Positive Impact: May

Corporate Education Partnerships Highlights

During May, we’ve launched engaging content in collaboration with our Corporate Education Partners. Plus, we have exciting events on the horizon. Learn more about the exciting and impactful work our partners are doing to support educators and students.

STEM Program from Trane Technologies and Discovery Education Honored with Telly Award

Discovery Education announced that Sustainable Futures, a national educational program produced with global climate innovator, Trane Technologies, has been named a winner in the 2024 Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, and production companies. Sustainable Futures received a Bronze honor in the Education and Training section of the Branded Content category. Launched in 2022, Sustainable Futures offers free STEM education experiences for U.S. students in grades 5 to 10. The comprehensive, multimedia platform provides educators with interactive tools, resources, and Trane Technologies volunteers to engage and inspire students to learn, think, and solve the world’s environmental challenges 

New, Free Resources Nurturing Student Curiosity Now Available from Discovery Education

Discovery Education and a selection of corporate partners recently released an array of new, free dynamic digital resources that nurture student curiosity and support student achievement.

Virtual Field Trips 


The Innovators for Impact Virtual Field Trip from STEM Forward, a program with Panasonic and Olympian & Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner Katie Ledecky, is designed to help educators inspire student innovation in STEM. Travel virtually to Japan with Katie Ledecky to meet and interact with Panasonic STEM specialists who are exploring innovative ways of living and working today, and in the future. A 3-time Olympian, 7-time Olympic Gold Medalist (10-time Olympic Medalist), and 21-time World Champion, Katie is a proud STEM advocate. 

Virtual and Augmented Reality 


Discover the wonders of prehistoric Earth in this immersive learning experience with TimePod Adventures, a program created with Verizon. Available through a 3D virtual desktop experience and free in app stores, students go back 67 million years to the Late Cretaceous Period to uncover topics such as evolution, fossilization, paleontology, and more! Throughout, students are guided by an AI assistant named ADA, who provides additional information. Keyboard controls and mission objectives are always visible. Get ready for an adventure that transcends time!   

Edge at Hudson Yards 

The Reach for the Sky Virtual Reality experience from Reach for the Sky – designed with Edge at Hudson Yards – is a one-of-a-kind experience in which students can control their journey and interact with their environment as they explore learning hotspots, visit a weather observation station, and take flight with a drone through the New York City skyline.   

Ready-to-Use Activities 


Educators can find new lesson plan bundles from Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World—an educational initiative produced in partnership with Itron. The resources inspire students to explore water conservation, energy, and smart cities while the accompanying educator guides make it easy to integrate these resources into classroom activities.    


A series of classroom activities from Better for Earth, Better for Us, an educational program from LG that takes students into the world of animal adaptations to observe snow leopards in real-time. With these resources, students are empowered to collaborate with their peers to create a project of their choice. 


From Amazon Career Tours comes ready-to-use classroom activities exploring the cutting-edge careers of the future and the intriguing people and technology behind Amazon’s innovations. Resources include a space innovation tour, an exploration of a robotics fulfillment center, a tour of a data center, and more. 

Video Resources 


The new Financial Sense video series from Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success in Schools covers important topics such as saving, balancing spending, how people get paid, and taxes in age-appropriate videos and classroom activities. This continuously updated series is designed to help students in grades 2-5 make sense of their dollars and cents. 


Anatomy of a Hit Song from Working in Harmony, a partnership with the Country Music Association, takes students behind the scenes of Country Music production to learn what goes into the making of a hit song. Students will go on a virtual tour exploring the making of a song and learn how STEAM is an essential ingredient every step of the way.   

Creative Visions 

The new Defying the Digital Dilemma video from the Creative Visions Classroom program shows students that taking a break from social media doesn’t necessarily mean missing out on what’s happening in the world while also addressing the potential downsides of social media. Students hear from peers who took ownership over their social media use and learned to have a healthier, more engaged social life away from the algorithm. 


Find more exciting updates and resources on the DE blog!