Intel's Schools of Distinction Award Winners to Implement Adaptive Curriculum's Deep Conceptual Learning Solutions for Math and Science

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Award-winning schools around the country will use web-based concept mastery solutions from Adaptive Curriculum to help teach math and science, and address the Common Core State Standard's call for deeper learning.

"...our eyes lit up when we saw the Adaptive Curriculum demonstration...we immediately thought of numerous applications for using the graphics and simulations," said Chris Olson, assistant principal at Ossining High School.

Some of the nation’s most innovative schools — the winners of Intel’s Schools of Distinction Awards (SODA) this year — will soon implement Adaptive Curriculum, an award-winning web-based concept mastery solution for math and science.

As a SODA sponsor, Adaptive Curriculum is awarding site licenses and training for school leaders and teachers to each winning school. The schools include: Ossining High School in Ossining, N.Y.; the School of Science and Engineering in Dallas, Texas; Penn Alexander School in Philadelphia; Technology Access Foundation Academy in Kent, Wash.; George Hall Elementary School in Mobile, Ala.; and Legacy Elementary School in Madison, Ala.

“The SODA schools were recognized for having some of the most successful and innovative educational programs in the country,” said Jim Bowler, CEO of Adaptive Curriculum. “It’s no surprise to us is that they embrace the use of deep, rich science or mathematics curriculum via hands-on investigative experiences. That philosophy makes these winning schools a perfect fit for Adaptive Curriculum’s active learning approach, which deepens students’ understanding by motivating them to make hypotheses, manipulate items and see the impact of their decisions.”

Terri Tomlinson, the principal at George Hall Elementary, attended the SODA banquet with four of her teachers. Tomlinson initially thought the web-based solution was more appropriate for middle school students, but her fifth grade teachers were so inspired by Adaptive Curriculum’s real-life scenarios, 3D graphics and interactive simulations that they immediately thought of ways to incorporate it into their daily classroom use.

“Two of my teachers attended the SODA banquet with me, and our eyes lit up when we saw the Adaptive Curriculum demonstration. One is an engineering teacher and he immediately thought of numerous applications for using the graphics and simulations,” said Chris Olson, assistant principal for math, science and world languages at Ossining High School, which received SODA’s top honor, the Star Innovator Award. “We were especially impressed with Adaptive Curriculum’s interactivity and Spanish capability. Also, I really like that it addresses the Common Core State Standards because we’re working toward compliance.”

Olson also stated that even though he was not familiar with Adaptive Curriculum prior to the SODA event, the fact it was developed in partnership with faculty and leaders at Arizona State University added to his confidence. “The animations, 3D graphics, everything is just so crisp and engaging. I want the teachers to review all the lessons and incorporate everything they can into their classroom instruction.”

About Adaptive Curriculum
Designed for grades 6-12, Adaptive Curriculum’s web-based math and science solutions are used by more than 3 million students in the United States, Europe and Asia. Across the world, experts in math, science and online learning theory contribute to the content and design of the interactive activities to deliver effective instruction that improves performance on high-stakes tests and enhances college and career readiness.

Adaptive Curriculum is part of Sebit Inc., a global eLearning company and leader in digital curriculum innovation. For more information please call 1-888-999-9319 or visit http://www.adaptivecurriculum.com.

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