Discovery Education: Paving the Path for Meaningful Instructional Content Worldwide
Discovery Education is a global edtech leader whose services are used by 4.5 million educators and 45 million students in over 140 countries and territories. The Discovery Education platform was launched nearly two decades ago with the belief that digital media could serve as a powerful catalyst to engage, inspire, and educate students. Since its launch, Discovery Education’s robust collection of 200,000 multimodal content resources is designed to help bring real-world learning experiences to students. The platform has been an extensive repository of digital resources, including videos, text-based passages, interactive modules, audios, podcasts, and images. It caters to K through 12 grades with several engagement tools to put content into instructional context, including virtual field trips, ready-to-use activities, and a formative assessment tool called Quiz that can be integrated with any digital content. This state-of-the-art platform provides high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources to meet teachers’ ever-evolving needs. “Our goal is twofold — to make the life of teachers easier with access to all necessary resources in one place and engage students in a meaningful way through our digital content,” states Scott Kinney, CEO, Discovery Education.
Along with its K-12 platform, Discovery Education offers a host of additional services, including digital Science, Math, and Social Studies textbooks, a K-5 science curriculum called Mystery Science, and Coding, STEM, and professional development services. The company recently launched an hourly professional development program to help teachers utilize digital content for the best classroom experience. Alongside its dynamic content, K-12 platform offers several tools such as Studio and Quiz and pre-packaged content called ready-to-use activities.
Our goal is twofold — to make the life of teachers easier with access to all necessary resources in one place and engage students in a meaningful way through our digital content
Discovery Education continues to extend its functionalities to schools across the nation and has partnered with several states, including Arizona, Nevada, Delaware, South Carolina, and New Hampshire, on statewide initiatives to support their digital learning initiatives. An exciting recent inclusion to the company’s portfolio was Mystery Science, a K-5 supplemental science service that allows students to initiate a lesson with their questions. With several such expansions, Discovery Education is consistently focused on thinking about every use case and enables improved delivery of instruction across the world.
Innovation is the driving force behind Discovery Education. It continues this legacy with the augmented reality app called Sandbox AR. This app empowers students and teachers to create, share, and inhabit virtual environments. Discovery Education currently has a presence in countries worldwide with relationships with several Ministries of Education. “We want to be helpful and supportive to educators not only in the U.S. but everywhere in the world. That is part of our ambition,” concludes Kinney.