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Indiana and Louisiana Approve Discovery Education’s Digital Science Services for Statewide Use in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

Posted Dec 8, 2010
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Discovery Education has announced that Indiana and Louisiana have joined Oregon in adopting the Discovery Education Science Techbook as a digital core instructional resource for elementary and middle school science instruction through their state textbook adoption processes.   

The Indiana State Board of Education officially adopted the Discovery Education Science Elementary Techbook for Indiana and the Discovery Education Science Middle School Techbook for Indiana.  Also, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education officially adopted the Discovery Education Science Elementary Techbook for Louisiana and the Discovery Education Science Middle School Techbook for Louisiana. 

Each edition of the Discovery Education Science Techbook series is built from the ground up to address individual state standards and is intended to serve as the new primary instructional resource for Indiana and Louisiana elementary and middle schools. The dynamic, interactive resources included in each state's edition support the 5E model of instruction. A real-time assessment component that measures students' progress and recommends individualized resources that reinforce classroom instruction is also included.

In addition to meeting the way today's students learn, Discovery Education Science Techbooks are easy to implement.  Built around state-specific courses, each Techbook is a holistic learning system that integrates the nature of science and inquiry into every phase of learning. 

Also aiding implementation of this new service is a variety of teacher resources, ranging from "5 Minute Preps" that provide educators valuable refreshers on science content, to full days of custom, in-person professional development that build educators' capacity to leverage the power of digital content to engage students.  Finally, the Discovery Education Science Techbook is a substantially less expensive option per student than traditional textbooks, with additional savings derived from a lack of textbook replacement or inventory costs.

Source:  Discovery Education,

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