Javier Encinas

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Accelerate Learning Releases STEMscopes NGSS 3D Curriculum to Help Teachers Engage Students in Three Dimensional Learning and Phenomena-Driven Inquiry

Posted by Javier Encinas on August 15, 2018

Although the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released more than five years ago, many teachers still feel uncomfortable about implementing them. To make it easier to teach to the NGSS requirements for rigor and depth, and engage students in three dimensional learning, Accelerate Learning today announces STEMscopes™ NGSS 3D.

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STEMscopes PreK-12 Digital Curriculum Named Finalist for EdTech Cool Tool Award in STEM Solution Category

Posted by Javier Encinas on April 19, 2018


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Accelerate Learning announces that the STEMscopes™ PreK-12 digital STEM curriculum has been chosen as a finalist in The EdTech Awards 2018 in the STEM Solution category.

The EdTech Awards recognize outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech's best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, higher education, and skills and workforce sector. Finalists in the 2018 competition were selected from thousands of entries. 

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Accelerate Learning Founder and CEO Honered as EdTech Leadership Award Finalists

Posted by Javier Encinas on April 18, 2018



 Accelerate Learning announces that Reid Whitaker, founder of the company and creator of the award-winning STEMscopes™ digital science curriculum, and Vernon Johnson, president and CEO of the company, have been named finalists for the EdTech Leadership Award in The Edtech Awards 2018

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STEMscopes Dive-In Engineering Named Finalist for EdTech Cool Tool Award

Posted by Javier Encinas on April 17, 2018

Created by Accelerate Learning and the New York Hall of Science, the hands-on engineering curriculum provides inquiry-based experiences that encourage exploration and inspire ingenuity


The STEMscopes™ DIVE-In Engineering curriculum has been chosen as a finalist for the EdTech Awards 2018 in the Coding, Computer Science, and Engineering Solution category. STEMscopes DIVE-In Engineering is part of Accelerate Learning's award-winning STEMscopes PreK-12 product suite, which is built from the ground up to address the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and today's state standards. 

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San Elizario ISD Raises Passing Rate on STAAR Grade 5 Science Assessment by 20 Percentage Points by Using the STEMscopes Digital STEM Curriculum

Posted by Javier Encinas on November 01, 2016





Houston— Nov. 1, 2016— In 2016, 77 percent of fifth graders in San Elizario Indpendent School District (ISD) successfully passed the STAAR® science test, up from 57 percent in 2015. What changed? During the 2015-16 school year, teachers began using STEMscopes™ Texas as their primary science curriculum. Developed by Accelerate Learning™and Rice University, STEMscopes is the most widely used science curriculum in Texas. 

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