The leaders of School District 8 in Saint John, New Brunswick realized that the best way to enhance student learning in their district was with the technologies that students use on a daily basis. They decided that Discovery Education aligned best with their vision of making their children more excited about learning. Watch as they launch Discovery Education into each and every classroom in the district.
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" I literally have access to HUNDREDS of the best tech educators in the world. If I have a question, I can crowd source for a solution or idea"
"The Discovery Education content opens doors to an experience that kids have never dreamed of."
Dr. Peter Gorman, Superintendent Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina
"Science has taken on new life and new meaning in this district. Kids are learning science concepts and learning about the scientific method because they are experiencing it on a daily basis."
Scott Muri, Area Superintendent Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina
"It's amazing how many different things you can do with it. I'm inspired too. That really helps to have the teacher energized and excited about the program. It just floods down to your students and everybody else that's around you."
Carol Jo Kennedy, Special Education Teacher - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Portland Public Schools Portland, Oregon
"Almost everyday a question arises that can be answered with a video clip. A picture tells a thousand words sometimes to a class, other times to one curious individual student with an inquiring mind."
Nan Halpern, 5th Grade Teacher, Liberty Traditional Charter School Phoenix, AZ
"One of the best things in years. I can really see that test scores go up with the teachers who use the data."
Barbara Milligan, Principal Memphis, Tennessee
"I use Discovery Education in my library lessons for fourth through sixth grades. The lessons on myths, story elements, and poetry elements are the perfect length to show students as a mini-lesson. I use the children’s picture books in grades K-2. Discovery Education is the perfect tool to enhance my library lessons."
Liz Cottrell, Teacher Librarian, Hohokam Traditional Elementary School
"I use Discovery Education regularly via IDEAL and it is SO beneficial to my class. My ELD class has limited exposure and experience, and being able to show a short clip of something that we are reading, learning, or just talking about is so invaluable. Every time we come across something worthy of stimulating the curiosity of my class, they always ask to look it up online, or even better, for a video. We can’t access a lot of streaming video online, so Discovery Education is our only option. Thank goodness too, because I know I can trust that nothing inappropriate will pop up when I search the site."
Maryann Mulac, Teacher, Tavan Elementary
"I use Discovery Education at all three of my schools. It is a fast and easy way to supplement my orchestra classes with videos, stories and audio recordings. Students love it!"
Allison Hogue, Orchestra Instructor
"Not a week or even a day goes by that I don’t use Discovery Education in my classroom. I show clips as anticipatory sets for Language Arts lessons, films that I have created Cornell Notes for as instructional input, and I have even found an entire production of Macbeth done by the BBC to show to students studying Shakespeare. Some of the programs have their own accompanying teacher’s guides, which I find to be helpful and informative. The vast range of options makes Discovery Education an asset to my teaching practice and an excellent way to incorporate media and technology in the classroom."
Caryn Bird, English Teacher, Sierra Vista Academy
"I love Discovery Education!!! It has great educational videos that I can use to supplement just about any of my curriculum. My students are always interested and engaged with whatever I pull up."
Alison Iaboni, Teacher, Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center
"I use Discovery Education daily in science to teach our space and body unit. There are not many resources for these topics at my school and before Discovery Education, I was purchasing things out of my own pocket... My teaching would be greatly compromised if this resource went away!"
Rachel Hellring, Teacher
"I LOVE Discovery Education! It is really important for imparting curriculum in a way kids enjoy and understand. The science videos are amazing!!! My 22 students in the fourth grade all benefit!"
Kristine Frailey, Teacher, Navajo Elementary School
"I have been utilizing Discovery Education for a few years now and feel that it is an extremely useful tool for my classroom. I have been able to find numerous full videos, segments, and pictures to add depth to many of my lessons. I feel that being able to add multi-media components to my lessons helps to increase interest levels, and offers visual representations of the material."
Jeremy Parenteau, Teacher, Sierre Vista Academy
"I have used Discovery Education for several years and it has been an invaluable tool. With the increase in classroom technology, I have been able to embed video segments into my Smart Board lessons. It’s a great way to break up the delivery of information. I am now having my students find video segments that they can embed into their PowerPoint presentations."
Art Eklund, Teacher, Scottsdale Unified School District
"I am a 1st Grade Teacher and I use Discovery Education and IDEAL daily. I use Discovery Education for all content areas to improve and enhance my student's understanding and learning. I use the IDEAL log in each and every time to access a plethora of important areas for professional development, student planning and other standards based learning opportunities."
Trish Simmons, Teacher, Navajo Elementary
"It is essential for students to have multiple and varied exposures to content in order for them to truly learn and understand it. Discovery Education is an invaluable resource in this respect, helping me to provide interactive media, visuals and videos that depict things that these students may never be able to see or be exposed to otherwise."
