Discovery Education Chooses Natick for Regional Conference

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

 

Natick Public Schools and Discovery Education to Host Interactive

Learning Opportunity for New England Educators

 

— Professional development event to feature creative hands-on workshops to engage students and invigorate curriculum using the latest innovations in teaching and learning —

 

WHAT:          On March 22, Natick Public Schools and Discovery Education will host an interactive ‘Day of Discovery’ professional development event for New England educators. During the event, attendees will connect with like-minded educators from the region and learn techniques for leveraging rich digital content and educational technologies to enhance instruction.

 

Sessions will focus on a variety of topics including the use of digital content to meet Common Core State Standards, flipping the classroom and digital storytelling. Participants will also glean best practices and strategies for enhancing instruction with Discovery Education services, including the Discovery Education Techbook series, a digital textbook solution for K-12 teachers and students, as well as Board Builder, an interactive tool which enables students to create and curate content, gather evidence, form arguments and support their claims.

 

Since 2008, Natick Public Schools has partnered with Discovery Education to bring dynamic digital resources that empower teachers, enhance curriculum and inspire students to district classrooms. Currently, the district uses Discovery Education Streaming Plus, a library of 200,000 digital assets aligned to state academic and testing standards, to create authentic learning environments that build the critical thinking skills today’s students need for college, careers and citizenship.

 

WHO:             Educators and administrators from school districts across New England

Discovery Education professional development specialists Teryl Magee, Tom Turner and Amy Gropper
Matt Monjan, vice president, Discovery Education

Max Brooks, regional account manager, Discovery Education

WHEN:          Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:       Natick High School, 15 West Street, Natick, MA 01760

 

CONTACT:  Shawnee Cohn, Discovery Education                                               

shawnee_cohn@discovery.com(240) 662-2661

 

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.

 

About Natick Public Schools
Natick Public Schools located long the Marathon route, 22 miles from Boston, is a leader in technology education.  The school system and surrounding supportive community work together to provide a mix of arts, athletics and technology experiences designed to prepare students for college, career and an active civic life.  Natick’s digital conversion at the secondary level and effective use of virtual, hybrid and blended learning instructional models allows the system to personalize learning, engage students at high levels and maximize traditional learning models.  

 

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