A 27-year veteran of Discovery Communications, Bill Goodwyn is the President and CEO of Discovery Education. As the leading provider of digital textbooks, curriculum-based digital content, and professional development, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning worldwide. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, over 40 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Under Goodwyn’s leadership, Discovery Education pioneered the development and implementation of digital textbooks. Designed to replace hardcopy textbooks as the primary resource for classroom instruction, Discovery Education's engaging digital ‘Techbooks’ are among the first to be adopted in multiple U.S. states. Goodwyn also oversaw the development and launch of new services supporting school systems in building and sustaining a culture of STEM education through professional development initiatives, job-embedded instructional coaching, digital content, and community engagement. Finally, Goodwyn launched the company’s efforts to forge strategic alliances with corporations, non-profits and foundations to support public education initiatives in the fields of STEM, sustainability, health, financial literacy, workforce readiness and more. Acknowledging his passion and commitment to excellence in education, EdTech Digest recognized Goodwyn with their prestigious Leadership Award. Under his stewardship, Discovery Education has been recognized with a number of industry honors, including awards from the Association of Educational Publishers, Software & Information Industry Association, Learning Magazine, and Tech Learning Magazine. Discovery Education has also been named a finalist for the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Citizenship Award for Best Corporate Standard and named by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education. This year, Goodwyn was honored by the American Association of Publishers PreK-12 Learning Group with the Visionary Award.
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms, 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, over 40 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. For over a decade, Discovery Education has provided school systems worldwide with the professional development, digital services, project-based learning opportunities, and other resources and initiatives needed to build engaging STEM learning environments that encourage students to solve real-world problems while improving academic achievement. For more information on Discovery Education’s STEM services and initiatives, visit www.discoveryeducation.com/STEM.