Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
Maria José Sanabria, Discovery Education
–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education-
Silver Spring, Md. (May 21, 2018) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its long-term partnership with EducationPlus. By extending their 10-year relationship with Discovery Education, EducationPlus reaffirms its commitment to empowering their 58 member school systems to create dynamic digital learning environments with high-quality content from Discovery Education Streaming Plus.
EducationPlus is a non-profit, membership-driven educational service agency serving 58-member school districts in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Bringing together school districts to share resources, information, and ideas through exemplary, nationally-recognized services in educational technology, cooperative purchasing, staff development, and more, EducationPlus is helping member districts prepare students for success in the world.
Discovery Education Streaming Plus is an award-winning comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas. The streaming service 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, articles, videos, interactives, 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, interactive learning courses, 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.
EducationPlus is also partnering with Discovery Education to bring member districts professional learning opportunities that help maximize the impact of digital content and improve students’ academic achievement.
“EducationPlus, celebrating our 90th anniversary, was founded as Cooperating School by a group of school superintendents who believed in the importance of sharing ideas and resources,” said Dr. Paul Ziegler, EducationPlus Executive Director. “Today, EducationPlus displays the power of collaboration by bringing school districts together to network on education issues and enhance classroom instruction through programs like those offered by Discovery Education. We are proud to continue this strong relationship, as it plays a key role in both supporting our member districts and improving student achievement.”
The Discovery Education Community will also continue supporting EducationPlus members’ efforts to create more personalized learning experiences. This global community of education professionals connects members in school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing and inspiration.
“We at Discovery Education are very pleased to continue our long-term collaboration with Education Plus,” said Kelly Hines, Discovery Education’s Senior Director of Partner Engagement. “Together, we are ensuring member educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area have access to the dynamic digital content they need to create learning environments that will prepare students for success beyond the classroom.”
For more information on EducationPlus, visit http://www.edplus.org.
For more information about Discovery Education’s Streaming Plus 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.
About Discovery Education
As the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., 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. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.