The Miami-Dade School District leadership realized that today's students have changed and that schools needed to catch up. They turned to Discovery Education in order to infuse digital resources, complete with curriculum alignment and pacing guides, as well as targeted professional development into their schools to make learning more relevant for their students. Watch how Miami-Dade's partnership with Discovery Education has led the district to achieve real results.
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Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) was in need of more engaging and relevant instructional materials to replace textbooks in their Social Studies curriculum. Working with administrators and classroom teachers, Discovery Education developed a strategy that included Discovery Education STREAMING, comprehensive professional development, and the creation of model lessons to engage educators and students throughout the district.
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Schools face multiple challenges in order to raise student achievement. One district in North Carolina implemented a program specifically designed for their goals, needs, and educator skill sets. Read about how Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District has sustained dramatically increased science scores with the help of Discovery Education.
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Over the past six years, DeKalb County School System and Discovery Education have partnered together to improve student achievement, to advance educators professional development, and to evolve their curriculum to 21st century standards in a cost-effective way. Read how this cross curricular alignment lead them to higher scores.
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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"
"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
In 2009, Coachella Valley Unified School District evaluated the evolving needs of their student population. Based on their findings, the administration decided to fully integrate digital content, technology, and successful instructional strategies into their district to raise student engagement and achievement.
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The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) is committed to 21st Century learning and they created their 2010-2011 mission statement around that focus. In addition to raising student academic achievement, the district pledged to increase engagement by embedding 21st Century skills into instructional practice. They had the mission, the technology, and needed a way to provide the content and professional development to ensure that every teacher was meeting their potential to design and deliver instruction using the best practices for digital media. See how Discovery Education partnered with KPBSD to accomplish their goals.
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" 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
Center Grove is a small, innovative school district with 8 buildings serving 7,500 students in the center of Indiana, just south of Indianapolis. It prides itself on providing world-class educational opportunities for its students and is the focal point of the community. During the last state-wide science textbook adoption, Center Grove administrators realized traditional, print-based textbooks were not going to serve their students well. They understood a different approach was required to engage their students in science and to maximize their investment in technology.
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Ohio’s Piqua City Schools enroll 3,700 students who are all eager to explore the world around them. In order to meet the needs of their students, the leadership recognized that they should endeavor to make the district’s curriculum more interactive and engaging.
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Sherman Independent School District in Sherman, Texas serves over 6,700 students. In order to help fulfill their mission, "to ensure that each student is equipped to excel in our changing environment, through a school system characterized by an unrelenting passion for excellence," Sherman ISD turned to Discovery Education's Streaming service. Sherman ISD has partnered with Discovery Education for almost 10 years, and recently helped Discovery Education reach an important milestone - 500 million digital learning objects served. See how the district, and Wakefield Elementary, celebrated their digital transformation by winning the Discovery Education's 500 Million Contest.
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Educators within Monroe County Schools wanted to enhance their instruction with high-quality digital resources that engage digitally-native students. As a former Discovery Education STREAMING subscriber, they understood the impact that digital resources can make in helping students better understand difficult concepts. Three years ago, they made the decision to replace Discovery Education with another educational streaming service as a way to save district funds. As educators attempted to implement the new service, they began to realize that the new service did not include comprehensive K-12 curricular resources, that access to resources was slow and inconsistent, and they were not receiving the level of support they were accustomed to. Learn about their decision to return to Discovery Education.
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Floyd County Public Schools educates approximately 6,100 students. Located in eastern Kentucky with the district office in Prestonsburg, this rural district has been utilizing Discovery Education Assessment products and services since 2009. Mike Hughes, the District Assessment Coordinator, explains that they are using the data provided by the interim benchmarks assessments to ensure academic achievement and growth at each school.
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Malvern Elementary recently began using Discovery Education Assessment. With the help of iPads, learn how Discovery Assessment has already helped them gauge the success of students and classrooms.
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The Neenah Joint School District leadership had a sizeable vision - to bring the best educational resources to their students. Therefore, they needed a core curriculum solution that would meet the learning needs of all their students and a process to train their teachers. The answer was to expand their existing Discovery Education STREAMING implementation to cover the entire school district, as well as add professional development to help teachers use Discovery Education to the full extent of its capabilities. Read how NJSD and Discovery Education worked together to implement a structure that would touch every teacher and help him or her learn to teach with technology.
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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
Mooresville Graded School District was interested in shifting their culture to engage students and prepare them for college and entrance into the technology-fueled workforce. Working with administrators, classroom teachers, and parents, Discovery Education developed a strategy that included powerfully motivating digital content and professional development as a key to their digital conversion.
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Utica Community Schools in Macomb County, Michigan serves over 25,000 students. It's a district dedicated to their mission, "Every Child Achieves," and they strive each and every day to help every child reach his or her full potential. UCS has partnered with Discovery Education to ensure that students receive a rigorous, high-calibre education empowering them to reach their full potential and become contributing members of a diverse community and global society.
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Focused on high-yield instructional strategies that result in sustainable improvements in student engagement and achievement, Grand Prairie's leadership team articulated the desire to design professional learning opportunities for Grand Prairie to enhance teaching in ways that systemically impact learning. Discovery Education partnered with the district to develop a customized learning plan that supports its ongoing digital transition.
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Collier County Public Schools in Florida serves approximately 44,000 students. In an era of having to do “more with less,” while maintaining the level of excellence that Collier's parents have come to expect, the leadership within the district decided to make calculated steps towards the future by reinventing their science curriculum.
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Santa Rosa County Public Schools serve 25,000 students. The district is traditionally high performing despite the fact they are 66th out of 67 counties in Florida in terms of state funding. They decided they needed to continue to innovate to meet the needs of their students in an ever-changing world.
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Osceola County Public Schools wanted to transform their elementary science curriculum. The district decided to launch Discovery Education SCIENCE as core piece of their classroom instructional resources. Bolstered by effective district professional development and support, Osceola County students improved their performance on the FCAT exam.
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" 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
Discovery Education and Connecticut educators partnered to enhance Connecticut's science curriculum. This powerful partnership that used digital media to inspire students not only improved student achievement, but also enhanced professional growth.
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" 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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