Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for school classrooms, has announced that it has partnered with Mission Grove Primary School in Walthamstow, London on a new professional development effort that will support teachers as they prepare today’s students to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
As part of this new relationship, Discovery Education will provide a five-year, customised programme of professional development that will support the teaching staff in developing consistent and effective instructional practices using digital content and technology to maximise engaging and relevant learning experiences for students. Over the course of the five year programme, staff will actively develop and hone their skills and techniques in effectively using digital resources and proven pedagogical strategies to enhance student learning. Consisting of workshops, training days and feedback sessions, the programme is focused on bringing long term change throughout the school.
Some of the areas that teachers and management will be developing with Discovery Education include curriculum leadership and digital literacy, developing coding expertise, effectively introducing tablet devices to the classroom, and instructional support for teachers.
By working in partnership with Discovery Education, all teachers at Mission Grove will be supported by the Discovery Education Global Community. A network of education professionals that are passionate about transforming the learning experience with digital media, the Discovery Educator Global Community connects members around the world through social media, virtual conferences and in-person events — fostering valuable networking, idea-sharing and inspiration.
Head Teacher Katie Jennings joined Mission Grove Primary School in September 2013. One of her main areas of focus since arriving at the school has been on developing a culture of excellence and progressive teaching – all aimed at ensuring students are receiving the best learning experiences possible as they progress through the school.
Head Teacher Katie Jennings said – ‘It is a new and thrilling time for us at Mission Grove. Having the opportunity to create this partnership with Discovery Education to enhance the children’s learning and the training of staff, is exciting. The vision is to take Mission Grove a step further and to anticipate the developments of digital learning in the future. The work so far has been done in a professional, efficient, inspiring and courteous manner. It has already had an impact in our classrooms.’
Head of Schools Partnerships and Vice President of Discovery Education Susanne Thompson expressed her delight at working in such close partnership with the team at Mission Grove Primary School – ‘We’re so proud to be working with the fantastic team at Mission Grove Primary School. This kind of long term partnership will really support the utilisation of digital technology in the classroom that Katie Jennings is implementing for the benefit all students, both now and in the future’.