Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning is adding a new dimension to its award-winning line of STEM curriculum solutions with the release of its first core mathematics program, STEMscopesTM Math. The online, comprehensive math curriculum launches this month in Texas. In the first year, the new STEMscopes Math curriculum will be available for grades 3–5. The core program is built from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and it will be available in English and Spanish. Accelerate Learning will then expand the curriculum to grades K–8 and launch Common Core and custom state versions in the coming years. Like other STEMscopes products, STEMscopes Math will be customized to meet the exact state standards at each grade level...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning, makers of the award-winning STEMscopesTM PreK-12 suite of STEM solutions, was named the winner of the “Overall STEM Education Solution Provider of the Year” award in the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards showcase technologies and companies that drive innovation and exemplify the best in educational technology solutions around the globe.
The award highlights a period of significant growth for Accelerate Learning and its STEM curriculum and professional development solutions, which are used by more than 4.5 million students and 400,000 teachers. Since 2018, the company has released innovative new solutions including STEMscopes NGSS 3D, STEMscopes Science Powered by CNN, and STEMscopes Streaming with BBC Learning...
Houston, TX – The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) has been selected as the winner of the “Online Education Solution Provider of the Year” award in the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards.
NISE was selected from among more than 1,500 nominations, which were evaluated by an independent panel of edtech industry experts. Through its research-based professional development programs, NISE focuses on high-impact STEM instructional strategies that work synergistically across content areas in preK-12 classrooms. In addition to onsite, customized professional development, NISE offers affordable, evidence-based, online solutions for educators. These include the National Certificate for STEM Teaching (NCST) and Micro Certificates for educators, and National Certificate for STEM Excellence (NCSE) for school campuses...
Houston, TX – A new study of Florida elementary schools, published by Accelerate Learning, shows that the more exposure students have to inquiry-based science through the STEMscopesTM digital science curriculum, the better they perform on the Florida Statewide Science Assessment.
During the 2017-18 school year, 133 elementary schools in 14 Florida counties used the STEMscopes comprehensive, hands-on science curriculum for fifth grade. On average, these schools had over 600 students who were about 50 percent minority and predominantly economically disadvantaged. The results of this study showed that the schools that used STEMscopes more frequently were more likely to experience gains in science proficiency. Overall, the STEMscopes schools improved their science proficiency by an average of 3 percentage points. However, schools that were high users of STEMscopes saw an average increase of 6 percentage points in proficiency, which was two points higher than the average increase across the state. These results translate to an additional 89 students meeting proficiency with high usage of STEMscopes...
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning today announces two studies in Texas that build on previous research showing that science instruction with STEMscopesTM has a positive effect on student achievement on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAARTM). One study showed that, for the fourth consecutive year, STEMscopes districts outperformed non-STEMscopes districts on the 2017-18 STAAR grade 5 science test. Another study revealed that districts that used STEMscopes for Biology had higher percentages of students who met or mastered proficiency on the Biology End-of-Course (EOC) STAAR assessment...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – The 2019 EdTech Awards have recognized the National Certificate for STEM Teaching (NCST) from the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) as a finalist for a Cool Tool Award in the professional development learning solution category. The Ed-Tech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Dr. Vernon Johnson, president and CEO of Accelerate Learning, has received the 2019 "Visionary" award in the Leadership category of the 2019 EdTech Awards. In addition to Johnson's Leadership Award, Accelerate Learning was named a finalist for a Trendsetter Award in the "edtech company setting a trend" category...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – To effectively teach and implement STEM, teachers need access to professional development that is research-based, personalized, and immediately applicable in their classrooms. The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) announces a new series of online courses and Micro Certificates designed to help K-12 teachers quickly master and earn recognition for strengthening their STEM instructional strategies...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning, a global leader in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, today announced it has selected 3P Learning to be the exclusive provider of its STEMscopesTM Science powered by CNN digital curriculum in the United Kingdom (U.K.), Australia, and New Zealand markets. A trusted provider of online education content to international markets, 3P Learning will begin selling the next-generation science solution this school year...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – In 2018, Oregon school districts that used the STEMscopesTM NGSS digital science curriculum with their fifth grade students showed higher proficiency rates on the state science assessment than districts that did not use STEMscopes, according to a new study published by Accelerate Learning...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning today announces that STEMscopes Texas
Houston and New York – Accelerate Learning, a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services, today announced that The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and Quad Partners have agreed to invest in the growth of Accelerate Learning. Rice Management Company, which initially invested in Accelerate Learning in 2013, Owl Ventures and Accelerate Learning’s management team will remain investors, with The Carlyle Group becoming the majority owner. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning a global leader in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, today announced a partnership with BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios.
