Indiana’s Tippecanoe School Corporation Approves New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting District-Wide Effort to Create Digital Learning Environments
-Corporation’s Selection of Award-Winning Social Studies and Science Techbooks Will Help Encourage Students’ Confidence, Competence and Desire for Learning -
Silver Spring, Md. (July 17, 2017) – Indiana’s Tippecanoe School Corporation (TSC) announced today that it has approved a new partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. As a part of this new relationship, TSC has selected Discovery Education’s Science Techbook™ for use in the district’s K-5 classrooms and the Social Studies Techbook™ for use in the schools system’s 8th grade social studies classrooms. Educators will begin integrating these resources into instruction at the beginning of the upcoming school year.
TSC’s new partnership with Discovery Education helps meet Objective #3 of the Tippecanoe School Corporation’s Board of Trustees Goals 2017-2020, which calls for the utilization of technology to enhance classroom instruction. Specifically, the integration of Discovery Education’s new digital textbooks into the district’s Science and Social Studies classes will create dynamic digital learning environments that also support the district’s mission to help all students reach their academic potential in an environment that encourages confidence, competence, and a desire for learning. Additionally, the new science resources from Discovery Education will drive TSC’s continued focus on STEM education currently underway in conjunction with Purdue University.
Discovery Education’s Techbooks are breakthrough 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.
Utilizing an inquiry-based format built on the 5E model, Discovery Education’s Science Techbook, through hands-on labs, digital explorations, an interactive glossary, and data analysis activities, helps teach students to read, write, and think like scientists. In addition, the Science Techbook also features a variety of STEM resources that help educators create engaging STEM learning experiences in their classrooms.
Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook series uses an inquiry-based instructional approach that emphasizes informational text literacy, analytical writing, and problem-solving skills that students will apply in the classroom and beyond. Each subject area includes primary source documents and activities, digital investigations, multimedia reference library, interactive maps, and more.
“The talented teachers and administrators of the Tippecanoe School Corporation strive daily to create a vibrant environment in which students master new knowledge, tap their creativity, and explore their potential,” said Dr. Christy Fraley, TSC Assistant Superintendent “Our new relationship with Discovery Education and the introduction of their Techbooks into our classrooms provides our educators additional tools to meet the needs of all our students.”
TSC’s educators will also have the opportunity to participate in sustained, job-embedded professional development from Discovery Education’s expert faculty that will help district educators evolve their teaching practice and effectively use their new digital resources. Also, the Discovery Education Community will support the district’s educators’ 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 is proud to be a part of Tippecanoe School Corporation’s efforts to transform science and social studies teaching and learning with dynamic digital content,” said Andrew Harshey, Discovery Education’s Educational Partnerships Manager. “We look forward to collaborating with the committed team at TSC on our shared mission to support the success of all students district-wide.”
For more information about the Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook, Science Techbook or other resources from Discovery Education, 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
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. 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. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.