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Alaska’s Nome Public Schools and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership Bringing Dynamic Digital Content to District Students
SILVER SPRING, MD (Tuesday, January 5, 2021) – Alaska’s Nome Public Schools (NPS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education supporting the continued academic growth and development of students districtwide. Through this new collaboration, NPS educators and students in all grades and all district locations are receiving access to dynamic K-12 digital resources that keep students connected to their natural curiosity at home, in school, or wherever learning is taking place. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
Following a careful review of possible solutions, the district selected Discovery Education Experience to support NPS’s goal of inspiring and empowering students to be culturally grounded, responsible citizens who are deeply connected to our community and world.
Experience—Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform—connects educators to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources. Together, these resources give educators everything they need to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and create lasting educational impact.
Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely resources to Experience each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day.
Finally, Experience is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows. Through expanded partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, and Clever, integrating Experience into existing IT architecture is easier than ever.
“We are delighted to launch this exciting new collaboration with Discovery Education,” said Jim Shreve, Nome Public Schools’ Director of Technology. “Discovery Education’s digital resources enhance our teachers’ ability to bring the real world right into our classrooms, providing our students new opportunities and experiences they might not otherwise access. We look forward to integrating these rich digital resources into teaching and learning across the district.”
NPS’s new partnership with Discovery Education also provides district educators access to the Discovery Education Community. 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.
“Discovery Education is incredibly excited to work with the talented team at the Nome Public Schools,” said Discovery Education National Partnerships Coordinator Kathryn Vickers. “It is exciting to support these dedicated educators as they build and deliver engaging digital lessons that engage all learners and create a lasting educational impact in any learning environment.”
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 Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.