The new partnership will result in the creation of the STEMscopes-BBC Streaming Package, consisting of thousands of BBC videos, articles, photos, news and virtual reality segments that will be aligned to the award winning STEMscopesTM PreK-12 digital STEM curriculum. It will be available as an add-on to the STEMscopes program and available to K-12 schools and districts in Spring 2019. In addition, new instructional videos will be added to the existing digital STEM curriculum using BBC footage throughout 2020...
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning today announces that the California State Board of Education has named STEMscopes CA NGSS 3D an approved curriculum for California science classrooms. The adoption of STEMscopes CA NGSS 3D includes grades K-5 and both course models in grades 6-8 — the Preferred Integrated Model and Discipline Specific Model — for implementing instruction to meet the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS)...Download PDF »
Dallas, TX – CBS DFW 11 Evening News airs video coverage of Pink Elementary's STEMrangers Science Night in Frisco ISD where students, teachers and parents collaborate in a hands-on real-world science learning experience focusing on water conservation through ten interactive stations...Learn more »
Chicago, IL – Mitchell Olson, a second-grader at Elmwood Elementary School, had to make a quick trip to the washroom during the District 401 STEMrangers event at John Mills Elementary School on Oct. 23. He wasn't away long, though, rushing back to a table in the school gym where he was learning about the effect of oil spills on the world's oceans. "He was on top speed coming back," marveled his father, Jason, who had joined his son at the event. Understandable. Mitchell, along with other kindergarten through eighth-grade students at the event, had been entrusted with an important mission...Download PDF »
Pasadena, CA – In the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), STEMscopes CA NGSS 3D digital curriculum is being used to help prepare students to be critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and strong communicators—the leaders of tomorrow. When students are learning science, they are actually learning a new language. They are learning to understand, spell, read, and write words that they will not see in any other content area. In PUSD, 18 percent of students are English language learners (ELLs) as well, which means they have the added challenge of trying to learn science content concepts, vocabulary, and English simultaneously. STEMscopes CA NGSS 3D leverages the 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate) model of instruction to engage native English speakers and ELLs in meaningful science learning while helping them reach the performance expectations in the California Next Generation Science Standards...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning, a global leader in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, today announces that the New Mexico Public Education Department has adopted Accelerate Learning’s phenomena-based 3D learning STEM curriculum, STEMscopes New Mexico 3D, as a core basal in science for students in grades K-5, middle school and high school...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – In my science lab, we use the STEMscopes digital science curriculum, which includes digital teacher and student materials, printed materials and hands-on exploration kits. Every module in the curriculum uses the 5E lesson model with intervention and acceleration resources, which makes it easy to integrate into my instruction. It also includes a Spanish version for grades K-5, which saves me time since I don't have to translate the materials...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Although the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released more than five years ago, many teachers still feel uncomfortable about implementing them. To make it easier to teach to the NGSS requirements for rigor and depth, and engage students in three dimensional learning, Accelerate Learning today announces STEMscopesTM NGSS 3D...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – CEO and President of Accelerate Learning Vernon Johnson served in public education for over 25 years. During those years, he served as a superintendent in several districts and led several educational companies. About four and a half years ago, working with Rice University, Accelerate Learning developed a PreK-12 STEM curriculum called STEMscopes. Johnson guided the program into the school districts, which now serves well over 4 million students...