Students and teachers in classrooms across Oklahoma’s Millwood Public Schools (MPS) now have access to a host of dynamic digital resources supporting science and social studies instruction thanks to a new partnership with Discovery Education. Through this collaboration, MPS educators districtwide now have access to rich content and powerful digital tools that support the creation of immersive learning environments. Discovery Education is the global edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.
Located in the heart of Oklahoma City and serving approximately 1150 students, the Millwood Public Schools is dedicated to preparing all students academically and socially for lifelong learning and achievement. In the district’s recent strategic plan, MPS outlined several goals and measures of progress for student success. To help meet MPS’s goal of student mastery of science and social studies, school administrators sought engaging digital resources designed to connect what students are learning in school to the world beyond the classroom.
Following a careful review, the district selected several Discovery Education resources for classroom use. To support science instruction in grades 3-12, the district selected the Discovery Education Science Techbooks for classroom use. The Discovery Education Science Techbook series is a comprehensive, research-backed science solution for grades K-12. Used in classrooms across the United States, the Science Techbooks drive engagement with exclusive phenomena and interactive content.
Virtual and hands-on investigations, STEM activities, and a variety of instructional supports enhance the delivery of impactful, blended instruction, in person or at a distance. Available with the Science Techbooks are coordinated digital and print teacher guides offering unit, concept, and lesson overviews, standards connections, and differentiation activities to inform instructional planning and guide three-dimensional learning. Teacher editions also provide flexible pacing options, embedded teacher notes, and pathways for learning to support diverse learners.
To support social studies instruction in MPS’s grades 7-12, educators will use Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook for instruction. Featuring standards-aligned, core-curricular resources that use an inquiry-based approach to enhance literacy and critical thinking skills, Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook aids teachers and students as they approach inquiry through the 5Es Framework: Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate. From stories of ancient cultures to in-depth explorations of civics and government, this comprehensive digital textbook takes concepts off the pages and brings lessons to life.
Discovery Education’s Techbooks are delivered through the award-winning Discovery Education platform. Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned K-12 content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, daily instruction in any discipline or learning environment. 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.
“We believe that by mobilizing our community and our resources around a clear mission and common goals, we will create the learning environments that will help each student in our school system will learn, grow, and succeed,” said Millwood Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cecilia Robinson-Woods. “The resources from Discovery Education we are introducing into science and social studies instruction are focused on helping us reach the goals we’ve set for all learners, and we look forward to seeing their impact.”
MPS educators using Discovery Education resources are supported by the Discovery Educator Network as they transform students’ learning experiences with dynamic digital media. 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 networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.
“Millwood Public Schools has articulated an exciting pathway to improving outcomes for all their students,” said Vyvyanne Dinh, M.Ed. Discovery Education’s National Partnership Coordinator. “The Discovery Education team is dedicated to the district’s success and looks forward to working with the talented teachers across the school system to implement their exciting vision for teaching and learning.”
For more information about Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitter and LinkedIn.
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