Best Advanced Science Instructional Solution

Recognizes the best instructional product that offers science curriculum and content for students in grades 9-12 or higher education market. It includes managed classroom/course-based instruction or online supplemental instruction for all student learners so they can learn and apply science concepts and methods. The solution provides for deep and personalized learning experiences for students, supports standards alignment and reflects current curriculum practice. This category includes all science content areas including but not limited to biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc.

STEMscopes™ NGSS 3D - Accelerate Learning

Phenomena are the wonders that drive student inquiry and engagement. STEMscopes NGSS 3D is a phenomena-based, three dimensional science curriculum that provides K-12 teachers with everything they need to address the Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices that form each standard of the Next Generation Science Standards. STEMscopes NGSS 3D combines a comprehensive digital curriculum, supplemental print materials and ready-made exploration kits with embedded professional development to support student and teacher success. It includes customizable, coherent, storyline-driven bundles that immerse students in overarching phenomena while linking the three dimensions across lesson modules. Content such as interactive simulations, videos, text, images and hands-on activities help students develop a more complete sense of science by learning through a variety of modalities. It also provides rubrics, assessments and reports to help teachers track student progress and support their success. STEMscopes is built using HTML5, enabling access from any mobile device, tablet, or computer. It is affordably priced and can be used as a core or supplementary science curriculum in the classroom, distance learning and hybrid learning. In 2020, several new tools were added to assist with virtual instruction including a Curriculum Mapping tool for district administrators, virtual learning videos for students, and virtual feedback tools for teachers.
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    Gizmos - ExploreLearning

    Get hands-on with math and science Gizmos are online simulations that excite curiosity and invite interaction. We’ve got more than 400 Gizmos in our library covering topics and concepts in math and science for U.S. grades 3-12. Gizmos help students dig deeper into subjects and really understand challenging concepts. Gizmos give everyone something to visualize, manipulate, and compare. That’s hundreds of opportunities where students don’t just act like scientists and mathematicians. They are. Gizmos help students to make connections and draw conclusions with an interactive design that supports manipulation of variables and “what-if” experimentation. Every Gizmo comes with extensive teaching resources that help make planning and teaching easy. Whole group, small group, or 1:1 lessons, Gizmos has you covered. Play, explore, and experience the “ah-ha” moment with Gizmos. • Discover concepts. Interactive design allows for extensive manipulation of variables and “what-if” experimentation. • Analyze data. Visualizations and graphing tools help capture and compare results from experiments. • Go deeper. In-depth activities create more moments to explore, discover and apply new concepts. Our new interactive STEM Cases take Gizmos a step farther. STEM Cases put students in the role of STEM professionals tasked with solving real-world problems. Via interactive case studies, students form and test ideas to find solutions — just like real scientists. Gizmos offer both math and sci

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  • Connect for Anatomy & Physiology, McGraw-Hill - McGraw-Hill

    With Connect for Anatomy and Physiology, get a set of course management, reporting, and student learning tools combined with industry-leading support. Connect for Anatomy and Physiology includes various formative and summative assessment learning tools, including: -Prep for Anatomy and Physiology: Prep helps your anatomy & physiology students solidify their knowledge in the science foundation areas of cell biology, chemistry, study skills and math. -SmartBook 2.0: SmartBook 2.0 personalizes learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. -Anatomy and Physiology Revealed (APR): Anatomy & Physiology Revealed is a virtual human cadaver simulation tool. It allows students to study approximately 3,500 anatomical structures across dissection, anatomical models, rotatable-3D models, histology, and imaging modes. -Connect Virtual Labs: Connect Virtual Labs is a fully online lab solution that can be used as an online lab replacement, preparation, supplement or make-up lab to bridge the gap between lecture and lab. Virtual lab simulations help a student learn the practice and conceptual skills needed, then check for understanding and provide feedback. -Question Banks and Test Banks: Question banks and test banks allow the instructor flexibility to assign individual questions to assess students on their learning progress. VPATs are available outlining the accessibility compliance of the Connect platform, Anatomy & Physiology Revealed, and Virtual Labs

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    Experience Chemistry - Savvas Learning Company