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Donald Elementary is the first elementary school in Texas to earn the National Certificate for STEM Excellence from the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE). The K-5 school will also be the first STEM Academy in the Lewisville Independent School District (ISD), which is located just north of Dallas...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – STEMscopes DIVE-in Engineering from Accelerate Learning was built in partnership with the folks at the New York Hall of Science. It was designed to provide 3rd-8th grade students with an engaging, hands-on engineering curriculum that can help turn your classroom into a structured, scaffolded Makerspace. The curriculum provides students with practical, inquiry-based educational experiences that encourage exploration and inspire ingenuity. The STEMscopes DIVE-in Engineering curriculum is an excellent opportunity for teachers to bring real-world problem-solving activities into their classroom in an engaging and hands-on way. You can read the full review here...Download PDF »
Clifton, NJ – ClassLink, the leader in single sign-on, class rostering, and learning resource analytics, announced a joint partnership with Accelerate Learning. ClassLink is the preferred single sign-on provider for thousands of schools and districts around the world and counts among its partners some of the best and brightest companies in education technology, including the leader in K-12 STEM education, Accelerate Learning. Through this partnership, one click access to Accelerate Learning products will be offered to schools via ClassLink’s single sign-on environment. The pairing of the two companies is ideal; both share a common goal of improving access to 21st-century learning tools...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Whitesburg Elementary School, a rural, Title I school in the Carroll County School System, is the first school in Georgia to earn the National Certificate for STEM Excellence from the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE). The National Certificate for STEM Excellence recognizes individual school campuses for their commitment to and growth in teachers’ implementation of 21st century and STEM strategies...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – The 2018 SIIA CODiE Awards have selected STEMscopesTM Early Explorer as a finalist in the Best PreK/Early Childhood Learning Solution category.
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for more than 30 years. STEMscopes Early Explorer was honored as one of 152 finalists across the 39 education technology categories...
Houston, TX – Alabama public school districts that used the STEMscopesTM Alabama digital science curriculum with their elementary and middle school students outperformed the state on the ACT Aspire Science assessment in 2017, according to a new study published by Accelerate Learning.
During the 2016-2017 school year, 16 districts used STEMscopes Alabama in their elementary schools, and 14 districts used STEMscopes in their middle schools. The 2017 ACT Aspire science results show that the STEMscopes districts performed higher than the state average in the percentage of students defined as “Exceeding” grade-level mastery in science in fifth grade and seventh grade...
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning today announces that Reid Whitaker, founder of the company and creator of the award-winning STEMscopesTM digital science curriculum, and Vernon Johnson, president and CEO of the company, have been named finalists for the EdTech Leadership Award in The EdTech Awards 2018. The EdTech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. Finalists in the 2018 recognition program, which is one of the largest and most competitive in all of edtech, were selected from thousands of entries...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – The STEMscopesTM DIVE-in Engineering curriculum has been chosen as a finalist for Accelerate Learning’s award-winning STEMscopesTM PreK-12 product suite, which is built from the ground up to address the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and today’s state standards.
The EdTech Awards were established to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. Now in its eighth year, the U.S.-based program is one of the largest and most competitive recognition programs in all of education technology...
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning today announces that the STEMscopesTM digital science curriculum has been chosen as a finalist in The EdTech Awards 2018 in the STEM Solution category.
The EdTech Awards recognize outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, higher education, and skills and workforce sectors...
