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Inspiring STEM Creativity and the DIY Spirit with a New Virtual Field Trip from The Home Depot and Discovery Education

Silver Spring, MD (Thursday, May 19, 2022) — To empower students to embrace STEAM and tackle DIY projects, Science Fair Central presents the Operation Build It Virtual Field Trip, which premiered on May 17th at 1 PM EST and is now available on-demand. Science Fair Central is an educational initiative from The Home Depot and Discovery Education that is helping STEAM-powered classrooms and homes across the country prepare students for the careers of tomorrow. With 10 million students from grades K-12 participating in science fairs and STEAM events every year, Science Fair Central provides students the tools they need to take their projects to the next level. 

The Operation Build It Virtual Field Trip introduces students to innovative DIYers who demonstrate how to set-up workshops anywhere and tackle real-life challenges that they are passionate about. The Home Depot is celebrating 25 years of the Kids Workshops, and the new Operation Build It Virtual Field Trip further supports these efforts. Suited for students in grades 6-12, this Virtual Field Trip provides educators with ready-to-use classroom activities and a valuable educator guide that makes this plug and play virtual experience suitable for almost any lesson plan. Watch the VFT here or on Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform. 

“At The Home Depot, we’re here to help people make, create, and explore every day. Science Fair Central, in partnership with Discovery Education, empowers students to connect with and grow their curiosity and creativity. This new virtual field trip is another way for students to explore the world around them,” said Lisa DeStefano, Vice President of Brand Marketing & Creative at The Home Depot.  

In addition to the new Operation Built It Virtual Field Trip, Science Fair Central offers teachers, caregivers, and students useful resources such as project starters, information on scientific processes and engineering presentations, material checklists, and information on managing projects. The content takes an in-depth look at supply chains, exciting trade careers, and all-around know-how that students can use to be the solutions seekers of tomorrow. Also available at Science Fair Central are resources that help prepare parents and science fair coordinators to assist students in their efforts. Family-focused content includes useful advice on how best to help students, what a completed project should look like, and printable material lists. Additionally, there is content available to support science fair coordinators in making sure their local science fairs run smoothly and efficiently. 

“Children are by nature makers and doers. Their passion for STEM has the capacity to transform the world, and we are proud to partner with The Home Depot to help students develop the skills and know-how to tackle, and solve, any problem,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Social Innovation at Discovery Education. 

Learn more about Science Fair Central at sciencefaircentral.com or within the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform. Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, daily instruction.  

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 Twitter and LinkedIn.    

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com. 

Contacts
Grace Maliska
Discovery Education
Email: gmaliska@dicoveryed.com 

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Trane Technologies and Discovery Education Launch a New National STEM Education Initiative to Inspire Students to be Climate Innovators

Davidson, NC and Silver Spring, MD (Monday, May 16, 2022) — Today, Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator, and Discovery Education, a worldwide edtech leader, announce they have teamed up to launch a multimedia Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education experience for students in grades 5 to 10. The multifaceted learning program includes interactive tools, resources, and volunteers to engage and inspire students to learn, think, and solve the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, like climate change and food waste, through sustainable innovation.  

“We’re excited to launch this unique learning experience in collaboration with Discovery Education to reach students across demographics, including those in underserved communities,” said Deidra Parrish Williams, Trane Technologies’ leader of Global Corporate Social Responsibility. “The goal is to expose them to STEM concepts and experts at work in the real world, and encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, and sustainability. Our company’s purpose is to boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. This initiative does just that by inspiring students to explore themes and topics, problem solve and develop creative solutions. It is accessible to all, and easy for educators to incorporate into their curriculums.”   

The program is part of Trane Technologies’ Sustainable Futures corporate citizenship strategy, which uplifts underrepresented students and communities through access to STEM education, enhanced learning environments, and pathways to green careers. The company has committed $100 million and 500,000 employee volunteer hours by 2030 to deploy Sustainable Futures in communities where it operates and serves.  

