-8, 2012 in Austin, TX. A new component to the longstanding SXSW Interactive Festival, SXSWedu focuses on innovations in learning, bringing together a wide variety of education and business professionals who share an interest in 21st Century teaching and learning techniques. Discovery Education is hoping to take part in this year’s conference and they need your…

Discovery Education to Provide Content to FCC’s New ‘Connect to Compete’ Initiative

One-third of all Americans – 100 million people – haven’t adopted broadband at home. Meanwhile, broadband adoption is key to America’s competitiveness – to jobs, E-Government, education, and energy. More than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies today require online job applications, while students with broadband at home have a 7 percent higher graduation rate and consumers with broadband at home can save more than $7,000 a year. Last week, FCC…