Silver Spring, MD (December 6, 2019) Discovery Education Experience—the latest iteration of Discovery Education’s popular Streaming Plus service, has been named a winner of Tech & Learning Magazine’s 2019 Award of Excellence in the Best Re-Invention of a Classic Legacy Technology category. Now in its 40th year, Tech & Learning’s Award of Excellence program recognizes stand-out products that are improving the way educators work and students learn. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
“For 40 years, Tech & Learning has reported on how edtech products are improving teaching and learning,” says Tech & Learning Group Publisher Christine Weiser. “In keeping with this mission, our 2019 Awards of Excellence contest focused on stand-out products that are both unique in the K-12 market, as well as those that are helping schools solve specific problems.”
Supporting instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Experience assists educators in creating real-world learning opportunities that engage all students and lead to improved academic achievement. The service’s standards-aligned content is assignable and can be bookmarked and saved for later use and remixed to meet the varying needs of diverse student populations in a safe and secure environment. In addition, the service’s up-to-date, high-quality, and ever-growing digital content collections, as well as a library of immersive virtual field trips, are drawn from trusted partners.
Discovery Education Experience’s engaging content is complemented by a rich library of creative, research-based instructional strategies for integrating digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. These teacher-tested instructional strategies help educators dive deeper into the intentional and effective integration of Discovery Education’s digital content. Aligned to McREL International’s 6-Phase Model of Learning, these strategies foster skill development, complement different types of content, and are conveniently paired with content at the point of use.
The new Discovery Education Experience also offers embedded content creation and real-time collaboration features through the Studio suite of tools. An environment where teachers and students design, build, and share content in new and creative ways, Studio supports the creation of grab and go lessons that combine multi-modal content and effective instructional strategies that empower educators to dive deeply into targeted topic areas. To request a demonstration of Discovery Education Experience, visit www.discoveryeducation.com/experience.
“Discovery Education’s product development team is laser-focused on creating innovative, educator-centric, digital experiences that support educators’ efforts to improve student achievement,” said Pete Weir, Discovery Education’s Chief Product Officer. “We are honored by Tech & Learning Magazine’s recognition of Discovery Education Experience, as we believe it validates our approach to using educators’ feedback to drive the continuous improvement of our services.”
Students in elementary, middle and high school that have regular access to Discovery Education’s comprehensive, K-12 digital content service have higher attendance rates and are outpacing their peers on state assessments in reading, mathematics, and social studies. Additional findings tell a consistent story of how access to Discovery Education’s supplemental content services can be linked to higher student achievement, especially for racial/ethnic minorities and students impacted by poverty, disabilities, and limited English proficiency. Click here to learn more.
Educators using Discovery Education Experience will be supported by 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.
For more information about Discovery Education Experience or Discovery Education’s other digital curriculum resources, including STEM Connect and the Science, Social Studies, and Math Techbooks, or to learn more about Discovery Education’s professional development services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.