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Paving the Way for Digital Transformation with Techbook

Collier County Public Schools in Florida serves approximately 47,000 students spanning 56 schools, serving a diverse student population: 67% economically needy, 47% Hispanic, 51% second-language learners. A diverse district in terms of geography, demographics, and opportunity, Dr. Patton and district leadership made a commitment to invest in 21st century tools and robust professional development to reimagine the culture of teaching and learning.

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Collier County Public Schools, FL

Watch this video for a first-hand look at how Collier County Public School teachers utilized Discovery Education digital content resources to transform instruction, differentiate learning and engage all students.

Goals

Collier County Public Schools partnered with Discovery Education to accelerate the districts vision of fostering and engaging personalized and 21st-Century learning environments, focused on the below four goals:
  • Accelerating student engagement and performance
  • Driving personalized learning within a student-centered learning environment
  • Building educator capacity around teacher leadership and technology integration
  • Increasing rigor, relevance and real world application through STEAM

Solution

To bring this vision to life, Discovery Education worked closely with Collier County Public Schools to deliver:
  • Customized and systematic professional development for teachers and administrators
  • Standards-based digital Techbooks for Math, Science and Social Studies
  • Relevant, real-world teacher, student and administer engagement programs through the Discovery Educator Network
  • On-going thought-leadership and digital learning consulting

Student Achievement Results

Through the hard work of CCPS teachers, and the partnership with DE, Collier County Public Schools experienced impressive gains in student performance in a multitude of areas.

An independent research study and Discovery Education analysis identified the below student achievement findings:
  • 66% of ELL students more likely to score at proficient or higher on FCAT
  • 17-point increase in 8th grade FCAT scores
  • 4-point increase in 5th grade FCAT scores
  • 27.7% increase in Biology EOC proficiency

Dive Into the Results

English-Language Learners Improvement Results: Full Report

5th & 8th Grade FCAT Science Improvement Results: Executive Summary | Full Report

Biology EOC Improvement Results: Full Report

What People Are Saying

Science Educators

"After a thorough evaluation of a variety of textbook options, our instructional materials committee concluded that the Discovery Education Science Techbook was the resource best suited to meet the needs of our teachers and students in Collier County."

Curt Witthoff
Coordinator - K-12 Science & Environmental Education
Collier County Public Schools 

Math Educators

"Math Techbook has positively affected the state-assessed math courses by providing a digital resource teachers can use for alternative instructional approaches. Math Techbook allows students the option to access digital resources in order to build their foundational math skills and extend their mathematical conceptual thinking."

Kimberly Ragusa
Secondary Math Coordinator
Collier County Public Schools 

Social Studies Educators

"After a thorough evaluation of a variety of textbook options, our instructional materials committee concluded that the Discovery Education Science Techbook was the resource best suited to meet the needs of our teachers and students in Collier County."

Tanya Baker
K-12 Social Studies Coordinator
Collier County Public Schools