A core feature of the learning experience is a virtual field trip, “Reimagining Today for a More Sustainable Tomorrow.” The engaging virtual experience gives students an up-close look at climate innovators at work across Trane Technologies. During the field trip, students will encounter professionals from diverse backgrounds as they demonstrate real cases of how bold thinking can spark leading edge innovation. Students can also connect directly with STEM professionals for classroom talks, mentoring, and career exploration. Program resources will be available to schools and educators throughout the United States, starting May 24. Learn more here.   

“Innovation sprouts from courage and creativity in STEM. Sustainable Futures with Trane Technologies helps inspire students to create real-world sustainable solutions that make the world a better place, both in their own neighborhood and around the world,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Social Impact at Discovery Education. “By connecting the dots between STEM and sustainability, educators can access critical resources to empower students with forward-thinking content that sets them up for future success.”  

Learn more about Sustainable Futures at sustainablefutures.discoveryeducation.com or within the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform. Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, daily instruction.  

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 Twitter and LinkedIn 

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About Trane Technologies
Trane Technologies is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King®, and our portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes, and transportation. For more on Trane Technologies, visit tranetechnologies.com. 

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.  

Contacts
Grace Maliska
Discovery Education
Phone: 240- 839-4239
Email: gmaliska@discoveryed.com          

Jennifer Regina
Trane Technologies      
Phone: 704-990-3913

Email: Jennifer.regina@tranetechnologies.com  

Zachary Nagle
Investors Contact
Phone: 704-712-5721
Email: zachary.nagle@tranetechnologies.com 

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Louisiana Public Broadcasting Renews Long-Term Partnership Supporting the Design and Delivery of Engaging Learning Experiences in Classrooms Statewide

SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, May 11, 2022)Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) today announced the renewal of its long-term partnership with Discovery Education, the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. 

LPB’s renewal of its 19-year collaboration with Discovery Education provides educators high-quality digital content from Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 learning platform that supports the design and delivery of engaging learning experiences in classrooms statewide. 

LPB is Louisiana’s largest classroom over the air, on every device, in schools, and in the community. LPB’s Educational Services Department is committed to providing extensive information, lesson plans, materials, and digital resources to support formal K-12 education statewide. Through its nearly two-decade long partnership with Discovery Education, LPB has offered educators and students a host of digital resources including Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 platform. 

Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators an enhanced learning platform facilitating engaging, daily instruction in any learning environment.     

Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely and relevant resources to the platform each month in response to the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day.    

Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform works within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows and provides safe, secure, simple access methods for educators and students. Through expanded, lasting partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Brightspace, and Clever, integrating Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform into existing IT architecture is easier than ever.   

“Louisiana Public Broadcasting has made maintaining and enhancing Louisiana’s role as a national leader in emerging television and educational technologies one the goals of its strategic plan,” said Clarence Copeland, Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s Acting Executive Director. “Our partnership with Discovery Education—which is now closing in on the 20-year mark—is a key component of this effort and we are pleased to continue this valuable relationship.” 

As a part of the renewal, Louisiana’s educators will continue benefiting from the support of the Discovery Education Community. This global community of education professionals connects members in school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration. 

Louisiana is one of several states in which Discovery Education resources are used statewide.  Other states include Arizona, Delaware, New Hampshire, Nevada, Mississippi, and South Carolina. 

“Discovery Education’s long-term collaboration with Louisiana Public Broadcasting is helping the state’s educators connect what is learned in the classroom to the outside world,” said Kristen Berish, Discovery Education’s Vice President of Partner Success. “Discovery Education is proud to continue this powerful relationship and we look forward to serving the students and educators of Louisiana well into the future.” 

For more information on Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s education division, visit  www.lpb.org/education. 

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 Twitter and  LinkedIn.    

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.  

Contact
Stephen Wakefield 
Discovery Education
Phone: 202-316-6615
Email: swakefield@discoveryed.com  

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Educator and Family Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month from Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners

Silver Spring, MD (Tuesday, May 3, 2022) — In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month 2022, observed annually in May, Discovery Education and partners are proud to present educators, students, and families a diverse array of dynamic digital resources supporting the mental health of students everywhere.  

