FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09.05.12
Alana Carchedi, Discovery Education
DISCOVERY EDUCATION AND INTEL EXPAND ‘CURIOSITY IN THE CLASSROOM’ TO BRING CRITICAL STEM RESOURCES TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
– Partnership Also Includes “Catch Me Being Curious” National Sweepstakes Offering the Chance to Win Vacation of a Lifetime –
Silver Spring, Md. (September 5, 2012) – Discovery Education and Intel Corporation today announced the expansion of Curiosity in the Classroom, a partnership designed to extend learning opportunities found in Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking television series CURIOSITY to teachers and students. With a critical need for free resources to ignite students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the expanded website will feature new lesson plans and activities that create STEM connections across various subjects.
CuriosityintheClassroom.com, an interactive, educational tool, contains cutting-edge curriculum examining topics such as artificial intelligence, communications, computers, nanotechnology and robotics. The site provides resources that encourage insightful conversation between educators, students and families.
Building on the website’s robust collection of resources aligned to national education standards for students in grades 6-12, Discovery Education and Intel are adding an increased selection of interactive lesson plans to help boost engagement among today’s digital learners. The updated site now features new topics, integrated into multidisciplinary lesson plans and activities for English/Language Arts and World History to make real world connections to STEM topics, and help students gain essential problem-solving skills.
“Discovery Education is committed to providing educators, students and their families with resources and opportunities to explore the world around them and ignite their natural curiosity,” said Mary Rollins, Discovery Education vice president. “We are pleased to expand the Curiosity in the Classroom program to include a wider variety of resources to get students excited about STEM and encourage them to pursue STEM-related careers in the future.”
The partnership also features “Catch Me Being Curious,” a national sweepstakes that will award a dream vacation of exploration and discovery. One grand prize winner, to be selected in December 2012, will receive a vacation for four to an exciting U.S. destination, including the Grand Canyon National Park; Boston, MA; San Antonio, TX; or Philadelphia, PA. Entrants also have the chance to win a trip to the Intel Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ, an Intel Ultrabook laptop computer and Curiosity prize packs.
For more information and to enter the sweepstakes, visit CuriosityintheClassroom.com.
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.
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