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Join Discovery Education at TCEA 2023

January 30 – February 2 | San Antonio, Texas

Join us at TCEA for exciting sessions and activities that will inspire the way you teach. This year, we’re delivering four unique sessions packed with inspiring stories, strategies, and even some hands-on experiences through our Science Playground. And don’t miss a chance to enter a raffle in any of the sessions or at our booth!

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Discovery Education Exhibit Experience

Booth #478

Tuesday, January 31 – Thursday, February 2

Come by the Discovery Education booth to see how we can help you prepare learners for tomorrow. You can also stop by and enter for your chance to win a raffle prize. At the end of each exhibit day, we’ll randomly select a lucky winner.

Exhibit Hall Hours:

  • Tuesday, January 31 | 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM CT
  • Wednesday, February 1 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
  • Thursday, February 2 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CT

Driving Real-World Exploration Through the Gap Years and Into the Future!

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Interactive Discovery Education & Mystery Science Sessions

Science for Texas Lunch & Learn with Discovery Education

Monday, January 30
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT | Lunch Provided

Tuesday, January 31
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT | Lunch Provided

Location: Room 222

Hosted by: Melissa Hampton, Raquel Gruver, and Stephen Ferrar

Join us as we explore how Discovery Education supports Texas educators with a Texas 2-Year Science Package that is fully aligned to TEKS and includes ready-to-use activities and new, easy-to-use lessons available through our partnership with Mystery Science. We don’t stop there. You won’t want to miss out as we also cast our vision for the future of Science in Texas, while at the same time soliciting your feedback as we inspire students and empower teachers.

Social Studies for Texas Lunch & Learn with Discovery Education

Wednesday, February 1
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT | Lunch Provided

Location: Room 222

Hosted by: Melissa Hampton, Raquel Gruver, and Stephen Ferrar

Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook is a TEKS-aligned, core-curricular resource that uses an inquiry-based approach to enhance literacy and critical thinking skills, allowing students to approach inquiry through the 5Es: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. From stories of ancient cultures to current events, this comprehensive digital textbook takes concepts off the pages and brings lessons to life. Join us as we preview this engaging resource for Texas!​

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Discovery Education

Monday, January 30
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT | Snacks Provided

Tuesday, January 31
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT

Location: Room 222

Hosted by: Melissa Hampton

The Discovery Education team invites you to dig deep into Discovery Education as we unveil ten things you didn’t know you could do to support your students with your FAVORITE learning platform!! Whether you have been using DE for years, are a first-time user looking for more, or just curious about how to take full advantage of DE in your district, we welcome you to join us for a deep dive into content, strategies, activities, and tools you can use with your students tomorrow and throughout the year!

We Hear Your SOS!

Monday, January 30
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CT

Thursday, February 2
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT

Location: Room 222

Hosted by: Kristy Vincent

Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) is a series of creative, research-based instructional strategies, presented by teachers for teachers. These strategies incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. Learn how to use these with your Discovery Education service and discover the high level of engagement that your students will experience.

Free Engaging Virtual Field Trips for Careers, STEM, and Wellness

Monday, January 30
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CT

Tuesday, January 31
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT

Location: Room 205

Hosted by: Hall Davidson

What will be the spark that ignites passion for a career or a healthier sense of well-being? Did you know that global companies and foundations fund Virtual Field Trips with supporting curriculum to create no-cost classroom materials? Boeing (6-12), Manufacturing (3-12), Generation Beyond (6-12), Computational Thinking Careers (K-12), and many others build Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) with hands-on experiences, accompanying lesson plans, and standards-based alignments for grades 3-12. Take a deep dive into resources and leave ready to give students irreplaceable exposure to content and careers. They cannot BE what they cannot SEE, so offer them the chance to see wonderful new things!

Coffee Chat with Mystery Science: Accessible, TEKS-Aligned Science for All Learners

Tuesday, January 31 &
Thursday, February 2

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CT | Coffee & Breakfast Provided

Wednesday, February 1
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT | Coffee Provided

Location: Room 222

Hosted by: Alex Porpora

Mystery Science Texas is a TEKS-aligned, Science and ELA resource available in both English and Spanish that helps students find the “wow” in the world around them. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of Mystery Science and how our open-and-go lessons support content areas like literacy in K-5. We’ll also share more about our TEKS-aligned planning guide and explore hands on activities that make science relevant and engaging!

