Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

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-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms –

Silver Spring, Md. (May 9, 2018) – Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools (EPS) today announced it has chosen Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support the implementation of the district’s Digital Conversion Strategy. This new six-year partnership, which provides a unique combination of customized professional learning services and the award-winning Math Techbook to teachers and students in grades 6-12, will help change the way teachers teach and students learn through the use of technology across the district.

In the Fall of 2017, Edmond Public Schools began implementing their new Digital Conversion Strategy district wide. Through this effort, students are building collaborative learning skills that prepare them for college and careers. Classroom engagement has been increasing as deeper and more enriching content makes learning more relevant and exciting. In addition, opportunities for expanded learning beyond the school day and outside the school building are growing, which is allowing students to spend more of their time learning.

The incorporation of Discovery Education’s Math Techbook into EPS secondary instruction will help accelerate these developments by connecting students to math through real-world problems worth solving in dynamic digital settings.

Discovery Education’s Techbook series, which was chosen for use in EPS following a competitive process, is a breakthrough collection of digital textbooks that are aligned to rigorous standards, support a comprehensive curriculum, and include numerous professional development opportunities. The series supports the academic success of all learners through interactive features that change the reading level of text and enable text to be read aloud. Techbooks save teachers’ time with a comprehensive design that places model lessons, student activities and assessments at their fingertips. Currently, Discovery Education Techbooks are used by more than 5.6 million students in all U.S. states and several Canadian provinces.

EPS students in grades 6-12 will soon have access to Discovery Education’s Math Techbook, a digital textbook that connects students to math through real-world problems, helping all learners develop long-lasting mastery of mathematical concepts. In 2017, Math Techbook was independently verified by EdReports.org to meet the highest levels of mathematical content and pedagogy. The Math Techbook will be delivered to students through Chromebooks as part of the school district’s one-to-one strategy, creating dynamic digital learning environments that drive higher student engagement.

“We are excited to partner with Discovery Education and use Math Techbook as our 6th grade through Algebra 2 math curriculum,” said Edmond Public Schools’ Secondary Math Content Specialist Becky Archibald. “Math Techbook's instructional resources and pedagogical approach align with Edmond Public School's Instructional Pillars, which are Inquiry, Choice, Create, Reflect, Collaborate. The Math Techbook’s research-based and innovative math curriculum will support our teachers as they strive to advance excellence and empower all students to succeed in a changing society.”

To ensure EPS teachers are optimizing their new Math Techbooks, Discovery Education’s professional learning team will support district educators throughout the transition to digital teaching and learning. Through the robust professional learning opportunities offered by these experts, EPS secondary educators will learn how to maximize their new hardware and digital content to improve student academic achievement.

Finally, the Discovery Education Community will also support EPS in transforming student learning experiences with 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 looking forward to working with Edmond Public Schools as they implement their Digital Conversion Strategy,” said Discovery Education’s Director of Education Partnerships Phillip Mikula. “The district has created a tremendous roadmap to building dynamic digital learning environments, and we are excited to be a part of their journey.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s Digital Techbooks, professional learning services, and more, 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 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.

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