Discovery Education Announces Social-Emotional Learning News

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New App to Help Students Experience Social Distancing 

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Discovery Education (opens in new tab) and Afterschool Alliance (opens in new tab) today announced the launch of a new application for iOS products called Social Distancing Trainer. This new app, available now at no cost in the Apple App store here (opens in new tab), teaches users about safe and healthy social distancing through augmented reality.   

Free Resources for Social-Emotional Learning, Happiness

Digital content from Discovery Education and its partners is available to families and students worldwide on the first International Social and Emotional Learning Day, which recognizes the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) for both students and communities. 

Discovery Education is highlighting the following SEL partnerships which deliver no cost tools and resources to teachers, students, and their families:

Discover Your Happy (opens in new tab)

Discover Your Happy Virtual Field Trip (grades 7-12): Identify how happiness impacts physiology and psychology.

Ignite My Future in School (opens in new tab)

If You’re Happy and You Know It Activity (opens in new tab) (grades 5-8): Outline the many pathways to happiness and discover how to teach others the roadmap for success. 

Soar with Wings: Social and Emotional Skills for School & Life (opens in new tab)

Zen Zone Activity Guide (opens in new tab) (grades K-5): Practice self-management and responsible decision-making skills within the home. 

Teaching with Testimony (opens in new tab)

Stronger Than Hate Challenge (opens in new tab) (grades 7-12): Create a poem, story, video or piece of artwork that uses the power of story to counter hate for a chance to win up to $10,000 in prizes.