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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 08.24.11

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Christina Scripps, Discovery Education
240-662-6502
christina_scripps@discovery.com


DISCOVERY EDUCATION CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF INSPIRING CURIOSITY WITH NEW BACK-TO-SCHOOL CONTENT & ENHANCEMENTS

-- Three-Week Webinar Schedule Helps Educators Make the Most Out of Their Digital Curriculum --

Silver Spring, Md. (August 24, 2011) – Discovery Education announced today innovative back-to-school upgrades and enhancements to their digital learning services for teachers and students. Designed to improve classroom engagement, Discovery Education has upgraded its Discovery Education streaming service with a variety of new resources, more efficient navigation and a free, three-week series of webinars to help educators explore how to incorporate the compelling digital resources students hunger for into their instruction.

For the past 10 years, Discovery Education has helped educators make the conversion to digital to accelerate student achievement. As part of the celebration of this milestone, and in support of the critical back-to-school season, Discovery Education has added new, exclusive content to Discovery Education streaming Plus, including thought-provoking, standards-aligned clips from Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking series HUMAN PLANET, CURIOSITY and RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO. New digital resources from top educational producers have also been added to Discovery Education’s extensive library of content, including:

  • American History content from Ambrose Video explores the achievements of various ethnic groups and their defining role in the growth of our country
  • French and Spanish language learning songs from Sara Jordan Publishing are now available to Discovery Education streaming Plus subscribers
  • A timely collection of health-related programs that focus on character development, nutrition and life skills from LearningZone Xpress are now available in Discovery Education Health
  • In addition to an expanded array of specialty content, new product enhancements to student, teacher and administrator tools have been made to improve the usefulness and efficiency of Discovery Education’s services. An improved Student Center allows students to go beyond the walls of the classroom and find assignments and assessments easily through an updated login page and new getting started tools. Allowing teachers to spend more time focusing on individual students, the improved Classroom Manager allows easy creation of classrooms within the service and efficient assignment management.

    Discovery Education will provide a three-week webinar series covering the full breadth of this year’s enhancements. The webinars will help educators set up their accounts and explore new ways to deliver resources that motivate students, engage higher order thinking and ultimately achieve learning objectives. Schedules and further webinar details can be found at DiscoveryEducation.com.

    Discovery Education is the leading provider of high quality curriculum-based digital content, professional development and assessment resources whose services are scientifically shown to improve student academic achievement. For more information about Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com or call 800-323-9084.

    For additional information on these updates, please visit http://www.discoveryeducation.com/BTS2011/enhancements.cfm.

    About Discovery Education
    Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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