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Discovery Education Expands Partnership with Texas’ Greenville Independent School District to Support New K-5 STEM Magnet School

Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
240-662-5563  Stephen_Wakefield@discovery.com

-Adoption of Science Digital Textbook and STEMformation Professional Development Initiative Empowers Educators to Create Innovative Learning Environments-

Silver Spring, Md. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Texas’ Greenville Independent School District (GISD) announced today an expansion of their ongoing partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. In this new phase of collaboration, Discovery Education will support the creation of modern learning environments in the district’s new K-5 STEM Magnet School.  Set to open in the fall of 2017, educators at the district’s K-5 STEM Magnet School will be empowered to create a culture of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teaching and learning with a unique combination of dynamic digital textbooks and sustained job-embedded professional development. 

Discovery Education’s partnership with Greenville ISD supporting STEM education began in 2016 when the STEMformation professional development initiative was launched in the district’s Carver, Crockett and Travis Elementary Schools.  The deepening of GISD’s partnership with Discovery Education advances the district’s efforts to continuously provide students of every level an exceptional learning environment. In addition, this collaboration helps ensure that all children leave GISD with a strong educational foundation which will allow them to pursue their goals and dreams regardless of personal circumstance, economic status, or learning challenges.

As part of this expanded partnership, educators at GISD’s new K-5 STEM Magnet School will also participate in the STEMformation initiative.  A comprehensive, three-year system of professional development, STEMformation helps educators strengthen and sustain a culture of STEM at individual school sites and guides educators as they master STEM instructional strategies.  With a focus on developing high-quality STEM lessons, creating transdisciplinary lessons and units, and vertically aligning STEM education school-wide, STEMformation provides the robust professional development, job-embedded coaching, and administrative leadership to create a center of STEM excellence.

In addition, educators at the new K-5 STEM Magnet School will also be supported by Discovery Education’s Science Techbook™ as they transform STEM teaching and learning.

An innovative digital textbook utilizing an inquiry-based format built on the Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate (5E) model, Science Techbook includes rich, standards-aligned content such as video, audio, text, interactives with hands-on activities, and virtual labs that help educators differentiate instruction and provide a rich and engaging learning experience for all students. Embedded formative assessment opportunities help educators monitor student progress, and like all Discovery Education digital textbooks, the Science Techbook works on any device and can be implemented in any instructional setting.

The Science Techbook™ also includes a host of valuable STEM resources. STEM Project Starters encourage students to connect math, technology, and engineering to their understanding of science concepts to produce creative solutions to real world problems. In addition, the STEM In Action resources helps students connect their work to STEM careers, which promotes a clearer understanding of how skills used in school can be applied to jobs “in the real world.”  Embracing a philosophy of three-dimensional learning, Discovery Education’s Science Techbooks help educators integrate digital resources into their classroom practice.  The Model Lessons within the Science Techbooks reflect the interconnectedness of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) and Cross-Cutting Concepts (CCC) and illustrate what these mean in practice for educators.

“At Greenville Independent School District we believe partnerships are vital to a vibrant and exceptional educational system,” said Don Jefferies, Superintendent of the Greenville Independent School District. “We are excited to continue growing our partnership with Discovery Education, as we share a common goal of providing students a broad-based education that prepares them for life and work.”

The Discovery Education Community will also continue supporting GISD’s educators in their efforts to transform students’ learning experience with digital media. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration. 

“Discovery Education is pleased to support the work of the incredibly talented GISD team, and is excited to support the launch of the new K-5 STEM Magnet School this Fall,” said Molly Hebert Loyd, Discovery Education Partnerships Manager. “We look forward to accompanying the district’s educators and administrators on their journey to create innovative learning experiences for all students.”

