Discovery Education and Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, have launched an innovative new public-private partnership that supports student learning and builds academic confidence.
Through this new collaboration, educators, students, and families in grades K-12 in 20 schools across the United States are empowered with exciting digital resources, standards-aligned activities, and vetted, high-quality content carefully curated by grade level. These new digital resources, and supporting professional learning experiences, will play a critical role in continuing each students’ academic progress on any device, whether at home or in the classroom.
When planning this initiative, Keysight sought to strengthen equity of access in education with modern digital resources. Following a careful review of available digital resources, Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform and STEM Connect were selected to achieve the initiative’s goals. Together, these resources give educators what they need to prepare students for tomorrow through innovative learning experiences connected to today’s world.
Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform connects educators to a vast collection of compelling, high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources, which are updated monthly to meet the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day on any IT architecture.
All schools supported by Keysight will also have access to STEM Connect, an interdisciplinary K-8 resource blending dynamic digital content with ready-to-use lessons and hands-on activities to enhance core curriculum and cultivate valuable design thinking skills that prepare students for the future. Built on the 4Cs framework and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, STEM Connect purposefully integrates across disciplines and provides the necessary resources to introduce real-world challenges and design thinking skills to students.
Keysight’s partnership with Discovery Education builds upon the company’s existing commitment to education, diversity, inclusion, and supporting communities. Keysight supports education on multiple levels, including higher education with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, equipment donations, and grants, as well as teaching and learning resources focused on STEM education in primary and secondary schools worldwide. For more information about Keysight’s community engagement efforts, visit www.keysight.com/go/csr.
“Keysight Technologies is proud to partner with Discovery Education on this exciting new initiative. Together, we are building educators’ capacity to provide modern learning experiences powered by dynamic digital content,” said Hamish Gray, Keysight Senior Vice President and executive sponsor of the company’s corporate social responsibility program. “Our aim is to be a contributor to community prosperity in the United States, and around the world, and education is a cornerstone of these efforts.”
To help educators in schools participating in Keysight’s new initiative integrate their new digital resources into instruction throughout the school year, Discovery Education is providing dedicated professional learning. Through these interactive professional development sessions, participants will learn best practices for using their new digital resources. Effective professional development will maximize the power of these digital resources, increase student engagement in instruction, and support students’ continued academic development.
“At Discovery Education, we believe relevant, engaging, and authentic digital content can improve student achievement and prepare all learners for success beyond graduation,” said Lauren Ackerman, Senior Director of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education. “Keysight Technologies shares this vision, and we are thrilled to partner with them to connect communities across the country to the resources they need to ensure the success of all students.”
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.