Centered this year on the theme “Together for Mental Health,” Mental Health Awareness Month supports all forms of mental wellness. The following resources created in collaboration with social impact partners support students’ wellness through family and educator empowerment:  

Professional Development Content
Deepen educator capacity around social-emotional learning (SEL) and its various applications in a variety of learning environments with professional learning resources from the Social-Emotional Learning Coalition, a network of partners committed to bringing critical, culturally relevant social-emotional learning resources into core instruction to support educators and students nationwide.  

Foster a SEL-focused teaching strategy with on-demand e-learning modules designed to strengthen understanding of trauma-informed educational practices and policies that foster a student-centered learning environment from Ready, Set, RISE!a unique educational initiative that enhances teacher performance and student outcomes through improved stress-management skills and greater overall social-emotional learning from Kaiser Permanente, Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation), and Discovery Education. 

Family Resources
Families play a critical role in children’s wellness. With resources from Amazing Me – an initiative from Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education – parents and caretakers can play an active role in social-emotional learning, health, and confidence-building for students at critical developmental ages.  

Classroom Activities
Empower students to raise their voice for social change through the fourth annual Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Students aged 13-18 can win $6,000 for submitting a project demonstrating how testimony can create a community that is stronger than hate. Submissions are due May 26th. The Stronger Than Hate Challenge demonstrates the power of learning from the past and raising one’s voice to counter hate. The Challenge is presented by USC Shoah Foundation (USC Shoah Foundation) and Discovery Education, the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. 

Users of Discovery Education’s K-12 platform can discover all this content and more in the SEL Center located within the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform. Created by the SEL Coalition, the Social-Emotional Learning Center presents a curated collection of hundreds of resources designed to support educators as they integrate SEL into core instruction and help students develop social and emotional competencies. The SEL Center includes resources focused on educator professional development and school culture including microlearnings, instructional strategies and ready-to-use slide shows. Designed for all K-12 students and educators, the Center features multi-modal, student-facing digital content aligned to the five SEL competencies from Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and includes Virtual Field Trips, videos, podcasts, mindfulness exercises, songs, and reading passages.  

The SEL Center is made possible in part through partnerships with The Allstate Foundation, the National AfterSchool Association, and Ask, Listen, Learn. The SEL Center resources feature Discovery Education original resources, content from trusted partners like CASEL, Inner Explorer, and Everyday Speech, as well as content created in partnership with The Allstate Foundation, and Ask, Listen, Learn. 

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 37% of youth have had poor mental health since 2020,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Social Impact at Discovery Education. “This data points to the fact that we are at a critical point in K-12 education right now regarding the challenge of student mental wellness.  Partnerships for creating resources supporting student mental wellness– like those featured here – are more important than ever, and we all have a role in supporting this important work.”  

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 Twitter and LinkedIn.    

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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 100 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
Email: gmaliska@dicoveryed.com 

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New Virtual Field Trip Supported by the CVS Health Foundation, Discovery Education, and CATCH Global Foundation Empowers Anti-Vaping Heroes

Silver Spring, MD (Monday, May 2, 2022) — To help students learn to make healthy decisions for themselves and their community, Be Vape Free presents the new Be Vape Free Heroes Virtual Field Trip, premiering May 3rd at 1 PM ET. Be Vape Free is a nationwide initiative providing standards-aligned, no-cost, e-cigarette prevention resources for educators teaching grades 5-12 created in collaboration with the CVS Health Foundation, CATCH Global Foundation, and Discovery Education. 

The Be Vape Free Heroes Virtual Field Trip introduces students to anti-vaping peers and leaders to learn about the dangers of vaping. Students will find out how social media and other factors can influence their decision-making about vaping, while gaining practical strategies to overcome peer pressure and tools to help those who are addicted find the courage and support to quit. Educators can use this Virtual Field Trip and accompanying classroom content and educator resources to inspire a new generation of health heroes by equipping students with tools they can use to help take a stand against vaping in their community. Learn more and register for the no-cost event virtual here. 

