All Students Are Created Equally and Differently: Addressing Diverse Learning Styles in the Science Classroom

Posted by Perry Scopes on October 12, 2018

Imagine you are a middle school student challenged with the phenomenon, “What causes rainbows?” in your science classroom.

Your preferred learning style might be to watch a video depicting the dispersion of colors within a prism. Your friend would rather read an explanation; another classmate prefers to draw a diagram, while another would like to learn through experimentation with the frequency of light and refraction.

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STEMscopes Announces Exciting Fall 2018 Product Updates

Posted by Amanda McGee on September 20, 2018

Everyone at STEMscopes has been hard at work over the summer to improve the online application, so take a look below to learn more about what has been updated. Many of these improvements came from your feedback, and we thank you for sharing your thoughts on how to make our curriculum better!

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What are NGSS Evidence Statements?

Posted by David Alviar on September 13, 2018

The NGSS have undergone numerous evolutions since their inception. Among the most powerful (and most recent) are the addition of evidence statements. The three dimensions—disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting connections—already provide context for how students can demonstrate knowledge and how the performance expectation can be applied. The new evidence statements take this process a step further.

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The Flipped Classroom

Posted by David Alviar on September 07, 2018

To Flip or Not to Flip?

The flipped classroom is a hot buzz term in education circles right now, but it is often more hype than sound educational practice. Pedagogically, in the flipped classroom model students gain independent exposure to new content (readings, videos, at-home activities, etc.) prior to the start of in-class instruction. Class time is used to focus on deeper learning, problem-solving, higher-order thinking/activities on Bloom’s Taxonomy, debate, and and other interactive activities (Brame, 2013).

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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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