Digital Learning Subscriptions

Region 5 Education Service Center

Time to plan for 2022-23!

We want to make sure you are aware of the Digital Learning Subscriptions available to districts at discounted pricing through the Region 5 Education Service Center.


These tools are more relevant than ever in 2022-23, and will empower you and your teachers to provide the best learning opportunities possible to your students, rather it be remotely or in the classroom.


Contact Janna Smith for a quote on any of these incredible tools.

jannas@esc5.net

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What to Expect from NVTA's Certification Course

This course was created to align expectations and add-value for those teaching in a virtual environment. The NVTA certification process was created to establish a valid and reliable research-based teacher qualification training process for virtual teachers to enhance their teaching and develop their ongoing reflective skills to improve teaching capacity. NVTA certification is a challenging and meaningful process to support your personal and professional goals. The expectation is that you meet the challenges of this certification with an open and honest attitude for growth.


Some of the topics to be covered in the Certification include:

  • Establishing Relationships in the Virtual Environment
  • Virtual Instruction Best Practices
  • Differentiation in the Virtual Classroom
  • Managing Virtual Resources


Course Components


  • There will be a combination of readings, discussion boards, and activities. We expect each certification candidate to complete every lesson with integrity and excellence.
  • The culminating product of this certification course will be a digital portfolio demonstrating your proficiency level of effectively implementing a virtual classroom.
  • You must receive an 80% or better on your digital portfolio to earn the certification. You will have two chances after your first submission to attain 80%. If you cannot earn 80% after a total of three tries, you will meet with the review board to discuss next steps.
  • Once you enroll, you have nine months to complete the certification process.
  • The NVTA staff is available for support. Please reach out to the team with any questions or comments
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BrainPOP

BrainPOP is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.


BrainPOP Jr. 24/7: K-3 Gently encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas. STEM • Social Studies • Reading/Writing • Health • Arts


BrainPOP 24/7: The Flagship resource, for upper elementary and middle schoolers. STEM • Social Studies • English • Health • Arts & Music


BrainPOP ELL: Proficiency-based English language learning program appropriate for all ages. Vocabulary • Grammar • Listening • Reading & Writing


BrainPOP Science: Includes movies that introduce you to how the world works, from breakthrough scientists to cellular life, matter and motion, and even the weather!


Also available: BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr. Combo Package and BrainPOP Espanol

bulb

bulb is the resume, portfolio & workspace in one that makes it easy for your work, skills & achievements to shine. bulb empowers anyone to get the grade, the job or the promotion. Over 750,000 Students, educators & professionals from around the world use bulb to show what they’re capable of!

Discovery Education Experience


Explore our treasury of high-quality content resources that span all subjects, grades, and relevant topics of interest, with built-in language and literacy support. Every month, we add hundreds of new content resources to answer the need for timely, relevant teaching opportunities. We also work closely with trusted content partners to deliver unique experiences like Virtual Field Trips, career explorations, and behind-the-scenes at global organizations. Build engaging activities right from the Video Player, then assign or share directly with students and other colleagues. Use Studio to design creative activities, present engaging lessons, and collaborate with students. Promote active learning in the classroom and check student understanding at strategic moments with the Ask Live Quiz, Standard Quiz, and Video Quiz. Join the Discovery Education Experience for access to 200.000+ additional digital assets, ELAR, Math, Science, and Social Studies Interactives, and additional foreign language content, as well as the Coding Curriculum Pack.


Discovery Education member LEAs who also utilize TEXGuides benefit from full access to linked content.

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Discovery Education Science (K-8) Add-On

A supplemental digital resource that enriches science instruction by providing educators and students with inquiry-based, interactive digital content. Must subscribe to DEX before Science Supplemental can be added.

Discovery Education Science™ provides educators and students with many benefits, including

  • Provides students with leveled informational science text and reading passages specific to standard content areas

  • Takes students beyond theory to the more engaging world of practical demonstrations and explorations

  • Addresses multiple learning styles through resources such as leveled reading passages, e-books, Fun-Damentals, and engaging video segments

  • Helps students learn to interpret data, draw conclusions supported by this data, and practice important math skills with Virtual Labs and Explorations

  • Tracks students’ understanding with online selected response assessments or Brief Constructed Responses (BCR), which includes teacher scoring tools

  • Encourages additional learning by enabling students to access middle school level resources on particular topics


Some of the key features of Discovery Education Science™ include

  • e-Book Reading Passages: Leveled informational science text and reading passages specific to each content area with audio support

  • Fun-Damentals: Gain the basic background knowledge necessary to begin study of a science topic through an inquiry-based introduction with audio support

