May 11, 2016 – Silver Spring, MD | Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today that President and CEO Bill Goodwyn has been named one of the top “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” by STEMconnector®. The one-stop for STEM Information, STEMconnector’s recognition of Goodwyn is based on his “unique perspective on the issues facing America’s STEM workforce,” and leadership of a mission-based education company whose work will “definitely help drive the discourse going forward.”
Goodwyn is joined in the ranks by CEO Leaders from STEM-related organizations such as 3M, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Siemens Foundation, in addition to Capital One Financial Corporation, AT&T, Comcast, Walmart, Ford Motor Company, Johnson & Johnson, UPS and more. To view the complete list of honorees, please use the following link: 2016 100 CEO Leaders in STEM.
Discovery Education is dedicated to transforming teaching and learning worldwide. Under Goodwyn's leadership, the company pioneered the development and implementation of digital textbooks. Designed to replace traditional, hardcopy textbooks as the primary resource for classroom instruction, Techbooks are among the first to be adopted in multiple U.S. states. In addition, Goodwyn launched the company’s efforts to forge strategic alliances with Fortune 500 companies, foundations, and associations supporting public education initiatives in the fields of STEM, sustainability, workforce readiness, health, financial literacy, and more, resulting in the delivery of meaningful learning resources to students and families at no cost, all designed to foster academic achievement.
Most recently, Goodwyn oversaw the development and launch of a new suite of professional development services supporting STEM education. Created to boost capacity for STEM teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms, the new services support school systems in building and sustaining a culture of STEM education through a unique combination of immersive professional development initiatives, job-embedded instructional coaching, rich digital content, and extensive community engagement.
“I am honored to be named by STEMconnector as a CEO leader in STEM,” said Goodwyn. “However, the real recognition should be given to the classroom educators who each day are working hard to prepare their students for success beyond the classroom with engaging, exciting STEM lessons. Discovery Education and its partners are inspired by the work of STEM educators nationwide. We are committed to providing the digital tools and resources they need to deliver world-class STEM instruction to every student, every day.”
For more information on Discovery Education’s STEM services and initiatives, visit www.discoveryeducation.com/STEM.
STEMconnector® is a consortium of over 150 companies, associations, academic institutions and government entities actively working to advance STEM education and the future of human capital. STEMconnector® is both a resource and a service, designed to link “all things STEM.” STEMconnector®’s network includes organizations at the global, national, state and local levels. Our work spans the entire pipeline (Kindergarten to Jobs) and how STEM education experiences translate into careers. STEMconnector® has a particular emphasis on diversity and women. For information on how to become a member, contact Lorena Fimbres at Lorena.Fimbres@STEMconnector.org.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.