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Minnesota’s Bloomington Public Schools Set to Open School Year with New Digital Resources Supporting Science Education from Discovery Education

SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, August 11, 2021)Minnesota’s Bloomington Public Schools (BPS) today announced a new collaboration with Discovery Education supporting science education in elementary and middle school classrooms across the district. Through this new partnership, educators and students in grades K-8 will return to school this fall with access to dynamic digital resources supporting pathways to career and college readiness and fostering an atmosphere of innovation and agency in the classroom. Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.

Earlier this year, the district undertook a search for potential digital resources that would support science instruction in grades K-8 and align with the district’s vision for the use of technology in education. Following a careful review of potential edtech science solutions for elementary and middle school students, BPS selected two resources from Discovery Education. In grades 6-8, educators will begin the 2021-2022 school year using Discovery Education Science Techbooks. Currently used in classrooms across the United States and Canada, the Science Techbook is a comprehensive, research-backed science solution.

The Science Techbook series drives student engagement with exclusive phenomena and interactive content. Virtual and hands-on investigations, STEM activities, and a variety of instructional supports enhance the delivery of impactful, blended instruction, in person or at a distance. Available with the Science Techbooks are coordinated digital and print teacher guides offering unit, concept, and lesson overviews, standards connections, and differentiation activities to inform instructional planning and guide three-dimensional learning. Teacher editions also provide flexible pacing options, embedded teacher notes, and Pathways for Learning to address diverse learners. Print student editions and interactive worktexts are available for every grade level and integrate seamlessly with the digital and hands-on assets of this comprehensive program.

In grades K-5, educators and students will start school using Discovery Education’s Mystery Science. Mystery Science features ready-to-teach multimedia science and STEM lessons for K-5 students. Each lesson begins by posing a question commonly asked by young students, which is followed by a series of brief videos and prompts used to guide class discussion.

Mystery Science lessons cover a wide range of questions children wonder about, including Where do rivers flow? Could a volcano pop up where you live? Why do the stars come out at night? and How far can a whisper travel? Mystery Science lessons conclude with a hands-on activity incorporating basic supplies commonly found in a classroom or at home.

Mystery Science and the Science Techbook are the latest Discovery Education resources to be selected by BPS for classroom use. Last school year, through the generosity of UnitedHealthcare, Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform was integrated into teaching and learning in grades 6-12.

Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators a recently enhanced learning platform to facilitate engaging, daily instruction in any learning environment.

Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely and relevant resources to the platform each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day.

The K-12 learning platform is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows and provides safe, secure, simple access methods for educators and students. Through expanded, lasting partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Brightspace, and Clever, integrating Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform into existing IT architecture is easier than ever.

With this suite of dynamic digital resources, school leaders believe they now have engaging digital resources that will help district teachers create exemplary teaching and learning experiences for all students, in all disciplines.

“Bloomington Public Schools takes tremendous pride in inspiring all learners to succeed with curricula and academic programs that are standards-based, differentiated, and culturally-diverse,” said Beth Flottmeier, Bloomington Public Schools Director of Curriculum & Instruction. “Discovery Education’s engaging science resources are closely aligned to the Minnesota Science Standards, and they encompass the three-dimensional framework as outlined in the NGSS standards. The materials allow for phenomenon-based learning that puts students at the center of the learning by connecting their inner curiosity to learning experiences. These characteristics make Discovery Education’s resources extremely powerful, and we look forward to integrating them into classroom instruction in the coming year.”

To help the district recognize the full return on their edtech investment, Discovery Education will provide BPS educators dedicated professional learning. Through these interactive professional development sessions, participants will learn best practices for integrating their new digital resources into instruction. Effective professional development will maximize the power of these new digital services, increase student engagement in learning, and support students’ continued academic development.

The district’s partnership with Discovery Education also provides all teachers access to 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.

“Bloomington Public Schools is at the forefront of a national movement toward digital teaching and learning and Discovery Education is proud to be supporting their work,” said Rebecca Osburn, Discovery Education Manager of Education Partnerships. “We look forward to bringing our high-quality digital resources to elementary and middle school students in the coming year, and to their students’ continued academic growth.”

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 Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Contact
Stephen Wakefield
Discovery Education
Phone: 202-316-6615
Email: swakefield@discoveryed.com

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Florida’s Martin County School District Selects Award-Winning Digital Resource from Discovery Education to Educate All Students for Success

SILVER SPRING, MD (Monday, July 19, 2021) Florida’s Martin County School District (MCSD) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Educationthe worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through this new collaboration, district teachers and students in all grades K-12 will, in the coming school year, have access to a flexible, dynamic digital resource that supports instruction and learning in all subjects at home, in the classroom, or where learning is taking place.   