“The new Be Vape Free Heroes Virtual Field Trip is another powerful resource created through this collaboration that, together with the core CATCH My Breath lessons, equips students with the knowledge and skills to make healthy choices,” said Marcella Bianco, National Program Director for CATCH My Breath at CATCH Global Foundation. 

Be Vape Free ensures that everyone—students, parents, educators, and other community members—has access to no-cost, preventative resources that educate and empower young people to live healthier lives. With the support of teachers and community members, the Be Vape Free initiative is on a mission to foster the first vape-free generation. The Be Vape Free resources are available at BeVapeFree.com and through Discovery Education’s K-12 platform. 

“With knowledge and know-how, students can accomplish anything, including inspiring their peers to live healthy, vape free lives,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Social Impact at Discovery Education. “In collaboration with the CVS Health Foundation and CATCH Global Foundation, we are helping educators support students as they design healthier futures.”  

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 Twitter and LinkedIn.    

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CATCH Global Foundation
CATCH Global Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity founded in 2014. Our mission is to empower school communities to cultivate Whole Child wellness as a lever for student success and social equity. The Foundation links underserved schools and communities to the resources necessary to create and sustain healthy change for future generations. Learn more at www.catch.org 

CVS Health Foundation
The CVS Health Foundation is a private charitable organization created by CVS Health that works to build healthier communities, enabling people of all ages to lead healthy, productive lives. The Foundation provides strategic investments to nonprofit partners throughout the U.S. who help increase community-based access to health care for underserved populations, create innovative approaches to chronic disease management and provide tobacco cessation and youth prevention programming. To learn more about the CVS Health Foundation and its giving, visit www.cvshealth.com/social-responsibility. 

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 100 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
Brooks Ballard
CATCH Global Foundation
Email: brooks@catch.org  

Eva Pereira
CVS Health
Email: PereiraE1@cvshealth.com 

Grace Maliska
Discovery Education
Email: gmaliska@dicoveryed.com 

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New Resources Supporting the Integration of Minecraft: Education Edition into Classroom Instruction Now Available from Discovery Education

SILVER SPRING, MD (Monday, May 2, 2022)Discovery Education today announced the availability of a host of new resources designed to support the integration of Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) into classroom instruction. Accessible through Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 platform, these resources complement M:EE’s ability to inspire student exploration, experimentation, and expression. Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.

The Minecraft: Education Edition Channel, now available within the Discovery Education platform, provides educators useful lesson plans as well as ready-to-use activities that support students as they explore Minecraft Worlds and uncover important subject area content and skills. Furthermore, students can demonstrate creativity and showcase evidence of learning through an editable showcase board built within Discovery Education’s content creation tool, Studio. With Discovery Education’s dynamic set of learning supports, educators have a new set of resources supporting the integration of M:EE into Discovery Education’s math, SEL, STEM, and science lessons.

Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education’s K-12 platform facilitates engaging, daily instruction in any learning environment.

Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content as well as timely and relevant resources to the platform each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into STEM, math, science, and SEL instruction every day.

Minecraft: Education Edition takes everything players love about Minecraft and adds collaboration tools, classroom controls, and more into an open-world game where the only limit is students’ imagination. Available for Windows, iPad and Chromebook, M:EE includes exciting immersive worlds such as Sustainability City, that invites students to explore aspects of sustainable living, from forestry to wastewater, recycling to clean energy, and more, and Code Builder, a feature that allows educators and students to explore, create, and play in the immersive Minecraft world by writing code.

“Minecraft: Education Edition offers educators a powerful tool with which to engage students and we are excited to offer resources that support its integration into instruction,” said Mike Synoground, Senior Vice President of Product Design at Discovery Education. “Together, we are building exciting learning environments that promote the development of creativity, digital citizenship, and critical thinking skills that prepare today’s learners for future careers.”

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 Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Contact
Stephen Wakefield
Discovery Education
Phone: 202-316-6615
Email: swakefield@discoveryed.com

About Minecraft
Minecraft is one the best-selling video games in history with up to 140 million monthly active players across 22 platforms. At its core, Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. The Minecraft franchise continues to reach new players through ongoing game updates, new games like Minecraft: Education Edition and Minecraft Dungeons, a diverse line of consumer products, a growing library of Marketplace content, books and an upcoming major motion picture.

