Program equips classrooms with engaging resources for Design Challenge Learning and STEAM instruction
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The Tech Interactive and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, have partnered to create Tech for Tomorrow, an education program providing virtual access to exhibits from The Tech Interactive, Design Challenge Learning activities and interactive classroom resources for students in grades 4-8.
Tech for Tomorrow is an education program designed to highlight the ways technology and innovation can better our world. The program provides no-cost resources that aim to introduce students to today’s cutting-edge technology and inspire them to create enduring innovations for the future.
“The Tech Interactive is on a mission to power curiosity, and introduce every student to the ways that technology can make an impact,” said Gretchen Walker, vice president of learning at The Tech Interactive. “We’re proud to partner with Discovery Education to provide classrooms across the country with free, engaging resources for Design Challenge Learning, STEAM instruction and more.”
Through Tech for Tomorrow’s digital resources, students will explore technology’s role in solving some of the world’s greatest challenges. Design Challenge Learning is a dynamic way for learners to become problem-solvers by engaging with real-world problems.
"Design challenges have definitely had a positive impact on my students, especially for those who are tactile learners and whose learning style may differ from traditional instructional pedagogy,” said Billy Aguilar, a sixth-grade teacher at Brownell Middle School.
On February 6, 2020, Tech for Tomorrow will launch its first Virtual Field Trip. In addition, a ‘Tech for Global Good’ resource will be released for Earth Day in March 2020.
“Tech for Tomorrow prepares students to think differently about ordinary and extraordinary problems,” said Lori McFarling, president of corporate partnerships at Discovery Education. “Through this partnership, we can ensure that every student can receive the benefits of Design Challenge Learning and experience how the limitless possibilities of technology can make an impact upon our future.”
Tech for Tomorrow resources are available at no-cost at www.techfortomorrow.com and within Discovery Education Experience, a comprehensive digital service that helps build critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills needed for success beyond graduation.
About The Tech Interactive
The Tech Interactive is a family-friendly science and technology center in the heart of downtown San Jose. Our hands-on activities, experimental labs and design challenge experiences empower people to innovate with creativity, curiosity and compassion. The Tech is a world leader in the creation of immersive STEAM education resources to develop the next generation of problem-solvers locally, nationally and globally. We believe that everyone is born an innovator who can change the world for the better.
About Discovery Education:
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the U.K. and reach over 5 million educators and 51 million students in more than 90 countries. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.
The Tech Interactive
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education's services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the U.K., and more than 50 countries.
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