TCI Wins Two 2015 Awards of Excellence From Tech & Learning Magazine

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"Bring Science Alive!" and “Econ Alive! The Power to Choose” Honored in Prestigious Awards Program’s 33rd Year

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Bring Science Alive! and Econ Alive! The Power to Choose from TCI are winners of 2015 Awards of Excellence from Tech & Learning magazine. Both interactive, hands-on programs are honored as Best New Products in the 33rd-year-old prestigious ed tech recognition program.

"Once again this year, the Tech & Learning judges examined hundreds of entries to select the winners of 2015’s Award of Excellence. This wasn't just checking off spec sheets and surfing other people's reviews. Each product was handled and scored individually. Not an easy task," said Kevin Hogan, editorial director for NewBay Media's Tech & Learning Group. “TCI can be proud that its products were selected as winners by this prestigious team of judges."

"Bring Science Alive!" was the first program built from the ground up to support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Common Core. Combining hands-on learning with technology, it is the most comprehensive NGSS- and Common Core-aligned K-5 science program available today.

This innovative basal program runs on an online learning platform that connects students to teachers and teachers to TCI. Through a single sign-in, teachers access a wealth of coordinated resources – easy-to-implement presentations with in-class investigations, clear standards-based content, interactive student notebooks, tutorials, formative and summative assessments, and more. Serving tech-savvy and tech-novices alike, Bring Science Alive! gives teachers – in small, rural districts; suburban districts; and the nation’s largest urban districts – the tools to open students’ eyes to the world of science around them, building knowledge and skills that will prepare them for secondary school and beyond.

"Econ Alive! The Power to Choose" is a comprehensive, semester-long economics curriculum that demystifies economics for high school seniors. It is made up of concise, standards-based text with activities that help students grasp complex concepts through understandable, real-world situations. Using this in-depth, online curriculum, students embark on collaborative projects, writing assignments, critical-thinking challenges and problem-solving group work. Teachers and students access a wealth of coordinated resources – easy-to-implement presentations, clear standards-based content, interactive student notebooks, formative and summative assessments, and more.

“At TCI, we are committed to developing curriculum programs that combine the best of technology with hands-on learning to engage and inspire learners. "Bring Science Alive!" and "Econ Alive! The Power to Choose" exemplify that approach to teaching,” said Bert Bower, TCI founder and CEO. “We are honored to have both of these programs recognized with prestigious Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence.”

About Tech & Learning
For over 35 years, Tech & Learning has been -- and continues to be -- the leading resource for K-12 leaders. Its publications, websites and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology. For more information, visit

About TCI
TCI is an award-winning online K-12 publishing company created by teachers, for teachers. For more than 20 years, the company has partnered with the education community to fundamentally change classroom instruction. TCI’s K-12 programs are based on proven teaching strategies and practices that bring learning alive and achieve consistent, positive classroom results. TCI believes that the best education marries great content, meaningful technology and interactive classroom experiences. The end result: students of all abilities and learning styles succeed. For more information, visit

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