Discovery Education have launched a new effort supported by AT&T, providing innovative, dynamic resources focused on sustainability through the award-winning Experience platform. The new content created by AT&T and Discovery Education focuses on empowering middle school students to spark sustainable action in local communities. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
Centered on the role of technology in building a more sustainable world, the resources from AT&T and Discovery Education provide educators and students the curated content required to learn about environmental sustainability and to act now. The suite of new resources includes two career profiles, two anywhere classroom activities, and a dynamic digital lesson bundle. AT&T is also empowering local communities with critical education and sustainability resources by underwriting 60 licenses to Discovery Education Experience for three school districts chosen by Discovery Education – Robertson Public Schools in Springfield, TN; Pulaski County Special School District in Little Rock, AR; and Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, FL.
“This collaboration marries two areas that are central to our work of being a strong corporate citizen: environmental sustainability and education,” said Charlene Lake, SVP, Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer, AT&T. “Alongside Discovery Education, we are empowering students to invent the future by putting the environment first.”
The resources created with Discovery Education are part of AT&T’s longstanding commitment to social responsibility and environmental sustainability. The company is working to address climate change by making its operations more efficient, being one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy in the U.S., and developing technology solutions to help its customers reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. AT&T is also investing in projects and organizations that create learning opportunities, promote academic and economic achievement, and address community needs. In response to COVID-19, the company created a $10 Million Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund to give parents, students, and teachers the tools they need for at-home learning during the pandemic. For more information about AT&T’s corporate responsibility work, visit att.com/csr.
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 collaborators like AT&T, 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.
“Solving the world’s most pressing problems requires bringing together the power of technology, sustainability, and education,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education. “With support from AT&T, the flexible resources from Discovery Education Experience allow educators access to what they need to inspire students to make the world a better place.”
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. To request a demonstration of Discovery Education Experience, visit discoveryeducation.com/experience.