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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Science Connections in Washington

Teachers in Asotin, Washington spent the morning learning how to use Discovery Science to replace the textbook.  Teachers experienced how to use the ebooks and fundamentals to introduce concepts to the whole class using the Promethean board. Next in small groups we carried out a virtual lab, making sure to change only one variable for a fair test. Finally we explored ways that content, including video segments and interactive glossary items, can be assigned to students to reinforce and extend learning.


Web 2.o tools were the theme for  the afternoon. We explored five great tools that allow students to incorporate Discovery’s images and reading passages to express key learning in a creative format with the rest of the world!  Find tips, tricks, instructions and samples for all of these great tools — Animoto, Glogster, Wordle, Webspiration, and Voicethread.  Visit the Web 2.0 Integration page now!

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