Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Provide Educators and Students with Free Resources to Support Women’s History Month Celebrations
Silver Spring, MD (Thursday, March 3, 2022) — Discovery Education and its leading social impact partners are offering engaging, free digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families in support of National Women’s History Month celebrations. Discovery Education honors the incredible achievements of women leaders during Women’s History Month and beyond with STEM-focused resources encouraging young women around the world to reach their full potential. Discovery Education is the global leader in EdTech whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it happens.
Under the 2022 theme “Women Who Heal, Promote Hope,” these resources curated by Discovery Education introduce students to the women leaders whose innovations are making the world a better place for everyone. Resources created in collaboration with leading social impact partners include:
Meet the female cybersecurity experts who work to keep us safe online in the career profiles of Girls4Tech – Mastercard’s flagship science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program supported by Discovery Education. Aimed to give middle and high school girls access to STEM resources and career exploration tools, this program dives deep into the topics of artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.
the STEM Careers Coalition™ – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative, powered by business and nonprofit leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – offers educators a wide range of career profiles featuring diverse women in various sectors and professional roles. Learn how leaders from places like Procter & Gamble, Lyda Hill Philanthropies, The Caterpillar Foundation, American Petroleum Institute and more are using STEM every day to create innovative solutions to global challenges. These career profiles come with preparatory materials that engage students in the world of STEM by helping them focus on their career goals with simple strategies, roadmaps, and other easy-to-use digital tools.
Give students the chance to become a world-class scientist through the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the first national science competition for colleges. The annual challenge – created in partnership with 3M as part of the Laboratory of young scientists program – invites students in grades 5-8 to compete for exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a grand prize of $25,000, and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.” Previous winners, such as Sarah Park (2021), Anika Chebrolu (2020), Kara Fan (2019) and Gitanjali Rao (2017), specifically show girl power in STEM, as well as Science at Home activities led by women who empower STEM learning anywhere.
Support students on their path to success in STEM with the new Trade Champions Challenge, presented in partnership with Stanley Black & Decker as part of Generation of innovations. The challenge offers students the chance to win $15,000 and introduces students to the unique opportunities careers in the trades provide, encouraging them to consider new careers or educational paths. Inspire ideas for the challenge with the accompanying career profiles, featuring female STEM leaders from Stanley Black & Decker.
Join the Talks on Equity: Women’s Power and Voice for Women’s History Month featuring the nation’s top education leaders on March 17 at 3 p.m. ET. Hosted by Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Founder and CEO of Voice4Equity, the 45-minute segment will focus on how school leaders are cultivating equity and excellence in education with a focus on student leadership. women.
Learn about the fascinating science involved in the search for a new drug and the female scientists leading the way on a virtual health and medical science excursion from Generation Health: how science feeds us. A dynamic program for middle schools created with AstraZeneca and Learning Undefeated, this event aims to make science personal with a focus on healthy living. An accompanying educational guide deepens learning with standards-aligned activities exploring the science of medicine and health.
“I teach with a ‘see it, let it be’ mentality. I believe we need to show students, especially girls, that their ideas are valid and that they already have the power to achieve their dreams,” said Cecilia Wilburn-Davis, Grade 5 teacher and Teacher of the Year. 2022 at Oakbrook Elementary. Dorchester Two School District School. “Through curated resources from Discovery Education and their partners, I can empower my students to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
Educators and students can find even more resources in the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform on the Women in History channel and Encyclopedia Womannica channel. By connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-compliant content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz creation tools, and professional learning activities and resources, Discovery Education provides Educators with a newly enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, everyday teaching in any learning environment.
“Every girl has the creativity and the power to change the world, but we need to support them on their journey to success. It’s our responsibility to constantly showcase the amazing women who make the world a better place for everyone so that students of today can be inspired by like-minded leaders,” said Beth Meyer, vice president of social impact at Discovery 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 via Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in EdTech whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it happens. Through its award-winning multimedia content, innovative teaching materials and classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators provide equitable learning experiences that engage all students and promote greater academic achievement globally. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessible in more than 140 countries and territories. Inspired by global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with trusted districts, states, and organizations to provide teachers with industry-leading EdTech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.