The Mecum Challenge - HoustonOn Friday, April 13, Discovery Education, Velocity, and Xfinity partnered with Mecum Auctions to launch The Mecum Challenge, an interactive field trip designed to boost student’s interest in STEM education from behind the auction block. Using Houston as the inaugural city for the challenge, a group of students were selected from the Houston Independent School District to participate in a 12-question scavenger hunt through a live Mecum auto auction.
The Mecum Challenge - Des Moines, IAOn Friday, July 20th, Discovery Education and Velocity partnered with Mecum Auctions for The Mecum Challenge, an interactive field trip designed to boost student’s interest in STEM education from behind the auction block. A group of students were selected from the Des Moines Public School District to participate in a 12-question scavenger hunt through a Mecum auto auction at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Students were then treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the auction, as well as a peek in to how the cable show is filmed with the Velocity production team.View
Mooresville Pays Discovery a VisitIt was smiles all around for Mooresville students as they paid Discovery a very special visit in June. Over 90 students, parents and teachers from the North Carolina district gathered to help celebrate the launch of the Discovery Student Network. The network plans to give students the opportunity to engage, connect and collaborate, a lot like DEN (Discovery Educator Network).
Educational Leaders Gather for Texas Future@NowHear the real success stories from real leaders in Texas who are using digital resources to transform teaching and learning. Listen in as administrators, teachers, and business leaders give a rundown of their efforts at spearheading various initiatives to prepare students to participate in the global economy. Check out a digital classroom in action.
Educators Gather for DEN Summer Institute Listen and learn.The tables were turned as well over 100 Educators from 30 states, five Canadian provinces and even Romania gathered for the annual Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute in picturesque Bozeman, Montana. Of course, professional development and networking were on the DEN agenda.
MythBusters Comes Alive MythBusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will shared their experiences as they make experimentation come alive through this dynamic presentation about science behind the exhibit. The interactive exhibit, created by Discovery Communications and Exhibits Development Group (EDG), in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, helps inspire learning.
The Mecum Challenge - Dallas, TexasOn Friday, September 7th, Discovery Education. AT&T U-verse and Velocity partnered with Mecum Auctions for The Mecum Challenge, an interactive field trip designed to boost student’s interest in STEM education from behind the auction block. A group of students and their chaperones were selected from the Notre Dame School (Catholic Diocese of Dallas) to participate in a 10-question scavenger hunt through a Mecum auto auction at the Dallas Convention Center.
Thought Leaders Gather for Leadership SummitDiscovery Education and Digital Promise hosted a select group of educators, policy makers, and business leaders for a day of in-depth discussion about the transition to digital classrooms.
This conference spotlighted real education and community leaders sharing real stories about their work to fuel student achievement.
Exiled King of Tibet Discusses his Film
Discovery Education hosted this fascinating discussion with the exiled King of Tibet, Trichen Lhagyari. The 17-year-old high school student answered audience questions about his movie 'My Country is Tibet' which reflects on his time living in Northern India back in 2009. The young filmmaker discusses the movie's intent which delves deeply into cultural preservation and examines a young generation of Tibetans who are fighting for their country's freedom.