National Engineering Week Observances in K-12 Classrooms Get a Boost from Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners
Silver Spring, MD — Discovery Education and leading social impact partners are offering engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National Engineers Week nationwide. Established in 1951, National Engineers Week immerses students in the future of engineering and helps create pathways to careers. Discovery Education is the worldwide EdTech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.
Taking place February 20-26 with theme “Reimagining the Possible” will help show students that innovative technologies and diverse leaders can create brighter futures for all through the power of engineering. To support this theme, Discovery Education is providing educators, students, and families with hundreds of no-cost resources tailored for any learning environment. Among the resources created in collaboration with leading social impact partners are:
Virtual Field Trips
The Future is Now Virtual Field Trip from Reach for the Sky – designed with Edge at Hudson Yards – takes students on a virtual adventure into NYC’s newest and most forward-thinking neighborhood and the incredible observation deck where marvels of modern engineering elevate the possibilities of everyday life to meet with various leaders about the STEM, history, and social impact of the new gravity-defying structure.
The Tech for Global Good Virtual Field Trip from Tech for Tomorrow – created with Tech Interactive – students meet with groundbreaking STEM leaders rethinking data technology to transform our world for the better.
Learn from the innovators making the world a better place through engineering with the video series, as well as the accompanying standards-aligned educator guides and student activities from Engineering Dreams. Crafted with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), this resource inspires the next generation of creative thinkers, risk takers and ethical problem-solvers.
Give students the chance to become a world-class scientist through the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier middle school science competition. The annual challenge – created in partnership with 3M as part of the Young Scientist Lab program –invites students in grades 5-8 to compete for an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a $25,000 grand prize, and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.” Competition entries are accepted until April 26, 2022.
Support students on their pathway to STEM success with the new Trade Champions Challenge, presented in partnership Stanley Black & Decker as part of Innovation Generation. The Challenge introduces students to the unique opportunities offered through trade careers, encouraging them to consider a new career or education path and is accepting submissions through April 15, 2022.
Put mobility at the heart of engineering with the Innovation Ignition Challenge from Keys to Connect, a program created with Toyota. The Challenge encourages students to discover ways to improve and invest in their communities, investigate real-world challenges, and develop practical problem-solving skills along the way.
“I include engineering into lessons whenever I can and with resources from Discovery Education and their partners, I know that the content is just what I need to be lesson-ready” said Kay Bolerjack, a STEAM teacher at Charles Hay World School of Englewood Schools District.
Educators and students can find even more engineering resources and meet more STEM leaders in the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform’s STEM Careers channel. Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators a recently enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, daily instruction in any learning environment.
“Students have world changing ideas that, with a little support, they can engineer into reality,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Social Impact at Discovery Education. “Discovery Education is proud to partner with these organizations to support teaching and learning across the country with high-quality and diverse resources designed for engineering success.”
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 Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide EdTech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading EdTech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.