Louisiana Teachers “Jazzed” by Discovery Education
The teachers in Reserve, LA, a small town just outside of New Orleans, were awarded a grant for inquiry-based learning in science. Consequently, they had a decision to make: How could they maximize their funds to benefit both teachers and students? Their answer? Discovery Education Science.
This decision brought us to Riverside Academy, a private K-12 school with some pretty amazing teachers. The day included a streaming overview but mostly focused on DE Elementary Science. The teachers were blown away by the rich resources such as eBooks, virtual labs, and interactive glossary terms they now had at their fingertips. School was about to start in less than five days, and these teachers gained a new focus and enthusiasm for the upcoming school year thanks to Discovery Education. Many could not wait to begin using DE resources in the classroom, and when asked what they could integrate during the first week of school, some of their responses included, the calendar, video segments, explorations, and math overviews. While the teachers recognized that a bit more planning and preparation would have to go into using some of Science’s more exploratory tools (i.e., virtual labs), they were genuinely excited about integrating these into the curriculum throughout the school year.
Posted: August 10th, 2010 under Uncategorized.