Georgia Public Broadcasting and Discovery Education Renew Long-Term Collaboration

Georgia Public Broadcasting and Discovery Education Renew Long-Term Collaboration

Silver Spring, Md. (March 11, 2020) – Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) today announced the extension of its 20-year partnership with Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Empowering educators across Georgia to create dynamic digital learning environments with high-quality content from the award-winning Discovery Education Experience service, the collaboration has delivered approximately 50 million digital learning objects to the state’s teachers and students.

GPB Education encourages lifelong learning through high quality, reliable content and their ability to connect educators, students, and families at all levels. GPB remains at the forefront of the effort to build dynamic digital learning environments for all students by creating, curating, and distributing quality educational programs and services through a state-of-the-art production facility, cutting edge digital media division, and a variety of innovative partnerships.  Building on their reputation as a trusted content source, GPB Education supports educators across the state by producing resources that are specifically designed to meet individual needs of teachers and students throughout all of Georgia.

Discovery Education Experience—the latest iteration of Discovery Education’s popular Streaming Plus service—is a comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K–12 curricular areas.  Discovery Education Experience assists educators in creating real-world learning opportunities that engage all students and lead to improved academic achievement.  The service’s standards-aligned content is assignable and can be bookmarked and saved for later use and remixed to meet the varying needs of diverse student populations in a safe and secure environment.  In addition, the service’s up-to-date, high-quality, and ever-growing digital content collections, as well as a library of immersive virtual field trips and viewing parties, are drawn from trusted partners.

Students in elementary, middle and high school who have regular access to Discovery Education’s comprehensive, K-12 digital content service have higher attendance rates and are outpacing their peers on state assessments in reading, mathematics, and social studies. Additional findings tell a consistent story of how access to Discovery Education’s supplemental content services can be linked to higher student achievement, especially for racial/ethnic minorities and students impacted by poverty, disabilities, and limited English proficiency. Click here to learn more.

“For 20 years, Discovery Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting have partnered to empower our state’s educators with the tools and resources we know will help prepare students for success beyond the classroom,” said GPB Director of Education Laura Evans. “We are excited to continue this partnership which has been so beneficial to teachers and students and look forward to continuing to work closely with Discovery Education in classrooms across Georgia.”

In addition to providing the state’s educators continued access to Discovery Education Experience, the renewal of this partnership ensures the Discovery Education Community will continue supporting educators served by GPB. 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.

“Georgia Public Broadcasting is one of Discovery Education’s oldest partners and together, we’ve built a rich tradition of helping educators across the state support the success of all learners,” said Kelly Hines, Discovery Education’s Senior Director of Partner Success. “We are incredibly excited to mark 20 years of collaboration and look forward to serving educators again this year and beyond.”

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

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning 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.