ATLANTA, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today announced its support of Georgia Public Broadcasting's (GPB) two new, interactive in-classroom video series: Chemistry Matters and Physics Fundamentals. The company's support is part of a longstanding dedication to improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Georgia and includes a $500,000 donation by the Georgia Power Foundation.
"GPB fulfills a critical need in our state, bringing high quality educational programs to millions of students through programming in the classroom and the home," said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. "Working with GPB to introduce these new interactive teaching tools further demonstrates our commitment to strengthening education in Georgia and enhancing the student experience in the STEM curriculum."
The Chemistry Matters and Physics Fundamentals video series were created with a team of certified educators and align with the latest performance standards. Each video course will be available online at no cost for teachers to leverage in the classroom. The videos are designed to allow the instructor to pause the program and interact with students, engaging them in discussions, problem-solving and laboratory activities. The launch of the Chemistry Matters series is scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year, followed by Physics Fundamentals for the 2017-2018 school year.
"Education is at the core of GPB's mission," said Teya Ryan, President & CEO of GPB. "Georgia Power's support means that we can continue to enhance learning experiences for teachers and students across the state with innovative resources, including these two very exciting new series."
Click here to watch a promo for Chemistry Matters on GPB Education's YouTube channel.
A Century of Supporting Education
Georgia Power has been a partner with the state's public education system for more than 100 years. From supporting the work of groups such as Junior Achievement, to providing grants for new teachers, to visiting thousands of classrooms through the Learning Power program, to hosting students at generation facilities, Georgia Power works to help students achieve their full potential. For more information about how the company is helping advance education and build the highly skilled workforce of tomorrow, visit www.georgiapower.com/community.
The Georgia Power Foundation
The Georgia Power Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is the third-largest corporate giving foundation in Georgia. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that are enriching communities across the state and is part of Georgia Power's corporate and community relations strategy focusing on Improving Education, Environmental Stewardship, Arts & Culture, and Health & Human Services.
The Reach of GPB
As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 18 radio stations and a multi-faceted web presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs like Georgia Outdoors, Georgia Traveler and 37 Weeks: Sherman on the March.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).
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