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Shawnee Cohn, Discovery Education
240-662-2661, shawnee_cohn@discovery.com

Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
240-662-5563, Stephen_Wakefield@discovery.com


DISCOVERY EDUCATION INVITES TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND THE U.K. TO PARTICIPATE IN NO-COST PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SERIES

-- “Day of Discovery” tour begins on April 2 in Boston and offers participating educators unique professional learning and networking opportunities in 17 cities --

SILVER SPRING, Md. [March 8, 2016] –Discovery Education invites teachers and administrators across the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom to participate in the 2016 Day of Discovery tour, which begins Saturday, April 2 in Boston. This series of no-cost, one day professional learning events will provide participants not only creative new ideas and strategies for integrating digital resources into classroom instruction to support student achievement, but valuable opportunities to network with their peers as well. Discovery Education supports a global community of education professionals that connects members across school systems and around the globe through social media, virtual conferences and in-person events that foster valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.

The 2016 Day of Discovery tour is scheduled to visit 17 locations across the US, Canada, and the UK over the next nine months. Each Day of Discovery is organized by Discovery Education Community members, and provides attendees with new skills they can immediately integrate into their professional practice to improve their use of technology in the classroom and support the success of each learner.  Keynotes and sessions at each event will vary and will be presented by the Discovery Education team as well as members of the Discovery Education Community.  Finally, each event will feature various opportunities for participants to network and connect in a relaxed environment designed to maximize sharing and learning. Current tour dates and stops include:

  • April 2 - Boston, MA
  • April 12 - Birmingham, UK
  • April 30 - Knoxville, TN
  • May 14 - St. Louis, MO
  • May 19 - Edmonton, AB
  • June 4 - Halifax, NS
  • June 22 - Edinburg, TX
  • September 10 - Baltimore, MD
  • September 17 - Denver, CO
  • September 17 - Charlotte, NC
  • September 17 - Ottawa, ON
  • September 24 - Anaheim, CA
  • September 24 - Boise, ID
  • October 1 - Mobile, AL
  • October 8 -  Fort Worth, TX
  • November 5 - Summerville, SC
  • November 12 - Bradenton, FL

To participate in one of these events, visit www.dayofdiscoverytour.com, select your location, and register.

“I am looking forward to participating in the upcoming Day of Discovery in St. Louis,” said Shelby Bailey, Teacher, Warren County R-III School District, Missouri. “The Discovery Education Community’s professional learning events not only provide an opportunity to learn new ways to use digital resources, but also a unique way to connect with teachers like me interested in using the latest technologies to meet the needs of today’s learners.”

The Discovery Education Community is one of the largest and most active communities of tech-savvy educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking. A study of community members conducted by researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education found that 90% of study respondents believed their active participation in the community had tremendously or very much supported their professional growth. To learn more, visit: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/den-by-numbers/.

“Discovery Education is committed to providing educators around the world high-quality professional learning events that help them evolve classroom practice and build networks of support,” said Lance Rougeux, Discovery Education Vice President of Learning Communities. “We look forward to launching the 2016 Day of Discovery tour, and encourage educators across North America and the UK to join us.”

To learn more about the Discovery Education Community and Discovery Education’s other initiatives and services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

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, 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. 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