September 10, 2020
CARSON CITY, NV and SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, September 10, 2020) – Nevada Gold Mines operated by Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: GOLD) (TSX: ABX) today announced a $2.2 million investment in digital education in partnership with Discovery Education and the Nevada Department of Education.
The two-year partnership will ensure public school educators and students statewide receive access to Discovery Education Experience, the award-winning, flexible K-12 platform that keeps students connected to learning whether at home or at school. Discovery Education is a global leader in standards-based, high-quality digital curriculum resources for K-12 classrooms.
Discovery Education Experience provides compelling content, ready-to-use digital lessons, unique collaboration tools, and professional learning resources that give educators everything they need to create lasting educational impact. In addition, K-12 students will receive access to dynamic career resources developed by Discovery Education in collaboration with Nevada Gold Mines. These career resources will include hands-on experiences for students and their families that support the exploration of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.
“As a Nevada company, we believe in taking care of our own. In a time of big changes for education, Nevada Gold Mines is here to support the students of today through engaging and informative resources that prepare them for the opportunities of tomorrow,” said Greg Walker, Nevada Gold Mines Executive Managing Director. “With this $2.2 million investment in Nevada’s K-12 education, we know that together we can come through this challenging time even stronger.”
“We are grateful for the support of community partners who understand that investing in education is the key to making Nevada a better place to learn, work, and live,” said Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “This investment continues to build the Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative suite of resources and ensures access to high-quality content for students, educators, and families in every part of our State.”
In July 2020, the Nevada Department of Education announced the initial agreement to make Discovery Education Experience accessible to educators, students, and families across the State in a news release.
The partnership with Discovery Education and the Nevada Department of Education demonstrates Nevada Gold Mines’ long-standing commitment to the state. As a global leader in mining, Nevada Gold Mines directly invests in social and economic opportunities including education, the environment, health, economic development, and cultural heritage. Additionally, Nevada Gold Mines is committed to educational equity in Nevada by providing access to high-quality instructional materials to all students across the state. Learn more about Nevada Gold Mine’s sustainability and philanthropic efforts.
“At Discovery Education, we know that accessibility is an important part of delivering equity in education. Building upon the Nevada Department of Education’s investment in high-quality instructional material through Discovery Education Experience, the support from Nevada Gold Mines means more young minds will meet more opportunities,” said Coni Rechner, Discovery Education’s Senior Vice President of National Education Partnerships. “Through this partnership, the students of Nevada have access to what’s needed to learn effectively in any type of classroom."
Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely resources to Experience each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted collaborators like Nevada Gold Mines, are vetted and curated by Discovery Education’s team of content experts, and aligned to state and national standards, helping educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day.
For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.
About Nevada Gold Mines
Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick (61.5%) and Newmont Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world, and realize the full potential of these mines through synergies and best-in-class operational improvements. The massive mining operation comprises eight mines along with their associated infrastructure and processing facilities. Nevada Gold Mines is operated by Barrick.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.
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