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Accelerate Learning Releases STEMscopes NGSS 3D Curriculum to Help Teachers Engage Students in Three Dimensional Learning and Phenomena-Driven Inquiry

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Although the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released more
than five years ago, many teachers still feel uncomfortable about
implementing them. To make it easier to teach to the NGSS requirements
for rigor and depth, and engage students in three dimensional learning, Accelerate
Learning
today announces STEMscopes™
NGSS 3D
.

STEMscopes NGSS 3D is a phenomena-based STEM curriculum that provides
teachers with everything they need to address the Disciplinary Core
Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices that
form each standard of the NGSS. It combines a comprehensive digital
curriculum, supplemental print materials, and ready-made exploration
kits with embedded
professional development
to support student and teacher success.

STEMscopes NGSS 3D expands upon the award-winning STEMscopes NGSS
curriculum with new customizable, storyline-driven bundles that help
students move from one area of content to another in a logical flow.
Teachers can choose to use the pre-made bundles or reconfigure them to
create their own storylines. Within each bundle, STEMscopes NGSS 3D uses
three layers of phenomena to drive student inquiry: anchoring,
investigative, and daily phenomena. Together, these inform the bundle's
overarching mission activity, claim-evidence-reasoning assessments, and
student-led inquiry through lesson activities. The result is a coherent
storyline that challenges students to refer back to the mission, add new
information as they explore new phenomena, and apply the three
dimensions to their understanding.

"STEMscopes is constantly evolving based on feedback from teachers who
know better than anyone what they and their students need to succeed
with the standards," said Dr. Vernon Johnson, president and CEO of
Accelerate Learning. "With STEMscopes NGSS 3D, teachers can spend less
time planning and more time addressing three dimensional learning
through the student-driven inquiry of phenomena across flexible
storylines. Using the 5E
plus intervention and acceleration lesson model
, students can learn
by doing and experiencing, engage with all areas of the NGSS, and
develop a passion for STEM."

About Accelerate Learning

Incubated at Rice University, Accelerate Learning has grown from a
single product, STEMscopes, to a brand that now offers a variety of
curriculum and professional development solutions that support early
learning, NGSS, and state-aligned curriculum. For more information,
visit http://stemscopes.com
or call toll-free 800-531-0864.

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