Contact
XboxPress@assemblyinc.com

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Sesame Workshop and Discovery Education Launch Early Learning Channel for PreK to Grade 2 Kids

(New York, NY, April 19, 2022) Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, and Discovery Education, a worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art, K-12 digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place, announced the creation of a new Sesame Workshop-branded early learner channel designed to meet the needs of children from PreK to grade 2. Consistent with Discovery Education’s solutions for schools, the channel will include high-quality video content today’s students know and love, as well as lesson plans and educator resources; interactive games and activities for kids; and family partnership supports—all focused on a whole-child approach.

The Sesame Workshop channel, with innovative teaching and learning solutions, will be available in the fall on Discovery Education’s learning platform. Beginning with curricular resources designed to address new and continuing needs associated with interrupted schooling and prioritized by Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding, the content comprises social and emotional development and wellness; foundational academic skills in math and literacy; and a social studies-aligned curriculum focused on positive and healthy identity and sense of belonging. At the center of these resources will be research-based content from across the wide range of Sesame Workshop media, including Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and more.

“Sesame Workshop is committed to ensuring school readiness and helping children develop the emotional, social, and cognitive skills needed to become lifelong learners,” said Akimi Gibson, Vice President & Educational Publisher, Sesame Workshop. “As part of this ongoing commitment, we are thrilled to partner with Discovery Education to distribute proven, cohesive yet flexible PreK-2 curricular resources directly into the hands of schools and the educators of our youngest learners. Discovery Education’s 20+ years of expertise in the learning space and their leadership in delivering high-quality supplemental curriculum at tremendous scale make them an ideal collaborator in our efforts to help all children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.”

“Sesame Workshop’s success can be attributed to its collaborative, research-intensive approach to the development of highly engaging, child-centered media and programs,” said Pete Weir, Chief Product Officer, Discovery Education. “Their offerings reflect both a deep understanding of children’s developmental needs and the best ways to address those needs. We are excited to partner with Sesame Workshop to bring the first dedicated PreK-2 channel to our award-winning K-12 platform, and are eager to collaborate with educators nationwide on their efforts to align their early childhood initiatives, state standards, and kindergarten readiness goals.”

Additional content areas, such as STEAM, healthy habits, and coding are being prioritized through educator feedback and will be added in the future.

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About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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Contacts:
Beatrice Chow
Sesame Workshop
Phone: 212-875-6586
Email: beatrice.chow@sesame.org

Stephen Wakefield
Discovery Education
Phone: 202-316-6615
Email: swakefield@discoveryed.com

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Celebrating Earth Day with Dynamic Digital Resources from Discovery Education

Silver Spring, MD (Monday, April 18, 2022) — In celebration of Earth Day 2022, observed on April 22nd, Discovery Education and partners are proud to present educators, students, and families a diverse array of dynamic digital resources inspiring students to explore the natural phenomena in the world around them. Available on Discovery Education’s Earth Day website, this collection of K-12 content is organized by grade band and has been curated by Discovery Education’s team of curriculum experts. Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. 

The wide variety of digital resources now available from Discovery Education are specifically designed to integrate easily into educator’s and school system’s existing Earth Day and sustainability education efforts. Among the resources available on the Discovery Education Earth Day website for integration into sustainability-focused lessons are the following engaging on-demand events: 

Going to the Moon with NASA
Hear Erica Alvarez, NASA Systems Engineering & Integration Manager for Advanced Exploration Systems, share fun facts about the Artemis mission, explain why it’s important, and discuss how studying the moon helps us better understand and protect our Earth.

Exploring the Ocean with Luke Tipple
Find ways to preserve our planet and its oceans with scientist and Shark Week host Luke Tipple! Learn about his adventurous career path, his passion for the ocean, and his experiences diving with one of the ocean’s most feared (and most misunderstood) predators.  