Discovery Education Escape Room

Tuesday, January 31 &
Wednesday February 1

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT

Location: Room 222

Hosted by: Kristy Vincent, Melissa Hampton, Raquel Gruver, Stephen Ferrar, and Paula Taylor

Escape rooms are games that ask groups to think critically, problem solve, troubleshoot, and work collaboratively to “escape” a room before the clock runs out. Teams follow clues and work together to solve puzzles that lead them toward a successful escape. Come join Discovery Education to unlock your daily learning platform for use in your classroom every day!

Ready for the Danger Zone: Phenomenal Phenomenon in the Classroom

Tuesday, January 31
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CT

Location: Room 222

Hosted by: Paula Taylor and Alex Porpora

This session will explore powerful instructional strategies to transform your ordinary anchor phenomena into extraordinary for all content areas. Take your instruction to Mach 10 with student-centered, inquiry-based learning opportunities from Discovery Education and Mystery Science that will activate background knowledge in the first 30 seconds of your lesson.

Build No-Cost AI Modules with Help from Google, Amazon, and STEM Coalition

Wednesday, February 1
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM CT

Location: Room 214 C

Hosted by: Hall Davidson

Let’s explore resources to teach artificial intelligence, from templates to programming! Learn how to build Alexa Blueprints for elementary to high school, find resources for coding, and dive into web-based resources from Google to explain AI’s potential and impact. Learn strategies for integrating algorithmic and computational thinking into traditional subject area classrooms. We’ll build and test AI skills and explore AI games. AI is already ubiquitous now, but rarely taught. It’s certain that AI will touch every aspect of life in the world our students will inhabit. Be the teacher that opens understanding of AI for your students!

Steal This Festival for Your Students!

Wednesday, February 1
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM CT

Room 225 B

Hosted by: Hall Davidson

This session will show district leaders, building administrators, and classroom teachers how to build an engaging and successful student media festival. Take away Google doc templates, rubrics, and web designs! The festival celebrates and promotes great work. Think speeches, red carpet, parent paparazzi, and an engaged community. Festivals promote PBL, authentic assessment, and community pride. Target specific curriculum, skills, or grades. Spur media literacy, environment awareness, or innovative new mediums like AR, VR, 3D printing, and AI.

Beam Me Up DE! Transporting Your Social Studies Students Through AR

Wednesday, February 1
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CT

Room 222

Hosted by: Hall Davidson

Amplify teaching and learning with Augmented Reality (AR). Students create, explore, and inhabit virtual worlds using historical inquiry as a starting point. See the power of AR supercharge learning experiences.

Find your ESC Affiliate

For further information, please reach out to Kristy Vincent at KVincent@discoveryed.com.

Learn More About Discovery Education

  • Visit DiscoveryEducation.com for more about our award-winning digital learning platform 
  • Head to Discovery Education’s STEM Careers Coalition–a first-of-its kind STEM initiative that addresses the STEM workforce and inspiration gap by bridging industry and classrooms at an unprecedented scale. Access free classroom resources, inspiring career profiles, and more.
  • Join our email list to receive updates from Discovery Education.

“We work with teachers to develop student ownership, flexible learning environments, innovative instruction, and integrated resources. Discovery Education is a valuable resource in all four of these guiding principles.”

Hugh Burke Digital Learning Coach
Temple ISD

Texas Gap Years Package

Everything You Need, Now and for the Future

The Texas Gap Years Package for grades K-12 includes the all-new Science for Texas with embedded Mystery Science lessons for grades K-5, access to Mystery Science Texas, and Science Techbook for Texas (2017).

Enhance the Texas Gap Years Package with Discovery Education's PK-12 learning platform that offers timely, relevant content + useful tools and resources to engage students, differentiate instruction, track progress, and gain professional inspiration.

 

Supplemental

Core

 

Science for Texas

Grades K-12

Mystery Science for Texas

Grades K-5

Science Techbook Texas

Grades K-12

Curriculum and Content Depth
100% TEKS Coverage
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Instructional Framework and Organization
  • Units > Concepts > Lessons
  • Informed by the 5E Model
  • Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) throughout K‑8 concepts
  • Lessons and Mini Lessons
  • Phenomena-Based Investigations
  • Units > Concepts > Lessons
  • Built on the 5E Model
  • Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) embedded
Content Types
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Interactive Labs
  • Video
  • Literacy
  • Embedded K-5 Mystery Lessons
  • Hands-on Activity Lessons
  • Mini-Lessons
  • Read Along
  • Video
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Interactive Labs
  • Core Interactive Text (CIT) with Technology Enhanced Items (TEIs)
  • Reading Passages
  • Video
  • STEM projects
  • College & Career Connections
  • Multimedia content
Lesson Length
  • 20 min (K-5)
  • 30-45 min (6-8)
  • Varied (9-12)
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  • Varied
Assessments

