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With Discovery Education Streaming, educators can address multiple learning styles through more than 100,000 standards-aligned digital resources: instructional videos, skill builders, games, audio files, images, writing prompts, and encyclopedia articles. Inspire students’ curiosity with exclusive, award-winning content from Discovery Networks and renowned educational producers. Discovery Education Streaming also provides a destination that supports Common Core implementation through curriculum, instruction, and assessment resources.
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The SAS portal is designed to organize and deliver educational content carefully aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic and Core Standards and provide educators with integrated classroom tools to enhance their teaching effectiveness. The SAS portal also provides Pennsylvania educators with leading edge networking technologies that create opportunities to communicate and collaborate with peers across the Commonwealth.
SAS, or the Standards Aligned System, is a “comprehensive approach to support student achievement across the Commonwealth.” The SAS Portal is both a website and a flexible database that allows educators to have instant access to the following categories of information: clear standards, fair assessments, curriculum framework, instruction, materials and resources, and interventions. The SAS Portal provides more direction than ever before about what should be taught when, and uses learning-focused language and strategies to do so!
Accessing the SAS Portal
Pennsylvania Learns iTunes U is an easy-to-use tool that provides resources and activities designed to enhance what Pennsylvania students learn and help bring classroom lessons to life. Created by Pennsylvania educators, Pennsylvania Learns serves as a virtual one-stop-shop of valuable resources by assembling video footage and web content from subject matter experts, as well as thousands of pages from libraries across the world.
Organized around instructional framework modules available in the Standards Aligned System (SAS) portal, each course contains rich content and robust resources that have been vetted to assure alignment to the standards. Whereas SAS is centered on helping teachers develop and align their curriculum, Pennsylvania Learns helps that curriculum come alive with engaging activities and resources. The resources can be used in a wide-array of efforts – from helping students grasp challenging concepts to augmenting the lesson plans designed by educators.
Although individuals must establish an iTunes account, there is no registration fee. Once registered, all courses are accessible and open to anyone.
Pennsylvania Learns iTunes U courses are free and accessible via the iTunes U application or at https://iTunes.apple.com/us/institution/pennsylvania-learns/id878690525.