Just one year after its introduction in Richmond County Schools (NC) in 2015, educators could already see how Discovery Education Math Techbook had helped students across every middle school grade attain consistent gains on end-of-year tests.
According to student achievement data from the district, Techbook has helped turn the tide for students across Richmond County Schools, becoming the core instructional resource for middle school educators to support their teaching and learning.
How Students Excel with Techbook & Small-Group Instruction
Because the district’s middle schools do not have a 1:1 student to device ratio, educators needed a service that could help them maximize students’ time with a limited number of classroom devices. That’s when district leaders chose Discovery Education Math Techbook, supported by Discovery Education’s Professional Development. In Richmond County’s middle schools, students use a small-group instruction approach in math classrooms, rotating their time with laptops on carts.
Kelly DeLong, director of math and science curriculum, said this strategy, aided by Techbook, has increased classroom engagement and given students more time with sources they can trust — their teachers and Techbook.
“Math Techbook doubles our teachers’ ability to help our kids. It’s so laser-focused and fantastic with regard to meeting the standards that it allows the kids a second pathway to an expert,” said DeLong. “We can depend on the quality of what’s in Techbook, knowing that the math in there is great. This allows another teacher in the classroom — a virtual teacher, via the platform.”
About Richmond County Schools
Richmond County is a rural district, with 16 schools, serving 7,431 students, located in Hamlet, NC. Most students in Richmond County Schools are impacted by poverty. Instead of going 1:1 with students and devices, Richmond County middle schools offer a digital curriculum supported by Discovery Education Techbook.
“Math Techbook is the perfect product to support our pedagogy of small-group instruction. We can rely on it, and it multiplies the effect of the teachers.”
-Kelly DeLong, Director of K-12 Math and Science Curriculum
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