Scientific Minds Trains Teachers to Simultaneously Teach Reading, Writing, and Science

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Scientific Minds, LLC announced today that it has released "Launching Literacy with Science Starters," an online, on-demand professional development course for elementary teachers.

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"Teachers are provided with numerous effective classroom activities to strengthen STEM and literacy instruction."

Launching Literacy with Science Starters is a research-based series of professional development modules that train K-5 teachers to simultaneously teach reading, writing, and science standards. The professional development is bundled with one year of access to the award-winning Science Starters program, which includes alignment to state standards and common core standards.

"Launching Literacy with Science Starters provides 8 hours of quality professional development training for teachers," said Angie Casteel, Director of Product Development. "The training takes teachers through a comparison of English language arts, reading, and science standards. Teachers are provided with numerous effective classroom activities that target the overlap in these standards to strengthen STEM and literacy instruction. The entire Science Starters program is available in Spanish, and training includes strategies for teaching literacy and science to all English language learners."

The new Scientific Minds professional development delivery platform allows teachers to progress through the modules individually or in a group setting. Administrators have the ability to view teacher progress and teacher responses.

What Teachers Are Saying About Science Starters
"I currently teach on a Title I campus, and a large majority of our students are beginning or intermediate English language learners. Science Starters has helped me bring the vocabulary to life for them and provide them with the same background information that my native speaking students have. It has also been useful for our tutoring programs and a school-wide effort to review for the state assessment."
Tracey Rich
Lamar CISD

About Scientific Minds, LLC
Scientific Minds, LLC is a HUB-certified company that publishes online resources for K-12 science education. Founded in 2007 by a Texas science teacher, Scientific Minds, LLC provides tools and processes to enhance science instruction and includes strategies to support all students. The company mission is to develop quality, web-based educational products that inspire, encourage, and promote next-generation skills for student success.

Contact: Travis Reeves, travis(at)scientificminds(dot)com, 800-886-8145

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