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Mississippi’s Vicksburg Warren School District (VWSD) is encouraging K-6 students to think about potential future career paths.

The school district announced it entered into a multiyear partnership with Discovery Education to support district educators in grades K-6 with the digital resources and professional learning they need to equip every student to succeed in challenging courses, meet academic standards, and graduate from school prepared for college and career-ready.

Along with partnering with Discover Education, a digital curriculum developer, VWSD’s new initiative is supported by the CVS Health Foundation and the CATCH Global Foundation.

VWSD said the new initiative aligns with the district’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, which calls for increased opportunities to build student’s college and career readiness. To meet the strategic plan’s goals, VWSD said it sought a “flexible digital resource” that could provide “relevant, real-world learning experiences, expand digital learning in all disciplines and grades, and support instruction either in the classroom or remote environment.”

The learning platform from Discovery Education includes standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources. Discovery Education also noted that its team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing new content and timely resources to the platform each month in response to current events and the evolving needs of educators.

VWSD anticipates a trouble-free rollout as the new platform is designed to work within the school system’s existing infrastructure and workflows. The platform integrates with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, and Clever.

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