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Louisiana’s Calcasieu Parish School Board Renews Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Student Learning

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Louisiana’s Calcasieu Parish School Board (CPSB) today announced the renewal of its long-term partnership with global edtech leader Discovery Education supporting student learning, development, and achievement. The continuation of this partnership enables teachers across CPSB to build dynamic classroom experiences that nurture student curiosity and prepares them for success in the world beyond the classroom.

CPSB is one of the largest school districts in Louisiana, with more than 4,900 employees and over 2,600 teachers. CPSB connects over 28,000 students to innovative opportunities that foster academic excellence and expand personal and future professional horizons. From academics to athletics to gifted and special education courses, CPSB teachers and administrators work with families to live out the core mission of the district: to build foundations for the future.

CPSB’s strategic plan seeks to provide all students access to an enhanced, high-quality curriculum supportive of mastery-based, relevant learning. Discovery Education’s suite of digital resources align to that goal and prepare all students to be lifelong learners. The Discovery Education products used by CPSB students and teachers are:

Discovery Education  Experience. Available in classrooms across CPSB, Discovery Education Experience is an innovative K-12 learning platform that connects educators and students to a vast collection of high-quality content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, are aligned to state and national standards, and help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day. Through expanded, lasting partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Brightspace, ClassLink, and Clever, integrating Discovery Education’s learning platform into existing Information Technology architecture is easier than ever.

Mystery Science. Used in K-5 classrooms alongside Discovery Education Experience, Mystery Science provides educators simple-to-use, open-and-go, hands-on lessons that inspire students to love science. Each lesson begins by posing a question commonly asked by young students. Students then explore these questions through interactive videos featuring real-world visuals fostering a sense of wonder and actively supporting student engagement in the accompanying discussion prompts. Mystery Science simplifies prep for teachers, making the integration of this resource into classroom instruction simple. Plus, all K-5 science lessons are available in Spanish, with accompanying videos featuring authentic Spanish narration and Spanish text-on-screen. Editable, ready-to-use worksheets and assessments are also available in both English and Spanish.

CPSB’s partnership with Discovery Education is funded in part through the generosity of LyondellBasell, whose Lake Charles area sites employ approximately 700 local residents. Committed to understanding community needs and collaborating with organizations to create long-lasting and impactful relationships, LyondellBasell seeks to amplify their impact on building a thriving society through employee volunteerism and community investments.

“The Calcasieu Parish School Board has prioritized student learning, development, and achievement over everything else,” said Kim Leblanc, CPSB’s Chief Technology Officer. “Through this edtech investment and others we are making across the district, our educators are able to provide every child in Calcasieu Parish a top-tier educational experience that can and will transform the lives and the prosperity of our region.”

All CPSB educators enjoy access to the Discovery Educator Network. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Educator Network connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable idea sharing and inspiration.

“Discovery Education is proud to renew its relationship with Calcasieu Parish School Board,” said Lyndley McNabb, Discovery Education’s Partnership Manager. “Superintendent Lafargue, Chief Technology Officer Leblanc, and the rest of the CPSB team have created a comprehensive, long-range strategy for providing all district children a top tier learning experience, and we are excited to be a part of their work.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and professional learning solutions visit www.discoveryeducation.com and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.

Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

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