Teachers' Insurance and Discovery Education Offer 'Discovery Days' to Two New Jersey School Districts

May 22, 2013, 16:09 ET from Plymouth Rock Assurance

RED BANK, N.J., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plymouth Rock Assurance -- Teachers' Insurance Plan of NJ and Discovery Education came together on May 10 and 11 to present 'Discovery Days' to educators at two New Jersey Quotes for Cash® partner school districts. As the finale to the Teachers' Insurance Professional Growth Academy program, winning districts Beverly City and Pittsgrove were each awarded a day-long professional development seminar presented by Discovery Education.

The seminars, designed to help local teachers succeed in today's classrooms, were awarded to the districts with the most auto insurance quotes from Teachers' Insurance per number of employees. State-of-the-art education topics, including "Using Digital Media to Strengthen Literacy Across the Curriculum," "Beyond the Digital Stream," "Director's Cut: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom," and "Engage, Activate, and Collaborate," were presented.

"We're pleased to support New Jersey's teachers by bringing the Discovery Day in-person learning experience to them," said Marc V. Buro, President, Teachers Auto Insurance Company of New Jersey. "We take our relationship with educators very seriously, and appreciate everything they do for students across the state. Equipping them with valuable, digital teaching resources is one more way for us to show our gratitude to this special class of people," added Buro.

"Our teachers and staff participated in the Quotes for Cash program and were thrilled to win the Day of Discovery," said Elizabeth C. Giacobbe, Superintendent of the Beverly City School District. "The day was a perfect culminating activity to our week-long celebration for Teacher Appreciation. The staff was excited to participate in the classes because they aligned perfectly with what we are trying to do in order to close the achievement gap for the children of Beverly. Special thanks to all who made this happen, especially the staff from Teachers' Insurance and Discovery Education!"

Pittsgrove Township Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Yvette DuBois, was also very pleased with the sessions. "We are grateful to Teachers' Insurance and Discovery Education for the generous opportunity to provide this professional development to our staff and neighboring districts," said DuBois. "The sessions were engaging and inspiring, and provided a wealth of resources to help teachers plan lessons with a high level of student engagement. Thank you to Teachers' Insurance for supporting the work we do in our public schools and partnering with Discovery Education to help inspire us in new ways."

Teachers' Insurance has always been an active supporter of educators throughout New Jersey. To date, the company has donated over $165,000 in grants, scholarships, and incentives across 21 school districts. All New Jersey school districts are invited to join the Teachers' Insurance no-cost Quotes for Cash partnership program for access to fundraising opportunities as well as educator grants and student scholarships.

About Teachers' Insurance
Teachers Auto Insurance Company of New Jersey provides low rates and exclusive auto insurance services to active and retired employees of New Jersey licensed educational facilities, members of the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association (NJPTA), other members of the educational community, and their household family members who reside in New Jersey. Learn more at www.plymouthrocknj.com/teachers.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by providing high quality, dynamic, digital content for grades K-12 and community colleges. Powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital media, professional development, assessment tools and a passionate educator network to support districts in accelerating student achievement. Discovery Education services like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Techbooks and Discovery Education Higher Ed, are in more than half of all US schools and 35 countries around the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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