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning today announces that the STEMscopesTM digital science curriculum has been approved by the Mississippi State Board of Education as part of the state textbook adoption in science. STEMscopes Mississippi was approved for use in K-5 and 6-8, and for biology in grades 9-12, the only curriculum provider to be named in all three grade level categories...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – In 2017, Rhode Island school districts that used the STEMscopesTM NGSS digital science curriculum with their fourth grade students showed higher proficiency rates on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) Science Assessment than the average rates for the state, according to a new study published by Accelerate Learning...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – STEMscopesTM is a comprehensive PreK–12 STEM curriculum based on solid research that was designed for teachers, by teachers. STEMscopes is a great solution for schools that want an online learning platform that can replace textbooks. The content is regularly updated to ensure that everything is current, hands-on, engaging, and authentic...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning a global leader in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, announced today a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. This provides a new way to teach science and create the next generation of scientists, explorers, and problem solvers with the new STEMscopesTM Science powered by CNN digital curriculum...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – While the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) integrate engineering into every grade level, few elementary and middle school teachers have backgrounds or expertise in engineering. To provide teachers in grades 3–8 with the curriculum and materials they need to teach engineering design in an authentic makerspace, Accelerate Learning today announces the release of STEMscopesTM DIVE-in Engineering. Developed in partnership with the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), STEMscopes DIVE-in Engineering is an online, comprehensive, and kit-based engineering curriculum that encourages students to do what real-world engineers do: Deconstruct, Innovate, Vary, and Explore...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – The STEMscopesTM PreK-12 science curriculum from Accelerate Learning has been named a winner in the Best Upgraded Product category of Tech & Learning magazine’s 2017 Awards of Excellence program. Built from the ground up to help students meet today’s state standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), STEMscopes provides teacher and student digital resources, supplemental print materials, and hands-on exploration kits that build student engagement and excitement for learning science...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – National Heritage Academies, a public charter school system of 84 schools across nine states, has selected STEMscopes NGSS as the science curriculum for its students in grades 6-8. Developed by Accelerate Learning, STEMscopes NGSS provides digital resources, supplemental print materials, and hands-on exploration kits that build student engagement and excitement for learning. STEMscopes’ flexible implementation model gives schools autonomy to use the curriculum for traditional instruction, blended learning, and 1:1 programs, among others...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Morgan Freeck, 6th grade math and science teacher at Elmwood Elementary School in the greater Chicago area, shares how STEMscopes integrated CERs have helped transform her classroom. Writing CER statements allows her students to do what scientists do: answer a question or solve a problem based on their observations, collect and use scientific data, and explain why the evidence supports the claim. Instead of simply regurgitating facts, students provide explanations based on evidence and reasoning. This allows me to better measure their understanding of scientific principles and gauge their depth of knowledge while promoting an environment of inquiry and discourse...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – At Horizon Elementary, a Title I school in Broward County Public Schools, the passing rate on the Florida Grade 5 Statewide Science Assessment jumped from 27 percent in 2016 to 48 percent in 2017. How did Horizon’s fifth grade teachers help their students make a gain of 21 percentage points in one year? In 2016-17, they transformed their classrooms into active learning spaces for science with the STEMscopesTM digital science curriculum and hands-on exploration kits...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – For the third consecutive year, Texas school districts using the STEMscopesTM digital science curriculum outperformed other districts on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAARTM) grade 5 science test. The results, which are part a new study published by Accelerate Learning, show that districts using STEMscopes had higher passing rates on the 2017 test than districts that did not use STEMscopes...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – As part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), students are expected to engage in Science and Engineering Practices, including analyzing and interpreting data and using mathematics and computational thinking. To assist teachers in helping students meet these expectations, Accelerate Learning has partnered with Tuva to integrate Tuva’s datasets and interactive, research-based data, graphing, and statistical tools into the STEMscopes™ NGSS comprehensive online science curriculum...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Making STEM concepts engaging, helping students see how concepts connect, and making instructional material accessible for students
with special needs are just some of the everyday challenges teachers face. To make teachers’ jobs easier, Accelerate Learning today announces several updates to the
STEMscopes K-12 digital curriculum.
Among the most notable new enhancements is the addition of highly interactive games designed in partnership with educational game developer Filament Games. The games supplement lessons in STEMscopes NGSS and custom state editions and target students in grades 3-8...
