Discovery Education’s comprehensive digital literacy courses enable teachers to travel through the fundamentals of using digital content in an era of electronic learning. Teachers participating in Discovery Education’s digital literacy courses will learn the needed foundation technology skills through integrated, research-based instructional strategies to develop confidence in using digital content and technology to create a 21st century classroom.
Partner with Discovery Education’s team of curriculum experts and master teacher trainers to learn how to use the full library of Discovery Education’s digital content as it aligns to your state standards and/or your district’s specific pacing or curriculum guides. Discovery Education’s master teachers will work hand-in-hand with your teachers to consult and deliver model lessons to ensure your teachers have access to how the technology and best instructional practices can look using your own curriculum and lesson plans.
These courses will enable your teachers to take their students beyond the walls of the classroom on an adventure to learn about and explore their world! Join us for these sessions to begin mastering the use of Web 2.0 applications, Google™ Tools, multimedia presentations, digital storytelling, and interactive presentation tools. Discovery Education’s team of master teachers will empower any educator with the use of these free software applications to make the classroom come alive through full student engagement with technology.
Great instruction and improved student achievement starts with assessment! Know where you are now so you know where to go! Discovery Education’s Assessment Courses help educators at all levels understand the process of evaluation and assessment, the tools to use, how to lead effective data teams, what to do with the data, and how to ensure student achievement increases. These courses will enable a school system to have a total solution to using assessment tools and the corresponding data with confidence.
Full implementation of any change requires a respect for the needs of adult learners. Knowing you have the team at Discovery Education behind you, to continue supporting the growth towards increased student achievement and teacher engagement, provides confidence that your goals can be achieved. Through webinars and membership into the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), your teachers will have opportunities to continue expanding their knowledge and skills.
The DEN is Discovery Education’s professional learning community. Members can network, share lesson plans, participate in webinars and even participate in some free professional development events. On-line learning is only one component to the DEN, live, interactive sessions also contribute to the authenticity of Discovery’s professional learning community.
Do you really want change? Transforming our classrooms today into environments that allow for full student engagement with rich content facilitated by teachers who feel empowered and excited about student learning truly requires the support of all stakeholders. Discovery Education recognizes that change take times and is a process. Please speak with our team of educators at Discovery Education about how student, parent, and community engagement workshops can spark your change movement to fully integrate great instruction, rich digital content, technology, and best pedagogical practices into your classrooms.
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