Irvine USD Chooses STEMscopes CA NGSS 3D for Middle School Science Instruction

Houston, TX – Irvine Unified School District (USD) has selected STEMscopes CA NGSS 3D from Accelerate Learning for science instruction in 10 schools. The district, which is ranked number one in the state on the California Science Test (CAST), will begin using the phenomena-based, three dimensional science curriculum this summer.

Irvine USD plans to implement STEMscopes CA NGSS 3D in grades 7-8 in all of its six middle schools and in grades 6-8 in all four K-8 schools. The curriculum, which was adopted by the California State Board of Education in November 2018, is built on the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) and aligned to the California Science Framework...

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Accelerate Learning Announces STEMscopes Math, Available Nationwide in June

Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning today announces the national release of its first core mathematics program, STEMscopes™ Math. The math curriculum will be available nationwide in June for grades 3-5.

“How many times have math teachers heard students ask, ‘Why do I have to learn this?’ or ‘When will I ever use this outside of school?’ STEMscopes Math disrupts the traditional model of math teaching by empowering teachers with hands-on lessons that motivate students to explore and make sense of math,” said Vernon Johnson, president and CEO of Accelerate Learning. “By creating real-world context and supporting 21st century learning, STEMscopes Math helps students develop the skills and the confidence to successfully solve math problems, instead of just trying to get the ‘right answer.’”

STEMscopes Math is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. It combines digital and print components with hands-on kits to provide teachers with everything they need to create meaningful math learning experiences for students. The digital curriculum materials for students are also available in Spanish.

Accelerate Learning Introduces STEMscopes Coding

Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning announces the national release of its first coding program, STEMscopes™ Coding. Powered by Bitsbox, STEMscopes Coding walks students and teachers through the process of creating and sharing digital apps. The new program for grades 3-8 is now available to educators nationwide.

“The best way to learn coding is by diving in and writing real code. With STEMscopes Coding, students get to make and share real apps — and no prior coding experience is required,” said Vernon Johnson, president and CEO of Accelerate Learning. “It also provides embedded support to help educators teach coding with confidence. In addition, every project is mapped to a set of cross-curricular academic standards to make it easier to find time for coding in the curriculum..."

STEMscopes NGSS 3D Named 2020 CODiE Award Finalist in Four Categories

Houston, TX – Accelerate Learning today announced that STEMscopes NGSS 3D has been named an SIIA Education Technology 2020 CODiE Award Finalist in four categories: Best Science Instructional Solution for Grades PreK-8 and Grades 9-12, and Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8 and Grades 9-12.

STEMscopes NGSS 3D is a phenomena-based STEM curriculum that provides teachers with everything they need to address the Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices that form each standard of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It includes customizable, coherent, storyline-driven bundles that immerse students in overarching phenomena while linking the three dimensions across lesson modules...


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