For more information about Discovery Education Science Techbook, STEMformation, or other services and resources from Discovery Education visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

 

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California’s Capistrano Unified School District Deepens Partnership with Discovery Education to Launch New Professional Development Initiative Supporting STEM Education

Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
240-662-5563, Stephen_Wakefield@discovery.com

-New Collaboration Supports District’s Effort to Reimagine Teaching and Learning-

Silver Spring, Md. (February 15, 2017) – California’s Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) announced today an expansion of its partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. In this new phase of collaboration, Discovery Education will support CUSD’s efforts to develop district educators’ capacity to build and sustain a culture of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in their school system through the implementation of a multi-year STEM professional development initiative in 11 district elementary schools.

The deepening of CUSD’s partnership with Discovery Education also supports the district’s CapoForward initiative.  A reimagining of the educational programs in selected CUSD schools, CapoForward is transforming instruction by introducing a variety of innovative new teaching strategies into the learning environment.  CapoForward also bolsters the district’s mission to prepare students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world and CUSD’s goal of maintaining its position among the state’s top-performing school districts.  

Since 2014, K-5 classrooms across CUSD have used Discovery Education Streaming Plus, a comprehensive digital service that supplements instruction across all curricular areas, to create engaging and dynamic learning environments.  Now, educators in the 11 elementary schools included in this initiative will participate in a professional capacity building model that develops and nurtures teachers and administrators as they create a culture of STEM within their school system.  Through a shared leadership model, robust professional development, ongoing coaching, and administrative leadership support, educators participating in this initiative will develop a transdisciplinary curriculum preparing students for success beyond the classroom that can be scaled districtwide.

“We want every child engaged in meaningful, challenging, and innovative educational experiences that prepare them for greater opportunity and success after graduation,” said Martha McNicholas, President of the CUSD Board of Trustees. “Discovery Education has been a great partner and we are thrilled to expand our relationship, as it will help us provide our educators additional resources and opportunities to evolve their classroom instruction and meet our district’s goals.”

The Discovery Education Community will continue supporting CUSD educators as they transform students’ learning experiences with digital media. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing and inspiration.

“We are excited to support the Capistrano Unified School District in their quest to reinvent instruction and build STEM-focused teaching experiences that truly engage students in learning,” said Dana Dodge, Education Partnerships Manager at Discovery Education. “Discovery Education looks forward to partnering with Superintendent Vital and her talented team of administrators and teachers on this new endeavor.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s Professional Development Services, Discovery Education Streaming Plus, or other initiatives from Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.    

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Michigan’s Flint Community Schools Announce New Partnership with Discovery Education to Increase Student Performance and Engagement in Science

Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education

240-662-5563, Stephen_Wakefield@discovery.com

New Digital Textbook and Professional Development Initiative Empowers the District to Create Authentic Learning Environments and Build Educators’ Capacity to Support Transition to Digital Learning

Silver Spring, Md. (February 14, 2017) – Michigan’s Flint Community Schools (FCS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

Through this new collaboration, FCS educators teaching grades K-8 districtwide can now accelerate the creation of authentic digital classrooms by integrating Discovery Education’s Science Techbook™, an innovative digital textbook, into classroom instruction. In addition, educators at two district schools will also take part in STEMFormation.  A comprehensive, three-year system of professional development, STEMFormation helps school systems build and sustain a culture of STEM — the inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning encompassing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

FCS’s central mission is to develop a community of learners who are prepared to live, work, and contribute to an ever-changing society. To deliver on their mission, the school system offers a range of academic programs and services to the community, from pre-school to adult education.  In addition, through a new Community Education Initiative, in collaboration with Crim Fitness Foundation, FCS is helping to create a regional system of support for all area students and families. A collaborative of organizations working together to establish schools in the Flint Community Schools district as neighborhood hubs, the Community Education Initiative is helping to create stronger families, healthier neighborhoods, higher performing schools and higher rates of student academic achievement and success.

This new partnership supports the Community Education Initiative’s efforts to increase student performance and engagement in science and math through the introduction of new and innovative digital textbooks and STEM-focused teaching techniques that expand students’ learning opportunities. In addition, this collaboration will strengthen the district’s efforts to achieve its mission to develop a community of learners prepared for success beyond graduation.

