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Christina Scripps, Discovery Education
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DISCOVERY EDUCATION ENHANCES AWARD-WINNING STREAMING SERVICE WITH HUNDREDS OF NEW DIGITAL ASSETS

-Enhancements Include Additional Early Elementary Content in Core Curricular Areas and Weekly News Series Covering Current Events-

Silver Spring, Md. (November 20, 2014)Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for classrooms nationwide, announced today the addition of several hundred new titles to its flagship Discovery Education Streaming and Discovery Education Streaming Plus services. Further supporting educators as they integrate digital content into instruction, the enhancements include a significant amount of new content in core academic areas for grades K-5.

Available in more than half of all of U.S. schools, Discovery Education Streaming Plus provides teachers and students with a comprehensive digital library of instructional videos, skill builders, writing prompts, multimedia activities, and articles that are aligned to state and national curriculum standards and integrate seamlessly into any curriculum.  More than 350 exclusive titles from Espresso Education, which is now Discovery Education, have been added to Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Discovery Education Streaming Canada covering core subject areas, including math, language arts, social studies, science and health. The video content supports students in grades K-5 and explores topics such as the alphabet, counting strategies, inventors and inventions, media literacy, healthy eating, phonics, handwriting, basic needs of plants and animals, and problem-solving. Also included in the offerings are Global Stories, a weekly news series covering current events which is specifically geared toward a younger audience of grades K-5.

“Discovery Education’s latest enhancements to Streaming Plus show their commitment to continuously improving their services and to providing up-to-date, relevant content,” said Jan Abernethy, a teacher at East Elementary School in Pennsylvania’s Greenville Area School District. “I am looking forward to integrating this new cross-curricular, rich multimedia content into my classroom instruction and creating even more engaging learning experiences for my students.”

Searchable by keyword, content area and grade level, the rich video and digital assets in Discovery Education Streaming Plus help students build mastery in interpreting, understanding and evaluating information presented in a variety of ways, and provides the tools to teach students how to think critically about what they see and experience in their daily lives. 

“Since Discovery Education Streaming was first introduced in 2001, the service has empowered educators to improve student achievement through the integration of high-quality digital content into instruction,” said Scott Kinney, senior vice president at Discovery Education. “With the addition of these new high quality-resources, we are thrilled to provide elementary-level educators access to even more digital content that they can utilize to increase student engagement, address multiple learning styles and advance student achievement in their classrooms.”

The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) will continue to support Discovery Education users in their efforts to transform students’ learning experiences with digital media. A global community of education professionals, the DEN 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.

For more information about Discovery Education Streaming Plus and other Discovery Education services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

 

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Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind.  Available in over half of all U.S. schools and primary schools in England, community colleges and in 50 countries around the world, Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that accelerate 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