Content is organized in units that address sets of related concepts. Units begin with a short video that introduces new content in the context of real-world applications and careers. Course videos include closed captioning and transcripts. Each concept is presented using the “Discover, Practice, and Apply” (DPA) lesson cycle:
Discover provides a framework for direct instruction and teacher-supported guided practice. Content includes sets of “Investigations” that introduce new concepts using text, video, and interactive learning experiences.
Practice focuses on developing fluency through “Coach” and “Play” activities.
Apply activities present challenging, real-world problems (e.g., use linear equations to identify the “real” age of different dogs based on the varying life expectancies of particular breeds).
Techbooks aggregate a diverse set of interactive, multimedia tools in a single digital platform. The program’s user interface is intuitive and easy-to-use. Content for both teachers and students is explicitly organized in terms of the DPA model and is searchable by keyword, standard, and search filters. Click here to request a preview from Discovery Education.
About Discovery*Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.
Discovery Education courses are designed to accelerate student achievement in each district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students’ natural curiosity and desire to learn.
Discovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities for districts to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences with some of Discovery’s greatest talent, classroom contests & challenges, professional development and more — Discovery helps to lead the way in transforming classrooms and inspiring learning.
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