Education Collaboration Will Provide Access to Digital Textbooks & Content for Tennessee Schools

04-May-2017

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA), Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS), Tennessee Book Company, Tennessee Education Technology Association (TETA) and Thrivist announce their collaboration to expand one of the most extensive, accessible learning repositories available for schools across the state.

The new Tennessee Digital Resources Library will be powered by Tennessee Book Company and Thrivist, a user-first designed platform. Teachers will be able to search various curriculums, designed courses, ebooks and other resources. Whether learning about Andrew Jackson, the history of country music or discussing major US historical events, teachers will have access to the right resources to power student engagement.

"Our collaboration is twofold: the current library will be expanded and courses will be designed that are aligned with Tennessee standards available to districts for a fee," said Todd Svec, vice president K-12 content and general manager for Tennessee Book Company. "This new approach enables us to provide even more digital content for teachers while cutting costs for our school districts."

Tennessee Book Company will help guide this initiative by using their network and partnerships to create a diverse collection of digital content spanning everything from ebooks to videos.

"This next iteration of the Tennessee Digital Resource Library will provide an even better destination for resources and facilitate learning in our classrooms," said Andrew McGarrity, CEO of Thrivist. "We're pleased to offer these digital teaching and resources to empower teachers and better prepare K-12 students for the future."

About Ingram Content Group / www.ingramcontent.com

Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) is comprised of several subsidiaries to Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram includes a comprehensive suite of publishing industry services companies that offer numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, librarians and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing and distribution. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Group LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram International LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, Spring Arbor Distributors LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures LLC. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at www.ingramcontent.com.

About Thrivist

 Thrivist is a learning and analytics company that enables K-12 schools to personalize learning and make better decisions based on data. Thrivist's platform offers districts a way to develop, deliver and manage online learning and correlate learning activities with student performance. Thrivist is based in Franklin, Tennessee.

About Tennessee School Boards Association

 The mission of the Tennessee School Boards Association is to assist school boards in effectively governing school districts. Through the years, TSBA has helped school boards and their members reach their highest potential through association programs, meetings and services. In 1953, the Tennessee legislature officially recognized TSBA as “the organization and representative agency of the members of school boards of Tennessee” and authorized TSBA to provide services through membership dues paid by school boards. All services of TSBA are designed to help school boards and their members to better serve the children in their school system.