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July 2020:
New Digital Content

Social Justice, Digital Citizenship, and Social-Emotional Learning Resources Among the New Content Just Added to Discovery Education Services

This month, Discovery Education has announced the addition of hundreds of new digital assets sourced from trusted content partners to its award-winning digital services. The new content added to the award-winning Discovery Education Experience and Social Studies and Science Techbooks, helps educators create engaging lessons on social justice, digital citizenship, social-emotional learning, and other important K-12 topics that connect students to learning at home, in the classroom, or wherever learning is taking place.

  • Experience
  • Social Studies Techbook

Understand the Roots of Systemic Racism and Discrimination, and Learn About the Power of Protest

The resources in the new Dissent, Equity, and Inspiring Change channel has been produced and curated to help educators facilitate classroom conversations and discussions about social justice, equity, implicit bias and systemic racism, constitutional and human rights, dissent, and protest. The channel includes content from trusted partners like:

  • Discovery Channel
  • USC Shoah Foundation
  • Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
  • BeSe
  • Common Sense Education
  • Cheddar K-12
  • The Child Mind Institute

  • Experience

Investigate the Importance of Equity

Discovery Education’s Equity Talks webinar series features the nation’s top educational leaders as they engage with one another in a virtual environment. Moderated by Dr. Luvelle Brown, superintendent of Ithaca City School District, this series focuses on how school leaders are cultivating equity and excellence in the wake of nationwide school closures. The sessions, which are archived in the Equity Talks channel in Discovery Education Experience, cover such topics as:

  • The assessment of student learning needs in a remote environment
  • Improving equity and access for all students
  • Allocation of resources
  • Budgeting for reopening schools safely

  • Experience
  • Social Studies Techbook

Build Digital Citizenship Skills

Common Sense’s newest award-winning digital citizenship lessons and resources are now available in the Common Sense Education channel. The collection focuses on important themes like digital footprint and identity, privacy and security, and news and media literacy. Lessons present authentic challenges and digital dilemmas, giving students the opportunity to build the skills needed to succeed as digital learners, leaders, and citizens. Lessons, videos, activities, and parent guides are available for grades K-12 with many resources available in both English and Spanish.

  • Experience

Focus on Social-Emotional Learning

Four new SEL-focused collections have been added to Discovery Education Experience. Stronger Together, produced in partnership with the NBA and the Child Mind Institute, features NBA and WNBA players and legends sharing how they stay emotionally healthy. Two additional collections from the Child Mind Institute—#MyYoungerSelf and #WeThriveInside—features celebrities and athletes giving students and their younger selves advice about staying emotionally healthy. And lessons and activities from Learning to Give help students develop empathy, compassion, and gratitude while learning to be giving and caring citizens.

  • Experience

Ignite Curiosity in History, Engineering, and Space Exploration

New programs from Discovery, Science Channel and Travel Channel take students into outer space and beneath some of the world’s greatest cities. In Discovery and Science Channel’s NASA & SpaceX: Journey to the Future, students take a rare glimpse inside SpaceX Launch Control and witness behind-the-scenes action with teams of SpaceX engineers, NASA employees, and scientists as they fulfill the SpaceX mission. Travel Channel’s Metropolis uncovers the history and development of such famous cities as Rome, Paris, New Orleans, and San Francisco.

  • Experience
  • Science Techbook

Amplify the Connection Between Innovation and Conservation

The Internet of Things: Infinite Possibilities Virtual Field Trip, created in partnership with Itron, takes an exciting look at how the internet students use in their everyday lives can conserve natural resources, protect ecosystems, and create safer, more sustainable communities. Students will also dive into the world of cutting-edge smart technology and sustainable innovation by meeting talented real-world STEM professionals.

  • Experience
  • Science Techbook

Uncover the Future of Sustainability

In the Sustainable California series from University of California Television, leading researchers share their work on watersheds, drought management, endangered species, and more as they look to create solutions for sustainability in California and beyond. The series helps students envision a future for the world with biological and cultural diversity, well-managed natural resources, and low-impact living.