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Maximize Instruction for All Students, in Any Environment
How Discovery Education Aligns to Your COVID Relief Funding and Meets Tier 4 Evidence Criteria

Discovery Education is your partner in ensuring all learners are engaged in equitable learning, in any environment. Our high-quality content, teaching and assessment tools, and dynamic professional learning integrate into today’s classroom environments through our K-12 learning platform—aligning closely to funding purposes outlined in the CARES Act, CRRSA Act, and ARP Act, including meeting Tier 4 evidence criteria for federal requirements.

By focusing on the goals outlined below, Discovery Education can help you maximize COVID relief funding and ensure all students can succeed.

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Goal: Address Equity in Education for All Learners

Funding Purpose:
Address the specific needs of disadvantaged students, including those living in poverty, learning English, experiencing homelessness, dealing with disabilities or living in foster care.

How We Align:

  • Provide culturally authentic, relevant content that reflects the diversity of today’s students and connects them to real-world topics.
  • Work closely with trusted organizations and industry leaders focused on positive social impact and equity in education.
  • Offer curriculum and content available in multiple languages, including Spanish.
  • Curate the English Language Learner Center dedicated to supporting ELL students.
  • Integrate accessibility and literacy support with Text-to-Speech, Microsoft Immersive Reader, Core Interactive Tools, translation options, and closed-captioning in multiple languages.

Goal: Accelerate Learning to Mitigate Gaps

Funding Purpose:
Address student learning loss and support differentiated instruction through interactive, evidence-based approaches, which can include reliable assessments and distance learning equipment.

How We Align:

  • Accelerate learning with targeted lessons that can be assigned to individual or groups of students.
  • Enable teachers to group students into digital folders to address each child’s learning needs for small-group instruction or one-on-one.
  • Ensure our curriculum builds strong foundational knowledge and academic vocabulary while focusing on grade-level content.
  • Promote interactive learning and monitor student progress in real-time with a suite of quiz and activity-building tools.
  • Support differentiated instruction with scaffolded instructional strategies, ready-to-use lessons, presentation templates, and interactive lesson activities.

Goal: Enhance Student Enrichment and Summer Learning Programs

Funding Purpose:
Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental afterschool programs, including providing classroom instruction or online learning.

How We Align:

  • Strengthen summer learning through year-round academic support.
  • Offer anytime, anywhere access to curated collections of real-world content that engage students beyond the classroom.
  • Partner with trusted organizations to create and deliver resources that support summer learning, afterschool, extended hours, and career prep programs.
  • Provide students access to exciting learning opportunities from trusted partners, including The National Science Foundation, First Robotics, the NBA, Young Scientist Lab, and many more.
  • Deliver on-demand professional learning that connects educators with best practices to help them prepare for the next school year and beyond.

Goal: Provide A Continuity of Learning to Best Support Remote and Hybrid Learning

Funding Purpose:
Purchase educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students that aids in regular, engaging, and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors.

How We Align:

  • Secure uninterrupted learning from any device through a safe, flexible platform.
  • Ensure access to high-quality, timely, and relevant content that actively engages students and maximizes instructional time.
  • Empower teachers to facilitate instruction in content area skill-building, academic vocabulary, and inquiry-based learning that can be integrated into existing curriculum or used as a stand-alone.
  • Allow teachers to easily create classes, plan lessons, and assign content through one platform.
  • Seamlessly integrate with SSO providers and Learning Management Systems to provide:
    • A variety of access methods that are simple, safe, and secure for teachers and students.
    • Opportunities for teachers to collaborate with students.
    • Ability for teachers to embed content, lessons, and resources into their external tools, such as Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Canvas, Schoology and more.

Goal: Support the Whole Child and Social-Emotional Well-Being

Funding Purpose:
Provide mental health services and supports.

How We Align:

  • Curate learning content that promotes positivity and resilience.
  • Combine learning with social and emotional development through the SEL Center’s hands-on activities and engaging content.
  • Support teachers with lessons on self-awareness and reflection that help increase understanding and empathy, and give students context to the world around them.

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