Discovery Education’s Science Techbooks were developed by a dedicated team of expert science educators with the input of teachers and administrators from around the nation.  The Techbook’s rich, standards-aligned content includes video, audio, text and interactives with hands-on activities, as well as virtual labs that help classroom teachers differentiate instruction and create rich and engaging learning experiences for all students. Techbooks are also a substantially less expensive option per student at nearly half the cost of a traditional textbook, with additional savings derived from a lack of textbook replacement or inventory costs.

The Science Techbook™ also includes valuable STEM resources. STEM Project Starters encourage students to connect math, technology, and engineering to their understanding of science concepts to produce creative solutions to real world problems. In addition, the STEM In Action resources helps students connect their work to STEM careers, which promotes a clearer understanding of how skills used in school can be applied to jobs “in the real world.”  Embedded formative assessment opportunities that help educators monitor student progress are included in each Techbook, and like all Discovery Education digital textbooks, the Science Techbooks work on any device and can be implemented in any instructional setting. 

Embracing a philosophy of three-dimensional learning, Discovery Education’s Science Techbooks help educators integrate digital resources into their classroom practice.  The Model Lessons within the Science Techbooks reflect the interconnectedness of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) and Cross-Cutting Concepts (CCC) and illustrate what these mean in practice for educators.

“Flint Community Schools has faced a series of challenges over the years. However, our commitment to serving our community and preparing our students for success beyond the classroom has never wavered”, said Bilal Tawwab, Superintendent of the Flint Community Schools. “We are excited to partner with Discovery Education to help our students learn to read, write, and think like scientists.”

To support educators as they create a STEM-focused culture of teaching and learning, educators at two FCS will participate in Discovery Education’s STEMFormation. A comprehensive, three-year system for building a culture of STEM at individual school sites, STEMformation guides educators as they master STEM instructional strategies.  With a focus on developing high-quality STEM lessons, creating transdisciplinary lessons and units, and vertically aligning STEM education school-wide, STEMformation provides the robust professional development, job-embedded coaching, and administrative leadership to create a center of STEM excellence.

“Discovery Education is proud to be a part of Flint Community Schools’ efforts to write a new story about their work to support the success of all learners,” said Kevin Quinlan, Education Partnership Manager at Discovery Education. “We look forward to helping Flint’s teachers create the rich learning experiences that will open students’ eyes and minds to new ideas, concepts, and opportunities.”

The Discovery Education Community will also support FCS educators as they transform students’ learning experiences with digital media. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.

For more information about the Discovery Education Techbook series, STEMFormation, or other services and resources from Discovery Education, visit: www.discoveryeducation.com.

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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STUDENTS NATIONWIDE CALLED TO COMPLETE KIND ACTS IN CELEBRATION OF 17th ANNUAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK

Dara Klatt, Discovery Education
240-662-3043, Dara_Klatt@discovery.com

New Kindness Generator Launches to Serve as Online Resource for Students, Educators and Families to Track and Inspire Kindness Worldwide

DENVER, February 9, 2017 – High tech meets high touch, as the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation enhances 2017 Random Acts of Kindness Week #RAKWeek2017 by launching an online Kindness Generator, which will serve as an online rally point for activities worldwide this year. With the Kindness Generator, classrooms everywhere can find inspiration for kind acts to perform during RAK Week and create weeklong challenges for their schools, communities or even themselves. Additional kindness-focused lesson plans and classroom activities are also available through the companion Discover Kindness in the Classroom initiative, in partnership with Discovery Education.

RAK Week, which will be observed Feb. 12-18, 2017, is an annual opportunity to unite through kindness. Formally recognized in 1995, this seven-day celebration demonstrates that kindness is contagious. It all starts with one act – one smile, one coffee for a stranger, one favor for a friend. It’s an opportunity for participants to leave the world better than they found it and inspire others to do the same. Since inception, RAK estimates that millions of schools, celebrities, businesses, and partners have participated in these weeklong celebrations.

