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Maximize Instruction for All Students, in Any Environment
How Discovery Education Aligns to Your COVID Relief Funding

Discovery Education is your partner in ensuring all learners are engaged in equitable learning, in any environment. Our high-quality content, ready-to-use instructional tools, and dynamic professional learning seamlessly integrate into today’s teaching and learning – aligning closely to funding purposes outlined in the CARES Act and CRRSA Act.

By focusing on the goals outlined below, Discovery Education can help you maximize COVID relief funding and ensure all students can succeed.

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Goal: Address Equity in Education for All Learners

Funding Purpose:
Address the specific needs of disadvantaged students, including those living in poverty, learning English, experiencing homelessness, dealing with disabilities or living in foster care.

How We Align:

  • Provide culturally authentic, relevant content that reflects the diversity of today’s students.
  • Offer curriculum and content available in multiple languages, including Spanish.
  • Curate the English Language Learner Center dedicated to supporting ELL students.
  • Integrate accessibility support with Text-to-Speech, Immersive Reader, Core Interactive Tools, and closed-captioning in multiple languages.

Goal: Accelerate Learning to Mitigate Gaps

Funding Purpose:
Address student learning loss through evidence-based approaches, which can include assessments and distance learning equipment.

How We Align:

  • Accelerate learning with targeted lessons.
  • Enable teachers to group students into digital folders to address each child’s learning needs for small-group instruction or one-on-one.
  • Ensure our curriculum builds strong foundational knowledge and academic vocabulary while focusing on grade-level content.
  • Enable teachers to review scaffolding strategies and monitor student progress.

Goal: Enhance Student Enrichment and Summer Learning Programs

Funding Purpose:
Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental afterschool programs, including providing classroom instruction or online learning.

How We Align:

  • Strengthen summer learning through year-round academic support.
  • Offer anytime, anywhere access to curated collections of real-world content that engage students beyond the classroom.
  • Partner with trusted organizations to create resources that support summer learning, afterschool, extended hours, and career prep programs.
  • Provide students access to exciting learning opportunities from trusted partners, including The National Science Foundation, First Robotics, the NBA, Young Scientist Lab, and many more.
  • Deliver on-demand professional learning that connects educators with best practices to help them prepare for the next school year and beyond.

Goal: Provide A Continuity of Learning to Best Support Remote and Hybrid Learning

Funding Purpose:
Purchase educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors.

How We Align:

  • Secure uninterrupted learning from any device through a safe, flexible platform.
  • Ensure access to high-quality, timely, and relevant content that maximizes instructional time.
  • Empower teachers to facilitate instruction in content area skill-building, academic vocabulary, and inquiry-based learning that can be integrated into existing curriculum or used as a stand-alone.
  • Allow teachers to easily create classes, plan lessons, and assign content through one platform.
  • Seamlessly integrate with SSO providers and Learning Management Systems to provide:
    • A variety of access methods that are simple, safe, and secure for teachers and students.
    • Opportunities for teachers to collaborate with students.
    • Ability for teachers to embed content, lessons, and resources into their external tools, such as Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Canvas, Schoology and more.

Goal: Support the Whole Child and Social-Emotional Well-Being

Funding Purpose:
Provide mental health services and supports.

How We Align:

  • Curate learning content that promotes positivity and resilience.
  • Combine learning with social and emotional development through the SEL Center’s hands-on activities and engaging content.
  • Support teachers with lessons on self-awareness and reflection that help increase understanding and empathy, and give students context to the world around them.

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