    Experience Chemistry™ is a phenomena-driven high school program that gets students to investigate real, compelling observances in the natural world through the science of doing. Meeting Next Generation Science Standards, the brand-new curriculum focuses on the student experience and takes a bold approach to teaching chemistry, in the classroom or remotely. The program offers flexibility by providing a wide variety of activities — from modeling to inquiry labs, data analysis to virtual reality, and more — allowing teachers to make instructional decisions based on their students’ diverse learning styles and abilities. Accessible on the Savvas Realize LMS, Experience Chemistry gives teachers the flexibility to teach chemistry from anywhere, with state-of-the-art lab experiments for classroom use and virtual labs for online use. Teachers can seamlessly shift between classroom and remote-learning curriculum with the click of a button. Exciting, student-centered interactives include the Student Experience Notebook eText, animations, tutorial videos and Virtual Reality 360º Lab Simulations. An exclusive partnership with Flinn Scientific brings high-quality inquiry labs, lab videos, and performance-based assessments to the curriculum. By providing engaging lab experiments, digital activities and personalized learning experiences, Experience Chemistry challenges and excites students with scientific phenomena that make them explore, question, and discover the hows and whys of chemistry.

     

    Accessibility

    Student Resources

    • Inquiry Labs are available in multiple versions (Open-Ended, Guided, Advanced and Short).

    • Animations, videos, and audio simplify complex concepts and provide a visual model to assist in student understanding.

    • Discussion rubrics guide students in developing the skills necessary for SEP7.

    • Stepped out sample problems and Virtual Nerd tutorial videos assist students who struggle with the essential mathematical concepts necessary for chemistry success.

    Teacher Resources

    • Point-of-use support in the Teacher Guide such as: Differentiated Instruction for struggling students, special needs students or advanced students, Remediation Suggestions, Classroom Modifications, ELD Support Strategies, and Related Phenomena.

    • Data Reports on Savvas Realize for targeted instruction.


    Alignment to Standards

    • Experience Chemistry is an NGSS program.

    • Color-coded, three-dimensional touchpoints are embedded in the teacher narrative. The green-colored touchpoints indicate the CCCs, blue colored ones indicate the SEPs, and orange-colored touchpoints indicate the DCIs.

    • State specific versions for California, Oklahoma, and Virginia.


    Assessment

    • Storyline Assessments: Problem-Based Learning Experiences, Benchmark 3-D Assessments and End of Year Tests.

    • Investigation Assessments: Pre/Post Assessments, Performance-Based Assessments, 3-D Assessment, Revisit the Anchoring Phenomenon prompts.

    • Experience Assessment: Assess on the Spot, Online Quiz, Revisit Investigative Phenomenon prompts.

    • Examview Assessment Bank.


    Cohesiveness

    • Learning Progression section at the beginning of each Investigation in the Teacher Guide.

    • Learning Progression Master Chart in Teacher Guide front matter.


    Customization

    • Realize Customization: Program documents are editable. Instructors can upload their own content into Realize, rearrange lessons, and create custom playlists. They can also embed OpenEd resources from Mosaic by ACT Digital Learning Library, add hyperlinks, and insert files directly from Google Docs and Microsoft One Drive.

    • Program Customization: Inquiry labs are available in 4 different editable versions, related phenomena suggestions for every Anchoring Investigative and Everyday Phenomena and “Got More Time” activities allow instructors to select or substitute additional activities as time permits.


    Depth of Knowledge

    • Throughout the Experience Chemistry program students engage in the science and engineering practices with appropriate grade-level complexity. The sequence of learning experiences in each Investigation and across the multiple Storylines provide a scaffolded learning trajectory for students to develop, practice, and improve upon their application of the SEPs.

    • Student engagement in the SEPs, CCCs, and DCIs are found in both the print and digital resources within the program. The front section of the Experience Chemistry Teacher Guide provides a correlation chart with explicit page references for teachers as they implement the Performance Expectations.


    Ease of Use / Support

    • The Experience Chemistry Teacher Guide (print and digital) includes support and guidance for implementing the Experience Chemistry curriculum.

    • MySavvasTraining includes live and on-demand webinars to support instructors using the program.

    • Parents.Savvas.com includes support for families and caregivers.


    Engagement

    • The Experience Chemistry curriculum includes a wide variety of sensemaking activities for students to engage them in the content, hold student interest and appeal to different learning styles.

