– Discovery Education selected as preferred supplier to deliver digital content to Independent Schools Association members to improve achievement, and prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow. –
London, UK (28 September 2015) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for school classrooms, announced its partnership with Independent Schools Association (ISA), a progressive organization of UK independent schools, becoming one of their official Gold Preferred Suppliers for more than 360 schools across the UK. Discovery Education will build upon ISA’s close school partnerships to provide engaging digital content for primary and secondary age pupils, along with professional development and networking opportunities to support teachers as they prepare today’s students to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
“We’re proud to be awarded the Gold Preferred Supplier status and to be working with the fantastic members of ISA. We hope that by offering high-quality content with ready-to-implement digital teaching strategies, alongside our unique virtual experiences and exciting competitions, we will support teaching staff and students to embrace technology and become digital leaders,” explained Susanne Thompson, Vice President of Discovery Education.
As part of this new relationship, Discovery Education will continue its close relationship with Claires Court School, Maidenhead, Berkshire, an ISA member. In the course of its partnership with Claires Court, Discovery Education has provided dynamic digital content through its Discovery Education Secondary service plus professional development for teachers and student digital leaders. One particular opportunity awarded a Claires Court School teacher the opportunity to travel to America for a week of professional development at the Discovery Education Summer Institute.
“It was inspiring to be surrounded by some of the most talented and passionate educators in the world. The culture of the Discovery Education Summer Institute is one of complete support and collaboration. We all learned new ways of working which we can immediately deploy into our classrooms and I’ve expanded my professional network,” expressed participant, André Boulton, Design & Technology Teacher and Head of ICT at Claires Court School.
Discovery Education believes in facilitating collaboration between innovative schools that are passionate about using technology to enhance learning experiences. Therefore, ISA members are supported by the Discovery Education Community. As part of the Community, teachers have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded professionals to share novel and dynamic techniques with one another, through in-person conferences, virtual events, and social media to foster valuable collaboration, networking, and inspiration.
“Our goal at ISA was to find a solution designed for all ages, across the core subject areas to help inspire our members to use digital media to engage students. We’re thrilled that Discovery Education offers high quality digital resource services, plus professional development and networking opportunities, so our schools can continue to enhance the learning experience,” expressed Neil Roskilly, Chief Executive Officer, ISA
For more information about Discovery Education’s services and the global Community, visit www.discoveryeducation.co.uk