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BETT 2016: Discovery Education shows schools how to reach their digital potential
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Discovery Education, one of the UK’s leading providers of digital content and professional development to schools, will be sharing innovative strategies for using ed-tech in the classroom at this week’s BETT Show.

Presenting to teachers from across the UK and beyond, Discovery Education’s James Massey will lead an engaging, informative, and highly interactive session. This session will equip teachers with ideas and tools for effectively using digital content in everyday learning to engage students and improve achievement.

Entitled Spotlight on Strategies – Riding The Wave When Using Digital Media in the Classroom, the session aims to boost teachers’ confidence in using digital resources, by providing practical ideas they can immediately implement in the classroom. It will also provide a taster of Discovery Education’s Professional Development services, which give schools access to expert training and continuous support to help accelerate their digital potential.

Catherine Howard, Discovery Education’s Director of Professional Development said:

“We’re pleased to be attending BETT again this year, and to be given the opportunity to share some of our highly effective digital teaching strategies with schools from across the UK. Our Spotlight on Strategies show teachers how to integrate digital media – in the form of images, sounds, or video clips – into every lesson.”

“It’s never been more important for teachers to be confident around technology. Discovery Education is committed to working with schools to provide them with the skills, support and confidence to transform their classrooms into dynamic learning environments through our tailored professional development programmes.”

Discovery Education has been shortlisted for 3 prestigious BETT Awards this year, in the Early Years, Primary and International digital content categories. Recognised by many as the most important awards in the industry, BETT finalists are seen to be at the cutting edge of ICT provision to schools. 

  • The Discovery Education Espresso Dinosaurs Module, an engaging multimedia resource, which uses stunning Discovery Channel footage to bring dinosaurs to life, has secured the BETT Award Early Years Digital Content nomination.
  • The Discovery Education Espresso Phonics Module is nominated in BETT’s Primary Digital Content category. Aligned to the DfE’s Letters and Sounds programme, the video-rich multimedia content is used in primary schools across the UK to prepare younger children for reading and spelling.
  • And in the International Digital Education Resource category the Discovery Education Espresso Sweden service is up for an award. The service is used in over 600 Swedish primary schools, and provides digital media resources for all subjects from Förskoleklass to Year 6.

Lewis Bronze MBE, Founder and Director of Content at Discovery Education said:

“We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for 3 BETT Awards this year. We’ve seen first hand how good digital content can transform learning environments for pupils of all ages. Discovery Education’s multimedia resources can be used right across the curriculum, making complex subjects more accessible and enjoyable, and preparing children for future learning challenges.”

Discovery Education will also be discussing digital transformation with school leaders at the BETT School Leaders Summit, and is hosting a Community event for teachers to celebrate and share their BETT experience.

Educators are encouraged to learn more at:  http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/spotlight-on-strategies

Notes to Editors

Discovery Education at BETT 2016

  • James Massey’s session: Spotlight on Strategies – Riding the Wave When Using Digital Media in the Classroom, takes place in the SMART PLATINUM CLASSROOM SUITE at BETT on Friday 22nd 3pm.
  • EXHIBITION: Discovery Education will be partnering with SMART on stand D80
  • STEAM VILLAGE SEMINAR: How coding supports problem solving in your curriculum
    Presenters: Michael Alger, Discovery Education, supported by Lisa Marshall, Class Teacher, Harbour Primary & Nursery School, East Sussex. Friday 22nd 10:15-10:45am
  • ONE WEEK OPEN ACCESS TO DISCOVERY EDUCATION RESOURCES: 18th – 22nd
    Free access to Discovery Education’s award winning digital content services in BETT week

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom.

Discovery Education offers a range of services and opportunities for schools to meet the needs of students in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's most talented presenters and contributors, classroom contests and challenges, professional development and more.

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, the number one non-fiction media company in the world, which includes the popular global television networks Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Animal Planet.

For more information about Discovery Education’s services and resources, visit www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.