Discovery Education Honored with Multiple 2020 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence
Silver Spring, MD (Friday, July 17, 2020) — Discovery Education Experience and the company’s corporate & community partnership programs were recently honored with 2020 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Judges evaluated a variety of nominated products and services and selected those that improve the way educators work and students learn. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
For over 40 years, the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence have recognized exceptional products and services within Education Technology. The Awards of Excellence celebrate products and services released or re-released over the last year, and their contribution to educators across the country.
“For over 40 years, Tech & Learning has reported on how edtech products are improving teaching and learning — and this has never been more important than during this unprecedented time,” said Tech & Learning Publisher and Content Director Christine Weiser. “For this year’s contest, our judges looked for stand-out products that are helping schools navigate these challenges by solving problems and driving innovation.”
All of Discovery Education’s 2020 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence were earned in the Software category, as follows:
Discovery Education Experience
Experience, Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform, connects educators to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources. Together, these resources give educators everything they need to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and create lasting educational impact.
Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely resources to Experience each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, vetted and curated by Discovery Education’s team of content experts, and aligned to state and national standards, help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day.
Finally, Experience is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows. Through expanded partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, and now Clever, integrating Experience into existing IT architecture is easier than ever. To request a demonstration of Discovery Education Experience, visit discoveryeducation.com/experience.
LG Discover Your Happy
Fostering the development of social and emotional learning skills for students, Discover Your Happy provides educators, parents, and students no-cost, science-based resources to reduce stress by teaching the six foundational social emotional skills: mindfulness, human connection, positive outlook, purpose, generosity, and gratitude. Drawing on research from The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley and LG Electronic USA’s “Life’s Good: Experience Happiness” initiative, LG Discover Your Happy introduces skills and practices aimed at achieving sustainable happiness. Learn more at lgexperiencehappiness.com and through the Discovery Education Experience Discover Your Happy channel.
USC Shoah Foundation: Teaching with Testimony
Developed in partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education, Teaching with Testimony is a no-cost educational program that unlocks the instructional power of testimony to teach middle and high school students respect, acceptance, and empathy. Drawing upon USC Shoah Foundation’s vast library of audiovisual testimony from survivors and witnesses of genocide, Teaching with Testimony empowers students to find their voices and take action for a better future. Find out more at teachingwithtestimony.com and through the Discovery Education Experience Teaching with Testimony channel.
TGR EDU: EXPLORE
TGR EDU: Explore, a joint initiative from TGR Foundation and Discovery Education, supports students in college preparation and high-quality STEM career paths. The standards-aligned resources include interactive student experiences, virtual campus tours, online learning activities, educator training, and family discussion starters to help students explore their initial college enrollment interests. See all the TGR EDU: Explore materials at TGREDUexplore.org and through the Discovery Education Experience TGR EDU: Explore channel.
“Discovery Education is honored by the Tech & Learning’s Award of Excellence judges’ recognition of Discovery Education Experience and our corporate & community partnerships,” said Paul Ilse, Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Education. “Discovery Education’s team of experts strive to create high-quality digital resources that support the work teachers do each day under ever-changing circumstances. We dedicate these awards to them, because it is only in the hands of the talented educators we serve worldwide that these services truly come alive.”
Educators using Discovery Education’s digital services also receive support from the Discovery Education Community. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.
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.