Arkansas’ Rogers Public Schools (RPS) today announced an expansion of its partnership with Discovery Education. In the latest phase of this collaboration, all of the district’s 15 elementary schools will have access to Discovery Education’s Science Techbook and RPS elementary educators will participate in Discovery Education’s STEM Leader Corps, a four-year professional learning program.
Each Science Techbook includes standards-aligned content such as video, audio, text, and interactives with hands-on activities, as well as virtual labs that help educators differentiate instruction. Additional student features include bilingual text-to-speech and leveled reading tools, and note-taking, and highlighting capabilities. Embedded formative assessment opportunities help educators monitor student progress, and the Science Techbook works on any device and can be implemented in a variety of instructional settings.
Discovery Education’s STEM Leader Corps offers participating educators professional development opportunities, job-embedded instructional coaching, and administrative leadership support. More than 60 educators from each of the district’s 15 elementary schools will serve as teacher-leaders and will progress through the STEM Leader Corps over a period of four years.
For more information, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.