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Corporate and Education Leaders to Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on Education During Virtual Convening Hosted by Discovery Education

 

Stakeholders Invited to Join Leaders from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Microsoft, and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation on April 9th at 1:30pm ET for Open Conversation About Continuity of Learning

On April 9 at 1:30pm ET, Discovery Education, a global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, will convene a virtual discussion between corporate and education leaders on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the US education system. A full agenda and registration information can be found here.

This unique conversation will be moderated by US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Senior Vice President Marc DeCourcey and will include Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, Microsoft’s General Manager of Education Dan Ayoub, and Discovery Education’s Chief Product Officer Pete Weir. Among the topics this panel will cover are:

  • How K-12 schools are meeting the challenge of these unprecedented circumstances
  • How the Miami-Dade County Public Schools built a world-class virtual learning program
  • The move from traditional in-person teaching to virtual learning
  • The unique opportunities for corporate America to step up and support schools during this rapidly evolving crisis
  • Examples of meaningful corporate responses that are building long-term, substantive solutions supporting education beyond this health crisis

“As a global company serving 45 million students across 140 countries , we, like many of our partners have heard firsthand the array of challenges COVID-19 has placed in the way of educators, families, and communities alike,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate Education Partnerships at Discovery Education. “The unnatural disaster of this pandemic highlights the importance of collaboration and partnerships. We look forward to this industry convening, as we believe it will be the catalyst to grow the network of resources, support systems, and communication channels needed to effectively serve the millions of students and educators  impacted by COVID-19.”

Attendees are invited to submit their questions to the panel as part of the registration process.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Discovery Education is offering schools and school systems not currently using the company’s digital services free access to Discovery Education Experience. Schools accepting this offer will have access to Discovery Education’s dynamic K-12 learning platform and its ready-to-use digital lesson plans, activities, and standards-aligned resources through the remainder of the school year. In addition, Discovery Education is offering a suite of no cost resources for parents and caregivers called Daily DE that can be used at home. For more information, visit Discovery Education’s comprehensive Virtual Learning resource website dedicated to helping educators adapt their instruction to meet today’s needs.

 

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Curtis Chan is President and CEO/Founder and Managing Partner of two high technology Brand Marketing and Public Relations companies, CHAN & ASSOCIATES and COGNITIVE IMPACT, whose clients range from the Global Fortune 500 to venture capital funded startups.

His agencies’ services, for over a quarter century, have helped garner early stage and growth companies significant brand exposure, resulting in either acquisition or IPO, with a total valuation of over $2.5 Billion.

Mr. Chan is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, mentor and angel investor. He played key executive roles early on in helping to pioneer and usher in both professional digital audio and digital video technologies for the recording, broadcast, cinematic and post production industries. He also played key executive roles in helping to develop and market data storage technologies. His expansive background spans four decades in ever increasing executive roles in operations, business development, engineering and sales/marketing in the information technology, media & entertainment, storage and networking, and other related high technology industries.

He is an active mentor and senior advisor to many established and VC backed start-up companies and incubators, a market/technology analyst, and has over three decades of experience in brand development, management consulting, company turnarounds, creative advertising and public relations.

A graduate of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo; Mr. Chan recently ended his 14th year as Vice President for the Fullerton College Foundation; 22nd year as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and mentor for the Small Business Institute at California State University Fullerton and incubators. Additionally, he is a volunteer member of DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America); an advisor to the College of Engineering's Global Waste Research Institute, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a member of the President’s Green and Gold Society; and advisory council member to Pepperdine University's Most Fundable Companies program. Passionate about hospice care, he was the past Board President for the Healing Hearts Association; and is a regularly featured speaker at many MBA and Doctorate level lectures around the country. He has presented and published over 30 papers worldwide, is a book co-author, an Editorial Board Member for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, past Senior Editor for Broadcast Beat and AV Beat Magazines, Computer Technology Review, and is a regularly featured Contributing Editor to many US and international trade publications for over 35 years.

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