The new Kindness Generator also will serve as a central repository of challenges from RAK partner organizations and a newsroom, which will tally acts of kindness in real time and call out how many people globally are participating in challenges. The Kindness Generator will allow users to even track challenges by location. RAK anticipates at least 50,000 people will launch challenges through the Kindness Generator in recognition of the 17th annual RAK Week, including top name celebrities and entertainers.

To accompany the Kindness Generator, classrooms can also utilize resources available through, ‘Discover Kindness in the Classroom,’ a recently launched initiative by RAK and Discovery Education that offers standards-aligned resources for grades K-8 that teach important social and emotional learning skills. Available at no cost, these materials are designed to stimulate thoughtful conversations between educators and students about the importance of kindness in their daily lives, and include lesson plans and activities that highlight concepts such as compassion, respect, and fairness.   

“The ‘Discover Kindness in the Classroom’ program makes it easy for educators to model kindness for students,” said Kristen Davis, first grade teacher in Santa Rosa County, Florida. “I am incorporating this program in my classroom everyday. My students have become so much more aware of how kindness affects others because of the lessons we have done in our classroom. Their inspiration has rubbed off on other students through their positive outlook and change in mindset.”

WHAT: 17th Annual Random Acts of Kindness Week

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 12, – Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, with National Random Acts of Kindness Day designated as Feb. 17, 2017, in the United States

WHERE: Random Acts of Kindness Week is observed worldwide.

HOW: Commit to participating in 2017 RAK Week by signing up at www.randomactsof.us and either add a challenge to the Kindness Generator or pledge to take part in a kindness challenge established by another person, educator or organization. Use #RAKWeek2017 on social networks to spread the word.

About Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
An international nonprofit, The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, believes that kindness is key to making the world a better place. This nonpolitical, nonreligious organization leads the way by reminding people that they have a choice to be kind and provides them with free tools to make kindness common in their everyday lives. Learn more at randomactsofkindness.org.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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Louisiana’s Rapides Parish School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education to Accelerate Transition to Student-Centered Learning Environments 

Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
240-662-5563Stephen_Wakefield@discovery.com

 

-Digital Social Studies and Science Textbooks to Support District’s Efforts to Continuously Improve Instruction–  

Silver Spring, Md. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Louisiana’s Rapides Parish School District (RPSD) announced today an expansion of their ongoing partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. In this new stage of the collaboration, educators in more than 20 district schools will now be empowered to support RPSD’s transition to student-centered learning environments with Discovery Education’s digital social studies and science textbooks.

RPSD’s expanded partnership with Discovery Education advances the district’s efforts to continuously improve instruction across the school system so that every child receives an excellent education that nurtures the development of the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in any professional career they choose. This goal will be achieved through the application of the district’s Framework for Effective Schools, which calls for the alignment of district resources to support the implementation of high-quality instructional practices in every classroom.

The district’s endeavor to create student-centered learning environments began in 2011, when RPSD replaced science textbooks in eight elementary schools with Discovery Education’s Science Techbook™.  The district’s effort to create dynamic classrooms that provide students greater control, ownership, and accountability over their education will continue as K-12 educators districtwide integrate Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbooks™ and Science Techbooks™ into instruction. 

“Every individual at the Rapides Parish Schools is committed to providing our students exceptional educational experiences that will help them to succeed beyond graduation,” said Kim Bennet, Executive Assistant Superintendent of Rapides Parish Schools District. “We are excited to move forward in partnership with Discovery Education and continue our transition to student-centered learning, as it is creating modern classrooms that capture the attention of our students, ignite their creativity, and improve their academic achievement.”

Discovery Education’s award-winning Techbooks are breakthrough digital textbooks that are aligned to rigorous standards, support a comprehensive curriculum, and are updated regularly at no cost.  The series encourages all learners through interactive features that change the reading level of text and enable text to be read aloud. The Techbook series saves teachers’ time with a comprehensive design that places model lessons, student activities and assessments at their fingertips. Techbooks are platform neutral and can be used in one-to-one or one-to-many configurations and in any instructional environment.

