NEW SCIENCE TECHBOOK FROM DISCOVERY EDUCATION BUILT TO NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS NOW AVAILABLE FOR K-12 CLASSROOMS Elizabeth Hillman, Discovery Education240firstname.lastname@example.org — New Digital Textbook Utilizes Instructional Approach Reflecting Real-World Applications to Help Educators Transition to the NGSS Framework — Silver Spring, Md. (June 29, 2015) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms nationwide, today announced its new Discovery Education Science Techbook™ aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is now available for classroom use. Designed specifically to help teachers transition to the NGSS framework, Discovery Education’s latest Techbook joins the company’s award-winning line of digital textbooks. The Science Techbook includes rich, standards-aligned content such as video, audio, text, interactives with hands-on activities, and virtual labs that help educators differentiate instruction and provide a rich and engaging learning experience for students. Embedded formative assessment opportunities help educators monitor student progress, and like all Discovery Education digital textbooks, the Science Techbook works on any device and can be implemented in a variety of instructional settings. Discovery Education’s new NGSS-aligned Science Techbook fully supports the instructional shifts required by the new standards, embraces the philosophy of three-dimensional learning, and is designed to help educators adapt their classroom practice to meet the standards. In addition to content chosen to directly support the standards, the NGSS Model Lessons within the new Techbook reflect the interconnectedness of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) and Cross-Cutting Concepts (CCC) and illustrate what these mean in practice for educators. With the NGSS-aligned Science Techbook, students will become immersed in the work of scientists and engineers, developing their own scientific explanations by a variety of activities such as exploring the overarching themes of science, asking questions and making claims, and identifying the cross-cutting connections between sciences. “Monarch Learning Center was excited at the prospect of using NGSS as our guide to science instruction. As a science-based school, we knew we had to find a curriculum that was thorough, engaging, and student centered,” said Patricia Davis, director at Monarch Learning Center in Redding, Calif. “Discovery Education’s NGSS-aligned Techbook offers students the chance to dig deeper and explore the content that grabs their attention. We are anticipating higher levels of engagement, greater depth of knowledge, and inspiring a love of science learning in our students.” To ensure teachers are fully supported in their transition to NGSS and inquiry-based science, all NGSS-aligned Science Techbooks include customized professional development. Discovery Education Professional Development is designed to show educators how to maximize innovative learning tools and empower them to integrate technology effectively and confidently into instruction. “The Next Generation Science Standards represent a new direction in science education that demands an innovative set of instructional resources,” said Kelli Campbell, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Learning Officer, Discovery Education. “Discovery Education is pleased to introduce the new NGSS-aligned Science Techbook, which is rich in content and designed in a manner that empowers all educators to provide their students an internationally-benchmarked science education.” Discovery Education’s Techbook series is a breakthrough collection of digital textbooks that are aligned to rigorous standards, support a comprehensive curriculum, and include professional development. The Techbook series includes Science titles, as well as Social Studies and Math editions, and: Saves teachers time with its comprehensive design that includes model lessons, student activities, and assessments at their fingertips; Supports differentiation through interactive features that change the reading level of text and enable text to be read aloud; and Updates regularly at no additional cost. For more information about the Discovery Education Science Techbook for use with NGSS, please visit https://www.discoveryeducation.com/what-we-offer/techbook-digital-textbooks/science/ngss.cfm. About Discovery EducationDiscovery 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 atwww.discoveryeducation.com.