Houston, TX – Upon launching the four-year Iowa Science Standards Implementation Plan in 2015, the Iowa Department of Education said that the state’s new vision for science education “represents substantial changes in how teachers engage in the practices of science teaching.” To help teachers and students transition to the new standards, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, and Central DeWitt Community School Districts have become the first in the state to implement the STEMscopesTM Iowa comprehensive online science curriculum from Accelerate Learning...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – For English language learners (ELLs), science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities can create an engaging environment for language development. In San Elizario Independent School District (ISD), our student population is 99% Hispanic, 96% economically disadvantaged, and 50% limited English proficient. We emphasize hands-on, inquiry-based STEM learning from preschool through high school, and we have found that this approach is benefiting our ELLs in a variety of ways. Here are three ways to actively engage students in STEM while providing rich opportunities for English language development...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Producing an exciting, well-attended “Science Night” event can be a time-consuming task for schools. This is why Accelerate Learning has partnered with Philippe Cousteau and EarthEcho International to create STEMrangers Science Night. The all-in-one program makes it easy for schools to engage students and families in fun, meaningful STEM learning experiences, and understand and nurture the most vital parts of our planet...Download PDF »
Letts, IA – The Louisa-Muscatine school board on Monday approved the purchase of a new science curriculum for junior high students. The curriculum, known as STEMscopes, has a strong digital component, including online assessments and e-books, with supplemental print materials. It will cost the district $14,344 and will provide materials for seventh and eighth grade science classes...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) has been named a finalist in the 2017 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff. In its 34th year, the SIIA CODiE Awards is the software and information industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program recognizing product excellence...Download PDF »
Roseburg, OR – Middle school science is the first core subject within the Roseburg school district to adopt a digital curriculum instead of one that uses textbook. “Science makes sense for a digital adoption because it’s a field that changes frequently,” said Robert Emerson, the Roseburg Public Schools director of teaching and learning. “A digital curriculum means whenever there are changes in the science content, the curriculum can be updated immediately”...Download PDF »
Woonsocket, RI – Since Rhode Island became the first state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013, K-12 districts and schools have sought out curricula that focus on a deeper understanding — and the application — of STEM content. On June 14, Woonsocket Education Department (WED) will celebrate teachers’ success in engaging students in inquiry-based, hands-on STEM learning at “STEM Day in Woonsocket”...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – By participating in a STEM certification program, I dispelled many of my own misconceptions about how much time and effort it takes to create inquiry-based, student-centered lessons. I’m now able to create and deliver lessons that two years ago I would have considered too time-consuming or challenging to even attempt. Now, in addition to helping students master our state standards, I’m supporting their development of STEM and 21st century learning skills. Even better, my students are falling in love with STEM because it’s more engaging...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – This month, North Richland Middle School (NRMS) will earn the National Certificate for STEM Excellence from the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE). School and district officials, along with parents, students and community members, will celebrate this accomplishment in a ceremony May 30th...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – The STEMscopesTM PreK-12 science curriculum from Accelerate LearningTM has won the REVERE Award for the Classroom: Whole Curriculum-Science, Health and Environment category. Built from the ground up to help students meet today’s state standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), STEMscopes provides teacher and student digital resources, supplemental print materials, and hands-on exploration kits that build student engagement and excitement for learning science...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – In 2014-15, Waco Independent School District (ISD) implemented STEMscopesTM Early Explorer district-wide in its preschool program. By the end of the school year, teachers reported spending an average of 36 minutes per day on STEM instruction, compared to two minutes a day before STEMscopes. In a follow-up study, which analyzed the performance of all kindergartners the following year...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – How do you get ELLs engaged in science when basic words like theory, lab, and experiment aren't yet part of their vocabulary? Many districts face this challenge, including San Elizario (TX) ISD (SEISD), where 51% of the nearly 4,000 students are coded LEP and over 95% are economically disadvantaged. Cortez says that “Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes has really paved the way for our science instruction” (a Spanish version is also available for K–5). Units are developed around the constructivist 5E Instructional Model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate—with additional modules for Intervention and Acceleration...