Giving Compass Take:

· Discovery Education uses videos featuring careers in Major League Baseball to help students connect what they learn in school with careers in the MLB such as groundskeeper, data analyst and baseball operations executive.

· How does this new curriculum engage the students?  Does this new curriculum give opportunities for student application of the lessons learned?

· Read more about innovative approaches to encourage student interest in science and STEM

Press Release – Silver Spring, Md. (January 15, 2018) – Major League Baseball (MLB) and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital curriculum, content, and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced the launch of a new, multiyear partnership that brings Major League Baseball’s dynamic content into Discovery Education’s Science Techbooks. The partnership launched during a special event in the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Deep Creek Middle School, during which Nicole Sherry, Head Groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles, worked alongside area students as they analyzed turf samples taken from Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Through the collaboration between MLB and Discovery Education, educators using Discovery Education’s Science Techbooks have been empowered with new digital resources that help students connect the world of baseball to key science and STEM concepts through real-world data and exciting gameday experiences that fuel deeper engagement. During this initial phase of the partnership, a variety of MLB-themed content has been integrated into Discovery Education’s STEM Connect and Steaming Plus services.

“Continuously finding new and exciting ways to engage my students in science and STEM lessons is one of the biggest challenges I face as an educator,” said Michael J. Fuchs, the 7th grade Science Teacher whose classroom hosted today’s event at Deep Creek Middle School. “The new Major League Baseball-themed content now available in Discovery Education’s digital services give me some powerful new tools and resources I will use to create immersive science lessons for my students.”

Read the full article about encouraging student interest in science and STEM at My Social Good News.