(NAPSI)—If any of the nearly 57 million elementary and high school students in America is someone you care about, there could be good news for you.
Schools today have discovered some wonderful new ways to make learning something kids want to do and school a place they want to be.
These engaging, 21st century classrooms are powered by modern, digital curriculum and content that helps create real-world learning experiences.
What It Does
As a result, studies show that students with access to high-quality digital curriculum resources from Discovery Education, one of the world’s leading education companies, outpace their peers on state assessments in reading, mathematics and social studies, and have higher school attendance rates than those that don’t have access to these resources. In particular:
• Hispanic students attended an average of three more days per year
• Students affected by poverty attended an average of six more days per year
• Students with disabilities attended an average of 12 more days per year.
How It Works
The new Discovery Education Experience coming to classrooms nationwide this fall showcases curated, standards-aligned, multimodal content in a personalized setting that’s specifically designed to help busy teachers save time and more easily differentiate instruction. The 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.
Meanwhile, teacher-tested instructional strategies help educators dive deeper into the intentional and effective integration of the digital content. These strategies foster skill development and complement different types of content.
Educators using the system can be connected across school systems and around the world to foster valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.
What One Teacher Learned
“The Discovery Education Experience is now my go-to resource for the unique and engaging digital assets I need to create real-world learning environments for my students,” explained Laura Mitchley, an Elementary Instructional Coach in the Ephrata Area School District. “With the accompanying instructional supports and access to a thriving professional learning community, Discovery Education Experience is an indispensable tool for teaching and learning.”
To find further facts about how Discovery Education is supporting the creation of modern classrooms, visit www.discoveryeducation.com/Experience.