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Discovery Education Science - Elementary School

Discovery Education Science - Elementary School includes a variety of features and tools that enable teachers and students to navigate science curriculum. Participants in this course will learn to search by category: Earth, Life, and Physical Science, by keyword or by state science standards. Discovery Education Science also includes a variety of media types which are introduced in this course: video segments, reading passages, eBooks, Fun–damentals, and virtual labs. Once participants are familiar with these features, they will use a sample topic to explore how content is organized within the product to ease delivery of instruction. Finally, this course clarifies the built-in assessment tools in Discovery Education Science and provides time for participants to set up their own classrooms and create an assessment for their own use.

Audience

  • Teachers
  • Facilitators
  • Instructional Coaches

Length

  • 6 hours

Maximum Participants

  • 25

System Requirements

  • Lab setting with one computer for each participant
  • Presentation station with computer for presenter
  • Internet access
  • Login and pass code for Discovery Education Science – Elementary School for each participant

Prerequisites

  • None

Recommended Companion Courses

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Search for content in Discovery Education Science Elementary School using a variety of search methods.
  • Identify and select a variety of DE Science tools: Video Segment, Reading Passage, eBook, Exploration, FUN-damentals, and Brief Constructed Response.
  • Access and store digital content for use in planning and classroom activities.
  • Navigate activities with content topics based on area: Learn, Explore, Demonstrate, and Extend.
  • Create an assessment that includes purposefully integrated digital content.

Sample Agenda

  1. Introduction to Science – Elementary School
  2. Three searching methods
  3. Digital Treasure Hunt
  4. Keyword and My Content Review
  5. Teacher Center
  6. My Classroom
  7. Writing, Assignment, and Quiz Builders
  8. Science Assessment Manager
  9. Debrief and evaluations

They are always thinking about what are your needs first. It's not about trying to push any agenda on the district at all. It's really about what are the district's needs.

Neva Moga

Instructional Technology Specialist, Milwaukee Public Schools