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Using Techbook to Transform Garland’s STEAM Education and Student Success


Garland Independent School District is a large suburban district outside of Dallas serving almost 60,000 students. With 72 different languages spoken within this diverse district, Garland ISD is focused on transforming their culture to ensure success for each individual student.

Garland Independent School District

Garland Independent School District

Goals

With a desire to ensure success for all students by personalizing their education and creating an innovative education environment, Garland ISD partnered with Discovery Education to meet the following objectives:

  • Personalize learning within a student-centered learning environment
  • Accelerate student engagement and achievement
  • Build capacity of their teachers and leaders
  • Transform the culture of teaching and learning
  • Ensure educator success with classroom technology integration

Solution

To help their district transition into a stronger STEAM program, Garland ISD partnered with Discovery Education to support their GISD Ready! program. The GISD Ready! initiative transforms teaching and learning to ensure the needs of today’s learners are met and that graduates are prepared for success in a globally competitive workforce. The measurable, observable outcomes of this partnership are:

Impact

As Garland ISD continues their expanded partnership with Discovery Education, the district has seen increased engagement in students. In addition, Garland teachers are becoming more effective in meeting the needs of all learners with Discovery Education Techbook as their core digital resource.

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What People Are Saying

Leadership

"The Garland Independent School District exists as a diverse community with a shared vision to provide an exceptional education to all its students,” said Dr. Jovan Wells, the Associate Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Garland ISD. “Our strong partnership with Discovery Education, whose unique combination of providing dynamic digital content and professional development, is helping us create student-centered classrooms districtwide, as well as advancing teaching and learning. The collaboration between Discovery Education and Garland ISD has been beneficial to the district in reaching its mission of providing superior educational experiences that truly engage students and lead to success for all our diverse learners."

Dr. Jovan Wells
Associate Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Teacher

"The last two years of working with Discovery Education have truly inspired me and my teaching. I look at lesson planning in a totally different way, I’m talking about science AND math regularly in my ELA classroom and incorporating those subjects into my units and I have a new excitement and energy which I know is transferred to my students. The level of engagement and meaningful learning has reached new heights in my classes."

Barbara Robinson
Grade 8 Teacher