Nicole Wagner, Teacher, Tavan Elementary
" This connection through Social Media has by far been the best professional development I have had as a teacher in my 22 years of teacher.”
"Discovery STREAMING helps my students connect to a whole new world of digital learning in a safe non-threatening environment. The videos, images, audio speeches, and other media resources help to bridge the gap and make the connections between the classroom and the world around us. streaming also helps to show my students why they need to learn the specific topic, subject, concept, process, or state standard and its value to them in real life as they become global contributors to a future that has yet to be discovered."
Ray Waller, High School Teacher Eleanor Roosevelt HS Corona-Norco Unified School District CA
"I really enjoy using Discovery Education STREAMING to bring the concepts in our books to life. It often helps the kids make connections between text and life!"
Laura Jones, Reading Specialist, Grades K-5 Tanglewood Elementary Derby, KS
"This is a learning tool that I have been able to present to my staff and they have embraced it as a great learning tool. I have tried many approaches throughout my 40 years in education, but find this to be a Top of the Line approach."
Forrest H. Cummings, Principal Lincoln Co., West Virginia
"We returned to Discovery Education because of the rich content available and the connection with Discovery Assessment."
Ann Erickson, Instructional Technology Specialist Shelby County Schools
Holy Trinity Catholic School Division leadership faced a challenge – to find a way to get through to their students and prepare them to become engaged, lifelong learners. After evaluating all the different resources available to them, the division determined that by partnering with Discovery Education, all their teachers, students, and classrooms would have instant access to digital educational content that was correlated to outcomes, appropriate to grade level, enriched with Canadian content, and representative of all subject areas. Watch how Discovery Education and Holy Trinity embarked on a partnership to transform learning.
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“Personally and professionally, I am more excited about learning than I ever have been. I attribute it to the DEN.”
"Discovery Education is a one stop shop for lesson plans, resources and writing prompts, as well as videos that can be integrated into what a teacher does."
Diane Doersch, Director of Instructional Technology Neenah Joint School District WI
"Wow! Wow! Wow! Discovery is the most amazing educational source I've ever seen. I used it right away with my students, it was wonderful to see my students so interested in learning, it just came alive as we were able to look at pictures, watch short video clips and view the world all via the use of this wonderful technology. Teaching has never been so much fun and I've never seen my students so excited!"
Chad Hellenthal, M.Ed., Emotional Support Teacher Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit-13 Lancaster, PA
"I'm a technology facilitator for a small rural school district. Discovery Education STREAMING provides my teachers and students access to instructional media they would not have otherwise. We consider it an invaluable tool."
Sarah Fleeman, Lead Teacher/Technology Facilitator South Delta Middle School, South Delta High School Anguilla, MS
"We love the wealth of information and the very careful, thoughtful, COLORFUL layout of Discovery Education Assessment. So much can be learned from these pages - and learned at a glance! Clark Elementary is a high performing school and our teachers need to utilize every minute for planning and designing instruction. Our time is valuable. We seek and we want the best resources on the market. My principal and I consider yours to be one of those tools."
Patricia Watson, Curriculum Resource Tech. Floyd Co. Kentucky
" Many colleagues feel comfortable approaching me for information about technology use because they know that I was recently a non-user! I give all of the credit for my change to my participation in the DEN community."
"Reaching the 21st century students require a higher level of technology in the teaching profession, this happens for me when I can attend the most outstanding professional growth in the nation offered through Discovery Education. Networking with teachers from all over the nation, multiple daily collaboration projects created presentations of Web 2.0 from Steve Dembo and a social tour of San Francisco with other star educators. Discovery Institutes not only prepare educators to teach but provides a powerful network base of friendships and memories for years to come."
Genny Kahlweiss St.Bonaventure School, Diocese of Orange County Huntington Beach, CA
"The quantity and quality of professional development provided within Discovery Education STREAMING also makes this more than 'just' a collection of videos. Teachers are able to enhance their technology skills at their own pace as well as construct lesson plans using Discovery Education's educator tools."
Lila Wills Bronson, Educational Technology Administrator Glendale Unified School District Glendale, CA
"In ESOL we have used Discovery SCIENCE as a visual resource for many of the grade levels!! Not only does it help to clarify content for them, we have filled in the gaps in their background knowledge too. Recently I have used it for second grade weather and volcanoes. We think it has great value for our students."
Mary Lou, Teacher Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Manassas, VA
" I tell my friends that one week at the DEN Institute was of more value than my entire master's degree program.”
"Through Discovery Education SCIENCE, classrooms across our state are continually refreshed with a host of digital tools and educational technologies that teachers can use to better engage students in learning. Professional Development was a critical component of this initiative and we are thrilled to have such a tremendous turnout."
Karen Kaplan, Executive Director for the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology, Connecticut
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