Last week, Discovery Education partnered with one of Texas’ biggest school systems, Grand Prairie Independent School District (GPISD) to deliver the largest professional development event in the school system’s history.
The two-day intensive training, delivered by nearly 100 of Discovery Education’s professional development specialists, prepared almost 2,000 GPISD teachers and administrators to transform their classrooms into digital learning environments and support the district’s goal of ensuring student success through engaging learning experiences, collaborative leadership and a focus on maximizing student achievement.
During this unique professional development experience, educators participated in a variety of informative sessions and learned about the latest strategies and tactics to meet the educational needs of today’s digital learners. Ranging from introductory presentations on the basics of digital education to more advanced sessions featuring sample classroom lessons modeling the best practices for integrating educational technologies into instruction, the event provided GPISD educators and administrators with new skills to better prepare their students for college, career and citizenship readiness.
To meet some of the GPISD leaders and hear about their experience, check out this video. Congratulations to our Discovery Education team, and best of luck to GPISD, as they start the next school year!