    • These activities include: Anchoring Phenomena Videos, Problem-Based Learning Activities, Investigative Phenomena Videos, Claim-Evidence-Reasoning Exercises, Everyday Phenomena Teacher Demos, Hands-on Inquiry Labs, Lab Demo and Summary Videos, Analyzing Data Exercises, Modeling Activities, Animations, Student Experience Notebook, Peer Review, Writing about Science, Virtual Interactivities, Discussion Rubrics, Virtual Labs, Engineering Design Challenges, Performance-Based Assessments, Virtual Reality, PhET Simulations, Virtual Nerd Math Videos, Authentic Readings, Practice Problem Banks, and more.


    Feedback

    • Experience Quizzes and Investigation 3D Assessments offer instant feedback.

    • Remediation Suggestions are available in the Teacher Guide for Investigation Assessments.


    Reporting

    • From any page on Realize, teachers and administrators can monitor student and class mastery, usage and progress on the “Data” Tab.


    Technical Flexibility

    • The Realize and Realize Reader Web system requirements include the latest versions of GoogleTM ChromeTM, Microsoft Edge®, Mozilla® Firefox®, and Apple® Safari®.

    • By designating officially-supported operating systems and browsers, Savvas is able to ensure an optimal user experience; however, Realize and Realize Reader will operate in other, untested combinations of operating systems and browsers.



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    Knewton Alta, Wiley - Wiley

    Knewton Alta is affordable and accessible adaptive courseware that delivers a mastery-based learning experience with detailed answer explanations, just-in-time instruction, and remediation of pre-requisite skill gaps. With Knewton Alta, all students start on the same assigned goal topic and work through a personalized path to mastery based on their individualized responses and needs. Rather than relying on a diagnostic, the platform continuously monitors students’ mastery and adapts in real time to maximize their learning outcomes. When students struggle, Knewton Alta recognizes their knowledge gaps immediately and delivers precisely what students need at the moment they need it. The data science behind the Knewton Alta technology is designed to ensure students can retain, recall, and apply knowledge in the future, while also providing instructors with actionable data and insights into student performance and preparedness. The end result? Learning that lasts.

    • Accessible for all learners - The technology, content, and user experience are all WCAG 2.0 AA-level ADA compliant, making Knewton Alta one of the only OER based course solutions with ADA compliant instructional (text and video) and assessment content. 
    • A clean user experience backed by reliable technology - Knewton Alta’s clean, intuitive user interface makes it easy to get started and stay focused. Students learn by solving problems and receiving informative answer feedback and remediation support. Friendly messaging promotes a growth mindset and motivates students to achieve mastery. Knewton Alta integrates securely with any LMS. With 99.9% uptime and a consistent mobile experience, Knewton Alta is ready whenever and wherever.
    • Course empowerment and actionable insights - The dashboard within Knewton Alta gives instructors transparency into how all students are progressing toward assignment completion and mastery. Instructors can use this student performance data to identify at-risk students and inform what they do in class.
    • About Knewton’s adaptive technology - Knewton’s mastery-based adaptive technology has been personalizing learning since 2009. Its unique ability to dynamically pinpoint and remediate knowledge gaps immediately has improved learning outcomes for the more than 15 million learners who have used the technology as a result of Knewton’s enterprise partnerships with education companies and academic institutions from around the world.
    • Content is researched, refined, and developed to ensure it fuels the most efficient, adaptive, and mastery-based experience for students within each objective.  
    • Content is implemented to make connections and harness the power of prerequisite and post requisite relationships between different concepts and skills (i.e., Knowledge Graph). For example, students struggling on a particular objective may be delivered prerequisite practice as far as three “hops” back to help ensure they receive the scaffolding needed to help them achieve mastery of that objective.  
    • At any given moment, Knewton Alta delivers the most novel content with the most appropriate level of difficulty to students. 
    • Knewton’s content is “evergreen” in nature. It is updated, edited, and adapted daily based on feedback from both instructors and students to continually move closer to providing the optimal learning experience.  
    • In addition to feedback received daily, agile revisions are made on an ongoing basis in response to the data constantly being collected and analyzed.  
    • Data collected and feedback offered also highlight curriculum gaps or needed content enhancements; those gaps and needs are filled on a continuous basis.  
    • Knewton is committed to responding to curricular developments that result from redesign efforts in the marketplace, developing new models (e.g., corequisite) to support instructors and students. 
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