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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Bridgeport Discovers There’s Something For Everyone

Bridgeport Connecticut educators discovered that Discovery Education streaming Plus has something for everyone featuring a variety of multimedia tools to meet the diverse needs of our students. As one participant commented, “As a counselor, I feel that at times certain workshops only pertain to staff that are in a classroom all day.  I did not feel this way with Discovery Education.  I found many helpful clips and tools to use in my developmental guidance units.” We also explored some of the unique media found within streaming Plus that is sometimes overlooked: songs (close to 500), educational games, animations, and Math Explanations. Do you know magnets are made of? Listen to the song, Electricity which you can find by doing a Keyword Search and filtering the Media Type to song. We did!

Teachers offered ideas on how they plan to use streaming resources in summer school: “… I will use it to help students who have failed math … especially the math explanations.” As well as in the fall: “I plan on using several videos and images to at the beginning of the school year in order to give the students background information on new topics.” An overall great experience learning and wanting to do more with DE streaming tools. Kudos to the Educational Technology team for bringing us together and offering tremendous hands-on support. Bridgeport Public Schools, “Expect Great Things!”

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