MCSD is an A-rated, state-designated Academically High-Performing School District located on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The district educates approximately 18,000 PK-12 students in its 12 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, 2 special centers, 4 preschool centers, and 2 adult education campuses. The district is fully accredited by Cognia, the accreditation organization for the Southern Association of Colleges, and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). 

MCSD staff continuously strive to elevate the quality of teaching and learning in its pursuit of educating all students for success. To support educators in creating engaging digital learning environments that connect student instruction to the world outside the classroom, the district selected Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 learning platform 

Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators with a recently enhanced learning platform to facilitate engaging, daily instruction in any learning environment.  

Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely and relevant resources to the platform each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day. 

The K-12 learning platform is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows and provides safe, secure, simple access methods for educators and students. Through expanded, lasting partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Brightspace, and Clever, integrating Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform into existing IT architecture is easier than ever. 

To help district educators quickly begin using these resources when the 2021-2022 school year begins, Discovery Education will this summer provide MCSD’s teachers dedicated professional learning opportunities. Through these interactive professional development sessions, participants will learn best practices for integrating technology and digital content into teaching and learning in ways that will maximize the district’s investment in digital resources, increase student engagement in instruction, and improve students’ academic achievement. These educators will then share their knowledge with their peers so that all educators are prepared to use these resources for instruction.   

“One of the biggest lessons for educators from the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of high-quality digital materials that deeply engage students and provide flexibility for various teaching scenarios,” said Martin County’s Coordinator of Digital Learning George Vogeley.  “Discovery Education’s platform checks both of those boxes. As this resource can be used either in school or in the remote environment with equal success, it provides opportunities for students to continue learning anywhere. We are very excited to begin implementing this resource in the coming school year.” 

In addition to the powerful digital resources and useful classroom tools, the Discovery Education platform connects educators to the Discovery Education Community. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community unites members in school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration. 

“Martin County Schools has created a compelling vision for the future of teaching and learning in the post-COVID-19 world,” said Dan Gammage, Discovery Education Senior Manager of Partner Success. “We are proud to be selected to support the teachers and administrators of this great school district, and we look forward to rolling our sleeves up and supporting the implementation of our platform districtwide.”  

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 Twitter and LinkedIn.    

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About Discovery Education   

Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Contact
Stephen Wakefield
Discovery Education
Email: swakefield@discoveryed.com

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Connecticut’s Bristol Public Schools Deepens Long-Term Partnership with Discovery Education to Enhance Civic Literacy

SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, July 1, 2021)— Connecticut’s Bristol Public Schools (BPS) today announced it is deepening its long-term partnership with Discovery Education, the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. In the latest phase of this multiyear collaboration, all district middle school students will receive access to a dynamic digital social studies textbook.  In addition, district educators will have the opportunity to participate in professional learning that supports the creation of relevant and lively lessons that engage students wherever learning takes place.

BPS seeks to graduate all students with the essential academic knowledge, skills, and disposition to be self-sufficient and make meaningful contributions in a rapidly changing global society. Among the skills the district has identified as essential to preparing students for future success is civic literacy.  Specifically, BPS seeks to prepare all students to:

  • Participate effectively in civic life through knowing how to stay informed and understanding governmental processes
  • Exercise the rights and obligations of citizenship at local state, national and global levels
  • Understand the local and global implications of civic decisions

To empower educators to provide middle school students these essential skills, the district selected Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook.Featuring standards-aligned, core-curricular resources that use an inquiry-based approach to enhance literacy and critical thinking skills, the Social Studies Techbook aids teachers and students as they approach inquiry through the 5Es: Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate framework. From stories of ancient cultures to in depth explorations of civics and government, this comprehensive digital textbook takes concepts off the pages and brings lessons to life.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Discovery Education,” said Leszek Ward, Bristol Public Schools’ Social Studies Coordinator.  “Their flexible social studies resources provide our district’s educators an even greater ability to engage today’s technologically sophisticated learners in the study of world regions.  We look forward to integrating these resources into instruction in the next school year.”

Middle school educators and students using the Social Studies Techbook will access the resource through Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 platform, which is currently in use districtwide. Connecting educators to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources, the Discovery Education platform gives educators everything they need to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and create lasting educational impact.

Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely resources to the platform each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day.

Finally, the K-12 learning platform is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows. Through expanded partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, and Clever, integrating Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform into existing IT architecture is easier than ever.

To help district educators quickly begin using these resources when the 2021-2022 school year begins, Discovery Education will this summer provide BPS teachers dedicated professional learning opportunities. Through these interactive professional development sessions, participants will learn best practices for integrating technology and digital content into teaching and learning in ways that will maximize the district’s investment in digital resources, increase student engagement in instruction, and improve students’ academic achievement. These educators will then share their knowledge with their peers so that all educators are prepared to use these resources for instruction.

