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Discovery Education Experience Honored with Tech & Learning Magazine’s 2019 Award of Excellence

The Latest Iteration of the Popular Streaming Plus Service, Discovery Education Experience, Named a Winner in the Best Re-Invention of a Classic Legacy Technology Category

Silver Spring, MD (December 6, 2019) Discovery Education Experience—the latest iteration of Discovery Education’s popular Streaming Plus service, has been named a winner of Tech & Learning Magazine’s 2019 Award of Excellence in the Best Re-Invention of a Classic Legacy Technology category.  Now in its 40th year, Tech & Learning’s Award of Excellence program recognizes stand-out products that are improving the way educators work and students learn.  Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

“For 40 years, Tech & Learning has reported on how edtech products are improving teaching and learning,” says Tech & Learning Group Publisher Christine Weiser. “In keeping with this mission, our 2019 Awards of Excellence contest focused on stand-out products that are both unique in the K-12 market, as well as those that are helping schools solve specific problems.”

Supporting instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Experience assists educators in creating real-world learning opportunities that engage all students and lead to improved academic achievement.  The service’s standards-aligned content is assignable and can be bookmarked and saved for later use and remixed to meet the varying needs of diverse student populations in a safe and secure environment.  In addition, the service’s up-to-date, high-quality, and ever-growing digital content collections, as well as a library of immersive virtual field trips, are drawn from trusted partners.

Discovery Education Experience’s engaging content is complemented by a rich library of creative, research-based instructional strategies for integrating digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.  These teacher-tested instructional strategies help educators dive deeper into the intentional and effective integration of Discovery Education’s digital content. Aligned to McREL International’s 6-Phase Model of Learning, these strategies foster skill development, complement different types of content, and are conveniently paired with content at the point of use.

The new Discovery Education Experience also offers embedded content creation and real-time collaboration features through the Studio suite of tools.  An environment where teachers and students design, build, and share content in new and creative ways, Studio supports the creation of grab and go lessons that combine multi-modal content and effective instructional strategies that empower educators to dive deeply into targeted topic areas.  To request a demonstration of Discovery Education Experience, visit www.discoveryeducation.com/experience.

“Discovery Education’s product development team is laser-focused on creating innovative, educator-centric, digital experiences that support educators’ efforts to improve student achievement,” said Pete Weir, Discovery Education’s Chief Product Officer.  “We are honored by Tech & Learning Magazine’s recognition of Discovery Education Experience, as we believe it validates our approach to using educators’ feedback to drive the continuous improvement of our services.”

Students in elementary, middle and high school that have regular access to Discovery Education’s comprehensive, K-12 digital content service have higher attendance rates and are outpacing their peers on state assessments in reading, mathematics, and social studies. Additional findings tell a consistent story of how access to Discovery Education’s supplemental content services can be linked to higher student achievement, especially for racial/ethnic minorities and students impacted by poverty, disabilities, and limited English proficiency. Click here to learn more.

Educators using Discovery Education Experience will be supported by the Discovery Education Community. 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 Discovery Education Experience or Discovery Education’s other digital curriculum resources, including STEM Connect and the ScienceSocial Studies, and Math Techbooks, or to learn more about Discovery Education’s professional development services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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About Discovery Education:

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the U.K. and reach over 5 million educators and 51 million students in more than 90 countries. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.

Contact:

Discovery Education
Stephen Wakefield
Email: SWakefield@discoveryed.com
Phone: (240) 463-2894

 

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New York’s Three Village Central School District’s Expanded Partnership with Discovery Education Aims to Support Science and STEM Education

—Long Island School District Set to Integrate Digital Science Curriculum and STEM Resources in Elementary School Classrooms—

Silver Spring, Md. (November 11, 2019) –  New York’s Three Village Central School District (Three Village) today announced an expansion of their ongoing collaboration with Discovery Education. In the latest phase of this multiyear partnership, elementary school teachers across the district will integrate Discovery Education’ dynamic digital science curriculum and engaging digital STEM resources into teaching and learning as part of an ongoing effort to create even more captivating classroom experiences. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

Located on the North Shore of New York’s Long Island, Three Village’s teachers and administrators are dedicated to ensuring that all children are everyday provided with engaging, satisfying and challenging lessons. To help create the types of lessons that maximize the success of each student’s learning and supports their development into successful members of our democratic, multi-ethnic society, district educators are using a number of Discovery Education services, including Discovery Education Experience, for classroom activities.  A curated, personalized, one-of-a-kind digital curriculum service that delivers resources to educators based on their preferences, Discovery Education Experience helps all Three Village teachers save time and more easily differentiate instruction.  In addition, district teachers in grades 5 and 6 are using Discovery Education’s award -winning Social Studies and Science Techbooks.

Discovery Education’s ScienceSocial Studies, and Math Techbooks are currently used by approximately 5.6 million students across all 50 states and Canada. An immersive digital curriculum, Discovery Education’s Techbooks are aligned to rigorous standards and updated regularly at no cost. Each Techbook provides educators with detailed lesson plans, embedded formative assessments, hands-on activities, digital simulations, and robust teacher supports that deeply engage students in learning.

In this latest phase of partnership, Three Village educators in grades K-4 will soon be integrating Discovery Education’s Science Techbook into classroom instruction.  The Science Techbook series empowers educators to transform science instruction through a rich digital curriculum that includes 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 students. Additional student features include Spanish/English text-to-speech and leveled reading tools and note-taking and highlighting capabilities.

The Science Techbook series also includes valuable STEM resources including STEM Project Starters that 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 help 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.”

In addition, educators in the district’s six, K-6 elementary schools will also use  Discovery Education STEM Connect to engage students in STEM topics and lessons. STEM Connect is a cutting-edge, web-based, interdisciplinary K-8 supplemental resource that helps students develop the creative, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills they need for success beyond graduation, and was recently awarded the prestigious CODiE award by the Software and Information Industry Association. Featuring flexible, modular learning units, STEM Connect provides students an easy-to-follow educational experience that includes real-world challenges, career connections, and hands-on activities.

“Three Village Central School District has long maintained a commitment to designing and supporting flexible learning environments that best meet each students’ needs,” said Kevin Scanlon, Three Village’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum. “When coupled with our already robust and established curriculum and programs, this expanded partnership with Discovery Education will provide our teachers with even more resources to continue to enhance learning for all students.”

Three Village’s educators will also continue receiving support from the Discovery Education Community. 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 excited to build on our strong relationship with the Three Village Central School District,” said Ann Weiss, Discovery Education’s Senior Manager of Education Partnerships. “Together we are creating a rigorous, exciting curriculum that will prepare all students for success beyond graduation.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the U.K. and reach over 5 million educators and 51 million students in more than 90 countries. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.

Contact:

Discovery Education
Stephen Wakefield
Email: SWakefield@discoveryed.com
Phone: (240) 463-2894

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