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Achieving Real Results Through Transformational Change


Miami-Dade County Public Schools is one of the largest school systems in the United States. It serves a diverse student population in a city that is a gateway and hub to Latin America and the rest of the world. The Miami-Dade County Public School District leadership realized that today's students have changed, that they needed more access to the world in preparation for their futures, and that schools needed to catch up.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL

Watch this video and learn how Miami-Dade administrators utilized Discovery Education services to inspire a transformational change within their classrooms.

Challenge

    In a district with over 345,000 students, ensuring consistent and equitable curriculum access for all learners is paramount. They also decided one of the most effective ways to accomplish this was to build educator capacity to transform teaching and learning.

    Solution

    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. Services included:

    Results

    Use of Multimodal Resources Associated with Better Science FCAT Performance

    Evidence shows that when educators within Miami-Dade County Public Schools used Discovery Education Streaming Plus with students, it was associated with better performance on the science FCAT as compared to classrooms in which students were not engaged with multimodal resources from Discovery Education Streaming Plus.

    With a focused effort around teacher effectiveness as well as ubiquitous access to content that brings the world to the classroom, Miami-Dade County Public Schools achieved a 7 point increase on the 8th and 11th grade science FCAT exams.

    What People Are Saying

    Educators

    "These type of (technology) resources – for kids, this is where they are most comfortable. It is learning today. It’s learning that is contemporary and relevant for (students)."

    Sylvia Diaz
    Administrative Director of
    Instructional Technology
    Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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