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Discovery Education Expands Partnership with Clever

Silver Spring, Md. (Thursday, May 28, 2020) Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms—and Clever—the most widely used single sign-on (SSO) portal in K–12 schools nationwide, today announced an expansion of their partnership.  In this latest phase of the companies’ collaboration, more K-12 school systems nationwide using Clever are now able to integrate Discovery Education’s services into their existing portals and enable single sign-on (SSO) access to these resources.

The integration of Discovery Education’s digital resources into Clever provides educators even easier access to award-winning services such as Discovery Education Experience, STEM Connect, and the Science, Social Studies, and Math Techbooks, and saves teachers valuable prep time they can now spend with students. This collaboration also enhances the student experience with Discovery Education’s services by quickly connecting them to the digital resources they need to take learning beyond the classroom and into the real world.

“Discovery Education’s expanded partnership with Clever ultimately benefits our partner school systems, educators, and the students they serve,” said Discovery Education Chief Product Officer Pete Weir.  “The integration of our services into Clever portals positions school systems to maximize the return on their content investment and simplifies teachers’ and students’ access to rich digital resources that support academic achievement.”

“Discovery Education is recognized worldwide for their immersive digital content and dynamic professional learning, and we are excited to deepen our relationship,” said Tyler Bosmeny, Chief Executive Officer of Clever. “Together, we’re making it easier than ever for students and teachers nationwide to experience the joy of discovery, wherever learning is taking place.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.

Contact:

Discovery Education
Stephen Wakefield
Email: SWakefield@discoveryed.com
Phone: (202) 316-6615

 

 

 

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Itron and Discovery Education Present the ‘Internet of Things’ Virtual Field Trip Amplifying the Connections Between Innovation and Conservation

June 5th No-Cost Virtual Experience Helps Educators Engage with Students on the Topic of Sustainability in the Era of Remote Learning and Observe World Environment Day

Silver Spring, Md. (Wednesday, May 27, 2020) – In celebration of World Environment Day, Itron and Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms—present the Internet of Things: Infinite Possibilities Virtual Field Trip, premiering on June 5, 2020. Students and families can register for the no-cost field trip here.

During the completely virtual experience, students in grades 6-9 gain an exciting look at how the internet they use in their everyday lives can conserve natural resources, protect ecosystems, and create safer, more sustainable communities. During this event, students will also dive into the world of cutting-edge smart technology and sustainable innovation by meeting talented real-world STEM professionals.

The United Nations’ World Environment Day dedicates time for the global community to reimagine human’s relationship with nature. This year’s theme, Time for Nature, empowers students to connect the dots between natural resources and human impact by focusing on innovative solutions to today’s most pressing challenges.

“In line with the ethos of the Itron and Discovery Education Conservation Station program, the new Internet of Things Virtual Field Trip was filmed and produced 100% virtually, as to accommodate for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Marina Donovan, Vice President of Global Marketing and Public Affairs at Itron. “On World Environment Day, and every day, we are thrilled to amplify the power of technology as a tool to build innovative sustainability solutions by presenting the future’s leaders with new ideas and real connections.”

“This World Environment Day Virtual Field Trip demonstrates the power of the internet to foster connectivity and unite forces for the betterment of the planet,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate & Community Education Partnerships at Discovery Education. “We are proud to partner with Itron to present a dynamic digital learning experience that amplifies the important role young people play in using STEM skills to support the creation of a more sustainable world.”

The Itron Internet of Things Virtual Field Trip builds upon the suite of no-cost virtual learning resources offered from the Itron and Discovery Education educational program, Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World. Through Conservation Station, middle school educators, students and their caregivers receive access to hands-on, innovative, engaging, standards-aligned resources encouraging the exploration between water and energy through the lens of conservation. Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World resources are available at learntoconserve.com and through Discovery Education Experience’s Corporate & Community Partnerships channel and the Virtual Field Trips channel.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Discovery Education is offering schools and school systems not currently using the company’s digital services free access to Discovery Education Experience. Schools accepting this offer will have access to Discovery Education’s dynamic K-12 learning platform and its ready-to-use digital lesson plans, activities, and standards-aligned resources through the remainder of the school year. In addition, Discovery Education is offering a suite of no cost resources for parents and caregivers called Daily DE that can be used at home. For information, visit Discovery Education’s comprehensive Virtual Learning resource center dedicated to helping educators adapt their instruction to meet today’s need.

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit DiscoveryEducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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About Itron
Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure solutions to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: itron.com. Itron® is a registered trademark of Itron, Inc. All third-party trademarks are property of their respective owners and any usage herein does not suggest or imply any relationship between Itron and the third party unless expressly stated.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

Contacts
Grace Maliska | Discovery Education | gmaliska@discoveryed.com

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Arconic Foundation and Discovery Education Receive Prestigious CODiE Award for Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades 6-12

Innovative No-Cost Dynamic Digital Content Building STEM Thinking Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition

Silver Spring, MD (Thursday, May 21, 2020) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) – the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries – recently announced the winners of the 2020 CODiE Awards in education technology. Arconic Foundation and Discovery Education was named Best STEM Instructional Solution in the Grades 6-12 category for their Manufacture Your Future initiative. Through a suite of no-cost digital resources, Manufacture Your Future cultivates the next generation of manufacturing leaders and innovators.

