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Library & Media Resources Cooperative

July 02, 2022

April Swartz, Learning Resource Technician • (361)

Lisa Ritter, Learning Resource Technician • (361)

Kyle Villere, Learning Resource Technician • (361)

The Library and Media Resources Cooperative is designed to provide LEAs with a variety of standards-based learning resources to compliment curriculum across all content areas. By joining this cooperative, LEA library personnel receive specialized support to meet LEA instructional goals through enhancement of modern library programming that enhances student experiences and overall achievement. Members also benefit from discounted service pricing for Discovery Education and Living Science Materials as well as special coop pricing for trainings and unlimited telephone technical support.


Discovery Education Streaming Plus

Have you seen the new Discovery Education Experience? With more than 180,000 multimedia video resources including audiobooks, reading passages, songs, sound effects, encyclopedia articles, and MORE, the new Discovery Education Experience also creates a fully personalized experience. Create channels you need in the classroom now! Check out the Instructional Inspiration Channel that takes the best content and pairs it with instructional strategies for ready-to-go assignments. Build your lesson plans, have students showcase their learning, and work collaboratively with the new Discovery Education Studio. Included with all Discovery Education subscriptions, it is an online multimedia presentation and creation tool for you and your students. Discovery Education offers a variety of Single Sign On (SSO) integrations to quickly and securely access content.

DE K-12 Exclusive content includes:

Virtual Field Trips, Coding, Physics, Planet Earth, Careers in STEM, News and Current Events and more! *Discovery Education member LEAs who also utilize TEXGuides benefit from full access to linked content within the English Language Arts TEXGuides resources.

Living Science Materials & Van Delivery

Member LEAs are provided with Living Science Materials of over 100 living specimens! Small mammals (hamsters, rats, mice and gerbils), non-poisonous snakes, fish, live frogs, plants, flower and vegetable seeds, micro-organisms, preserved specimen, prepared petri dishes and de-ionized water may be ordered by participating LEAs at no cost to teachers. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate these engaging materials into day-to-day teaching activities for a customized interactive learning environment. Materials are delivered once a week to a designated school location. Members also benefit from free delivery of any materials ordered from the ESC-2 Print Shop during scheduled weekly deliveries.

Meetings & Professional Development Opportunities

  • Quarterly Library/Media Contacts Meetings
  • Annual Discovery Education Bootcamp
  • Customized Discovery Education Content Training
  • Annual Region 2 Technology Conference
  • Exploring TEXGuides ELAR and DE
  • Makerspaces & the Modern Library
  • Custom options available upon request
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