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New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District Introduces New, Systemic Approach to STEM Education Districtwide in Partnership with Discovery Education 

Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
240-662-5563, Stephen_Wakefield@discovery.com

Maria José Sanabria, Discovery Education
240-662-2550, Maria_Sanabria@Discovery.com

-Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Sustained, Job-Embedded Professional Development to Help District Create STEM Learning Environments that Promote Students Desire to Learn and Succeed-

Silver Spring, MD. (February 28, 2018) – New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District (LMSD) today announced a new four-year partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. This exciting collaboration combines Discovery Education’s Streaming Plus digital service with STEM Leader Corp, a four-year system for professional development, to create an exciting new systemic approach to STEM education districtwide that personalizes learning and creates an environment promoting students’ desire to learn and succeed.

LMSD is committed to using technology to personalize learning so that each child learns at an individualized pace and is challenged to excel against their own standards.  LMSD’s new partnership with Discovery Education supports this commitment.  By combining Discovery Education’s engaging digital content with a system of professional development that promotes a systemic culture of STEM education, LMSD’s talented educators are empowered to create exciting digital learning environments that encourage students’ development of the critical thinking and exploration skills.

The integration of Discovery Education Streaming Plus into teaching and learning across LMSD will help create these exciting digital learning environments. A comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build students’ mastery in interpreting, understanding, and evaluating information. Students can access a variety of digital assets including images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, books on tape, articles, videos, and more, and are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Teacher resources include lesson plans, instructional strategies, and content collections organized around themes, as well as a collection of new STEM/STEAM resources designed to fuel a cultural shift in teaching and learning.

In addition, the STEM Leader Corp capacity building model, that will be used by district administrators and teachers, will support the adoption of new strategies and best practices for building and sustaining a culture of STEM in their schools and guide them as they master new STEM instructional approaches.  With a focus on developing high-quality STEM instruction, creating interdisciplinary lessons and units, and vertically aligning STEM education school-wide, this initiative provides the robust professional development, job-embedded coaching, and administrative leadership support necessary to create centers of STEM excellence.  In addition, STEM Leader Corp will also help LMSD educators integrate Discovery Education’s Streaming Plus digital content service deeper into classroom instruction.

“Located here in southeast New Mexico’s Permian Basin, our students have tremendous opportunities to work in the oil and gas industry upon graduation,” explained Loving Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Ann Lynn McIlroy.  “We want our children to be prepared to step into those types of careers, but also have the skills to be successful in any other career they choose.  This new partnership with Discovery Education helps create the educational environment that will help all students develop the skills they need to be the master of their own future.”

The Discovery Education Community will support the LMSD educators’ efforts to create more personalized learning experiences for students through dynamic digital media. 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 excited to partner with the Loving Municipal School District on this new project,” said Discovery Education’s Director of Education Partnerships Phillip Mikula.  “We admire the tremendous enthusiasm everyone across the district has for this project and look forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting started.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s professional development programs and other services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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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.

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The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Learning Environments

Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
240-662-5563, Stephen_Wakefield@discovery.com

Maria José Sanabria, Discovery Education
240-662-2550, Maria_Sanabria@Discovery.com

– 41 K-12 Catholic Schools Across the Archdiocese to Begin Integrating Award-Winning Digital Content into Classroom Instruction-

Silver Spring, MD (February 21, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Department of Catholic Schools has entered into a new six-year partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, that will empower educators across the Archdiocese to create dynamic digital learning environments that reflect students experiences with technology outside the classroom. Through this collaboration, teachers and students in 41 of  Archdiocesan schools will soon receive access to Discovery Education’s award-winning Streaming Plus service, accelerating the Archdiocese’s efforts to prepare all students for global citizenship.

This new partnership directly supports the Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Catholic Schools’ efforts to provide all students an academically excellent education that empowers all individuals to reach their fullest potential. By incorporating Discovery Education’s award-winning digital content into teaching and learning, educators in Archdiocesan schools now have flexible digital resources that not only help them more deeply engage students and personalize learning but also help create authentic learning experiences combining faith and reason.

A comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build students’ mastery in interpreting, understanding, and evaluating information. Students can access a variety of digital assets including images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, books on tape, articles, videos, and more, and are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Teacher resources include lesson plans, instructional strategies, and content collections organized around themes, as well as a collection of new STEM/STEAM resources designed to fuel a cultural shift in teaching and learning.

“The Archdiocese of Baltimore is excited to launch this new partnership with Discovery Education,” said James Sellinger, Chancellor of Education for the Archdiocese. “The integration of Discovery Education’s Streaming Plus into classroom instruction strengthens our schools by enhancing the learning experience of all our students.  Combining the innovative resources like Streaming Plus with our rich tradition of learning prepares our schools and students to meet the rigors of the 21st Century.”

In addition to receiving access to Streaming Plus, the Discovery Education Community will support the Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic school educators’ efforts to transform students’ learning experiences with dynamic digital media. 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 honored to be part of the Archdiocese’s work to create modern digital learning environments,” said Kelly Burleson, Senior Education Partnerships Manager at Discovery Education. ¨We look forward to working closely with the 41 Archdiocesan schools participating in this exciting new initiative, and are pleased to now be a part of Baltimore’s rich history of Catholic education.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s Streaming Plus, and more services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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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.

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Discovery Education Announces Date of 2018 Day of Discovery Tour Kick-Off

Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
240-662-5563, Stephen_Wakefield@discovery.com

Maria José Sanabria, Discovery Education
240-662-2550, Maria_Sanabria@Discovery.com

-First Event Launches No-Cost, Full-Day Professional Learning Events in U.S. and Canada Focused on Helping Educators Learn, Share, and Connect-

Silver Spring, Md. (February 8, 2018) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, has announced the date and location of the first stop on the 2018 Day of Discovery Tour. A series of no-cost, full-day professional learning opportunities, the Day of Discovery Tour is designed to help participating curriculum leaders, principals, media specialists, and teachers, learn more about integrating digital content into their curriculum, share effective strategies for creating dynamic digital learning environments, and connect to their most valuable resource–each other. 

The 2018 Day of Discovery Tour kicks-off on March 10 at the Broward County School’s Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Day of Discovery attendees will participate in a full day of lively networking sessions, interactive demonstrations, in-depth discussions, and other opportunities to learn from their peers. In the coming weeks, information on additional Day of Discovery Tour dates in Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Milwaukee, WI; Nashville, TN; Orange, CA and Philadelphia, PA will be announced. Visit http://www.dayofdiscoverytour.com for up-to-the-moment tour dates, registration information, and, more.

“The Day of Discovery Tour’s unique professional learning opportunities make it one of the year’s most impactful professional learning events,” said Shelly Karstens a Library Media Specialist in Wisconsin’s Green Bay Area Public Schools. “I am excited to attend this year’s Day of Discovery and am planning to bring some of my colleagues as well.”

The Day of Discovery Tour is organized by the Discovery Education Community. A global community of education professionals that connects members across school systems and around the world, the Discovery Education Community leverages a blend of social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events to foster valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration among participants. 

“Discovery Education is excited to once again present the Day of Discovery Tour to educators across the United States and Canada,” said Lance Rougeux, Discovery Education’s Vice President of Learning Communities and Innovation. “We are grateful to the members of the Discovery Education Community who have volunteered to lead these incredible events, and we invite educators across North America to attend these dynamic, free, professional learning opportunities.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s professional development resources, digital streaming services, and more, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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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.

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