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…

Discovery to Lend Support to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative

Today, President Barack Obama will announce a new public and private partnership, My Brother’s Keeper, to address a U.S. crisis with regard to minority men and boys. Discovery Communications, as a part of its commitment to equality and education — regardless of color or economic circumstances, will join the President and other leaders in the business, philanthropic and non-profit sectors to develop an aggressive agenda targeted at narrowing and eliminating…

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…

Introducing Curiosity.com: A Message from Gabe Vehovsky

Today’s guest blog post is from Gabe Vehovsky, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Emerging Businesses, upon the launch of Curiosity.com. For more information, you can read the press release and Vehovsky’s interview with VentureBeat. It’s hard to believe that it was more than six years ago that I joined Discovery Communications, through the acquisition of HowStuffWorks.com. In the final days of closing that deal, I remember sitting around a boardroom table with Discovery leadership talking…

Discovery Education Gives Students VIP Access to White House Through Virtual Field Trips

Yesterday, students from across the country virtually traveled to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for Discovery Education’s first trip in its new Virtual Field Trip series, “Of the People: Live from the White House,” a series designed to offer middle and high school students unique access to White House professionals, experts and personalities in a series of 30-minute virtual events broadcast live from the White House and open to all classrooms nationwide. On…

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Open ‘Siemens STEM Academy’ Applications

The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education, along with their partner Oak Ridge Associated Universities, are inviting educators from across the country to submit applications for the 2014 Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) and Siemens STEM Institute programs, prestigious professional development programs offered to middle and high school educators during the summer. The STARs program selects 40 educators to attend one of two programs held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)…

Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation Kick Off Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

As scientists and experts look to solve global environmental challenges, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education are once again looking to our country’s future leaders and problem-solvers for innovative solutions. Last week, Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation partnered to launch this year’s Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Since 2008, the Challenge has tasked K-12 students, under the guidance of an advisor, with identifying an environmental issue in their classroom,…

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…

Discovery Education STEM Camp Boosts Summer Learning

When students stepped out of the classroom this summer, Discovery Education stepped in with the Discovery Education STEM Camp to ensure students continue to learn, even out of school. The Discovery Education STEM Camp is a dynamic series of standards-aligned STEM curricula that is available at no cost to schools, districts, non-profit organizations and parents. It features hands-on and virtual labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, videos and career connections designed…

Discovery Education and 3M Announce Young Scientist Challenge Finalists

As summer commences for students across the country, ten budding student scientists from across the country will begin a unique summer mentorship program with a 3M scientist as finalists in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. In January, Discovery Education and 3M challenged students across the country to create a video that described a new innovation or solution that…