What people are saying
“TCI is Hazelwood School District’s primary source for social studies texts, materials, and electronic resources. We have used TCI products since 1998 and continue to adopt new TCI programs as they become available. Social studies teachers know that using TCI means having structures for cooperative learning, providing text that all students can comprehend and supporting the literacy goals of the district, using graphic organizers, teaching summarization skills, and engaging diverse students in learning about social studies in a real world context. I especially appreciate TCI technology, which is very user friendly; no one needs to know much about technology to make things happen in the classroom. Student usage of the technology has also increased student involvement in classroom activities.”
“Using the TCI materials has led to increased student engagement. We use it throughout our district, from elementary school through high school and have recently been pleased to add the use of TCI’s technology component in many of our classrooms. Using the TCI’s technology has been a great teaching tool for teachers. In January 2011, 49 of our teachers attended a TCI Academy. Every single teacher said it was the best professional development experience they ever had. They came away with a stronger sense of how to use the TCI materials within their curriculum to increase student engagement and achievement.”
“As a teacher, it’s so much more enjoyable teaching with TCI, even after 23 years in the classroom. I’m having a great time teaching and my students are loving learning. If I had to give any advice to other teachers going through an adoption, I’d say absolutely go with TCI. Hands down. I’m having fun and my students are having fun. In all my years of teaching, this is the most student friendly, teacher friendly program I have ever had the privilege of using.”
“As a Curriculum Coordinator I helped teachers adopt TCI for elementary school. I was so impressed that I quickly expanded our adoption into middle school. I believe Geography Alive! is the finest textbook out there. After spending years in the early part of my career trying to design my own lessons I was so pleased to come upon Geography Alive! All of the lessons are first-rate and truly do meet all of the different learning styles. I am proud to say that we now have TCI throughout our district, in elementary, middle, and in many high school classes.”
TCI In the News
August 14, 2018 – Today California-based K-12 publishing company, TCI, announced that its science programs, Bring Science Alive! California Program grades K-5, Bring Science Alive! California Program grades 6-8 and Bring Science Alive! California Integrated Program grades 6-8, are recommended to the California Board of Education (CDE) to be among the new resources that school districts can choose from to support the implementation of the student-driven, hands-on and phenomena-based California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).
May 10, 2018 – Students and teachers at the Palo Alto school district’s elementary and middle schools will use new history-social studies curricula next school year. Two separate committees, one for elementary and one for middle school, presented their curriculum recommendations to the school board on Tuesday night.
November 16, 2017 – K-12 publishing company, TCI, announced today that its interactive programs, Social Studies Alive! California Series (K-5) and History Alive! California Series (6-8), were adopted by the California State Board of Education on November 9 and recommended for adoption for California’s schools.
November 1, 2017 – Building on the success of Bring Science Alive! for grades K-5, the first program built from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Common Core, the middle school program combines hands-on learning with technology and was developed with the guidance of an advisory board composed of the best minds in science instruction.
July 05, 2017 – Bert Bower, CEO and president of TCI, an award-winning online K-12 publishing company created by teachers, for teachers, recently attended the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Workshop on the Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
March 16, 2017 – Both Common Core and NGSS emphasize the importance of speaking, listening and communicating about mathematical and scientific concepts. Integrating literacy tools into STEAM subjects does more than help students and teachers fulfill objectives. Better literacy helps students identify and more thoroughly understand key concepts.
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January 24, 2017 – Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 recently rolled out a new science curriculum for kindergarten through fifth-grade students that district officials said will better help kids apply what they’re learning in school outside the classroom.