Indiana’s Hamilton Southeastern Schools Select Discovery Education Science Techbook for Use Across All K-12 Grade Levels
-New Digital Textbook Empowers District Educators to Create Immersive, Real-World Learning Experiences That More Deeply Engage Students in Science-
Silver Spring, Md. (June 6, 2018) – Indiana’s Hamilton Southeastern Schools(HSE) announced today that it has chosen Discovery Education’s Science Techbook for use in all K-12 grade levels across the district. The selection of this digital textbook, created by Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, launches a new partnership empowering HSE’s educators to create immersive, real-world learning experiences that more deeply engages students in science education and helps boost academic achievement.
HSE’s new partnership with Discovery Education directly aligns to the district’s mission of providing educational opportunities for each student that help them reach their fullest potential, become responsible citizens, and positively influence the ever-changing world community. By integrating Discovery Education Science Techbook into all HSE classroom instruction, teachers will have powerful new tools that will help them create engaging science lessons that ignite student interest in scientific concepts.
Discovery Education’s Techbooks are award-winning digital textbooks that are aligned to rigorous standards, support a comprehensive curriculum, and are updated regularly at no cost. The series encourages all learners through interactive features that change the reading level of text and enable text to be read aloud. The Techbook series saves teachers’ time with a comprehensive design that places model lessons, student activities and assessments at their fingertips. Techbooks are platform neutral and can be used in one-to-one or one-to-many configurations and in any instructional environment.
Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series empowers educators to transform science instruction. Utilizing an inquiry-based format built on the Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate (5E) model, each Science Techbook includes rich, standards-aligned content such as video, audio, text, interactives with hands-on activities, and virtual labs that help educators differentiate instruction and provide a rich and engaging learning experience for students. Additional student features include bilingual text-to-speech and leveled reading tools and note-taking and highlighting capabilities.
The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM resources as well. STEM Project Starters encourage students to connect math, technology, and engineering to their understanding of science concepts to produce creative solutions to real world problems. In addition, the STEM In Action resources help students connect their work to STEM careers, which promotes a clearer understanding of how skills used in school can be applied to jobs “in the real world.” Embedded formative assessment opportunities that help educators monitor student progress are embedded into each Techbook, and like all Discovery Education digital textbooks, the Science Techbooks work on any device.
“Our students need to be ready not only for the 21st century but also for the 22nd century as well.The HSE team is committed to helping all students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for their adult careers, no matter what form they take,” said Hamilton Southeastern Schools Superintendent Dr. Allen Bourff. “Discovery Education is aligned to that mission, and our new partnership will play a critical role in creating the engaging and rewarding learning experiences all students need for future success.”
In addition to integrating the Science Techbook into classroom instruction, HSE’middle school and high school educators will also participate in sustained, job-embedded professional development from Discovery Education’s expert faculty that will help the educators evolve their teaching practice and effectively use Techbook in the classroom. The Discovery Education Community will also support all Hamilton Southeastern teachers’ efforts to transform students’ learning experiences with dynamic digital media. 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 looks forward to supporting the teachers and administrators at Hamilton Southeastern Schools as they make their digital transition and create engaging science learning environments,” said, Discovery Education Educational Partnerships Manager Steven Weniger. “We are proud to collaborate with the district in their mission to provide a high-quality education to all students that prepares them for success in an ever-changing world, and look forward to working closely with HSE’s talented educators.”
For more information about Discovery Education’s Science Techbook and other 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.
About Discovery Education
As the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.