Discovery Education Science - Middle School includes a variety of features and tools that allow teachers and students to access science curriculum. Participants in this course will learn to navigate by category (Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science) and then topic. They will also review traditional search methods like keyword, standards, editable resources, and more. The middle school curriculum is organized using the inquiry method and participants in this course will be shown how to maximize engagement by following this structure. Discovery Education Science also includes a variety of asset types which are introduced in this course: video segments, reading passages, interactive videos, explorations 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.
By the completion of this session participants will be able to:
I would place the professional development that has been provided at the top of the list in terms of quality, in terms of relevancy as well as engagement of the teachers and helping them see the possibilities of their students.
Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools