FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 03.20.12
Christina Scripps, Discovery Education
Heidi May, Discovery Education
DISCOVERY EDUCATION PRESENTS REED TIMMER AS THE FEATURED SPEAKER OF ASCD 2012
– Extreme weather enthusiast from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, Timmer will share stories from his career and discuss the importance of STEM education for the next generation of leaders –
Silver Spring, Md. (March 19, 2012) – Discovery Education is proud to present Reed Timmer as the keynote speaker of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) 2012 conference. Timmer, chief meteorologist for Discovery Education and extreme weather enthusiast from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, will address conference attendees beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. He will share his experience chasing some of the most powerful storms on record and discuss how he works with Discovery Education to ignite the curiosity of students across the country and get them excited about STEM education and careers.
ASCD will take place March 24-26, 2012 at the Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to Timmer’s keynote, education experts from Discovery Education will also conduct a number of interactive workshops during the conference. In various sessions throughout the weekend, they will share strategies and techniques to leverage digital media and technology in the classroom to engage students, support teachers and positively impact student achievement.
Workshops featuring Discovery Education experts include:
For a complete list of sessions presented by Discovery Education experts during ASCD 2012, visit http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ASCD2012/index.cfm.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by providing high quality, dynamic, digital content for grades K-12 and community colleges. Powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital media, professional development, assessment tools and a passionate educator network to support districts in accelerating student achievement. Discovery Education services like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Techbook and Discovery Education Higher Ed, are in more than half of all US schools and 35 countries around the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.