Discovery Education's Community & Corporate Partnership Programs Receive Multiple PR Daily Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

Discovery Education's Community & Corporate Partnership Programs Receive Multiple PR Daily Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

LG, Toyota, and USC Shoah Foundation Recognized for Community-Focused Campaigns on Topics Covering SEL, Inclusion, and Student Health & Wellness

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

CONTENT: Press Release

SILVER SPRINGS, Md., Wednesday, August 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Several Discovery Education corporate and community partnership programs have been recognized for excellence as part of the PR Daily Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. The awards program acknowledges causes and initiatives that serve to improve communities through awareness increasing communication.

“Discovery Education and their corporate & community partners set themselves apart from an outstanding field of entrants. Their work was exceptional and displayed their innovative strategies for achieving success and having a truly meaningful impact in communities around the country,” said Brendan Gannon, Marketing Manager for Awards Programs at Ragan Communications and PR Daily.

"Positively impacting youth achievement means meeting students where they are. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the diverse array of corporate and community organizations, we are dedicated to putting digital resources in front of students that help communities tackle tough issues,” said Beth Meyer, Vice-President of Partner Success at Discovery Education. “The programs honored with the awards demonstrate our shared commitments to social responsibility and create unique experiences that keep learning connected."

The recognized initiatives focus on fostering youth engagement around such critical topics as emotional resilience, overcoming injustices, and student health & wellness. The dynamic content and curriculum assets from each of these winning programs are featured in Discovery Education Experience, Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform that connects educators to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources. Together, these resources support educators in their work to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and to create lasting educational impact.

Winners include:

Social Media Campaign
LG Discover Your Happy

Discover Your Happy, a collaborative effort between Discovery Education and LG Electronics USA – and extension of LG’s signature social impact initiative, “Life’s Good: Experience Happiness” – provides educators, parents, and students with hands-on resources to help students recognize that they can achieve sustainable happiness through the practice of six foundational social-emotional skills: mindfulness, human connection, positive outlook, purpose, generosity, and gratitude. Learn more about the program at learnexpriencehappiness.com.

On the United Nations International Day of Happiness in 2019, LG and Discovery Education initiated a nationwide social media campaign to spark meaningful conversations about the importance of practicing happiness and provide resources and tips for developing happiness skills. The campaign garnered more than 45 million impressions and engaged over 130,000 students. 

Public Health or Safety Initiative
Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Since 2011, the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge has awarded over a quarter million dollars to high school students across the United States to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The student-created public service announcements are published nationally, serving as a peer-to-peer awareness raising campaign about the importance of safe driving.

The TeenDrive365 Video Challenge supplements TeenDrive365, a digital initiative produced in the partnership between Toyota and Discovery Education, offering engaging and interactive resources empowering educators, families, and teens with lifesaving skills for behind the wheel. Find out more at teendrive365.com

Video or Visual Design
USC Shoah Foundation Teaching with Testimony “Our Stories are Stronger Than Hate” VFT 

This Virtual Field Trip highlights real-world stories to help students explore the dynamics of respect, acceptance, and empathy. In the on-demand field trip, students hear from activist and Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting survivor Samantha Grady, Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, as well as students who experience hate in their everyday lives as they share their stories of overcoming adversity and their unique perspectives of healing from trauma. Both archived and present-day storytelling overlap to create an impactful learning opportunity for students to explore emotions, consider questions, experience a shared humanity, and develop thinking in new and nuanced ways. 

Developed as part of the partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education, Teaching with Testimony is a no-cost educational program that unlocks the powerful instructional potential of testimony. Drawing upon USC Shoah Foundation’s vast library of audiovisual testimony from survivors and witnesses of genocides, Teaching with Testimony empowers students to find their voices and act for a better future. Find out more at teachingwithtestimony.com.

In addition to the winning programs, the following received honorable mentions: Responsibility.org’s Ask, Listen, Learn in partnership with Discovery Education in the Public Health or Safety Initiative category; and Siemens Possibility Grant Challenge in the Education or Scholarship category.

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 Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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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.

Contacts
Grace Maliska
| Discovery Education | gmaliska@discoveryed.com