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Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Invite Educators to No Cost Professional Learning Event Focused on Computational Thinking

Posted Dec 07, 2020

SILVER SPRING, MD (Monday, December 7, 2020) – Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization – and Discovery Education invite educators nationwide to participate in a new, no cost virtual professional learning event focusing on computational thinking. This event – the Ignite My Future in School Virtual TECHademy – occurs on December 9 at 5:30 PM EST.  To register, visit the registration page here. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

During this unique, 3-hour immersive virtual professional learning event, participating educators will receive:

Best practices for online teaching and learning, modeled by Discovery Education Professional Development experts

Access to org: no-cost website with educator and family resources, including an opportunity to join a global community of collaborative educators through our Ignite my Future in School Learning Leaders network

Five “Grab and Go” lessons that are immediately ready to be used in a virtual environment

A digital event bag with free digital tools, like Goose Chase, and a Certificate of Participation

“As a teacher, I am always looking for new ways to improve my own instructional practice so I can be a better support the growth and development of my students,” said Brittney Mata, middle school math & computer Science teacher at STEM2 Prep in Harlingen Consolidated School District (HCISD). “A virtual professional learning event focused on a critical topic such as computational thinking will help me integrate this important subject into my classroom activities immediately.”

A first-of-its-kind, multi-million-dollar initiative, Ignite My Future in School leverages computational thinking and new teaching resources as a catalyst to transform the way K-12 students learn across the United States. Ignite My Future in School offers educators curriculum support through no cost instructional resources with computational thinking strategies embedded into subjects such as math, sciences, arts, and social studies. To date, TCS and Discovery Education have reached nearly 16,000 educators and over 900,000 students since launching the program in 2017.

“Computational thinking helps build innovative solutions to real-world problems. By connecting educators to resources and services that help build their professional skills, students across the United States will be empowered with the support to build fresh ideas,” said Lina Klebanov, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, TCS North America.

“We are proud to partner with TCS to provide educators access to high-quality professional learning that not only keeps their learning connected to curiosity, but supports students’ growth as solution seekers,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education.

Learn more about Ignite My Future in School and find all the no cost resources designed for educators at ignitemyfutureinschool.org and through the Discovery Education Experience‘s Ignite My Future in School channel.  Following the event, Ignite My Future in School Virtual TECHademy will be archived here.

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.