Growing a Forest with Vooks
Teach students the importance of conservation with award-winning author Sophia Gholz. Explore her experience writing The Boy Who Grew a Forest, the true story behind it, and how she hopes this story will inspire children everywhere to make a difference.    

In addition, Discovery Education presents a curated collection of no-cost resources created in collaboration with social impact partners, such as: 

STEM Student Leaders
Get inspired to change the world. Meet Moitri Santra, Aadrit Talukdar, and Viraj Pandey, 2021 finalists of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier middle school science competition, as they share thoughtful solutions to solve environmental issues. The annual challenge and part of the Young Scientist Lab program invite students grades 5-8 to compete for an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a $25,000 grand prize, and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.” 

STEM Activities
Designed for students in grades K-12, these activities from Siemens STEM Day – an educational initiative with The Siemens Foundation – bring science, technology, engineering, and math to life inside and outside the classroom. A new selection of 10 activities empowers students to discover key STEM topics like manufacturing, energy, and information technology and how they impact the planet. 

Virtual Field Trip
In the Internet of Things Virtual Field Trip, students discover how the internet they use in their everyday lives can connect their cities and communities to conserve natural resources, protect ecosystems, and create safer, more sustainable communities of the future. Find more resources promoting energy-water literacy and conservation efforts from Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World an educational initiative with Itron – at learntoconserve.com. 

Sustainability Leaders
In Celebration of Earth Day, the STEM Careers Coalition™ – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate and non-profit leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – presents a curated collection of sustainability-focused professionals in STEM. Introduce students to STEM with over 200 resources designed to uncover students’ STEM skills to activate future solution seekers. The exciting content includes resources ranging from hands-on student activations and lessons to the extensive database of career profiles and family activities. 

Users of Discovery Education’s K-12 platform can discover all this content and more on the Earth Day channel. In addition, Discovery Education’s users are able integrate these resources directly into the real-time assessments through the platform’s Quiz feature and can integrate this content into presentations with the Studio feature. Learn more about all of the flexible features of the Discovery Education platform here. 

“The natural phenomena in the world around can be a powerful catalyst for student engagement in science and our environment,” said Scott Kinney, Discovery Education’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to work with our content partners on this special collection of Earth Day resources, as it inspires lifelong learning while helping students see how to make our world a healthier 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 Twitter and LinkedIn.    

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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 100 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
Email: gmaliska@dicoveryed.com 

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Discovery Education’s K-12 Learning Platform Earns Learner Variability Product Certification From Digital Promise

SILVER SPRING, MD (Tuesday, April 12, 2022) Discovery Education—the worldwide edtech leader whose digital services support learning wherever it takes place—announced today that its award-winning K-12 learning platform has earned the Learner Variability Product Certification from Digital Promise. Working at the intersection of education leaders, researchers, and technology developers, Digital Promise seeks to improve learning opportunities for all and close the Digital Learning Gap. 

The Learner Variability Product Certification serves as a rigorous, reliable signal for district and school leaders, educators, and families looking for evidence of edtech products supporting learner variability. Discovery Education submitted evidence to Digital Promise demonstrating its K-12 platform’s ability to support the diverse needs of learners and confirming their commitment to continuing to design with learner variability in mind. 

“Discovery Education’s culture of innovation is driven by our mission to prepare learners for tomorrow by creating innovative classrooms connected to today’s world,” said Pete Weir, Discovery Education’s Chief Product Officer. “However, we recognize that every student comes to the classroom with different approaches to learning. That’s why we strive to build products with flexible features that help all students grow and achieve. Discovery Education is proud to have earned the Learner Variability Product Certification and is grateful to the team at Digital Promise for their thorough review of our K-12 platform. 

Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education’s K-12 platform facilitates engaging, daily instruction in any learning environment.  

Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely and relevant resources to the platform each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day.    

The K-12 learning platform is designed to work within the school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows and provides safe, secure, simple access methods for educators and students. Through expanded, lasting partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Brightspace, and Clever, integrating Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform into existing IT architecture is easier than ever.  

