Mindset Works Wins IES Fast Track SBIR to Develop Standards-Based Science Game

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SciSkillQuest™ will teach Science Practices while cultivating a Growth Mindset and Effective Learning Skills.

another way for schools to more deeply develop students as driven and effective learners

Mindset Works announced today it was one of three companies selected by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences to receive a $1.05 million SBIR Fast Track award. The company, which helps schools foster student motivation and achievement, will develop SciSkillQuest™, a game for middle school students which will teach them NGSS scientific inquiry practices and foster academic growth mindsets and learning strategies.

This new project follows the August launch of the Mindset Works® SchoolKit, which transforms student motivation and achievement by instilling in students and educators a growth mindset, the understanding that ability develops with effort and learning. It includes Brainology®, an engaging, blended-learning program for students in grades 5-9 that teaches a growth mindset along with effective learning skills, as well as interactive professional development for educators to support student learning and foster a growth mindset school culture. Based on the research by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. and Lisa Blackwell, Ph.D., and supported by a prior IES Fast Track SBIR contract, the SchoolKit is now being used in hundreds of schools throughout the U.S. Early data show significant positive impact on teacher practice and student motivation and achievement.

Lisa Blackwell, Ph.D., VP of Design, Implementation and Evaluation, said “we’re excited to build a game that teaches Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) while developing academic mindsets and learning strategies.” Eduardo Briceño, CEO, added “SciSkillQuest will provide another way for schools to more deeply develop students as driven and effective learners.”

Schools and districts interested in piloting SciSkillQuest, or on information on the Mindset Works SchoolKit or Brainology, can contact Mindset Works at info(at)mindsetworks(dot)com, or visit the company’s website at http://www.mindsetworks.com.

About Mindset Works
Mindset Works unlocks human potential by equipping people with a growth mindset, the core belief that abilities and intelligence can be developed. It was co-founded by one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation, Stanford University professor Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. and K-12 mindset expert Lisa S. Blackwell, Ph.D. The Company translates psychological research into practical products and services to help students and educators increase their motivation and achievement. For more information, visit http://www.mindsetworks.com.

Mindset Works and Brainology are registered trademarks of Mindset Works, Inc.

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