Engaging the Middle School Learner

Making Sense of Middle School with Techbook™

Teaching middle school can be a roller-coaster ride for both teachers and students. Students go through rapid changes physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. The questions educators must answer are universal: How do we raise achievement for all students? How do we engage students and engender agency over their own learning? How do we prepare students to think, innovate, and problem-solve in ways that will prepare them for a future we cannot yet conceive?


White Paper: Meeting Students In the Middle
This white paper serves as a guidepost for middle-level educators seeking expert advice on how to improve the middle school experience. Written by three veteran middle school leaders who have cracked the code to middle school reform, this comprehensive guide contains vetted research that charts a course for how educators can get the most out of students in the troubling middle school years.


Explore Techbook, a Resource as Dynamic as Your Students

Discovery Education Techbook is a series of digital textbooks. Techbook’s middle school courses support social studies, science, and math educators with award-winning digital content designed for diverse student learners and curated by experts.

Middle schoolers are trying to discover who they are in this world. With Techbook, they can customize it in a way that fits their needs, their personality, and their strengths.”

Queenie Hall

ELA and Social Studies Instructional Specialist
Rock Hill Schools, SC

Math Techbook™

Math Techbook
Math Techbook is a breakthrough digital textbook that engages middle school students with real-world problems worth solving. Using a balanced approach to instruction, it facilitates in-depth understanding of all three pillars of rigor: conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application.

Science Techbook™

Science Techbook
Science Techbook is changing the way middle school students and teachers experience real-world science phenomena. With an award-winning, impactful approach to instruction, Science Techbook combines different types of media to explain and reinforce complex crosscutting science concepts.

Social Studies Techbook™

Social Studies Techbook
Social Studies Techbook is a core digital textbook that makes teaching and learning middle school social studies an unforgettable experience. Using an inquiry-based approach that enhances literacy and critical thinking skills, Techbook can be used on any device, anywhere, anytime, in any instructional setting.


What Middle School Looks Like with Techbook