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Pardeeville Schools, Wisc., Contract With Discovery Education

Discovery Education's Experience program will connect educators and students to a collection of digital lessons, intuitive quizzes, activity-creation tools and professional learning resources.

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(TNS) — Pardeeville schools have partnered with a global technology leader, making more online materials and resources available to students to help prepare them for college and careers.

"We want to give our students as much experience (in technology) here at this level as we can," said Jason LeMay, Pardeeville Area School District administrator. "Because here, we can support and help guide them along the way, so that when they do leave us and go on to the next level, they are prepared to be successful."

"Discovery Education's engaging and interactive content easily fits into existing lessons, supports all subjects and all grades," Amber Houslet, Pardeeville Area School District's library technology specialist, said in a statement. "Our teachers look forward to using this with students."

Houslet said Discovery Education's Experience program will hopefully be available for classroom use by March 1.

The Experience program connects educators and students to a collection of content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quizzes, activity creation tools, and professional learning resources.

Discovery Education is a leader in educational technology with state-of-the-art digital platforms and serves about 4.5 million educators and 45 million students in about 100 countries and territories. Through its multimedia content, instructional supports, innovative classroom tools, and corporate partnerships, the company seeks to deliver learning experiences that support academic achievement on a global scale.

Partnering with a technology company is also a way for the district to get and stay on top of newly released educational technologies, which LeMay said is far more efficient than its current protocol of searching for and replacing products every few years, as technology tends to quickly become outdated.

Educators will also have access to the Discovery Educator Network, which is a community of education professionals that connects users across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, creating a space for idea sharing and inspiration, which LeMay said will be an effective tool for the district.

"I think anytime you can network with other educators or people with insight, it's really helpful," said LeMay. "Being a smaller, rural district, we collaborate a lot with our neighboring schools, but it's going to be nice to have resources and people in other places that have different experiences with the materials."

The company's senior manager, Jill Crider, said in a statement she is proud to support the development of college- and career-ready students in Pardeeville.

"By creating interactive digital learning experiences that connect classroom instruction to the 'real world,' the team at PASD is preparing its students to thrive beyond graduation," said Crider.

For more information about Discovery Education's digital resources and professional learning solutions visit

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