The Social Studies Techbook series uses an inquiry-based, instructional approach that emphasizes informational text literacy, analytical writing, and problem-solving skills that students will apply in the classroom and beyond. Each subject area includes primary source documents and activities, digital investigations, a multimedia reference library, interactive maps and informational texts. Utilizing an inquiry-based format built on the 5E model, the Science Techbook, through hands-on labs, digital explorations, an interactive glossary, and data analysis activities, helps teach students to read, write, and think like scientists. Currently, Discovery Education Techbooks are used by more than 3 million students in all 50 U.S. states and several Canadian provinces. 

To ensure each RPSD teacher is fully supported as they continue their digital transition, Discovery Education makes available to district educators high-quality professional development that supports the integration of the digital textbook into classroom practice.

Additionally, the Discovery Education Community will continue supporting RPSD’s educators in their efforts to transform students’ learning experiences with digital media. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.

“Discovery Education is honored to be a part of Rapides Parish School Districts’ efforts to create digital learning environments that engage all students,” said Dr. Felicia Bustle, Partnerships Manager at Discovery Education. “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Assistant Superintendent Bennett and the committed faculty at RPSD on our joint mission to support the academic success of all students.”

For more information about the Discovery Education Techbook series or other services and resources from Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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Discovery Education Announces 2017 Dates for No-Cost Professional Development Events Supporting School Leaders

Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
240-662-5563, Stephen_Wakefield@discovery.com

–The Powerful Practices Series Returns with Two Events Exploring New Instructional Leadership Practices that Make a Difference in Teaching and Learning–

Silver Spring, Md. (February 1, 2017) — Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, again invites superintendents and educators nationwide to participate in Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience.  These two, no-cost, one day, interactive professional development events taking place in San Francisco, CA, on February 24 th, and Seattle, WA, on March 10th, will engage participants in conversations with renowned education experts and explore innovative instructional leadership practices that make a significant difference in teaching and learning.

Discovery Education has designed these exclusive professional development events to provide multiple opportunities for educators to participate in hands-on activities throughout the day, explore digital resources that build student engagement, and connect, network, and collaborate with their peers. Powerful Practices is designed specifically for public and private school leaders interested in improving their students’ academic achievement through the thoughtful application of innovative teaching and learning practices. Attendees will leave this experience with cost-neutral, actionable strategies that can be implemented and scaled in any K-12 setting.

“Discovery Education’s Powerful Practice events are rapidly becoming one of education’s ‘must attend’ professional learning opportunities,” said Kathleen McCreery, Executive Director, California ASCD. “I am looking forward to connecting with my colleagues in education from across the region to explore new ideas and strategies for supporting the success of all learners.” 

The Powerful Practices event in San Francisco, CA on February 24th will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco and the March 10th event in Seattle, WA will be held at the Hyatt at Olive 8. George Couros, a distinguished Canadian education leader and expert on the innovator’s mindset, will keynote both events. An internationally renowned educator, Couros has worked with all K-12 levels as a teacher, technology facilitator, and administrator, and is the author of the book The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity.

During his keynote, Couros will discuss how to impact student achievement by leading with an innovator’s mindset. Then, participants will join colleagues from across the country to discuss best practices in personalized learning, literacy, culturally responsive teaching, and student engagement. They also will explore how digital resources can be used to enrich inquiry-based learning experiences for all students, and how this approach can be particularly effective when differentiating instruction to meet the needs of students with special needs and English-language learners. For more details or to register for either of the Powerful Practices events, visit https://www.discoveryeducation.com/Events/powerful-practices/index.cfm

“Discovery Education is pleased to once again present Powerful Practices,” said Scott Kinney, Senior Vice President, Discovery Education. “Educators nationwide are seeking new strategies to maximize student achievement effectively.  Professional learning events such as these provide valuable opportunities for educators to gather and discuss new ways to improve teaching and learning.”

For more information about other Discovery Education initiatives, resources, and services, visit https://www.discoveryeducation.com.

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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