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TCI’s elementary and middle school science programs built from the ground up to align to new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – December 3, 2020 – Award-winning K-12 publishing company, TCI, announced today that it’s Bring Science Alive! K-8 programs were officially approved by the Oklahoma State Textbook Committee for use in the state’s more than 1,200 elementary and middle schools.
Built from the ground up to support the recently adopted Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science (OASS), TCI’s Bring Science Alive! programs transform elementary and middle school science classrooms into a multi-faceted learning experience for both in-class and distance learning environments. The programs align with the OASS’s goal of ensuring that all students have an appreciation of the beauty and wonder of science; possess sufficient knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on related issues; are careful consumers of scientific and technological information related to their everyday lives; are able to continue to learn about science outside of school; and have the skills to enter careers of their choice, including in science, engineering, and technology.
“In the midst of an extremely challenging school year, the Oklahoma State Department of Education had the foresight to adopt its ambitious new standards for science education, which will prepare students for success in future education, careers, and life,” said Bert Bower, founder, and co-CEO, TCI. “We are excited to partner with Oklahoma educators as they introduce our engaging standards-based science curriculum to their students.”
TCI’s Bring Science Alive! blended learning approach inspires and engages students as they make relevant connections between content and their everyday lives with phenomena-based storylines and rich case studies. Students engage in engineering challenges and investigations to design solutions directly related to disciplinary core ideas. Then they are evaluated at the end of each unit using a hands-on performance assessment. All materials are field-tested to ensure their effectiveness for all students, from emerging readers to English learners to advanced learners.
For more information about TCI’s Oklahoma Bring Science Alive! K-8 programs, other digital resources, and professional learning services visit https://www.teachtci.com/oklahoma-elementary-science-reviewers-hub or https://www.teachtci.com/oklahoma-middle-school-science-reviewers-hub/. Stay connected with TCI on social media through Facebook, on Twitter @TeachTCI , or subscribe to their YouTube channel.
TCI is an award-winning online K-12 publishing company created by teachers, for teachers. For more than 20 years, the company has partnered with the education community to fundamentally change classroom instruction. TCI’s K-12 programs are based on proven teaching strategies and practices that bring learning alive and achieve consistent, positive classroom results. TCI believes that the best education marries great content, meaningful technology, and interactive classroom experiences. More than 4.5 million students in 5,000 school districts around the country achieve and succeed with TCI. For more information, visit www.teachtci.com.