Discovery Education launches comprehensive professional development services to support educators in harnessing technology and digital resources

 As part of its continued commitment to supporting pedagogical transformation and impacting pupil achievement, Discovery Education is launching its consultation-driven, school-tailored and research-based professional development services, designed to support educators in harnessing technology, combined with world-class digital resources and proven 21st century pedagogies to enhance student learning.  Suitable for both primary and secondary audiences, courses range from half day sessions, to longer term multi-day programmes that provide full wraparound support - from strategic planning, through to classroom implementation and practice.


Delivered by professionals with rich educational experience, example courses for whole school or more focused cohorts of staff include:


·                    Embedding digital technologies in teaching and learning - Maths, English, Science or MFL

·                    Exploring e-safety

·                    Digital transformation - why? : What is 21st century education & what are 21st century skills?

·                    Digital transformation - how? : Road map of implementation

·                    iRead,iWrite,iThink - developing literacy skills through technology (specifically for tablets)

·                    Coding: Think like a coder

·                    Using media to encourage text-based discussions

·                    Encouraging inquisitive minds: The benefits of project and enquiry-based learning

·                    Free your time - flip your classroom: The power of flipped and blended models


Dedicated to promoting excellence in all facets of teaching and learning by shining a spotlight on the work of outstanding practitioners, Discovery Education offers achievable strategies that will enable all educators to excel.


Discovery Education’s professional development team collaborates with partner schools, local authorities and academy chains to design professional learning plans that provide continuous improvement in teachers’ skills, support professional learning communities via access to the Discovery Education Global Community, and address professional learning needs for both classroom teachers and senior leadership. Most importantly Discovery Education provides highly-trained and certified educators for all on-site and web-based professional learning experiences.


In addition, Discovery Education offers a spectrum of no-cost resources and professional learning opportunities to schools, teachers and pupils. Discovery Education’s Curriculum Leadership Labs address technology transformation in the context of leadership, literacy, maths and computing at the primary level. Additionally, “Days of Discovery” are offered to local authorities with curriculum themes tailored to the needs of schools. Teachers have access to a broad calendar of webinar events giving them the ability to tune-in to professional learning that is relevant to their classroom and their individual needs. A robust collection of lesson plans and related content on key topics are available on an ongoing basis, such as the Coding Summer Camp that delivered valuable resources to support the implementation of the new coding curriculum.


Discovery Education is an award-winning professional development provider with over 14 years' experience working with schools, helping them to achieve their technology implementation and academic goals.  In 2013-14, Discovery Education delivered 2,800+ professional development sessions, with 500+ teachers taking part in Coding Professional Development - 98% of which said their confidence in teaching coding had increased as a direct result. In a survey of over 10,000 participant teachers (2013-14) 98.5% of teachers said they would recommend Discovery Education Professional Development to other schools.    


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