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Oregon’s Klamath Falls City Schools Enhances Science Instruction with New, State-of-the-Art Resources from Discovery Education

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Oregon’s Klamath Falls City School District (KFCSD) today announced a new phase of their multiyear partnership with global edtech leader Discovery Education. Thanks to this new collaboration, teachers and students in KFCSD’s high school science classes will soon have access to two dynamic new digital resources that empower educators to bring science instruction to life in new ways that ignite student curiosity about the natural world and drive deeper engagement in learning.

Located in Klamath County’s biggest city, the Klamath Falls City Schools consists of six sites including four elementary schools serving students Pre-K through grade 5, one middle school serving students in grades 6 through 8, and one high school for students grades 9 through 12. The district also has an alternative high school and a home learning academy for grades 1 through 12. In addition, the district has an early childhood development center and an early childhood intervention program.

Klamath Falls City Schools’ Offices of Elementary and Secondary Education seek to provide instructional programs at all sites that prepare students for post-secondary success and college and skilled careers. To support the creation of high-quality learning experiences in high school science classrooms that demonstrate how science is practiced in the real world, the district sought a suite of flexible, simple-to-use digital resources aligned to the 2022 Oregon Science standards. Following a thorough review of viable solutions, the district selected Discovery Education’s Science Techbook for Oregon and Pivot Interactives for classroom use.

Delivered through Discovery Education Experience, the company’s K-12 learning platform, Science Techbook for Oregon is a K-12 core curriculum that includes engaging digital resources, print student textbooks, hands-on activity kits, virtual investigations, and custom professional learning. Adopted for classroom use by Oregon’s State Board of Education and aligned to the 2022 Oregon Science Standards, this comprehensive resource includes ready-to use, phenomena-driven lessons that motivate students, powerful technology tools—such as toggle-on Spanish translation—that personalize access, and time-saving teacher tools that streamline prep and grading. Science Techbook for Oregon is available in both print and digital formats, providing a seamless classroom experience complete with immersive, interactive ways to explore, including hands-on engineering activities, interactive labs, and STEM connections.

Through its digital, print, and blended options, Science Techbook for Oregon delivers a wide range of high-quality resources that support students as they discover how science is practiced in the real world while focusing on deeper understanding and application of grade-appropriate science content. Recently, Discovery Education’s Science Techbook was certified as meeting the rigorous, evidence-based ESSA Tier III standards as set forth in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Pivot Interactives makes teaching science with active learning and scientific phenomena engaging and easy. The platform provides users with more than 10,000 authentic, interactive video-based science interactives crafted by Pivot’s expert curriculum team and teacher community. These resources, tied to state and national standards, are infused with research-based teaching practices and are simple to integrate throughout the instructional cycle.

Pivot’s activities offer opportunities for interactive learning, where students explore and learn for themselves. The service’s built-in tools—including IRIS, a first-of-its-kind color and light gauge—make for quick and accurate measurements. A unique interface allows students to change what happens in the video and see how that change affects the outcome. Easy-to-follow instructions guide students through data collection, measurement, data analysis, and interpretation, while feedback provided by both open-ended and auto-graded questions reinforce correct ideas.

Science Techbook for Oregon and Pivot Interactives are the latest Discovery Education products to be adopted by KFCSD. Currently, Discovery Education ExperienceMystery Science, and DreamBox Math are used in district classrooms.

“Klamath Falls City School District had made it clear to the community that we expect every student to graduate,” said Fred Bartels, KFCSD’s Director of School Improvement. “But that is not enough. Students need to be ready to meet the challenges of our changing world. These new resources provide not only the knowledge needed for future success, but also the opportunities students need to develop the soft skills needed to thrive in the future.”

All KFCSD educators also 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 excited to deepen its partnership with Klamath Falls City Schools,” said Ashleigh Deming, Discovery Education Account Executive. “Superintendent Keith Brown, Director of School Improvement Fred Bartels, and the rest of the Klamath team are creating innovative learning experiences in all grades, and we are pleased to be supporting 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)LinkedInInstagramTikTok, 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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