–Renewal of 15-Year Partnership Supports the Creation of Digital Learning Environments Across Louisiana-
Silver Spring, Md. (April 11, 2018) – Discovery Education, one of the leading providers of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its 15-year partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB). LPB’s continued collaboration with Discovery Education renews the public broadcaster’s commitment to students statewide by empowering K-12 educators to create digital learning environments with high-quality content from Discovery Education Streaming Plus.
Louisiana Public Broadcasting Educational Services Department is committed to providing extensive information, lesson plans, materials, and digital resources to support formal education in K-12 classrooms statewide. Through its long-term partnership with Discovery Education, LPB offers educators a host of digital resources, such as Discovery Education Streaming Plus, that help teachers build vibrant learning experiences for all students.
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.
“For more than 40 years, Louisiana Public Broadcasting has worked to provide state residents intelligent, informative and educational programming. As part of that effort, we are supporting educators statewide as they use digital content to create dynamic learning environments that improve academic achievement,” said President and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting Beth Courtney. “Our partnership with Discovery Education plays a critical role in that effort, and we are excited to continue this incredibly fruitful collaboration.”
The Discovery Education Community will also continue supporting Louisiana educators’ efforts to create more personalized learning experiences across the state. 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.
“Discovery Education is proud to continue its long-standing partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting,” said Kelly Hines, Discovery Education Senior Manager of Community Engagement. “Together we are ensuring educators in Louisiana have access to the innovative digital content they need to create learning environments that will nurture the academic growth of today’s students.”
For more information on Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s education division, visit http://www.lpb.org/ education.
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
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 approximately 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 Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.