Positive Impact: April

Corporate Education Partnerships Highlights

During April, we’ve launched engaging content in collaboration with our Corporate Education Partners. Plus, we have exciting events on the horizon. Learn more about these new resources available for students and educators below.

The Annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge Closes May 2

The 3M Young Scientist Challenge gives students in grades 5–8 the chance to change their world for the better with a single innovative idea. This competition is a one-of-a-kind project-based learning opportunity designed to spark creativity and collaboration for students from every background. Students choose from an Entry Topic to focus on an issue that is meaningful to them. They’re asked to create a 1 to 2-minute video in which they describe an innovation or solution that could solve or impact an everyday problem.  

Nurturing Student Curiosity on Earth Day and Beyond with Resources from Discovery Education and Our Corporate Partners

The Earth Day resources from Discovery Education and its partners have been curated to be easily integrated into existing lesson plans for Earth Day and beyond. Learn about the collection of free resources developed in collaboration with our corporate partners: 

  • Educators can find ready-to-use lesson plan bundles from Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful Worldan educational initiative with Itron. The resources inspire students to explore water conservation, energy, and smart cities while the accompanying educator guides make it easy to plug and play resources into any class.   
  • With Sustainability: The Human Factor, a 3-part Video Topic Series, students discover human imagination, ingenuity, and passion behind the science of sustainability. Each video features a young changemaker who is sparking action at the local level, along with professional insights from a Trane Technologies thought leader working to innovate a healthier planet for all. These resources are from Sustainable Futures, a program developed in collaboration with global climate innovator, Trane Technologies.  
  • A collection of career exploration resources from the STEM Careers Coalition™ – an alliance of industries and non-profit organizations partnering with Discovery Education to ignite student curiosity by creating equitable access to STEM content and career connections – inspires students to explore sustainable futures. The collection of dynamic, on-demand resources supports educators’ efforts to drive deeper student engagement by connecting classroom lessons to the real-world. Career profile videos show students a variety of STEM careers including an organic chemist, bat conservationist, engineering professor, water quality engineer, geologist, health and safety coordinator, solar engineer, and more.   
  • classroom activity from Better for Earth, Better for Us, an educational program with LG, takes students into the world of animal adaptations to observe snow leopards in real time. Students collaborate with their peers to create a project of their choice. 

Discovery Education Offers New Financial Literacy Resources Supporting National Financial Capability Month and Beyond

Taking place annually in April, National Financial Capability Month was founded by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and is produced by the Jump$tart Coalition. To support financial literacy education during this observance and throughout the year, Discovery Education offers educators, students, and families a collection of free resources created in collaboration with leading corporate partners, including: 

Educator Resources  
Take high school students on a journey of choices they can make around concepts such as using credit and making major financial decisions. The curated high school content makes it simple for educators by providing ready-to-use content such as self-paced modules, classroom activities, family connections, relevant research, and educator guides, with new resources added frequently. Pathway to Financial Success in Schools, created with Discover, is a free personal finance education program designed to empower students to take control of their financial futures.  

Lesson Plans  
Help students connect core economic concepts to current events and everyday life with ready-to-use digital lesson plans from Econ Essentials. Students can explore a series of interactive evidence-based resources that examine personal finance connections within the larger context of the global financial market. Brought to life by the industry-leading insights of Futures Fundamentals, Econ Essentials’ growing collection of resources examines real-world applications of complex market topics and covers everything from basic economics concepts to interest rates to supply chain dynamics.   

“With 25 states requiring financial literacy coursework for graduation, Discovery Education is committed to working with partners to ensure that financial literacy resources that meet this need are engaging for all students, and educators to plug into any lesson plan,” said Amy Nakamoto, General Manager of Corporate Partnerships at Discovery Education. 

Find more exciting updates and resources on the DE blog!