Manufacture Your Future provides hands-on learning for 3rd-12th grade teachers, students, and families that build the skills necessary for a future career in manufacturing. Comprehensive, cross-curricular lesson plans and resources explore a variety of topics from the history of manufacturing to STEM-based interactives on robotics. The program’s family discussion starters extend the conversation beyond the classroom, giving parents a way to highlight the crucial role manufacturing plays in day-to-day life. Discover all the no-cost digital resources at manufacureyourfuture.com.

37 awards were given for products and services deployed specifically for education and learning professionals, including the top honor of the Best Overall Education Technology Solution. A SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor, following rigorous reviews by expert judges including educators and administrators whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products, and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners. Learn more and see all the award winners here.

“Congratulations to the 2020 Ed Tech CODiE Award winners,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the importance of innovative edtech products and services such as those we honor today. This year’s class takes a special place among the many amazing products recognized across the 35-year history of the CODiE Awards.”

“The Arconic Foundation believes in the importance of developing the future manufacturing workforce through innovative programming and education opportunities. Through Manufacture Your Future, we strive to make the STEM careers of tomorrow fascinating to the students of today by unleashing the power of creativity and innovation,” said Diana Toman, President of Arconic Foundation and Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Arconic. We are proud that our partnership with Discovery Education is providing free digital educational resources for students around the world and honored that this program is being recognized with the CODiE Award for Best STEM Instructional Solution.”

“We recognize the critical importance of engaging today’s learners in the application of STEM skills to make the world a better place,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education. “We are proud to support the Arconic Foundation in our shared mission to inspire students to see themselves as innovative manufacturing solution-seekers and to provide equity of access to quality STEM education experiences that power the careers of tomorrow.”

The prestigious CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative Business and Education technology products across the country and around the world. As the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, Discovery Education has previously won CODiE awards for STEM Connect, Science Techbook, and the Social Studies Techbook Series.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Discovery Education is offering schools and school systems not currently using the company’s digital services free access to Discovery Education Experience. Schools accepting this offer will have access to Discovery Education’s dynamic K-12 learning platform and its ready-to-use digital lesson plans, activities, and standards-aligned resources through the remainder of the school year. In addition, Discovery Education is offering a suite of no cost resources for parents and caregivers called Daily DE that can be used at home. For more information, visit Discovery Education’s comprehensive Virtual Learning resource website dedicated to helping educators adapt their instruction to meet today’s needs.

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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About the CODiE Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence.  For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

About Arconic Foundation
Arconic Foundation supports programs that prepare the advanced manufacturing workforce through education and skill-building. Arconic Foundation is independently endowed with assets of approximately $150 million and invests in the communities of Arconic Corporation – a leading provider of aluminum products that advance the ground transportation, aerospace, industrial, packaging and building and construction markets.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.

Contact
Grace Maliska | Discovery Education | gmaliska@discoveryed.com
Ryan Kish | Arconic Foundation | Ryan.Kish@arconic.com
Jennifer Baranowski | SIAA | jbaranowski@siia.net

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Virtual Convening: Supporting Schools Amidst the Coronavirus Shutdown

With over 500 participants from all corners of the business community, the discussion explored the impact of COVID-19 upon the education system. In the coming few weeks our speakers will be featured in a blog series expounding upon yesterday’s discussion, which we will be sure to share out. In the meantime, three key takeaways:

  1. School ecosystems need to evolve to reflect today’s rapidly changing environment. As we heard from Microsoft’s General Manager of Education, Dan Ayoub, school districts across the nation are at various points on the continuum of preparedness to shift their entire educational ecosystem to digital platforms. In the midst of a crisis, supporting districts in the identification of the right ‘next priorities’ and providing the requisite resources is essential if, as a country, we are going to make this comprehensive shift. Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho made it clear – it will take a multi-stakeholder model to address this in enough time to prevent deepening achievement and engagement gaps.
  2. Teachers need scalable support to ensure the continuation of student learning in a virtual world. We heard from Pete Weir, Discovery Education’s Chief Product Officer, about how to best support educators in their professional development as they work to effectively implement new virtual teaching strategies, tools and resources. Collaboration between education and technology leaders can help ease the virtual learning curve, while empowering educators with the supports they need to engage their students and keep them on the path towards college and career.
  3. The time for partnerships with the business community is now. It is imperative that the private sector contribute to the development and deployment of scalable solutions that deliver meaningful support to our nation’s teachers and students. These are the young people who will fill the pipeline of potential candidates to join our companies on day.

View the full discussion below.

Thank you again to everyone who joined us for this virtual convening. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact StrategicAlliances@discoveryed.com.

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