This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! We’re expecting some beautiful fall weather here in Washington D.C – perfect for apple picking (and a freshly-made cider donut!). In other, non-weather related news, Discovery Education won Best Corporate Steward, Small and Middle-Market Business in the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. Congrats to the Discovery Education team! Here’s some news you may have missed this week: Mipcom: Discovery Announces Launch…

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…

SXSW 2016 PanelPicker: Vote Today!

It’s that time of year again! While it seems like we’re still soaking in some of the great learnings from SXSW 2015, it’s already time to pick panels for the annual event, coming up in March of 2016. PanelPicker voting opens today, and Discovery has a slew of great panels in the running across SXSWedu and SXSW Interactive. Check out the links below to take a look at the proposed panels…

Discovery Education Announces New Science Techbook Built to Next Generation Science Standards

On Monday, Discovery Education announced its new Discovery Education Science Techbook™ aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Designed specifically to help teachers transition to the NGSS framework, the Techbook is the latest addition to Discovery Education’s portfolio of award-winning digital textbooks. The new NGSS-aligned Science Techbook fully supports the instructional shifts required by the new standards, embraces the philosophy of three-dimensional learning and is designed to help educators adapt their…

Discovery Education and 3M Announce National Finalists in 2015 Young Scientist Challenge

Ten young scientists across the country were recognized today as the finalists for the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge – proving that the next generation is never too young to help change the world for the better. They are (in alphabetical order): Peter Finch, Harrisville, R.I., Homeschool Arthur Frigo, III, Jupiter, Fla., Turtle River Montessori Raghav Ganesh, San Jose, Calif., Joaquin Miller Middle School, Cupertino Union School District Amulya…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! In case you missed it, Discovery Channel made headlines yesterday for something a little less conventional for the network: hockey. (We’ll let news speak for itself. Here’s an article from The New York Post.) On another note, the winner of Discovery Education and Toyota’s TeenDrive365 video challenge has been announced. Congrats to Chicago’s Elijah Wilborn! Here are some other stories you may have missed: Lessons From a Leadership Perspective…

Discovery Communications Supports White House ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative with Town Halls in Chicago and Philadelphia

On May 7, Discovery Education and the School District of Philadelphia partnered to host a town hall in support of the White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. The event, held at Philadelphia’s School of the Future, is part of a larger series of town halls supporting the federal program, which focuses on improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color through public-private partnerships and other measures. Each event brings together…

President Obama to Connect with Students Nationwide on the Importance of Reading and Digital Literacy as Critical Skills in Latest Virtual Field Trip from Discovery Education and the White House

Discovery Education and the White House announced today that on the morning of Thursday, April 30, President Obama will connect with students nationwide on the importance of reading in the latest installment of the Of the People: Live from the White House Virtual Field Trip series. This edition, to be broadcast live from Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C., focuses on improving literacy, expanding digital learning, and the ConnectED initiative’s efforts to…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Discovery Education had a busy week, hosting on Thursday, April 23 both a live My Brother’s Keeper panel discussion, and a virtual field trip with Nutrients for Life celebrating the role STEM plays in agriculture. My Brother’s Keeper is a national initiative aimed at improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color; the live panel featured local and national leaders discussing the important efforts being taken…

Vote for Your Favorite Finalist in Discovery Education and Toyota’s Teen Driving Video Challenge

Last week, Discovery Education and Toyota announced the 10 finalists in their fourth annual TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, and now you can help determine which lucky teen will be the People’s Choice Winner! Now through April 30, you can place your vote online for the best video – with the winner receiving $5,000 cash prize and a behind-the-scenes trip to a taping of a Velocity network show. Created by Discovery Education and Toyota,…