DE Prof Development

As educators, we have an exciting opportunity to capitalize on dynamic ways to reach and inspire young people. By motivating students to engage in mediums they understand, we can help them reach their highest academic and personal potential. Investing in professional development is critical to achieving this success.

Whether you currently use one or more Discovery Education digital services or are just getting started, the Discovery Education Professional Development team is committed to helping professional learning communities around the world maximize their technology investment by connecting rich digital content with research-based instructional strategies. Whether you invest in a comprehensive professional development program customized for your district’s needs or choose one or two courses to support your local district’s goals, Discovery Education will deliver a comprehensive and engaging program with a focus of improving teaching and learning.

Achieving your established outcomes is an essential part of high quality professional development. Please see our Case Studies which demonstrate the success our partners have had with Discovery Education Professional Development.

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Makin’ it Relevant in Memphis


Memphis, Tennessee is famous for more than just down home hospitality, amazing BBQ, great music, and nostalgia. They had 20 media specialist, teachers, and technology coaches from Memphis City Schools spend the day learning about web 2.0 tools such as Animoto, EduGlogster, and GoAnimate. Attendees represented grades K-12 and brought passion and excitement into the computer lab as they strived to become 21st century engaging educators that would provide relevance to today’s digital natives.


As we built projects and navigated resources from the Discovery Education site teachers shared strategiesMemphiss and best practices as to how they would incorporate these new innovative web 2.0 tools into their curriculum by differentiating instruction. Whether they were teaching vocabulary, foreign languages, science, social studies,  language arts, or showcasing student work all had a plan as to how they would incorporate these new found resources.

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