PBS LearningMedia Expands Robust Digital Tools for Educators with Content from Annenberg Learner

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New Content Partnership Bolsters Free Media-Rich Assets Available Nationwide

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2012 –Today, PBS LearningMedia announced that select digital content from Annenberg Learner, part of the Annenberg Foundation, has been added to its digital media-on-demand service offered for free to all teachers, students and families nationwide. The new resources join nearly 20,000 digital assets from PBS award-winning series like NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and SID THE SCIENCE KID as well as organizations such as NASA, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives. PBS will demo the content available in PBS LearningMedia at the 2012 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this week in San Diego at booth 2203 in the Exhibit Hall.

“The content from Annenberg Learner provides educators with rich and diverse resources in key subjects including American history, literacy, STEM and the arts,” said Rob Lippincott, Senior Vice President, PBS Education. “Annenberg Learner has an established reputation of advancing education for today’s learners. As the demand for high-quality, classroom-ready digital media rises, PBS and public television stations across the nation are committed to providing engaging and effective media and tools to improve learning outcomes for students.”

The content from Annenberg Learner will roll out starting with 75 high-quality interactives in math, language arts, social studies, science and the arts. Additional classroom resources will become available through PBS LearningMedia.

“Annenberg Learner is excited to reach more educators and students with our solid educational video and interactives through LearningMedia,” said Annenberg Learner General Manager, Pete Neal.  “Teachers know the quality of our materials and will have access to in-depth resources created by leading academics and producers.”

For more information on PBS LearningMedia for local schools and districts, visit www.pbslearningmedia.com.

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About Annenberg Learner Annenberg Learner's (www.learner.org) mission is to advance excellent teaching in American schools through the development and distribution of multimedia resources in the core curriculum areas for teaching and learning. The organization has funded and distributed more than 120 courses since it was created in 1981. Annenberg Learner is a division of the Annenberg Foundation, which funds a wide range of programs in education, the arts and other areas.

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