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Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
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Discovery Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting Renew Longterm Partnership Providing Educators and Students Statewide Award-Winning Dynamic Digital Content

–Continuation of 17-Year Collaboration Ensures Students and Educators Access to Comprehensive K-12 Digital Resources–

SILVER SPRING, Md. (June 22, 2017) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its 17-year partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). This collaboration, which provides all educators across Georgia access to dynamic digital content has, since its inception, delivered almost 43 million digital learning objects from the award-winning Discovery Education Streaming service to teachers and students across the state.

GPB Education encourages lifelong learning through high quality, reliable content and their ability to connect educators, students, and families at all levels. GPB remains at the forefront of the digital learning movement by creating, curating, and distributing quality educational programs and services through a state-of-the-art production facility, cutting edge digital media division, and a variety of innovative partnerships.  Building on their reputation as a trusted content source, GPB Education supports educators across the state by producing resources that are specifically designed to meet individual needs of teachers and students throughout all of Georgia.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas. Resources 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 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.

“GPB’s continued partnership with Discovery Education helps us meet our core mission of providing informative and enriching programming and educational resources to citizens across Georgia,” says GPB President and CEO Teya Ryan. “We are pleased to continue this collaboration, which brings educators statewide the engaging digital resources they need to create the dynamic digital learning environments that will prepare today’s students for success beyond graduation.”

In addition to providing the state’s educators continued access to Discovery Education Streaming Plus, this continued partnership ensures the Discovery Education Community will continue to support educators served by GPB in their efforts to create modern digital classrooms. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.

“Discovery Education is proud to join GPB in our shared mission to help educators meet the ever-evolving needs of today’s students,” said Andy Schaefer, Vice President of Education Partnerships at Discovery Education. “By providing educators statewide access to the dynamic high-quality digital content found in Discovery Education Streaming Plus, GPB is helping students from Kingsland to Fort Oglethorpe learn and work in our increasingly digital world, and we are grateful to the GPB team for their work in this area. We look forward to continuing this important long-term collaboration, as it truly is helping educators across Georgia support the success of all learners.”

For more information on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s education division, visit http://www.gpb.org/education.

For more information on Discovery Education’s services and initiatives, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

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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 4.5 million educators and over 50 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.

About GPB
As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 18 radio stations and a multi-faceted digital presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs like Georgia Outdoors, On Second Thought, Two-Way Street and Political Rewind.