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Districts using the online, comprehensive science curriculum also increased passing rates for students who are English language learners or economically disadvantaged. A new study, which included more than 360,000 students, examined the 2015-16 STAAR passing rates for 335 districts that used the STEMscopes curriculum and 829 districts that used a district-created science curriculum or purchased a different science curriculum. The results showed that the use of STEMscopes increased passing rates by 4.1 percent...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Accelerate LearningTM and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) have joined forces to develop a new solution called STEMscopesTM DIVE In Engineering which embodies the burgeoning Maker Movement, providing students with firsthand experiences driven by natural curiosity and creativity...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Seven key drivers of the movement to remove age-old silos that are holding STEM teachers and students back in the 21st century classroom...Download PDF »
Chicago, IL – Months after East Aurora School District 131 board members approved millions of dollars in new science equipment and materials, administrators are working to create new science labs at each of the district’s middle schools...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – The first public school district in Illinois, East Aurora School District 131, is once again blazing new trails — this time, in science education. This fall, East Aurora expanded its STEMscopes NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) implementation from kindergarten to grades 1-8, making it the largest implementation of the digital STEM curriculum in Illinois...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – For the fourth year in a row, the STEMscopes TM PreK-12 digital science curriculum from Accelerate Learning has been named a “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product” by District Administration magazine. The winners were selected by the magazine’s editors from among 1,500-plus nominations from the magazine’s readers — K-12 education administrators and leaders — for products they believe are helping school districts excel...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Earlier this year, the nonprofit Digital Promise launched an effort to collect and evaluate quality examples of how ed-tech companies conduct and use research in designing and improving their products. Some 53 ed-tech companies shared an array of approaches in three submission categories: Learning Sciences, User Research, and Evaluation Research...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – In 2016, 77 percent of fifth graders in San Elizario Independent School District (ISD) successfully passed the STAAR® science test, up from 57 percent in 2015. What changed? During the 2015-16 school year, teachers began using STEMscopesTM Texas as their primary science curriculum...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Responding to the overwhelming interest since its launch earlier this year, the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) has named Dr. Judith L. Zimny to lead the national provider of competency-based STEM training and certification for educators...Download PDF »
Houston, TX – After successfully using the STEMscopes California digital STEM curriculum at the middle school level last school year, Greenfield Union School District, a rural district in southern Monterey County, will now expand its implementation to all schools in grades K–8...Download PDF »
Los Angeles, CA – The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) reflect a new vision for science education that requires significant changes in the classroom. Students and parents aren’t the only ones worried about these rigorous new student performance expectations — teachers are, too. It’s up to school leaders to make the transition as painless as possible...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — The Ed Tech Round Up: STEMscopes offers a comprehensive prek-12 STEM curriculum that is hands-on, engaging, and authentic, at a price that is hard to beat. There are an enormous variety of high-quality resources, all aligned with the 5E model and CCSS and NGSS, and all supported by a robust collection of professional development resources...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — Developer of the STEMscopes digital STEM curriculum is recognized as a top 50 growth-stage company in education sector achieving impact at scale...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — The demand for professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) continues to outpace the supply of trained workers and professionals. Here are five ways we can disrupt the status quo — and change how teachers teach and students learn STEM today...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — Beginning this August, Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C (TCCSD) in northeast Illinois will integrate Accelerate Learning’s award-winning STEMscopes NGSS digital STEM curriculum into its curriculum in grades preK-8, district-wide. One of 18 states to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) thus far, Illinois has directed schools to begin implementing the new standards in the 2016-17 school year...Download PDF »
Los Angeles, CA — The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California represent an important step forward in preparing students for college and careers, but the implementation of these standards can be challenging for teachers—especially those who were not STEM majors...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — Accelerate LearningTM today announced it has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Owl Ventures. Accelerate Learning is a leading provider of digital resources for preK-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, and was founded in conjunction with Rice University. Rice Management Company, the steward of the Rice University endowment, was the sole investor in the company prior to this round of funding...Download PDF »