  • Virtual Labs: Inquiry-based exploration of investigative design and science process skills at two levels of difficulty with audio support

  • Interactive Glossary: Dynamic explanations of hundreds of science terms that engage student minds through animations, video, images, and more

  • Interactive Videos: Students can click on hotspots during a selected video clip to learn additional information and to reinforce a learning point in a highly-engaging format

  • Integrated Science Simulations: From Discovery Education's award-winning CD-ROM collection, students can explore situations from a variety of science perspectives

  • Explorations: Explore a given concept to gain a greater understanding of how models work and how changing different inputs affects an outcome

  • Science Sleuths: Students solve open-ended science mysteries using clues and resources such as interviews, photos, articles, graphics, and more

Discovery Education Mystery Science (NEW!!) K-5

Video-based, open-and-go core and mini lessons, driven by questions from real students, guide the exploration of the world around us and inspire curiosity. Through hands-on science and engineering activities, Mystery Science makes science fun to learn, easy to teach, and memorable for all, in person or at a distance.

newsela

Newsela takes authentic, real-world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels - with thousands of articles available in both English & Spanish to help Spanish-speaking English Language Learners with comprehension - so content is accessible to every learner. Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to TEKS and other instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. With over 10,000 texts in Newsela’s platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.

Newsela’s offerings include Newsela ELA, Newsela Science, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela SEL, and more.

PearDeck

The fastest way to transform presentations into classroom conversations.

Imagine if you could engage every student in your class, every day. What if you could instantly see who’s confused and who’s ready for more? That’s the power of Pear Deck.

Teachers are a busy bunch, and learning to use new tools can be time-consuming. That’s why Pear Deck was designed to integrate with tools you already know and use. Whether your school is Google or Microsoft-based, Pear Deck will work in your classroom.

TexQuest

TexQuest provides access to authoritative digital resources for educators, students, and students' immediate families in Texas K-12 public schools and open-enrollment charter schools.
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Eduhero

Looking for an approved option for Cybersecurity Awareness training and Compliance training?


Heroic Package: Cybersecurity Awareness, All Compliance, Technology, G/T and Substitute Teacher courses


Heroic / Custom Combo Package: Heroic package plus access to upload, manage, and distribute custom content.


Eduhero aims to help school districts and businesses learn material through engaging on-demand courses. Eduhero strives to provide activities, videos, and questions that you would never see in another online course or face-to-face training. Eduhero also pushes the boundaries for online professional development by giving you the ability to take all this from the comfort of your own home.

Eduhero is made by Texas educators for Texas educators. Our course catalog is determined by our members and built to meet the needs of Texas schools. Many of our districts still have their own course development program, but use Eduhero to meet their statewide needs while using their staff to meet their own local needs.

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Canvas Learning Management System

The Canvas Learning Management Platform allows schools to build the digital learning environment that meets the unique challenges faced by their institution. Canvas simplifies teaching, elevates learning, and eliminates the headaches of supporting and growing traditional learning technologies.

Canvas is made up of a powerful set of highly integrated learning products that allow institutions to get all of the functionality they need and none that they don’t.

Gabbart Wisdom Learning Management System

WISDOM LMS provides mobile learning, 24/7 access, unlimited storage, and more! With exclusive tools that are sure to experience high-frequency use by students, parents, teachers, and administrators to save valuable time & increase student ownership Intuitive design makes using these exclusive features simple to resolve and remove common educator obstacles.

Schoology

Schoology has every tool your classroom needs and comes pre-integrated with more than 200+ tools, student information systems (SIS), and education platforms.
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BrightBytes

Use Your Data To Impact Students, Schools, And Districts

Uncover key insights at all levels and empower your educators to take action with confidence. We focus on managing your data platform, from the warehouse to a personalized adoption plan, so that you can focus on what's most important - improving student outcomes.

KickUp

Gather better data


Our Client Success team translates your district’s strategic goals into instruments that are carefully designed to produce actionable data and reflect research-based best practices.

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GoGuardian

GoGuardian helps your distrcit get the most out of your Chromebooks with fully customizable web filtering and monitoring, and versatile in-classroom teaching tools. With GoGuardian, you will provide your district with a complete Chromebook management solution to compliment your hardware sales.
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Gabbart Harmony CMS

What is a CMS?

A Content Management System (CMS) is an application that is used to manage creation and updates of digital content. A CMS is usually made up of two parts: A front-end, that allows users the ability to add, edit, and remove content; and a content delivery application (CDA), that collects the content and updates the website.

Gabbart’s Harmony CMS system surpasses the expectations its name implies by seamlessly creating an environment for administrators, teachers, and staff to communicate with parents and students via a modern intuitive, easy-to-use website.

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