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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 12.09.10

Contacts:

Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
240-662-2893
stephen_wakefield@discovery.com

Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates
608-839-9800
emily@cblohm.com


Time Running Out to Enter ‘New Teacher Survival Central’ Sweepstakes

--Sweepstakes closes Dec. 17, 2010--

--Grand-prize package features exclusive trip to Costa Rica with Discovery Student Adventures--

Silver Spring, Md. (Dec. 9, 2010) – Eight days remain to enter the New Teacher Survival Central sweepstakes. The grand prize includes an all-expense paid trip to Costa Rica with New Teacher Survival Central Discovery Student Adventures , as well as a New Teacher Survival Prize Pack consisting of a Samsung N150 Netbook from American College of Education, an Elmer’s Classroom Prize Pack featuring a variety of classroom materials, and a DVD collection from Discovery Education.

The New Teacher Survival Central sweepstakes is sponsored by Elmer’s Products, Inc., American College of Education (ACE) and Discovery Education. Visit the New Teacher Survival Central for more information on how to enter and the prizes available. The New Teacher Survival Central Sweepstakes closes Dec. 17, 2010.

New Teacher Survival Central is an online destination welcoming, supporting and rewarding educators new to the teaching profession. The website features an array of helpful and timely classroom resources. Offering tips, tools and useful suggestions for easing into the teaching field, educators will find valuable essentials such as classroom management techniques, ideas for connecting classroom activities to the curriculum, lesson plans, peer-networking resources, and tools to create engaging learning centers.

“With this year’s new teachers firmly settled into their classrooms, now is the perfect time for them to explore the website and enter the sweepstakes,” said Mary Rollins, vice president of corporate partnerships, Discovery Education. “We are pleased to be working with Elmer’s Products, Inc. and American College of Education to empower America’s newest teachers to reach their fullest potential.”

New Teacher Survival Central features an area dedicated to the elementary classroom, It’s Elementary . This section includes special content for educators who are not only new themselves to teaching, but are busy with students who are new to school as well. It’s Elementary provides valuable resources for teachers looking to create environmentally friendly classrooms in the “Green Scene,” including tips and facts about recycling, curriculum ideas and student projects. And, it features “Learning Curve,” where new elementary teachers can find resources related to bullying, food allergies, learning styles, and more.

In the Technology 101 area of the website, educators can access practical information on how educational technologies promote student engagement in learning and what tools are available for use in the classroom. Free K-12 student resources are highlighted for teachers in the Tech Tools for Students section of the site as well.

Allowing educators to access information on the art of classroom management, Homeroom Headquarters provides actionable advice on creating a positive classroom environment, communicating with parents and managing students. New educators also will find powerful videos covering a broad array of topics such as lesson planning, community and parental involvement, and using technology effectively.

The Survival Tool Kit: Best of the Web section contains a collection of Web links teachers will find particularly useful. Highlighting blogs, tutorials, curricular resources, and educational media outlets veteran teachers rely on each day, the Best of the Web provides a great library of Internet tools to both new and seasoned educators.

Visit New Teacher Survival Central at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/newteacher .

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