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New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District Integrates Discovery Education Techbooks Into Classroom Instruction

Silver Spring, MD (October 16, 2018)– New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District(PPSD) announced today the formation of a new partnership withDiscovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. This new collaboration enables PPSD’s educators to integrate Discovery Education’s Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks into classroom instruction districtwide, creating dynamic digital learning environments for all students that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

The Plainfield Public School District is dedicated to supporting the development of all students and to ensuring every one of them meets their fullest academic potential. To meet this goal, PPSD designed the 21stCentury Life and Careersstandards, which guides the district’s efforts to create real-world learning experiences that preparestudents for lifelong success as citizens and workers in a global society. These standards evolve as students progress through their education, they are integrated across all content areas, offer specialized programs aligned to student interests, and include career exploration opportunities. To help build the digital learning environments needed to support these standards and the district’s real-world approach to education, K-12 students will have access to Discovery Education’s Science, Math, and Social StudiesTechbook. 

“The Plainfield Public School District is committed to creating innovative learning environments that prepare all students for college and career success,” said Plainfield Public Schools Superintendent Ronald E. Bolandi. “We strongly believe that our curriculum and lessons must replicate real-world challenges, ignite student curiosity, and strengthen students’ problem-solving capacity. By collaborating with Discovery Education, we believe we are partnering with an organization aligned to our goals and invested in our success, and we look forward to beginning this great initiative.”

PPSD’S educators will also be supported by the Discovery Education Community as they transform students’ learning experiences with dynamic digital media. 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 honored to collaborate with Plainfield Public School District on their effort to create real-world learning experiences,” said Ricardo Garcia, Discovery Education’s Partnerships Manager. “We look forward to supporting Superintendent Bolandi and his wonderful team of teachers and administrators across the district as we begin this exciting new project.”

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