Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Discovery Education Renew Long-Term Partnership Supporting Educators Statewide

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:24 am

Silver Spring, Md. (May 7, 2019) – Discovery Education, the leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms,

today announced a renewal of its long-term partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB). LPB’s extension of its 16-year collaboration with Discovery Education continues empowering K-12 educators to create dynamic digital learning experiences with high-quality content from Discovery Education Streaming Plus.

LPB is Louisiana’s largest classroom over the air, on every device, in schools, and in the community.  LPB’s Educational Services Department is committed to providing extensive information, lesson plans, materials, and digital resources to support formal K-12 education 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 engaging learning experiences for all students.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a comprehensive digital service that supplements teaching and learning across all K–12 curricular areas.  Discovery Education Streaming empowers educators to create dynamic learning environments that mirror students’ use of technology outside the classroom through engaging lesson plans, instructional strategies, and content collections organized around themes. Students can access images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, books on tape, articles, and videos, as well as a collection of new STEM resources designed to fuel a cultural shift in teaching and learning.

Students in elementary, middle and high school that have regular access to Streaming resources 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 Streaming 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.

“Louisiana Public Broadcasting is dedicated to education and cultural enrichment statewide. As part of that effort, we provide educators a robust online platform that delivers the best and most effective digital content to students and educators each day,” said President and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting Beth Courtney. “Our partnership with Discovery Education is critical to providing the most well-researched digital learning content to Louisiana’s classrooms, so we are excited to continue this valuable 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.

“Each day, Discovery Education’s long-term collaboration with Louisiana Public Broadcasting helps Louisiana’s educators create engaging digital learning experiences that prepare students for success beyond the classroom,” said Kelly Hines, Discovery Education Senior Director of Partner Engagement. “Discovery Education is proud to continue this partnership in 2019, and looks forward to working closely with the entire LPB team to support K-12 teaching and learning from Shreveport to the Gulf and everywhere in-between.”

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.