District leaders at Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina recently celebrated some dramatic gains in student achievement after a digital transformation set them on course for renewed academic performance. Two years after embarking on a strategic plan incorporating Discovery Education Techbook, test scores soared and student achievement was raised by 20 percent, the district reported in a news release. These fantastic results led to the state removing Rowan-Salisbury
With the school year upon us, Discovery Education’s Content Team presents a handful of brand new videos you may have missed while out on summer break. Featured programs are available in DE Streaming and Techbook in the United States and Canada. Links to each program mentioned in the video are located below. Football by the Numbers Virtual Field
The duty of our school districts doesn’t just rest in educating our students for today, but in preparing them for what the future may hold. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been helping districts achieve that goal since their introduction in 2013 by improving science education for all K–12 students. At the same time,
In a time when school districts across the country are searching for new ways to make breakthroughs in student achievement, Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina has managed to raise the bar of excellence in their classrooms using Discovery Education’s Science Techbook. Fourth- and seventh-grade students using Techbook scored higher in South Carolina’s 2015 Palmetto Assessment of State
In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8 and Women’s History Month, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women through the lens of language and authorship.
Today, women work in all jobs and hold important positions in companies and government, but women have worked hard to achieve this. Get to know some trailblazing women who changed history by helping others, fighting for equality, and gaining powerful political positions.
From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Tina Garrett, STEM Coordinator, Garland Independent School District, Texas Some teachers are born into education; they come from a family of educators and never really could see themselves becoming anything but a teacher. Others are inspired into education; they had a teacher who was so inspirational and so
From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Queenie Hall, Rock Hill Schools, SC Queenie Hall tried not to go into education. Sure, her mom was a teacher for more than 40 years and her sister was an educator. But Queenie wanted a different path. She majored in communications, did a lot of internships, and got
Celebrate International Polar Bear Day! Check out the Thermostat Challenge from our friends at Polar Bears International and explore all the great resources below. Polar Bears: A to Z A – Arctic Adaptations Check out this great Discovery Education video segment: “The Key to Bears’ Survival” and hear directly from Alysa McCall about polar bear adaptations.
Hosted at St. Vrain Valley School District, the Virtual Field Trip will provide students with the opportunity to hear about Mount Kilimanjaro first-hand from educators who climbed the mountain. They will learn about collecting environmental data on the mountain’s six biomes and meet a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist to discuss the SMAP Mission, a