Data and Dashboards

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View by Student (3-8)
Concept Dashboard (6-8)

 

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Formative

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Summative

 

 

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STAAR™ Practice Items

 

 

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Student Experience

Digital Interface

Presentation, Sharing, & Some Digital Submission

Presentation & Sharing

Core Interactive Text (CIT) with TEIs

Literacy / Language Arts

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Spanish / Language Support

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Accessibility

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Educator Experience & Supports

Planning Resources

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Robust Support

Differentiation

Flexible resources can be used across grade and ability levels

Flexible resources can be used across grade and ability levels

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Educator Supports

On-Demand, Help Center, and Educator Community

 

On-Demand, Help Center, and Educator Community

Professional Learning

Hourly professional development packages available for purchase during gap years and beyond

Print and Kit Options

Hands-On Activity Kits

 

 

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Printed Textbooks

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Printable Digital Content

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Science for Texas

Grades K-12

  • Curriculum and Content Depth
    • TEKS-Aligned: Checkmark
    • Instructional Framework and Organization:
      • Units > Concepts > Lessons
      • Informed by the 5E Model
      • Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) throughout K-8 concepts
    • Content Types:
      • Hands-on Activities
      • Interactive Labs
      • Video
      • Literacy
      • Embedded K-5 Mystery Lessons
    • Lesson Length:
      • 20 min (K-5)
      • 30-45 min (6-8)
      • Varied (9-12)
  • Assessments
    • Data and Dashboards: Checkmark
      • View by Student (3-8)
      • Concept Dashboard (6-8)
    • Formative: Checkmark
  • Student Experience
    • Digital Interface: Presentation, Sharing, & Some Digital Submission
    • Literacy / Language Arts: Checkmark
    • Spanish / Language Support: Checkmark
    • Accessibility: Checkmark
  • Educator Experience & Supports
    • Planning Resources: Checkmark
    • Differentiation: Flexible resources can be used across grade and ability levels
    • Educator Supports: On-Demand, Help Center, and Educator Community
    • Professional Learning: Hourly professional development packages available for purchase during gap years and beyond
  • Print and Kit Options
    • Printed Textbooks: Digital only
    • Printable Digital Content: Checkmark

Mystery Science for Texas

Grades K-5

  • Curriculum and Content Depth
    • TEKS-Aligned: Checkmark
    • Instructional Framework and Organization:
      • Lessons and Mini Lessons
      • Phenomena-Based Investigations
    • Content Types:
      • Hands-on Activity Lessons
      • Mini-Lessons
      • Read Along
      • Video
    • Lesson Length: Varied
  • Assessments
    • Formative: Checkmark
  • Student Experience
    • Digital Interface: Presentation & Sharing
    • Literacy / Language Arts: Checkmark
    • Spanish / Language Support: Checkmark
    • Accessibility: Checkmark
  • Educator Experience & Supports
    • Planning Resources: Checkmark
    • Differentiation: Flexible resources can be used across grade and ability levels
    • Professional Learning: Hourly professional development packages available for purchase during gap years and beyond
  • Print and Kit Options
    • Printed Textbooks: Digital only
    • Printable Digital Content: Checkmark

Science Techbook for Texas

Grades K-12

  • Curriculum and Content Depth
    • TEKS-Aligned: Checkmark
    • Instructional Framework and Organization:
      • Units > Concepts > Lessons
      • Built on the 5E Model
      • Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) embedded
    • Content Types:
      • Hands-on Labs
      • Interactive Labs
      • Core Interactive Text (CIT) with Technology Enhanced Items (TEIs)
      • Reading Passages
      • Video
      • STEM projects
      • College & Career Connections
      • Multimedia content
    • Lesson Length: Varied
  • Assessments
    • Data and Dashboards: Checkmark
    • Formative: Checkmark
    • Summative: Checkmark
    • STAAR™ Practice Items: Checkmark
  • Student Experience
    • Digital Interface: Core Interactive Text (CIT) with TEIs
    • Literacy / Language Arts: Checkmark
    • Spanish / Language Support: Checkmark
    • Accessibility: Checkmark
  • Educator Experience & Supports
    • Planning Resources: Checkmark (Robust Support)
    • Differentiation: Checkmark
    • Educator Supports: On-Demand, Help Center, and Educator Community
    • Professional Learning: Hourly professional development packages available for purchase during gap years and beyond
  • Print and Kit Options
    • Hands-On Activity Kits: Checkmark (Available in 2024 K-8)
    • Printed Textbooks: Checkmark (Available in 2024)
    • Printable Digital Content: Checkmark