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5 Reasons Why Leaders Choose Discovery Education to Support Continuity of Learning

These last few months have been some of the most disruptive and yet creative times in education as leaders, schools, and teachers have strived to support continuity of learning for all their students. This has been and continues to be a challenging situation as teachers are learning new tools and ways of delivering instruction to meet the needs of students, which includes ensuring equitable access for all learners in all circumstances. At Discovery Education, we understand how difficult this has been and have worked diligently alongside leaders and educators to help bridge that gap and ease your struggle with Discovery Education Experience.

Discovery Education Experience provides compelling high-quality content, ready-to-use digital lessons, unique collaboration tools, and professional learning resources to give your educators everything they need to facilitate instruction and create a lasting educational impact in any learning environment. Built for all learners, grade levels, subject areas, and interests, this flexible K-12 learning platform brings new excitement and relevance to the topics they teach and lets them reach and engage every student wherever learning is taking place.

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Curated, High-Quality Content Aligned to State Standards

There is a universe of content out there that teachers and schools can use to support learning, but it can be of varying quality, unreliable, hard to find, or difficult to incorporate into your infrastructure. We’ve worked with educators, trusted content partners, and former teachers on the Discovery Education team to create an extensive repository of the best digital resources that support teaching and learning in any environment.

Experience saves your educators stress and valuable time with:

  • The power to engage students in new and exciting ways with one dynamic platform.
  • Over 190,000 engaging resources, standards-aligned activities, and vetted, high-quality content, carefully curated, organized, and segmented by grade level.
  • Exclusive learning opportunities for students, like Virtual Field Trips, career explorations, at-home challenges, stimulating self-guided exercises.

Discovery Education has been an integral partner in our district’s distance learning response to school closures resulting from the pandemic. DE has offered teachers tools that enable relevant, timely and engaging lessons for students across grade levels..

Marie Izquierdo
Chief Academic Officer
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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Grab-and-Go Lessons and Research-Based Strategies to Save Teachers Time and Give Them New Inspiration

Even after embracing all the benefits of digital tools, teachers remain some of the busiest professionals in the world. Every minute counts. That’s why it’s vital that we limit the intimidation and friction for educators between introducing a new instructional technique and seeing that spark of interest in students.

Instead of starting from scratch, your educators are immediately equipped with:

  • All the resources they need to engage every student with our content and move seamlessly between classroom, remote, or blended learning environments.
  • Grab-and-go lessons, student activity boards for in-class or at-home learning, and helpful service overviews.
  • Collections of research-based strategies like SOS instructional resources and the Instructional Inspiration content channel.

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Equitable Resources to Reach All Types of Learners

We know how important it is to reach all learners, and the urgent need for instruction to adapt to specific student needs and requirements. Experience and its robust collection of high-quality digital content arms your educators with instructional resources that can be deployed to suit varied learning patterns and interests, allowing both your curriculum developers and teachers to select learning materials closely aligned to the makeup of your student populations.

With Experience, students have the flexibility to learn at their own pace and level while exploring areas of their own interest and using exciting content to make relevant, real-world connections to in-class topics. Features include:

  • Culturally responsive content to help promote inclusivity.
  • Closed captioning, video transcripts, translation options, and text-to-speech to make learning more accessible to diverse learners.
  • Additional supports and strategies that help teachers adapt content to specific student needs, such as English language learners (ELL), social-emotional learning (SEL), and Special Education.

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Flexible Environment to Maintain Continuity of Learning in Any Circumstance

With today’s ever-evolving technology landscape, it’s important to be prepared for the growing range of devices students may be using to meet instruction. You have important infrastructure decisions to make, which is why we’ve made sure:

  • Discovery Education is available anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  • Our resources directly integrate with your existing learning management system, whether it be Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Clever, Schoology, or Canvas.
  • Teachers can easily add and distribute our engaging lessons and interactive resources with the tools they are already using, giving them the ability to greatly enrich and enhance lessons in the classroom or remotely.

For additional flexibility, your teachers and students also have access to our powerful Studio tool. This safe collaboration space:

  • Lets your educators easily create and assign activities.
  • Gives both educators and students the ability to design and share content in a way that works best for them.
  • Helps build confidence with digital learning tools and resources.
  • Enables your teachers to differentiate content to groups or individual students and create assessments or assignments with different interactive items and content types.
  • Allows students to demonstrate their understanding no matter where they’re working and receive feedback directly through the built-in chat feature.

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Professional Learning to Meet Educators Where They Need It

We know teachers can be intimidated by the vast amount of resources available, or that they may need help to get started or grow comfortable with new digital tools. We want to be their partner in this journey, offering effective professional learning and access to strategic resources, on-demand support, and creative opportunities to address timely topics and challenges.

We get your educators started with embedded support, such as:

  • Step-by-step guides.
  • Interactive courses.
  • A comprehensive assortment of live webinars and events.

And if they want to go deeper, we can work with you to coordinate tailored, in-depth professional learning experiences for your school or district:

  • In-person or virtual sessions designed specifically for your educator needs.
  • Focused topics such as STEM, literacy, leadership, digital implementation, and much more.

You and your teachers also gain access to a global community of like-minded educators with the mission to improve education. The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) goes beyond simply sharing what works well within Experience, and instead focuses on enhancing overall practice. Connect to other innovative educators at all levels, and leverage the best practices, ideas, and advice of leaders around the world in this internationally recognized community.

BONUS: Continuous Learning, Summer to Summer

As you plan for summer instruction and find ways to maintain continuity of learning, explore exciting summer school offerings from Discovery Education. Find a diverse selection of grab-and-go lessons, at-home student activities, and on-demand professional learning for teachers and administrators, all readily accessible through Experience and specifically designed to keep students engaged throughout the summer months and into the upcoming school year.

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