Silver Spring, MD (Tuesday, June 7, 2022)—Iwa’s Southwest Valley Community School District (SVCSD) announced today that it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education to support science education in districtwide primary school classrooms. In this new phase of multi-year partnership, primary school teachers across SVCSD will have access to a new suite of dynamic digital services, hands-on resources, and professional learning opportunities that help create exciting science lessons. Discovery Education is a global adtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports instruction everywhere.
Located in Iowa Rural Adams and Montgomery County, SVCSD consists of an elementary education center, two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Dedicated to creating an enthusiastic learning environment to encourage responsible and empathetic contributors to society, SVCSD’s teachers and administrators wanted a unique combination of print and digital resources that would support the district’s goals and energy science guidelines in their Corning Primary and Sylvia Enerson primary schools. After careful review of available resources, District Discovery Education has chosen the following services:
Discovery education platform.
Connecting educators with a vast collection of high-quality, quality-lined content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides teachers with an advanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, everyday instruction. In any learning environment.
The Discovery Education team is adding, releasing and organizing exciting new content and up-to-date and relevant resources on the platform each month in response to current events and the ever-increasing demands of educators. These resources, emanating from trusted partners, are aligned with state and national standards and help educators bring the world of education and learning beyond every day.
The K-12 Learning Platform is designed to work within the existing infrastructure and workflow of the school system and provides a safe, secure, easy access method for educators and students. Through long-term, long-term partnerships with Microsoft Team, Google Classroom, Schoolji, Canvas, Brightspace and Clever, it is easier than ever to integrate Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform into existing IT architecture.
Discovery Education Science Takebook.
The Discovery Education Science Techbook Series is a comprehensive, research-supported science solution for K-12 grades. Used in classrooms across the United States and Canada and distributed through Discovery Education’s K-12 platform, Science Techbook engages exclusive events and interactive content.
Virtual and hands-on investigations, STEM activities, and a variety of instructional support enhance the delivery of effective, mixed guidance, either personally or remotely. Science Textbooks are accompanied by an integrated digital and print teacher’s guide that provides units, concepts and lesson overviews, value connections and differentiation activities to guide instructional planning and three-dimensional learning. Teacher versions also provide flexible pacing options, embedded teacher notes and learning paths to address different students.
These resources will complement the use of mystery science in the primary classroom of SVCSD. Mystery Science, which joined the family of Discovery Education Services in 2020, is an easy-to-use digital service that combines ready-to-teach multimedia science and STEM lessons for K-5 students.
Allison Thomas, principal of Corning Elementary School, said: “A strong background in science helps children develop core life skills, stay organized and attentive, develop communication skills and even form their own opinions based on observation. I look forward to integrating these new digital resources into the classroom throughout my school. ”
Discovery Education SVCSD will provide dedicated professional education to primary school teachers to help the school system recognize the full return on their edtech investment. Through this interactive professional development session, participants will learn the best practices for integrating their new digital resources with instruction. Effective professional development will maximize the power of these resources, increase student engagement in learning and assist students in continuing academic development.
“The success of our educators with a combination of high quality multi-model resources from Mystery Science and Science Techbook was the two main drivers of our choice to choose this new suite of digital services,” said Alaina Lundgren, Principal, Sylvia Enerson Elementary School. “These flexible resources will play an important role in ensuring that our youngest students are on the path to future success.”
SVCSD educators also enjoy access to the Discovery Education community. A global network of education professionals, Discovery Education Community connects with members across the school system through social media, virtual conferences and personal events, sharing valuable ideas and providing inspiration.
“Discovery Education is excited to further deepen its partnership with the Southwest Valley Community School District,” said Katherine Vickers, Senior Partnerships Coordinator at Discovery Education. “The district’s efforts to turbocharge science instruction with digital resources and targeted professional education make it one of the leaders in the country’s rural school districts.”
For more information on Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional education services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com and stay connected with Discovery Education via social media. Twitter And LinkedIn.
Discovery is about education
Discovery Education is a global adtech leader with state-of-the-art digital platforms that support learning everywhere. Through award-winning multimedia content, instructional support, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education engages educators across all students and helps provide equitable learning experiences while supporting higher academic achievement worldwide. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in more than 100 countries and territories. Global Media Company Discovery, Inc. Inspired by, Discovery Education partners with district, state, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all students. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.