Silver Spring, MD (June 12, 2022)Middle Township Public Schools (MTPS) in New Jersey has announced that it has launched a new partnership with Discovery Education that will improve science education for district-wide middle school students. Through this collaboration, teachers in grades 6-8 will be empowered to enhance their professional learning opportunities by supporting their science lessons in an exciting new suite of dynamic digital services, hands-on resources, and the integration of these resources into education. Discovery Education is a global adtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports instruction everywhere.
Located in South New Jersey, MTPS excels in education while celebrating the power of its diversity. The curriculum and opportunities offered by district students are designed to help them look beyond the confines of traditional learning, and teachers, staff and students are encouraged to engage in meaningful discussions and activities that enable them to translate their academic lessons into real-world solutions.
To facilitate such learning experiences in the district secondary school science classroom, MTPS administrators have sought a suite of digital and print resources that enhances the connection between classroom learning and the outside world and is linked to applicable science education standards. After a rigorous review of some potential resources by a collaborative team of MTPS science teachers led by Middle School Principal Jeff Ortman, the following services have been selected from Discovery Education:
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, daily 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 assist different students.
“At Middle Township Public Schools, we think it’s incredibly important that our academic lessons integrate seamlessly with their ‘real-world’ applications,” said Drs. Tony Lehmann says 6 “Discovery Education’s flexible digital resources help us meet this goal while ensuring that our teachers have multiple ways to reach out to our diverse learning community. I am thrilled with the opportunities this partnership brings to our teachers and students. ”
Discovery Education District will provide dedicated professional learning to middle school educators 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.
MTPS 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.
“We’re incredibly excited to partner with a talented team at Middle Township Public Schools,” said Ingrid Jackson, National Partnership Coordinator at Discovery Education. “The district’s work to enhance the direction of science is creating a model that can be emulated by districts across the state.”
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.