"While it was difficult to chose a winner in the Whole Curriculum: Science category, we are excited to present the award to STEMscopes."
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 11, 2015
STEMscopes, a 21st century digital STEM curriculum for preK-12 classrooms, has been named the winner of the 2015 REVERE Awards’ Whole Curriculum for Science category for the second year in a row. Sponsored by the American Association of Publishers, the REVERE Awards program is among the most prestigious awards programs in the education community, distinguishing resources in all media, for all ages, and honoring excellence in high quality products that support teaching and learning.
Born in teacher professional development labs out of Rice University, the STEMscopes preK-12 portfolio is built on a digital platform, enhanced by print, and brought to life with hands-on kits. It fosters student understanding of science through meaningful hands-on inquiry-based investigations, so that students develop deeper understandings of the world around them.
“This year’s winners present an impressive slate of learning resources across all educational settings. While it was difficult to chose just one winner in the Whole Curriculum: Science category, we were excited to present a REVERE Award to STEMscopes,” said REVERE Awards Judge and Awards committee chairperson, Eric Hamilton, assistant director, NCSLET Administration at the American Museum of Natural History.
Award winners were evaluated through in-person events and remote judging by 100 evaluators in the education and publishing industries. Along with comments and recommendations given by judges, key principles that drove the evaluation of winners were: quality content and design, audience engagement and appropriateness, usability and originality, and effectiveness.
About Accelerate Learning, Inc.: Accelerate Learning, in conjunction with Rice University, is focused on becoming the most effective digital PreK-12 STEM resource used by teachers, students, and parents.
With nearly 2 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 that support early learning, NGSS, and customized state-aligned curriculum. Accelerate Learning has won recognition from numerous industry programs, including the Digital Innovation and Learning Awards, the Association of American Publishers’ Revere Awards, and EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Awards.