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September 2020: New Digital Content

Discovery Education is announcing the addition of hundreds of new digital assets to its award-winning Discovery Education Experience service. The new content, sourced from trusted partners, empowers educators to help students honor Hispanic Heritage Month, explore current events, discuss social justice issues and more, in the classroom, at home, or wherever learning is taking place. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, and provides students access to exciting learning experiences no matter their location or device.

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Honor Hispanic Heritage Month by Celebrating Latina Women in STEM Careers

Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, SciGirls: Latinas at Work, now available in the Hispanic Heritage Month channel, celebrates the stories and careers of Latina women in STEM. The series from Twin Cities Public Television features innovators, problem solvers, and STEM superstars who celebrate their culture and heritage by sharing their passion for their work, hobbies, families, and helping to make the world a better place. Each episode of the series is presented in Spanish and includes English subtitles.

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Get Today’s Most Important News Stories from Newsy

To help students easily access the latest news and information from wherever learning is taking place, Discovery Education has partnered with leading national news network Newsy to showcase daily current events videos about a variety of breaking news stories from around the world. Educators and students can find these stories in the News and Current Events and Newsy channels in Experience. In addition to the daily news stories, short- and long-form documentaries from Newsy will bring students an investigative perspective on human issues like the impact of environmental policy, the effects of immigration, the spread of viruses, and more.

  • Experience

Celebrate the 48 Days Between Constitution Day and Election Day

The new 48 Days channel showcases 48 instructional resources, Virtual Field Trips, videos, podcasts, songs, and audiobooks across grade bands to help students better understand their constitutional rights and the important issues related to this year’s election. With these resources, educators can inspire student agency and remind students about the importance of their voices, whether or not they are old enough to vote. Featured resources include Discovery Education originals and content from trusted content partners like:

  • Discovery Channel
  • BeSe
  • Newsy
  • Cheddar K-12
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Robert F. Kennedy Foundation
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Support English Language Learners

English Language Learners face the dual challenge of learning rigorous academic subject matter while simultaneously mastering a new language. For English Language Learners, the mastery of academic English is often an issue of access, equity, and social justice. The new English Language Learner Center provides a robust collection of resources designed to help English Language Learners as they unlock the language of academic success. The Center includes resources that focus on:

  • Professional learning
  • Microlearnings
  • Instructional tools
  • Multimodal digital content
  • Immersive learning experiences

This gives educators a one-stop shop for learning how to leverage Discovery Education to support English Language Learners and will be regularly refreshed with new resources.

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Access Hundreds of Newly-Translated Spanish Programs

More than 200 programs for grades K-5 have been translated into Spanish and are now available in the Resources in Spanish channel in Discovery Education Experience. The programs support a variety of scientific concepts including earth, space, life, and physical science.

  • Experience

Get Lost in a Great (Audio)book with the Newly Refreshed Audiobooks Channel

Now live in our Audiobooks channel, 15 new audiobook collections help all students access literature and enjoy books at their own pace. The Audiobooks channel refresh showcases more than 400 chapters of literature, allowing students to listen to beloved classics like:

  • Little Women
  • Frankenstein
  • Novels written during Harlem Renaissance like Quicksand and Violets and Other Tales
  • Fairy tales and folklore from a variety of countries and cultures
  • Poems and short stories from activists and writers around the world

The new additions to the channel broaden the scope of the collection’s format, genre, and language, and shine a light on formerly underrepresented authors.