Press Release: TCI’s Science Curriculum to be Adopted by the California State Board of Education
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — TCI, the award-winning online K-12 publishing company, announces that their K-8 Science Curriculum has been adopted by the California State Board of Education. The program, Bring Science Alive!, will be among the new curriculum that school districts can choose from to support the implementation of student-driven, hands-on and phenomena-based learning that the California Next Generation Science Standards recommends.
Developed by Californian teachers, Bring Science Alive! for California was built from the ground up to align to the new state science standards. With the guidance of an advisory board of the best minds in science instruction, the implementation of the curriculum meets California’s stringent guidelines and engages students in new and interesting ways.
Bert Bower, Co-CEO and founder of TCI, said, “It is incredibly exciting for us to play a role during this groundbreaking time for science instruction in the state of California. Our curriculum teaches students not only to learn science in a hands-on, interactive environment, but students also learn how to think, solve problems and make informed decisions—necessary skills for growth and development.”
The programs have been specifically designed to break students out of dated and unexciting methods of teaching used currently in schools. Students will spend their time focusing on big picture concepts and teaching students how to “do science,” rather than simply memorizing facts. Teachers using TCI’s science lessons can make the classroom an exciting and interesting place for students to learn, to build upon, and to use their knowledge as they advance throughout their educational experiences.
Combined with TCI’s online programs and in-classroom experiences, everything that is needed for an engaging and interactive learning experience is easily accessible for both students and teachers. Student materials feature interactive tutorials, online prompts, primary source materials, engaging activities for hands-on learning, interactive online games and auto-graded assessments. Districts also have the option of including student textbooks and interactive student notebooks. Teacher materials feature interactive HTML5 presentations with in-class activities, clear standards-based content, interactive student notebooks, tutorials, formative and summative assessments, and more. Material kits are prepared in advance for teachers, neatly organized and ready to use.
The Bring Science Alive! California Series will soon be available for a free, 30-day trial. For more information, visit https://www.teachtci.com.
About TCI: 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. The end result: students of all abilities and learning styles succeed. For more information, visit https://www.teachtci.com.