— ‘Discover the Spider-Verse’ Virtual Field Trip to Air on Nov. 29th Offering Students a STEM and Literacy-Packed Sneak Peek of the Movie ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ —
— 5th to 9th Grade Students Across the Country to Explore Exciting STEM Careers in Film, Art and Production with MythBusters’ Tory Belleci, ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ Writer and Producer Phil Lord, Producer Christopher Miller, and Actors Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson and Hailee Steinfeld —
Press Release – Silver Spring, Md. (Tuesday, November 27, 2018) – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced Discover the Spider-Verse – an action-packed, STEM and literacy Virtual Field Trip experience, created to offer middle and high school students nationwide a sneak peek of the science, technology, engineering and math found in the new Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse movie. Premiering as the first-ever movie studio inspired Virtual Field Trip experience on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT, Discover the Spider-Verse will spotlight how Discovery Education’s 4Cs STEM skills framework – collaboration, communication, creativity and critical-thinking – are vital components of filmmaking. Students will transcend the walls of their classrooms, to blast into a multiverse with the creators of the new film, while learning important lessons from the Spider-Verse. Educators, parents and school communities are invited to register for the event at DiscoverTheSpiderverse.com. Participants are also encouraged to join a LIVE Discover the Spider-Verse Twitter chat @DiscoveryEd and @SpiderVerse during the Virtual Field Trip using #DiscoverTheSpiderverse.
“‘Discover the Spider-Verse’ Virtual Field Trip will empower students everywhere with an opportunity to peek behind the curtain and experience the magic of how science, art, animation, math and technology work together to drive innovation in film,” said Lori McFarling, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Discovery Education. “Discovery Education is proud to collaborate with Sony Pictures Entertainment to spotlight how students are learning in the classroom and how STEM powers their everyday lives in unimaginable ways.”
Discover the Spider-Verse invites participants to join MythBusters’ Tory Belleci as he guides students through the Virtual Field Trip to meet writer and producer Phil Lord, and producer Christopher Miller, along with directors, animators and designers to explore the art, science and real-world inspiration used to develop the film. Across the country, students will be inspired to embrace the superhero within, as stars from the new Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse movie – including Shameik Moore (Miles Morales), Jake Johnson (Peter B. Parker) and Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy), remind them that “anyone can wear the mask.”
The Discover the Spider-Verse Virtual Field Trip will offer a unique experience that leverages immersive content from the new Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse movie, including: STEM and literacy classroom guides, and a family viewing guide, to give young learners an opportunity to engage in applied STEM and literacy learning. The STEM guide will invite students to connect scientific concepts presented in the film to their own lives. The literacy guide will examine characters in the film, and how a variety of backgrounds and perspectives can influence decision-making. As well, Discover the Spider-Verse family activities will extend learning and key messages from the film to facilitate a dialogue beyond the classroom walls.
“As an educator, I am always seeking new ways to bring STEM into the classroom, and Discovery Education and Sony Pictures Entertainment together have created new science, technology, engineering and math skill-building opportunities for my students,” said Brandon Wislocki, Irvine Unified School District educator from Irvine, California. “‘Discover the Spider-Verse’ will give my students a cutting-edge, virtually immersive, STEM-experience that will also prove to be a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to take them on this journey.”
To sign up for the Virtual Field Trip experience and to access Discover the Spider-Verse free resources, visit DiscovertheSpiderverse.com. For more information about Discovery Education’s digital content and professional development services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com. Stay connected with Discovery Education on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @DiscoveryEd.