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Discovery Education is proud to partner with educators to offer the following Academies, at no cost, to provide best practices in using digital content to implement standards, digital resources for immediate classroom integration, practical implementation strategies, leadership applications and more.


Academies Overview

Discovery Education Leadership Academies


Leadership Strategies to Support Digital Literacy and the Standards.

Building the collective capacity.

Leadership Academies:

Discovery Education Literacy Academies


Literacy and the Standards in a Digital World.

Preparing students to be deeper writers, readers and thinkers.

Literacy Academies:

Discovery Education Math Academies


Teaching and Assessing Math in a Digital World.

Preparing students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Math Academies:

Discovery Education STEM Academies


Strategies to Support STEM Teaching and Learning.

Preparing students to be critical thinkers, collaborators, communicators and creators.

STEM Academies:

About Our Academies

Meet Our Thought Leaders:

Dr. Karen Beerer

Dr. Karen Beerer

Karen Beerer, Ed.D. has 28 years of experience in public education as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, principal, and supervisor of curriculum and professional development. She has spent the last eight years as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Boyertown, PA. She received her Ed.D. from Lehigh University where she studied Curriculum and Instruction.  Her doctorate entitled, “The Effects of Study Groups on Teacher Transfer of Inquiry Instruction Training to Elementary School Science Achievement” resulted in several publications. Dr. Beerer has a passion for professional development, specifically, helping educators utilize research-based practices in instruction to help all students achieve.
Dr. Cindy Moss

Dr. Cindy Moss

Dr. Cindy Moss, Director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, is charged with supporting school districts in their work to develop and deploy student initiatives to drive science, technology, engineering and math achievement nationwide. A nationally respected thought leader in STEM education and reform, Dr. Moss brings over 31 years experience in district leadership, classroom instruction and inquiry based learning to her work as a champion for STEM engagement and career & workforce readiness. Prior to joining Discovery Education, Dr. Moss served as Director of PreK-12 STEM Education for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system, the 17th largest district in the US. Dr. Moss moved into this role after 21 years as a classroom teacher, where she received numerous awards for excellence including RadioShack's National Teaching Award and the Milken National Educator Award. Dr. Moss has a BS in Zoology from UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a Morehead Scholar, a Masters in Science Teaching from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Science Curriculum and Instruction from Curtin Institute of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.
Johnna Weller

Dr. Johnna Weller

Johnna Weller, Ed.D. has over 20 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and supervisor of curriculum and instruction. Under her leadership, gains in student achievement earned national recognition. Most recently, she served as the Assistant to the Superintendent for Teaching and Learning. She also teaches graduate courses and has been a consultant in several school districts. Additionally, she participates on various state and national committees related to the Common Core State Standards. Dr. Weller enthusiastically believes in empowering educators to impact learning for all students.

What Academies Include:

What Educators Are Saying

"The amount of resources, the amount of more than what you would hope for...I can see my professional development for the next year being built around what's coming out of this [Academy]."

Patrick Fisher
Wild Horse Elementary School