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Educators Invited to a New, No Cost Virtual Professional Learning Event Focused on Computational Thinking

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Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Welcome K-12 Educators on December 9th

SILVER SPRING, MD (Monday, December 7, 2020) – Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization – and Discovery Education invite educators nationwide to participate in a new, no cost virtual professional learning event focusing on computational thinking. This event – the Ignite My Future in School Virtual TECHademy – occurs on December 9 at 5:30 PM EST.  To register, visit the registration page here. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

During this unique, 3-hour immersive virtual professional learning event, participating educators will receive:

  • Best practices for online teaching and learning, modeled by Discovery Education Professional Development experts
  • Access to org: no-cost website with educator and family resources, including an opportunity to join a global community of collaborative educators through our Ignite my Future in School Learning Leaders network
  • Five “Grab and Go” lessons that are immediately ready to be used in a virtual environment
  • A digital event bag with free digital tools, like Goose Chase, and a Certificate of Participation

“As a teacher, I am always looking for new ways to improve my own instructional practice so I can be a better support the growth and development of my students,” said Brittney Mata, middle school math & computer Science teacher at STEM2 Prep in Harlingen Consolidated School District (HCISD). “A virtual professional learning event focused on a critical topic such as computational thinking will help me integrate this important subject into my classroom activities immediately.”

A first-of-its-kind, multi-million-dollar initiative, Ignite My Future in School leverages computational thinking and new teaching resources as a catalyst to transform the way K-12 students learn across the United States. Ignite My Future in School offers educators curriculum support through no cost instructional resources with computational thinking strategies embedded into subjects such as math, sciences, arts, and social studies. To date, TCS and Discovery Education have reached nearly 16,000 educators and over 900,000 students since launching the program in 2017.

“Computational thinking helps build innovative solutions to real-world problems. By connecting educators to resources and services that help build their professional skills, students across the United States will be empowered with the support to build fresh ideas,” said Lina Klebanov, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, TCS North America.

“We are proud to partner with TCS to provide educators access to high-quality professional learning that not only keeps their learning connected to curiosity, but supports students’ growth as solution seekers,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education.

Learn more about Ignite My Future in School and find all the no cost resources designed for educators at ignitemyfutureinschool.org and through the Discovery Education Experience‘s Ignite My Future in School channel.  Following the event, Ignite My Future in School Virtual TECHademy will be archived here.

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 Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India’s largest multinational business group, TCS has over 436,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $20.9 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS’ proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

To stay up-to-date on TCS news in North America, follow @TCS_NA. For TCS global news, follow @TCS_News.

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.

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

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