March 1, 2013 ARCHIVE:
Behind the Scenes with the Google Doodlers: Live from the GooglePlex Discovery Education and Google teamed up to bring students on a journey to Doodle World-the place where new ideas are born for the Google homepage logo. This live event gave students a special look into how Google doodles are created with their talented group of illustrators and engineers. Learn about the annual Doodle 4 Google competition, and watch as three illustrators participate in a live doodle-off... determined by student votes!
May 6, 2013 ARCHIVE:
Helping Students Reach their Greatest Potential Discovery Education and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) joined forces to get students excited about fitness. Olympic Gymnast, Dominique Dawes, hosted this informative webcast on how every student can be a Champion for their school by incorporating physical activity throughout the school day. Learn more about getting in shape, eating right, and living a healthy lifestyle with a special message from Drew Brees, PCFSN Co-chair & NFL Quarterback, a physical activity break led by Allyson Felix, PCFSN member and 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and an interactive Q&A session featuring additional PCFSN members.
January 23, 2012 ARCHIVE:
"Help Your Peers Stay in School" featuring General and Mrs. Colin L. Powell General and Mrs. Colin Powell discuss one of the most critical issues facing communities in America today, dropout rates, in the first of two "Motivating Students to Make a Difference" webinars. This webinar features facts and figures about the current state and discusses ways that students can help their peers stay in school and stay motivated to graduate themselves.
January 25. 2012 ARCHIVE:
“Your Role in Combating Poverty in America” featuring Mark Shriver, Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs, Save the Children Mark Shriver, Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs from Save the Children discuses poverty in America today and how students across the country can do their part to help reduce poverty in the future.
February 13, 2012 ARCHIVE
SIEMENS STEM Academy: The Science and Technology of Storm Chasing with Reed Timmer Reed Timmer, Discovery Education's Chief Meteorologist and star of Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, interacted live with students to explore the science and technology he and his crew use while chasing tornadoes and other storms. From constructing the specially-engineered "Dominator" to analyzing the wind speed and air pressure inside a live tornado, science is a central part of Reed's every day career.
March 5, 2012 ARCHIVE
The Making of an American Candidate: The Road to the White House, Congress, the State House and Beyond Tom Downey (D) and Ray McGrath (R), former members of the U.S. House of Representatives, will provide students a behind-the-scenes look at how one goes from candidate to elected official. With political campaigns in full swing across the U.S., Downey and McGrath will explain the elements of a political campaign and the election process. They will also discuss how Super Tuesday is an important milestone in choosing a presidential nominee.
March 15, 2012 at 2PM ET
Join us March 15 at 2PM ET to provide your students an experience from MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition. MythBusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will share their experiences as well as those of co-hosts Kari Byron, Tori Belleci and Grant Imahara, 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 beyond the walls of the classroom.
April 11, 2012 ARCHIVE
Take Stock in Your Future: Your All-Access Pass to Financial LiteracyNew York Stock Exchange Euronext and Discovery Education invite you to experience the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, with a behind-the-scenes tour of the world's largest marketplace.
April 12, 2012 ARCHIVE
Earth Day: What the Ice and Penguins Tell Us About Our Changing PlanetTake the ultimate expedition with your students to explore the Arctic and Antarctic poles like never before. Join producers and scientists from Discovery Channel?s groundbreaking series, Frozen Planet, to hear about their experiences filming the series in the polar regions and the work they are doing each and every day to study the evolving landscape and ecosystems there. They discuss how their career lets them make a positive impact on the environment every day, and what students can do to make a difference.
April 18, 2012 ARCHIVE
Special Discovery Education Live from the White House
Preventing Teen Dating ViolenceEveryday, teens and their families struggle with the repercussions of dating violence: lowered achievement, effects of trauma, and continued cycles of violence. This panel discussion will focus on providing students with tools to identify warning signs and positive ways help themselves and their peers seek and get help.
October 16, 2012 Archive:
Defending Childhood: Teachers and Students' Roles in Preventing and Reducing the Impact of Exposure to Violence on ChildrenU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder launched the Defending Childhood initiative on September 23, 2010, to address a national crisis: the exposure of America's children to violence as victims and as witnesses. Children's exposure to violence is often associated with long-term physical, psychological, and emotional harm. The Attorney General participated in a webinar to discuss this initiative and teachers' and students' roles in preventing and reducing the impact of exposure to violence on children.
Due to the sensitivities involved in this discussion, this program is intended for middle and high-school age students.