The continuation of the BPS-Discovery Education partnership also ensures educators will continue benefiting from the support of the Discovery Education Community. This global community of education professionals connects members in school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.

“Discovery Education looks forward to beginning this new phase our partnership with the talented team at the Bristol Public Schools,” said John David Son, Discovery Education Senior Manager of Education Partnerships. “The school system has put a lot of thought and planning into the classroom use of digital resources, and we expect to continue the success we shared with the initial roll-out of our digital platform.”

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 Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Contact
Stephen Wakefield
Discovery Education
Email: swakefield@discoveryed.com

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Indiana’s Perry Township Announces New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting the Creation of Equitable Learning Experiences in Any Learning Environment

SILVER SPRING, MD (Monday, May 17, 2021)Indiana’s Perry Township Schools (PTS) today announced the finalization of a new partnership with Discovery Education supporting the creation of equitable learning experiences in any environmentThrough the introduction of new suite of digital resources and supportive professional learning for district educators, PTS will be even better prepared to meet the evolving needs of students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgroundsDiscovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. 

The second fastest-growing school district in Indiana, Perry Township Schools serves nearly 16,700 students across two early learning academies, four kindergarten academies, eleven elementary schools, two middle schools, two sixth grade academies, two high schools, and one alternative learning program. The PTS community celebrates diversity as one of its strengths, and strives to provide equitable access, quality resources, and an inclusive environment to all students. To support the varied needs of all PTS students, school leaders sought a K-12 digital resource that could support a robust curriculum and be used to equal effect in both the remote and in person environments  

To meet that need, the district selected Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform.  Discovery Education’s platform connects educators to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources. Together, these resources give educators everything they need to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and create lasting educational impact. 

Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely resources to the platform each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day.  

Finally, the Discovery Education platform is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows. Through expanded partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Clever, and others, integrating the Discovery Education platform into existing IT architecture is easier than ever. 

Perry Township Schools’ mission is to provide educational opportunities that create a desire for lifelong learning that inspires all students to maximize their academic success,” said Bob Bohannon, Perry Township Schools’ Assistant Superintendent. The selection of Discovery Education’s digital services directly supports that mission, and we look forward evolving our instruction to fully leverage these exciting new resources.”  

Currently, the district plans to roll out the new Discovery Education resources to teachers through the end of this school year so that they can begin to familiarize themselves with the services, then fully integrate Discovery Education’s platform into instruction in the Fall of 2021. To support this plan, Discovery Education will provide PTS teachers with dedicated professional learning. Through these interactive professional development sessions, participants will learn best practices for integrating technology and digital content into teaching and learning in ways that will maximize the district’s investment in digital resources, increase student engagement in instruction, and improve students’ academic achievement. These educators will then share their knowledge with their peers so that all educators are prepared to use these resources for instruction. 

 PTS’ partnership with Discovery Education also provides district teachers access to 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 support Perry Township Schools’ efforts to create more equitable, culturally responsive learning environments for all students,” said Eric Patnoudes, Discovery Education’s National Partnership’s Manager. “Through their work to create engaging learning environments for all students, Perry Township Schools is positioning themselves as a leader in the effort to improve educational equity in Indiana and across the country.” 

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 Twitter and LinkedIn.   

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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 currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. 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 
Stephen Wakefield 
Discovery Education
Email: swakefield@discoveryed.com  

 

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Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, May 5, 2021)Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education designed to inspire, engage and empower the district’s 16,300 K-5 students and improve academic achievement. Through this new collaboration, educators and students in 28 CPS elementary schools will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. With these resources, district educators are empowered to promote educational excellence by engaging all students in engaging and meaningful learning experience at home, in the classroom, or wherever instruction is taking place. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

CPS’ strategic plan, Empower 2025 has set the school system on an exciting new path to even higher academic excellence. Broadening the curriculum to enhance rigorous, relevant, and innovative learning opportunities and integrating research-based teaching practices into instruction are key goals of Empower 2025, and the adoption of Discovery Education’s digital resources directly supports those goals.  Among the specific Discovery Education resources coming to CPS elementary classrooms is the Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience, which includes:

The Discovery Education platform.

Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform connects educators to a vast collection of compelling, high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources. Together, these resources give educators everything they need to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and create lasting educational impact.

Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely resources to the platformeach month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day.

Finally, the Discovery Education platform is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows. Through expanded partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, and Clever, integrating the platform into existing IT architecture is easier than ever. CPS educators and students districtwide will have access to this resource.

Discovery Education Science Techbooks. 

The Discovery Education Science Techbook series—which is currently used in classrooms across the United States and Canada—is a comprehensive, research-backed science solution for grades K-12. Delivered through Discovery Education’s K-12 platform, the Science Techbook series drives engagement with exclusive phenomena and interactive content. Virtual and hands-on investigations, STEM activities and a variety of instructional supports enhance the delivery of impactful, blended instruction, in person or at a distance.

