The instructional experience will help students learn more about the
energy-water nexusand key lessons in sustainability and
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash & AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2018--
Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage
energy and water, and Disco Learning Media announced today an
educational collaboration to host Resourcefulness, a new
interactive experience inside PBS LearningMedia that offers free,
educational standards-aligned videos, interactives and lesson plans for
high school students. Itron collaborated with Austin-based education
agency Disco Learning Media and PBS presenting station Georgia Public
Broadcasting (GPB) on the development and distribution of this new
experience, which is based on the web appResourcefulness:
An Introduction to the Energy-Water Nexus authored by energy expert
and professor Dr. Michael E. Webber.
The goal of Resourcefulness in PBS LearningMedia is to introduce
students to different cross-cutting issues at the core of the
relationship between energy and water. The collection inside PBS
LearningMedia presents images, video and academic commentary to
introduce key concepts and inspire further research.
“We’re thrilled to work with Georgia Public Broadcasting Education and
Disco on this expansion of the Resourcefulness curriculum,” said Callie
Bendickson, manager of corporate social responsibility for Itron. “GPB
is a nationally recognized leader in providing high quality, educational
content for public media, and this project will help bring
Resourcefulness to more classrooms across the country.”
“Through PBS LearningMedia, GPB and PBS are able to offer free,
standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more for
teachers and students,” said Laura Evans, director of education for
Georgia Public Broadcasting, “Our collaboration with Itron and Disco
Learning Media allows us to provide even more high-quality resources
that address STEM concepts.”
Resourcefulness is underwritten by Itron, Inc. and part of Itron’s
education corporate social responsibility initiative that provides
energy education for K-12 students around the world.
To learn more, visit http://pbslearningmedia.org/collection/resourcefulness.
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About GPB Education
GPB Education is Georgia’s digital media content provider for the
classroom offering locally produced, Georgia-specific content and
digital streaming services across all subject areas to teachers and
students. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of the digital learning
movement by creating, curating, and distributing quality educational
programs. For more information, visit www.gpb.org/education.
About PBS LearningMedia
As America’s most trusted institution and number-one children’s
educational media brand, PBS is committed to supporting teachers on
their journey to spark students’ curiosity. PBS LearningMedia, a
partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is an online
destination that offers free access to thousands of resources from PBS
stations and partners. These digital tools are designed to enhance
classroom instruction -- from videos, images and interactives, to lesson
plans, articles and primary sources. Available to all educators pre-K
through 12th grade, PBS LearningMedia offers classroom-ready content
aligned to state and national standards, compatible with the tools
teachers use most, such as Google Classroom, and contextualized with
supporting materials. Each month, more than one million unique users
visit PBS LearningMedia to enhance teaching practice and support student
learning. Learn more at pbslearningmedia.org.
About Disco Learning Media
Disco Learning Media, a creative education agency, eCourse developer and
digital publisher, is a division of Probility Media Corporation (OTCQB:
PBYA). Their innovative services and products are used by clients in the
academic, corporate and government markets.
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