Watch this video and learn how Collier County administrators utilized Discovery Education services to improve instruction within their classrooms.
The district identified three goals that they believed would help improve instruction within their classrooms and ultimately lead to improved student outcomes:
- Support 21st-Century teaching and learning
- Instruction through the inquiry method and project-based learning
- Promotion of higher-order thinking and increased student performance
The district worked with Discovery Education to implement a digital textbook for their science curriculum that included:
Results—Improved FCAT Scores and Excited, Engaged Students
Initial indications are that students, teachers, and administrators are excited by how students are embracing inquiry and project-based learning. They are proud that they are one of first districts in the country to successfully shift to delivering their science instruction through a fully digital program.
Study Finds Link Between Discovery Education Science Techbook Series and Improved Student Achievement
A research study conducted by independent research firm Merola Research, LLC reviewed results on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in science for fifth and eighth grade students in Collier County, Florida during the 2011-2012 school year.
Key Findings of Research:
- 4 point increase in average FCAT score at the 5th grade in classrooms with experienced teachers
- 17 point increase in average FCAT score at the 8th grade in classrooms with experienced teachers
- ELL students 66% more likely to score at a proficient or higher level on FCAT
Collier County Partnership in the News
No more pencils, no more books? Collier schools embrace the 'Techbook' Textbooks?
That’s so 20th century. More and more, students, notably those in Collier County public schools, are ditching the printed textbook in favor of the modern equivalent, the Techbook, an online resource that provides a host of tools including videos, music, and spoken word along with traditional text. Read the full coverage.