Available with the Science Techbooks are coordinated digital and print teacher guides offering unit, concept, and lesson overviews, standards connections, and differentiation activities to inform instructional planning and guide three-dimensional learning. Teacher editions also provide flexible pacing options, embedded teacher notes, and Pathways for Learning to address diverse learners. Print student editions and interactive worktexts are available for every grade level and integrate seamlessly with the digital and hands-on assets of this comprehensive program.  The Virginia edition of the Discovery Education Science Textbook was approved for statewide use by the Virginia State Board of Education in September of 2020.

CPS teachers and students in grades K-5 will also receive access to Discovery Education Coding. With Discovery Education Coding, elementary and middle school students are inspired to learn important coding concepts as they develop computational thinking skills through decomposition, logical reasoning, and problem solving. Based in part on the award-winning Discovery Education Coding service used by teachers across the United Kingdom, the U.S. version of Coding features a wide array of coding resources that help students take coding from concept to reality.

With this suite of dynamic digital resources, school leaders believe they now have engaging digital resources that will help district teachers create exemplary teaching and learning experiences for all students, in all disciplines.

“Empower 2025 has charted an exciting new path for the district,” said Dr. Jared Cotton, Chesapeake Public Schools Superintendent. “Our new collaboration with Discovery Education puts in place the high-quality digital resources our educators and students need to help us realize the lofty goals we’ve set, and we look forward to beginning to integrate this content into everyday classroom activities.”

To help the district recognize the full return on their edtech investment, Discovery Education will provide CPS educators dedicated professional learning. Through these interactive professional development sessions, participants will learn best practices for integrating their new digital resources into instruction. Effective professional development will maximize the power of these resources, increase student engagement in learning, and support students’ continued academic development.

The district’s partnership with Discovery Education also provides all district teachers access to 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.

“We are thrilled to begin this exciting new partnership with the Chesapeake City Schools,” said Kelly Hoce, Discovery Education’s Senior Director of Education Partnerships. “Dr. Cotton and his incredible team are leading public education in Virginia in a new direction benefiting all students, and Discovery Education is honored to be supporting this work.”

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 Twitter and LinkedIn.

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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 currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. 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
Stephen Wakefield
Discovery Education
Phone: 202-316-6615
Email: swakefield@discoveryed.com

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Ohio’s Reynoldsburg City Schools Selects Discovery Education’s Flexible K-12 Learning Platform to Create More Up to Date, Relevant, and Culturally Responsive Learning Opportunities

SILVER SPRING, MD (Tuesday, March 16, 2021)Ohio’s Reynoldsburg City Schools (RCSD) today announced the selection of Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform to support the creation of more relevant and culturally responsive learning opportunities districtwide. In addition to bringing Discovery Education’s award-winning content to all schools, this new partnership also provides educators unique professional learning opportunities that will support the use of their new digital resources and help the school system maximize the return on their edtech investment. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

In 2020, RCSD began searching for a K-12, cross-curricular digital resource that would support the district’s goal of providing all students innovative, customized learning opportunities that are up-to-date and culturally relevantFollowing a rigorous review, RCSD selected Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform for use in all classrooms districtwide. Connecting schools to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources, the Discovery Education platform gives educators everything they need to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and create lasting educational impact. 

Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely resources to the platform each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day. 

Finally, the Discovery Education platform is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows. Through expanded partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, and Clever, integrating the platform into existing IT architecture is easier than ever. 

“To reach our district goal of ensuring every child achieves and progresses, the Reynoldsburg City Schools needs to continuously rethink and redesign learning to meet the ever-changing demands of our students and the world they live in,” said Dr. Melvin J. Brown, RCSD Superintendent. “Providing our teachers with high-quality digital resources that support the engagement of all students wherever learning takes place is critically important to our efforts to meet our district goals. For these reasons, we are excited to partner with Discovery Education.”  

To help educators integrate their new digital resources into instruction in the coming school year, Discovery Education will provide RCSD teachers dedicated professional learning. Through these interactive professional development sessions, participants will learn best practices for using their new digital resources. Effective professional development will maximize the power of these digital resources, increase student engagement in instruction, and support students’ continued academic development. 

The school system’s new partnership with Discovery Education also provides all district teachers access to 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 delighted to partner with the Reynoldsburg City Schools,” said Alissa McLean, Discovery Education’s Manager of Education Partnerships. “Dr. Brown and the talented team at the Reynoldsburg City Schools are creating what I believe will be a model for delivering culturally relevant and responsible learning experiences for all students, and Discovery Education is excited to support this important work. 

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 Twitter and LinkedIn.   

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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 currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. 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 
Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
Email: SWakefield@discoveryed.com
Phone: (202) 316-6615

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