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Dakar Academy Announces New Digital Partnership to Enhance Science Teaching

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Dakar Academy Central, a prominent international school in Senegal, West Africa, has announced a new partnership with global edtech leader Discovery Education.

This collaboration will provide teachers at Dakar Academy with access to award-winning digital products aimed at preparing students for the future and nurturing their inherent curiosity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Founded in 1961 as the first international and Christian school in Dakar, Dakar Academy is an international, college-preparatory school offering education from Pre-K through 12th grade, following a North American-based curriculum. Located on a spacious campus in Hann Maristes, the academy educates 285 students from over 50 different countries, aiming to produce well-rounded students prepared for university-level studies. Seeking to enhance science instruction and implement a comprehensive STEM curriculum to prepare students for life beyond the classroom, Dakar Academy’s team sought engaging digital resources.

The Discovery Education Science Techbook series offers a comprehensive, research-backed science solution for grades K-12. Utilized in classrooms globally, the Science TechBooks foster engagement with exclusive, phenomena-based, interactive digital content alongside companion printed resources. Featuring virtual and hands-on investigations, STEM activities, and instructional supports, Techbook enhances impactful, blended instruction, whether in-person or at a distance. Coordinated teacher guides accompanying the Science TechBooks provide unit, concept, and lesson overviews, standards connections, and differentiation activities to inform instructional planning and facilitate three-dimensional learning.

Robb Warfield, Superintendent of DA Schools, expressed, “At Dakar Academy, we aim to equip every child with the necessary life skills for adulthood and support their growth in knowledge and faith. These new state-of-the-art digital science resources from Discovery Education will encourage our students to explore the world around them, preparing them for life after graduation. We eagerly anticipate integrating these powerful resources into our STEM lessons across the school.”

Furthermore, all Dakar Academy educators utilizing Discovery Education’s Science Techbook will receive dedicated professional development from Discovery Education’s team of professional learning experts. These learning opportunities help schools maximize their edtech investment by empowering teachers with best practices for integrating digital resources into instruction, consequently increasing student engagement and supporting academic development.

Additionally, all Dakar Academy educators gain access to the Discovery Education Network, a global community of education professionals facilitating idea sharing and inspiration through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events.

Andy Walls, Discovery Education’s International Education Consultant, remarked, “Discovery Education is delighted to partner with Dakar Academy. This collaboration represents our first in Senegal, and we are excited to expand our presence in this vibrant and diverse country. Dakar Academy’s investment in dependable, dynamic digital resources and professional learning will create powerful learning experiences for every student, helping them meet their personal goals and prepare for future careers.”

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