Press Release: Teachers Provided Access to TCI’s Digital Social Studies and Science Curriculums During COVID-19 Crisis
K-12 teachers can turn to TCI’s interactive, standards-aligned programs to support remote learning.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2020/PRNewswire-iReach/ —
To help support teachers and students during this unprecedented global crisis, K-12 publishing company, TCI, announced today it is offering free digital access to its platform for learning social studies and science to qualified schools and teachers until the end of the school year. To date, 45 U.S. states have closed schools and educators are faced with the challenge of teaching more than 54 million students from home.
Used by more than 200,000 teachers in 50,000 schools around the country, TCI’s science and social studies curriculums and services for educators are based on proven teaching strategies and practices that bring education to life in order to achieve consistent and positive classroom results. Available on a digital platform, TCI’s programs allow teachers to deliver interactive lessons from any device, including their laptop or tablet.
“As a former middle school teacher, I have a deep understanding of the exceptional challenges that our teachers are facing right now. Having to quickly switch to teaching remotely brings with it a laundry list of hurdles to overcome, including everything from learning new technology to having resources that are appropriate for instruction in an online environment,” said Brian Thomas, national account manager, TCI. “We are offering all teachers free access to our digital social studies and science curricula to provide them with the tools and resources to successfully engage their students in stimulating, standards-based online learning activities.”
The company’s elementary program, Social Studies Alive! teaches students about the world around them and how cultures were created through interesting and engaging activities and lessons. TCI’s middle school program, History Alive! transforms school social studies class into a multi-faceted learning experience. TCI lessons start with a big idea — Essential Question — and incorporate graphic notetaking, groupwork, and step-by-step discovery. TCI’s in-depth, online social studies curriculum for high school students is robust, engaging, and results-focused. Students complete collaborative projects, writing assignments and critical-thinking challenges as they explore topics, such as geography, world history, American history and government, and economics.
The company’s Bring Science Alive! programs for elementary and middle school students are designed to guide learners to observe and understand how the world works around them. From introducing students to the power of gravity to how plants and animals can impact their environments, Bring Science Alive! focuses on big picture concepts and teaching students how to “do science”—rather than memorize facts. Many of the integrated experiments and activities are easy for students to implement in a home-learning environment.
TCI has also developed a resource page to help support teachers – many of whom are teaching remotely for the first time – with free videos, guides and FAQs. Teachers can also connect through TCI’s active Facebook and Twitter communities.
For more information, visit https://www.teachtci.com/online-teaching-during-coronavirus-outbreak/.
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 http://www.teachtci.com.