Delaware Department of Education, DuPont and Discovery Education Launch Unique Partnership to Support STEM, Careers, and Tech Education Statewide


DOVER, Del., 22 November 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE), DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Discovery education today announced a unique new partnership that will increase students’ access to high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educational resources, as well as educational materials and other materials to improve vocational and technical education programs across the state. The three-year partnership program directly supports the Delaware course initiative – an innovative effort helping students develop the academic, technical and employability skills necessary for successful and in-demand jobs through Delaware.

“The acquisition of academic knowledge, technical skills and a rewarding work experience gives students the freedom to choose the path of their life,” said Delaware Education secretary Susan bunting. “This new partnership offers Delaware students an even better opportunity to develop the skills needed for the careers of tomorrow. So, I look forward to supporting the progress of this exciting new collaboration. “

“Relate what is taught in the classroom to Delaware employers is essential, ”said Luc rhin, Director, Career & Technical Education and STEM Initiatives at the Delaware Department of Education. “The resources provided through this partnership will support middle and high school teachers as they build bridges between classrooms and careers for all students. We are grateful to partners like DuPont who share our goals related to STEM and career-focused education.

DuPont is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of people everywhere, by inspiring and cultivating the next generation of problem solvers, innovative thinkers and lifelong learners who fuel discovery. Through this partnership, DuPont is playing a leadership role in helping to develop a stronger, more diverse, equitable and inclusive talent pool to fill much-needed STEM jobs across the United States. programs that provide hands-on, inquiry-based learning in primary to post-doctoral classrooms, and the professional learning needed by educators to make these efforts possible.

“DuPont is proud to fully fund this new initiative for the benefit of the Delaware communities that we call home, ”said Jon kemp, President, DuPont Electronics & Industrial. “Working with the Delaware Department of Education and Discovery Education, we are not only creating more equitable learning environments in which all students have access to the resources and experiences they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond, but also a deeper and more diverse pool of talent that will drive economic prosperity in Delaware. We are delighted to begin this important work! ”

Supporting this partnership means Discovery Education K-12 Daily Learning Platform. Facilitating engaging instruction in the classroom, in a remote environment, in extracurricular programs, or wherever learning takes place, Discovery Education connects students and teachers to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-compliant, digital lessons ready for jobs, and more. These resources, from trusted partners, are made available to Delaware educators and students through Schoology, which is the state-wide learning management system, and are aligned with national and national standards to help educators integrate the outside world into teaching and learning every day.

As part of this new partnership, Delaware educators will also receive lifelong professional learning designed to help them realize the return on this investment in education technology and connect them to the wider Discovery Education community. This global community of education professionals connects members of school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, sharing of ideas and inspiration.

DuPont’s support of Delaware Pathways is part of his commitment as a new member of the STEM Career Coalition (CSC). The Coalition brings together a range of industries around common goals of empowering educators to effectively teach STEM in the classroom, fostering and promoting quality education, and training the next generation of STEM solution researchers in intentionally emphasizing the promotion and improvement of racial and gender equity. . The STEM Career Coalition seeks to prepare 10 million students for the future of work by 2025 through equitable access to digital content and experiences that engage students in education, strengthen foundational STEM knowledge, and develop essential skills including students need to be successful in their studies and in their careers.

“Discovery Education looks forward to working closely with the Delaware Department of Education and DuPont on this exciting new initiative benefiting all middle and high school students across the state,” said Scott Kinney, CEO of Discovery Education. “Together, we provide the resources that Delaware teachers need to provide students with personalized learning paths to meet their educational goals and career aspirations. ”

Delaware educators can learn more about accessing new resources available through this partnership by sending an email [email protected].

About DuPont
DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global leader in innovating with materials and technology solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help clients advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets such as electronics, transportation, construction, water, healthcare and worker safety. You can find more information about the company, its activities and its solutions at www.dupont.com. Investors can access the information included in the Investor Relations section of the website at investors.dupont.com.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in edtech whose cutting-edge digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through award-winning multimedia content, innovative instructional materials and classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences that engage all students and promote greater academic success globally. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessible in more than 140 countries and territories. Inspired by global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower educators with cutting-edge edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

About Delaware Pathways
Delaware Pathways is an education and employment partnership, connecting youth and employers. The program currently serves over 55 percent of all youth in grades 9 to 12 across the Delaware state provide young people with the opportunity to gain college credit, industry-recognized degrees and relevant work experiences through in-demand career paths that link k12, higher education and the workforce. The initiative also aims to expand the state’s registered apprenticeship system through apprenticeship models for young people and works with partners in higher education to expand degree and diploma opportunities for young people and adult learners. The program centers student identity and empowerment within the context of a high-quality education system, caring community partners, and dedicated employers. For more information, please visit: https://delawarepathways.org/.

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