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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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.

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