STEMscopes meets the toughest standards in the nation with one of the most respected models of science-based inquiry.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 10, 2014
The Association of American Publishers (AEP) recognized STEMscopes this past Wednesday at the REVERE Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. for its outstanding contribution to educational excellence. Named best whole curriculum program for science, health, and environment curricula in the Distinguished Achievement category, STEMscopes attributes this triumph to the teachers that have helped create the program. Chief Academic Officer and founder, Dr. Reid Whitaker, and CEO, Dr. Vernon Johnson, received the award on behalf of the Accelerate Learning team.
The judges’ panel consisted of top educators and school administrators who evaluated resources through a rigorous, three-round review processes. This announcement comes after STEMscopes was named runner-up in the 2013 REVERE Awards (formerly, AEP Awards), which fueled efforts to continuously enhance the curriculum.
One judge remarked, “STEMscopes meets the toughest standards in the nation with one of the most respected models of science-based inquiry; it then goes two steps further with intervention for struggling learners and acceleration for interested learners. The program is comprehensive, academically rigorous, consistent yet flexible, and suitable for small groups, large classrooms, and one-to-one learning. In addition, STEMscopes provides vital teacher support and professional development alongside impressive student data and reporting capabilities.”
STEMscopes follows a commitment to continuous improvement. With an integrated feedback system through which teachers can provide comments on-the-fly while using the curriculum, STEMscopes has been able to build a truly “for teachers, by teachers” STEM solution. Over the course of the next year, STEMscopes will introduce its new Pre-K and NGSS aligned curriculum tools alongside a suite of e-book apps and a free professional development and STEM resource portal, stemcoach.com.
About AEP’s REVERE Awards: The REVERE Awards program is the most prestigious and comprehensive recognition program in the learning resource community. Formerly known as the AEP Awards program, this annual event continues a decades-long tradition of honoring excellence across all resources for preK-12 and adult learners, educators, and administrators.
About Accelerate Learning, Inc.: Accelerate Learning, in conjunction with Rice University, is focused on becoming the preeminent and most effective digital PreK-12 STEM resource used by teachers, students, and parents as measured by adoption and usage by schools, districts, and families. With over 1.5 million student users and growing, Accelerate Learning has grown from a single product, STEMscopes, in 2007 to a brand that now offers a variety of curriculum and professional development solutions across the United States that supports early learning, NGSS, and state-aligned curriculum objectives. Previously, Accelerate Learning has earned recognition in District Administration’s Top 100 Products, SIIA Innovation Incubator, and EdTech’s Cool Tool Awards.