STEMscopes NGSS 3D Receives Top Marks from Learning List for Alignment to Next Generation Science Standards for Grades K-8

Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning announced today that STEMscopes™ NGSS 3D has received the highest rating for alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) from Learning List, an instructional materials review service for schools and districts. The Alignment Report is an independent review of the material's alignment to each NGSS standard in grades K-8...

Accelerate Learning Matches Employee Donation to Local Not-For-Profit Breast Cancer Organization

Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning, a Houston-based developer of STEM curriculum for PreK-12 students, announced that it has matched an employee fundraising initiative and donated a total of $6,000 to The Rose in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. The Rose is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization offering a full range of breast cancer screening and diagnostic services in locations across the greater Houston area.

To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Accelerate Learning launched the “STEMscopes for a Cure” campaign, named for its flagship STEMscopes digital curriculum. A special webpage was created to inform employees and contractors across the country about The Rose’s extensive services and advocacy, and provide a link to make donations. Donations could be designated to support specific services provided by The Rose such as screening and diagnostic services or after care for breast cancer patients...

Districts Using STEMscopes Achieve Higher Proficiency Rates in Elementary School Science on Georgia Milestones

Houston, TX – Georgia school districts using the STEMscopes™ science curriculum from Accelerate Learning had higher fifth grade science proficiency rates on the 2019 Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) than districts that did not use STEMscopes.

In a new research study, the 2019 state average proficiency rate on the science component of Georgia Milestones was 39.4 percent for all districts that included fifth grade. In the 54 districts that used STEMscopes, the average proficiency rate was 39.7 percent. In contrast, the average proficiency rate was 39.3 percent in the 125 districts that used a district-created or other science curriculum. STEMscopes districts increased their proficiency by 3.4 percentage points in 2019, compared to 1.9 percentage points in non-STEMscopes districts...

STEMscopes Science Powered by CNN Named Finalist in 2020 Bett Awards in International Digital Educational Resource Category

Houston, TX – STEMscopes Science Powered by CNN has been selected as a finalist in the internationally-esteemed 2020 Bett Awards. Incubated in the teacher development lab at Rice University, developed and tested in classrooms by Accelerate Learning-STEMscopes, and powered by CNN, the next-generation K-12 science solution was shortlisted for a Bett Award in the International Digital Educational Resource category.

STEMscopes Science Powered by CNN combines the award-winning digital STEMscopes curriculum with content curated from CNN's world-renowned news and current events archive. From eye-opening virtual reality experiences to breaking science news, immersive content connects students to real-world events and issues, and challenges them to innovate, create, and problem solve. Using hands-on materials, videos, augmented reality, simulations, and observations of the natural world, students can explore real-world phenomena and events the way STEM professionals do: through their five senses...


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Javier Encinas Vice President Marketing, Accelerate Learning