This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Fans of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress can get a behind-the-scenes look at the companion initiative, Say Yes to the Prom, in a video filmed by a local University of Maryland student who attended the event here at our Silver Spring headquarters. And speaking of working with inspiring young students, Discovery Education partnered with award-winning musician Jimmy Wayne and Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg a couple weeks ago, where Jimmy spoke to several hundred students…

Discovery Education and Ford’s Theatre Host Virtual Field Trip to Honor President Lincoln’s Legacy

Tomorrow, March 26 at 1pm EST, Discovery Education and Ford’s Theatre will host a live, interactive virtual field trip for students nationwide commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. The field trip will be hosted by Discovery Education’s Kyle Schutt and will feature expert insight from two of Ford’s Theatre teaching artists, Thembi Duncan and Stephen F. Schmidt. Students will learn about America at the time of Lincoln’s death,…

Science Channel and Discovery Education Launch ‘Support Our Science’ Initiative

Earlier today, Science Channel and Discovery Education launched “Support Our Science” (S.O.S.), a new initiative that’s part of a larger, on-going effort designed to ignite students’ curiosity while providing educators with the means to build skills and knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In partnership with The Planetary Society, Girls Inc. and Maker Ed., S.O.S.’s first initiative will provide two high-need schools with professional development opportunities, hands-on…

Discovery Education Makes an Impact at 2015 SXSWedu

While the folks over at Animal Planet were busy rocking out to 80s cover band “The Spazmatics” at the network’s third annual cat party, the Discovery Education team was celebrating another type of rock stars: educators! During the 2015 SXSWedu conference in Austin, TX, Discovery Education hosted and participated in a number of engaging sessions around the role of the business community in education, the power of virtual field trips to…

Discovery Education and Cox Communications Showcase Digital Learning Environments Powered by Broadband

Last week, Cox Communications and Discovery Communications partnered to host an exciting, two part event focused on how modern digital learning environments, powered by broadband, can improve student achievement. The event was held in partnership with Arizona’s Scottsdale Unified School District and Paradise Valley Unified School District and open to Phoenix-area educators, students, families and community members. The day began with an immersive, professional development opportunity for 100 educators in…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! This week’s news seems to revolve largely around life’s most memorable moments – from weddings, to new homes to babies growing into strong-willed toddlers. Here are some other stories you may have missed this week: The Current State of Hate in America (Huffington Post) Judge and Jury: Louise Roe on Personal Style and Her New TLC Show (Forbes) TLC Sets March Airdate for “Bride by Design” (Realscreen) Discovery…

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,…

Discovery Education Hosts Virtual Reading Experience with Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Discovery Education and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum are partnering today to offer students around the world a unique learning experience in the eight annual “Reading Discovery Program.” More than 40,000 students are expected to tune in as former First Lady Barbara Bush reads from award-winning author Lynn Curlee’s book Rushmore, speaks about the importance of literacy and answers students’ questions via an interactive video conference. Rushmore explores…

Discovery Communications Honors 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau Liberation with “One Day in Auschwitz”

There are moments peppered throughout history that not only changed the world, but changed how we perceive our place as individuals in the world.  The liberation of Nazi German concentration and extermination camps is one of those moments in time, and one that I find particularly fascinating. In a visit to Washington D.C. earlier last year (before I moved to the area to be a part of the Discovery Communications team) I…

U.S. Secretary of Labor Perez Visits Discovery Headquarters

Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited the global headquarters of Discovery Communications to tour the onsite childcare facility and full service Wellness Center with Adria Alpert Romm, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer for Discovery. Secretary Perez also met recent Montgomery College graduate and new Discovery employee Nerissa Turner, a Media Operations Technician at the company’s production facility. Turner was recently hired by Discovery after interning over the summer…