Summer Learning Made Fun with No-Cost Family Resources from Discovery Education and Partners


Silver Spring, Md. (Thursday, June 3, 2021) — To accelerate student learning and ignite their natural curiosity, Discovery Education presents parents and guardians an array of no-cost dynamic digital resources for the summer. This selection of content, created in partnership with leading corporate and community partners, inspires families to learn together by exploring the world around them during the summer break. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

The following selection of no-cost digital resources connect families to continued learning in essential topic areas like STEM, financial literacy, health, and social-emotional learning:

STEM Activities

From traveling the world to recycling water and cans, families can dive into the wide world of STEM and sustainability with K-12 activities from the STEM Careers Coalitionthe first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education.

Empower middle school students with the key components of computational thinking and gain a deeper understanding of problem-solving skills with these exciting, collaborative, and challenging activities from Ignite My Future in School, an educational partnership with Tata Consultancy Services.

Financial Literacy Resources

Get the entire family involved in creating a strong financial future with resources from Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids. Designed with Jackson Charitable Foundation for family fun, these activities and engaging videos for K-6 students are informal learning opportunities that provide the tools and knowledge for kids to grow up to be money smart.

Social-Emotional Learning and Social Awareness Resources

Explore how to leverage the power of story to teach middle and high school students about perseverance, resilience, and testimony through artistic expression using activities from Teaching with Testimony and The Willesden Project created in partnership with USC Shoah Foundation.

Build body and social confidence together through resources from Amazing Me – an initiative from Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education. Amazing Me delivers the best in social-emotional learning (SEL), health, and confidence-building content for students in grades 4-5.

Health Content

Parents and guardians can help keep their kids healthy by having thoughtful, factual conversations about the dangers of vaping. For help getting started, families can turn to the no-cost Be Vape Free digital tools. Be Vape Free is a nationwide initiative from the CVS Health Foundation, CATCH Global Foundation, and Discovery Education providing standards-aligned e-cigarette prevention resources for 5-12 grade students.

While federal and state governments wrestle with how and whether to legalize cannabis use for adults, the science is clear when it comes to youth: cannabis use among kids and teens can come with lasting consequences. Conversations are the keys to prevention; discuss the effects of engaging in risky behaviors with kids and work with the whole family to open the lines of communication with resources from Ask, Listen, Learn, a program empowering students in grades 5-7 to “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking and substance use.

“As a teacher and as a parent, I know I can lean on Discovery Education and their trusted partners for high-quality, relevant content,” said Shelby Graves, Library Media Specialist at Rebecca Boone Elementary in the Warren County R3 School District. “As the school year turns into summer break, I can make sure my students keep learning by connecting their parents to cool resources like these.”

Families, students, and educators can discover even more resources for any-time learning on Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform. The STEM Careers channel inspires students to dream big by meeting current STEM professionals from industry leading organizations. The Corporate Education Partnerships channel offers up a diverse array of multi-media activities designed to spark curiosity and launch learning into the world. The Social-Emotional Learning Coalition provides K-12 educators, students, families, and afterschool directors a no-cost library of digital social and emotional learning (SEL) resources supporting the integration of SEL into core instruction.

“We know that learning goes beyond the classroom. As students turn towards summer break, teachers and families can team up to ignite summer learning,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education. “We are proud to stand alongside our partners to provide communities engaging learning experiences anywhere.”

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 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 currently 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 like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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