Ohio’s Reynoldsburg City Schools (RCSD) today announced the selection of Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform to support the creation of more relevant and culturally responsive learning opportunities districtwide. In addition to bringing Discovery Education’s award-winning content to all schools, this new partnership also provides educators unique professional learning opportunities that will support the use of their new digital resources and help the school system maximize the return on their edtech investment. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
In 2020, RCSD began searching for a K-12, cross-curricular digital resource that would support the district’s goal of providing all students innovative, customized learning opportunities that are up-to-date and culturally relevant. Following a rigorous review, RCSD selected Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform for use in all classrooms districtwide. Connecting schools to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources, the Discovery Education platform gives educators everything they need to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and create lasting educational impact.
Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely resources to the platform each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. 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.
Finally, the Discovery Education platform is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows. Through expanded partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, and Clever, integrating the platform into existing IT architecture is easier than ever.
“To reach our district goal of ensuring every child achieves and progresses, the Reynoldsburg City Schools needs to continuously rethink and redesign learning to meet the ever-changing demands of our students and the world they live in,” said Dr. Melvin J. Brown, RCSD Superintendent. “Providing our teachers with high-quality digital resources that support the engagement of all students wherever learning takes place is critically important to our efforts to meet our district goals. For these reasons, we are excited to partner with Discovery Education.”
To help educators integrate their new digital resources into instruction in the coming school year, Discovery Education will provide RCSD teachers dedicated professional learning. Through these interactive professional development sessions, participants will learn best practices for using their new digital resources. Effective professional development will maximize the power of these digital resources, increase student engagement in instruction, and support students’ continued academic development.
The school system’s new partnership with Discovery Education also provides all district teachers access to the Discovery Education Community. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community 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.
“Discovery Education is delighted to partner with the Reynoldsburg City Schools,” said Alissa McLean, Discovery Education’s Manager of Education Partnerships. “Dr. Brown and the talented team at the Reynoldsburg City Schools are creating what I believe will be a model for delivering culturally relevant and responsible learning experiences for all students, and Discovery Education is excited to support this important work.”
For more information about Discovery Education’s 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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