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Elizabeth Hillman, Discovery Education 
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Allison Bostrom, SIIA
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Discovery Education Streaming Plus Wins SIIA CODiE Award for Best Source for Reference or Education Resource

-Comprehensive K-12 Digital Content Service from Discovery Education Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition-

SILVER SPRING, Md. (May 19, 2016) - Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced that Discovery Education Streaming Plus has won the 2016 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Source for Reference or Education Resource.  Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a comprehensive digital service providing instructional content across all K-12 curricular areas, along with content creation and collaboration tools.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus won one of only 29 awards presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for products and services deployed specifically for education and learning professionals. SIIA is the leading voice for technology, data and media companies. Companies rely on SIIA to help drive innovation and growth of their industries through public policy efforts, in-person and online events and the protection of intellectual property.

An SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor as each award winner was reviewed by a field of industry experts, whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and their votes were combined with the scores from the industry experts’ to select this year’s CODiE Awards winners.

“This recognition of Discovery Education Streaming Plus by SIIA and the CODiE Award judges is truly an honor,” said Discovery Education Senior Vice President of Product Development Robert Onsi.  “We are proud of the role this important service plays in empowering educators around the globe to build the dynamic digital learning environments today’s students demand and deserve.” 

Resources within Discovery Education Streaming Plus are aligned to state standards and are searchable, and include videos, images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, audio books, articles and more. Teacher resources available through Discovery Education Streaming Plus include lesson plans, instructional strategies and content collections organized around themes, as well as including instructional videos, skill builders, writing prompts, multimedia activities and articles. Through its popular Board Builder feature, students can create virtual project boards using multimedia and text to synthesize their thinking and provide evidence of their understanding of a concept or problem.

"SIIA’s 2016 Education Technology CODiE Award winners were phenomenal this year, and showed how supportive and impactful these technologies are for students, faculty and administration.” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA. “Each honoree deserves accolades and we are pleased to add our congratulations to all of this year’s CODiE Award winners."

Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook was named the best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution in the 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards, and the company’s Science Techbook was named the best Science/Health Instructional Solution in the 2012 SIIA CODiE Awards.

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit: http://www.siia.net/codie/2016-Winners.

For more information about Discovery Education Streaming Plus or other Discovery Education Services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence.  For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

About ETIN

ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit siia.net/etin.

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, 50 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.