“Educators and families want to know that edtech products support a broad range of learners,” said Vic Vuchic, Chief Strategy Officer, Digital Promise. “The Learner Variability Product Certification celebrates those products that intentionally design for the whole child and allow learners to make adjustments based on their needs. Congratulations to Discovery Education on this accomplishment!” 

In February 2020, Digital Promise released the first of its edtech Product Certifications. After nearly a decade of edtech marketplace research, Digital Promise recognized that while education leaders want to know whether a product will improve learning, there is a strong distrust of product-authored studies. Through Product Certifications, consumers can narrow their options as they select products by identifying edtech that is truly responsive to learner variability before trying it out in their classrooms. 

The Learner Variability Product Certification uses a competency-based learning framework, developed in consultation with Digital Promise’s Learner Variability Project advisory board, expert researchers, and nearly 50 educators across the United States. 

All developers, educators, edtech investors, and families are also encouraged to explore the Research Based Design Product Certification, sign the Research-Based Product Promise, and demand high-quality products that support each learner.  

More information on Digital Promise’s Product Certifications can be found at productcertifications.digitalpromise.org. 

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.comand stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitterand  LinkedIn.    

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.  

Contact
Stephen Wakefield 
Discovery Education
Phone: 202-316-6615
Email: swakefield@discoveryed.com 

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Discovery Education Offering Educators Curriculum Support, At-Home Activities, and Professional Learning Resources to Keep Students Engaged in Learning All Summer

SILVER SPRING, MD (Monday, April 4, 2022) — Discovery Education—the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place—today announced it is making available a host of dynamic digital resources that will help students and teachers maintain learning momentum all summer either at home or in school. 

A wide variety of digital resources now available from Discovery Education are specifically designed to integrate easily into school systems’ existing summer learning efforts. With these resources, teachers can create and customize turnkey assignments and track progress in real-time through the platform’s Quiz tool.   

Among the resources available for integration into teacher-led learning summer instruction programs are: 

  • A Summer Learning Activity center linking to a host of resources, organized by grade-band, and subject that jumpstart student learning with engaging digital activities.   
  • A compelling collection of digital resources designed expressly for students in collaboration with trusted partner organizations for educational initiatives including Soar with Wings, Keys to Connect, and Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids 
  • Student Learning Activities that feature absorbing student-led activities for every grade level. 
  • Discovery Education’s STEM Camp modules offering five fun days of activities, investigations, and innovative learning experiences. 

In addition, Discovery Education is making resources available that bring families together for a summer of fun and learning. Among the collection of family-friendly summer learning resources developed by Discovery Education and its partners are: 

  • Learning at Home activities, which help students grow interests, sharpen skills, and have fun this summer outside of the classroom.   
  • Engaging resource collections from programs such as Science Fair Central, 3M Young Scientist Lab, Girls4Tech, and Amazing Me that stimulate the development of critical problem-solving skills. 
  • Discovery Education’s Virtual Field Trip series, which invites families on an exciting summer road trip exploring some of the world’s most iconic locations at no-cost. 

Finally, to help educators continue their own professional learning during the summer months, Discovery Education is offering: 

  • A series of Interactive Courses highlighting new strategies for increasing student engagement with digital resources.   
  • Quick, convenient microlearning resources from Professional Learning NOW that cover relevant topics such as remote teaching and learning, SEL, and more.  
  • Ready, Set, RISE!, which supports a community of advocates through trauma-informed practices and strategies.  
  • eLearning modules from TGR EDU: Explore that support STEM instruction in the classroom.  

“While everyone looks forward to relaxing and recharging over summer break, research shows that a summer learning program is beneficial to teachers and students from both the academic and social emotional learning perspectives,” said Amy Gensemer, Senior Director of K-12 Digital Instruction at Discovery Education. “Discovery Education is pleased to make this mix of powerful digital resources available and is excited to support all educators and students this summer wherever learning occurs.”  

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.comand stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitterand LinkedIn.    

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.  

Contact
Stephen Wakefield 
Discovery Education
Phone: 202-316-6615
Email: swakefield@discoveryed.com 

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