DISCOVERY EDUCATION ENRICHES ELL AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION WITH NEW MULTI-LANGUAGE DIGITAL CONTENT
– The Magic School Bus, Animated Hero Classics and Clifford the Big Red Dog now available in Spanish through Discovery Education multimedia platforms –
Silver Spring, Md. (September 12, 2013) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms, announced today the addition of new dynamic resources to its Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus and Discovery Education Science Techbook™ series to enhance ELL and foreign language instruction.
Through Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus, educators and students now have access to Spanish versions of the series The Magic School Bus, Animated Hero Classics and Clifford the Big Red Dog. The popular series help English language learners grasp concepts in core content areas. The series also enhance Spanish language instruction.
Other new resources available in Spanish through Discovery Education Science Techbook series include the Science Video Vocab and The Language of Science series. These series help Spanish speaking students master scientific concepts and prepare them for English-based science tests. In addition to these new resources, the Discovery Education Science Techbook series also supports multi-language instruction with closed captioning, text-to-voice as well as an interactive glossary with definitions in a variety of languages.
“With a large Spanish speaking population, it is critical that our teachers have access to specialized resources to support English language learners,” said Pat Lewis, Chief School Improvement Officer, Grand Prairie Independent School District. “We are excited to bring Spanish versions of these popular series to our teachers through Discovery Education’s multimedia services, as this content truly engages students in learning and helps them master concepts in core subject areas.”
Discovery Education’s multimedia services provide educators and students dynamic digital content in 30 languages. Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus supplemental services provide access to more than 155,000 digital learning objects that enhance curriculum and support all subject areas and learning styles, including videos, skill builders, games, audio files, images, writing prompts and encyclopedia articles. Recently, Discovery Education Streaming Plus was enhanced with hundreds of model lessons to support educators at all levels as they integrate the Common Core State Standards into curriculum and instruction.
Discovery Education Science Techbook series is a complete digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks and features compelling video; interactive text; digital simulations and explorations; virtual and hands-on labs; and an interactive glossary with animations, audio and video. The series is available for K-8 science and high school courses including Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science and Physics.
“Discovery Education is committed to expanding language options for its digital resources to support educators and enrich instruction,” said Kelli Campbell, senior vice president, Discovery Education. “The new resources and multi-language features are valuable additions to our multimedia services and digital textbook series to engage and support the needs of all learners.”
For more information about Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus and Discovery Education Science Techbook series or other services and resources from Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.
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 that supports the implementation of Common Core, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Available in over half of all U.S. schools, community colleges and in 50 countries around the world, Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that accelerate 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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