Haywood County, NC — Thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Tyson family and a $10,000 donation from Dr. Doris Hammett, students in Haywood County elementary schools are experiencing STEM education through hands-on learning. Both donations were made through the Haywood County Schools Foundation to support the students and staff of Haywood County. STEM education blends science, technology, engineering and mathematics through project-based learning and prepares students to be the next generation of innovators...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — Fueled by teacher input, Accelerate LearningTM has enhanced its award-winning STEMscopesTM NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) product with several new resources designed to deepen student engagement. STEMscopes NGSS is a comprehensive online K–12 curriculum written by teachers, that helps students master the NGSS through scientific investigations, engineering challenges, content connection videos, claim-evidence-reasoning assessments, and more...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — As a rapidly growing number of U.S. districts and schools increase their focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), educators need a quick and easy way to find tools and resources to bring high-quality STEM content and experiences to their students. With the launch of the Accelerate LearningTM STEMstore, educators can now discover a world of STEM resources at their fingertips...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — To cheers and claps from the audience, East Aurora School District 131 board members on Monday approved additions to East Aurora science curriculum and materials. The approval comes weeks after the board voted in favor of a new elementary English language arts curriculum and as the board considers a new math program for some grades. Total, the board has approved spending about 7.3 million dollars over several years on science and English language arts purchases...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — For the second consecutive year, the STEMscopes PreK-12 Suite from Accelerate Learning has been named a finalist in the SIIA Education CODiE Awards. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 30 years...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — Electronic Education Report reports that Accelerate Learning, Inc. recently formed the National Institute for STEM Education serving to help teachers and administrators get STEM certified, to assist schools and districts in becoming certified as STEM learning centers, and to help teachers towards the pursuit of advanced STEM degrees...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — The 2016 EdTech Digest Awards Program has chosen STEMscopesTM NGSS, a digital STEM curriculum for K-12 classrooms, as a Cool Tool Award finalist in the STEM Solution and the Parent/Student Solution categories. The EdTech Digest Awards recognize outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology. Featuring the best and brightest in edtech, the annual recognition program seeks to highlight and celebrate the most effective products and the most innovative, inspiring people...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — As science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs continue to grow, the U.S. Department of Education has set a priority to increase the number of students and teachers who are proficient in these fields. Yet, as school districts launch STEM schools and programs, there has been no easy way to certify that they are actually prepared to teach STEM — until now. Accelerate Learning today announces the formation of the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE)...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — Adding to an already impressive list of industry accolades, Accelerate Learning today announced its STEMscopesTM PreK-12 digital science curriculum has been named a “Readers’ Choice Top Product” by District Administration magazine. The winners were selected by the magazine’s editors from more than 2,000 nominations from the magazine’s readers — K-12 education administrators and leaders — for products they believe are making a positive difference in education...Download PDF »
Belchertown, MA — Teachers have learning down to a science after swapping roles with students during a recent STEMposium. Educators from the region gathered at Belchertown High School on Wednesday for a STEMposium hosted by Accelerate Learning. The company presented a K-12 digital curriculum called STEMscopes, which marries hands-on learning with science education...Download PDF »
Dallas, TX — LoudCloud Systems announced today that Accelerate Learning Inc., a leading provider of STEM education to preK-12, has selected the LoudCloud Learning Management System for its STEM certificate program. The selection comes after an extensive process of vetting software-as-a-service platform providers and services organizations to support developing and delivering their certificate programs. That search process culminated with the selection of LoudCloud’s competency-based LMS...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — Accelerate Learning today announces the publication of a new study examining the 2014-15 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAARTM) passing rates for school districts that used the STEMscopesTM curriculum. The study, which included more than 360,000 students, showed that districts using STEMscopes had higher passing rates on the fifth grade STAAR science test than districts that did not use STEMscopes...Download PDF »
