Silver Spring, Md. — September 10, 2007 — Both the Philadelphia Public School District and the San Francisco Unified School District have committed to offer educators and students Discovery Education streaming. The only digital video-based learning resource scientifically proven to increase academic achievement, Discovery Education streaming will enhance local educators? curriculum with digital media and engage the YouTube generation on their level. Today, 1 million educators and 30 million students in more than half of U.S. schools learn with Discovery Education streaming.
In addition, the Discovery Educator Network, a global community of 26,000 educators passionate about integrating media into classroom curriculum, will support the use of this resource in PPSD and SFUSD. Through the Discovery Educator Network, educators have free access to a wide range of technology training, as well as a resource library of teacher-generated projects and tools to create educational blogs.
In the coming weeks, administrators will begin implementing Discovery Education streaming in classrooms in both districts. Area teachers and staff also will undergo intensive professional development designed to orient them to this new technology and help them integrate this resource into their existing lessons.
For more information on Discovery Education streaming, or any other products and services from Discovery Education, please visit www.discoveryeducation.com or call 800-323-9084.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, the leading global real-world and knowledge-based media company. The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital video content in easy-to-use formats, in all core-curricular subject areas. Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students and parents that make a positive impact on student learning. Through strategic partnerships with public television stations across the country, its public service initiatives, products and joint business ventures, Discovery Education helps educators around the world harness the power of broadband and media to connect their students to a world of learning. For more information, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.