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Shawnee Cohn, Discovery Education
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shawnee_cohn@discovery.com


DISCOVERY EDUCATION AND GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING RENEW PARTNERSHIP PROVIDING EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS STATEWIDE DYNAMIC DIGITAL CONTENT

–Continuation of 15-Year Collaboration Ensures Students and Educators Access to Comprehensive K-12 Digital Resources–

SILVER SPRING, Md. (May 28, 2015) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a three-year renewal of its 15-year partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) providing educators across Georgia access to dynamic digital content.  Since the inception of the Discovery Education-GPB partnership, Georgia’s educators and students have integrated more than 40 million digital learning objects from the award-winning Discovery Education Streaming service into instruction.

Discovery Education Streaming 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 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.

“At GPB, our core mission is to provide informative and enriching programming and educational resources, and our deep partnership with Discovery Education helps us meet this goal,” says GPB President and Executive Director Teya Ryan. “We are pleased to continue this collaboration, which brings to educators across the state the powerful digital resources they need to build the modern learning environments today’s students need and deserve.”

The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) will continue to support educators served by GPB in their efforts to transform students’ learning experience 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.

“Discovery Education’s continued partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting ensures Georgia educators access to rich multimedia content they can use to address multiple learning styles, deepen student engagement and improve student achievement,” said Andy Schaefer, Vice President of Education Partnerships at Discovery Education. “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the great team at GPB on our joint mission to support the success of each learner.”

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

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

About Discovery Education
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. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, over 40 percent of all primary schools 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.