Pasadena, CA — Pasadena USD selects STEMscopes California to help students develop and deepen STEM understanding through inquiry-based learning...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — Instead of having students go to one class for chemistry, another for physics and so on, NGSS-aligned teaching uses disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts to encourage students to think of science as a process rather than a set of discrete facts. For schools and teachers accustomed to the traditional model of “siloed” classes, the transition to the NGSS is complex and problematic, but science curriculum company Accelerate Learning is helping them to better understand the NGSS and to quickly, easily and effectively put solutions into place. Instructional materials, new NGSS customization services and free guides make STEMscopes NGSS a one-stop resource for NGSS support...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — From now through Oct. 8, 2015, U.S. preK-12 educators have another opportunity to win a $2,500 travel voucher — good for anywhere in the world — in round two of a promotion from Accelerate Learning Inc.™, developer of the STEMscopes™ digital STEM curriculum for preK-12 classrooms. The winner of the first round, which ended Sept. 4, is Aimee Lawson, a science teacher from Education Center International Academy (ECIA) Charter School in Sunnyvale, Texas...Download PDF »
Houston, TX — Embedding the Twig videos will give preK-12 teachers instant access to premium, standards-aligned videos that create real-world STEM connections and deepen students’ understanding…Download PDF »
Houston, TX — STEMscopes, a 21st century digital STEM curriculum for preK-12 classrooms, has been named the winner of the 2015 REVERE Awards’ Whole Curriculum for Science category for the second year in a row…Download PDF »
Houston, TX — Accelerate Learning today announced that STEMscopes-North Carolina, its comprehensive, digital K-12 science solution built specifically to meet the North Carolina science standards, has been recommended by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction…Download PDF »
Houston, TX—For the third consecutive year, STEMscopesTM, thecomprehensive, digital preK-12 science solution, has been named a finalist in the Whole Curriculum for Science category in the REVERE Awards program…Download PDF »
Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning – STEMscopes has been named a finalist in the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for its comprehensive online science curriculum, which meets the national Next Generation Science Standards as well as individual state science standards...Download PDF »
Developed at Rice University, the STEMscopes PK-12 Digital Science Program Supports Rigorous State and NGSS Standards
Houston, TX – STEMscopes, a comprehensive, digital K-12 science solution for pre-K through 12th grade students, has been named a winner in the inaugural Digital Innovation in Learning Awards (DILA). Organized by EdSurge and Digital Promise, the DILAs were created to celebrate accomplishments in education technology by educators, administrators, and education technology organizations...Download PDF »
Houston, TX - STEMcoach.com, a free online resource for providing STEM teachers with science curriculum resources, hands-on investigations, ready-made research lessons, classroom tips, online chats with other teachers, videos, and more has been given five-star A+ report card by Internet@Schools.
One of the site’s strongest features is the ease in using the lesson plans. The Teacher Guide is concise and formatted in such a way that ready-made lessons can be immediately implemented in the classroom...Download PDF »
STEMcoach.com Web Portal Features Lessons, Classroom Tips, Videos, Online Communities, and More to Help Science Educators Put STEM into Action
Houston, TX – With a shortage of an experienced workforce in STEM fields, now more than ever teachers are trying to find ways to foster student engagement and achievement in STEM subjects. To provide preK-12 districts with easy access to STEM resources for experienced and novice science teachers, alike, Accelerate Learning today announces the launch of a free professional development site, STEMcoach.com™...Download PDF »
Developed at Rice University, the STEMscopes PK-12 Digital Science Program Supports Rigorous State and NGSS Standards
Houston, TX – A solid understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is essential for college and career readiness. With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and increasing rigor of state standards, school districts are in search of curricula that focus on a deeper understanding — and the application — of STEM content. To provide preK-12 schools with a comprehensive, online science curriculum that meets all NGSS and state science standards, Accelerate Learning today announces the national release of STEMscopes™ NGSS and STEMscopes™ State Edition for K-12 students, and STEMscopes™ Early Explorer for preschool students...Download PDF »
Accelerate Learning Brings Science Programs to Market Nationally
Accelerate Learning (Houston), the science curriculum company started at Rice University, is looking to build on the success it has enjoyed in Texas with the national rollout this summer of three products: STEMscopes NGSS, STEMscopes State Edition K-12 and STEMscopes Early Explorer...Download PDF »
STEMscopes Recognized as Best Whole Curriculum Program for Science
Houston, TX: The Association of American Publishers (AEP) recognized STEMscopes this past Wednesday at the REVERE Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. for its outstanding contribution to educational excellence. Named best whole curriculum program for science, health, and environment curricula in the Distinguished Achievement category, STEMscopes attributes this triumph to the teachers that have helped create the program. Chief Academic Officer and founder, Dr. Reid Whitaker, and CEO, Dr. Vernon Johnson, received the award on behalf of the Accelerate Learning team...Download PDF »
STEMscopes Early Explorer Brings STEM to Waco ISD’s Youngest Students
Houston, TX: Beginning this fall, Waco ISD will be piloting STEMscopes Early Explorer, a new STEM curriculum solution from Accelerate Learning and Rice University that is designed to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to pre-kindergarten students. “It’s a model that provides students with engaging, hands-on discovery lessons so that they can explore the world around them, and expand their natural curiosity to build new concepts,” said Terri Patterson, executive director of elementary education for Waco ISD...Download PDF »