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Moving Forward with Discovery Education Science Techbook


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.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Center Grove Community Schools, IN

Watch this video and learn how Center Grove administrators utilized Discovery Education Science Techbook to enthusiastically bring the world of science into the classroom.

Challenge

Center Grove wanted a flexible, affordable science curriculum that challenged students to think critically about science and focus their efforts on practicing science as real scientists. Their students are tech-savvy, digital natives who expect more than print-based textbooks.

Solution

CMS and Discovery Education agreed that in addition to inspiring content, they also needed to train the teachers to ensure effective use of digital instructional materials in the classroom:
  • Discovery Education Science Techbook implementation team, including curriculum and professional development professionals, developed a plan to help educators transition to a primarily digitally-delivered curriculum
  • Community nights were held to excite and engage the wider community in this digital transformation

Results

Students in grades 3-8 are exploring science in dynamic, engaging ways. Educators are enthusiastically bringing the world of science into the classroom, making the real-world, cross-curricular connections so critical to their students��� future success. Science Techbook is inspiring the next generation of scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

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What People Are Saying

"That's innovation. Finding different ways to engage the students."

Rich Arkanoff
Superintendent
Center Grove Community Schools