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Toyota and Discovery Education Launch Initiative Inspiring Student Innovation in STEM

Launches Keys to Connect to inspire creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving to address transportation challenges and imagine the future of mobility

SOURCE: Discovery Education

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Discover the Power of Mobility in a New Virtual Field Trip on October 12th

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PLANO, Texas and SILVER SPRING, Md., September 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Toyota’s mission of Mobility for All is at the core of a new education initiative by Toyota and Discovery Education called Keys to Connect.   

Designed for wherever learning takes place, Keys to Connect includes a variety of no-cost, standards-aligned digital resources that immerse learners at all levels to address transportation challenges and imagine the future of mobility.  Visit: toyotakeystoconnect.com

Keys to Connect features:

  • A youth engagement challenge designed to motivate and inspire original approaches to societal issues such as transportation.
  • Career profiles to introduce innovators working behind-the-scenes at Toyota to deliver Mobility for All.
  • Virtual field trips and an educator guide, with the next event premiering October 12th at 1 PM ET with a behind-the-scenes view of the supply chain.

“The aim of Keys to Connect is encourage students to explore what Mobility for All is about,” said Sean Suggs, group vice president, Toyota Social Innovation. “Through exploring transportation challenges in their communities and creating potential solutions, students apply critical thinking skills to improve access to opportunities, connect people in new ways, and build a more inclusive society.”

Keys to Connect builds on a decade partnership between Toyota and Discovery Education, beginning with a teen-focused driving safety program called TeenDrive365

“Building a more inclusive and connected world starts in the classroom,” said Lori McFarling, President of Social Impact at Discovery Education. “Inspiring students and empowering educators with STEM resources focused on the evolving world of mobility directly fosters the development of the next generation of solution seekers needed to help make a better world for all. We are proud to partner with Toyota on this new educational initiative.”

Learn more about Keys to Connect at toyotakeystoconnect.com and in Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform.

Upcoming Virtual Field Trip

  • What: Moving to Market Virtual Field Trip
  • When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 1pm EST
  • Visit: https://toyotakeystoconnect.com/virtual-field-trip
  • About: Celebrate the dynamic movement of the supply chain as students follow the lifecycle of automotive parts travelling from manufacture to their final destinations all over the country. Along the way, a variety of real-world professionals will show students how their everyday passion and problem-solving help to support Toyota’s mission of providing Mobility for All. Find out how the many moving parts of the auto supply chain come together through a combination of complex machines, ingenious processes, and the commitment of a talented team

Additional Resources

A series of free STEM-based lessons and curriculum through Toyota USA Foundation partners, virtual field trips and more can be found at Toyota’s virtual education hub. The hub also provides visitors with an immersive experience and a chance to visit many of its U.S. manufacturing facilities.

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands plus our 1,800 dealerships.

Toyota has created a tremendous value chain and directly employs more than 47,000 in North America. The company has contributed world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 40 million cars and trucks at our 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama that begins production in 2021.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Contacts
Grace Maliska | Discovery Education | gmaliska@discoveryed.com
Matt Sheldon | Toyota Motor North America | matthew.sheldon@toyota.com 

KEYWORDS: discovery education, Toyota, Sustainability, NYSE:DISCA

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