A Virtual Field Trip with the NBAJoin Discovery Education and Jr. NBA for a virtual field trip to the NBA headquarters, Madison Square Garden, and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in New York for an inside look at how math is brought to life through careers in basketball. Meet NBA basketball players, executives, and staff who use math every day to improve the game both on and off the court.
Not everyone will be an NBA player, but anyone with a passion for sports and math can pursue a career in professional athletics. Don’t miss this special opportunity to open your students’ minds to viable and exciting STEM careers. Register your classroom today for this free, 30-minute virtual field trip, brought to you by Discovery Education Math Techbook and Jr. NBA.
The Game Plan
Join host Miles Brown (star of ABC’s Black-ish) inside the NBA’s headquarters in New York City for conversations with KikiVanDeWeghe, NBA legend and EVP of Basketball Operations; Hao Meng, Director of Basketball Strategy; and Doris Daif, Sr. VP of Customer Data Strategy.
Travel with Miles to the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in Brooklyn, NY, where Brooklyn Nets forward, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, will show Miles how he uses math to make quick, game-time decisions. Rondae will flash some skills on the court in a timed shooting drill, where your students will have the chance to use a basic math equation to calculate points per shot.
From there, go join Miles at Madison Square Garden, where he chats with several NBA players and meets with the New York Knicks’ Basketball Database Analyst, Zain Jafri.
In this action-packed, 30-minute virtual field trip, your students will learn how NBA staff use math to improve the game of basketball.
This virtual field trip is absolutely free! To register your class, click the button above and complete the online registration form. Once registered, you will receive information on how to view the virtual field trip on demand, anytime, starting Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Live Twitter Chat: May 4 at 1 PM (ET)
Gather your students’ questions and join us on Twitter for a live chat with several NBA guests at 1 PM (ET) on the premiere date: May 4, 2017. Tweet your questions to @DiscoveryEd and @jrnba using the hashtag #CareersThatCount.