Activate Learning’s Version of OpenSciEd Middle School Receives Prestigious “All-Green” Rating from EdReports

Activate Learning's Version of OpenSciEd Middle School Receives Prestigious "All-Green" Rating from EdReports

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Activate Learning's Version of OpenSciEd Middle School Receives Prestigious "All-Green" Rating from EdReports

Activate Learning is proud to announce that the Activate Learning Certified Version of OpenSciEd 6-8 curriculum has earned the esteemed "all-green" rating from EdReports, a leading nonprofit organization that evaluates instructional materials for alignment to college and career ready standards and other markers of quality. 

EdReports conducts rigorous reviews to ensure that educational resources meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness. The "all-green" rating means that the Activate Learning Certified Version of OpenSciEd Middle School met expectations for EdReports’ three categories of review: Designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Coherence & Scope, and Usability.

"We are delighted to receive the 'all-green' rating from EdReports for the Activate Learning Certified Version of the OpenSciEd Middle School program," said Eric Johnson, CEO at Activate Learning. "This recognition underscores our dedication to delivering high-quality, investigation-centered educational materials that empower teachers and engage students in meaningful science learning experiences."

In addition to the “all-green” rating, Activate Learning is proud to be a certified provider of OpenSciEd Middle School science kits and professional learning services. This certification further emphasizes Activate Learning's commitment to supporting educators with comprehensive resources and effective professional learning and personalized support. 

"Our certification as a provider of OpenSciEd Middle School instructional content, science kits, and professional learning services reaffirms our commitment to equipping educators with the tools they need for success," added Eric Johnson.

The EdReports science evaluation process assesses instructional materials based on three key criteria: Designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Coherence & Scope, and Usability. The "all-green" rating indicates that the Activate Learning Certified Version of the OpenSciEd Middle School curriculum met expectations in all these areas.

"We commend Activate Learning for their commitment to providing science instructional materials that meet the rigorous criteria set by the Next Generation Science Standards," said James Ryan, Executive Director at OpenSciEd. "The 'all-green' rating signifies that the Activate Learning Certified Version of the OpenSciEd Middle School content, coupled with their certification as an OpenSciEd partner, provides a comprehensive and high-quality resource for middle school science education."

Activate Learning's version of the OpenSciEd Middle School program, with its certified science kits and professional learning services, is designed to inspire curiosity, promote critical thinking, and foster a deep understanding of scientific concepts. 

Educators, school districts, and parents can trust that Activate Learning’s Certified Version of the OpenSciEd Middle School curriculum has undergone a thorough and impartial evaluation which found that it meets expectations for alignment to modern science standards and usability. Read the full report.

 

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About Activate Learning

At Activate Learning, we believe there is a better way to engage students in STEM. Our K-12, investigation-centered curriculum engages students with authentic learning and phenomena that are relevant and meaningful. We inspire teachers with research-based curricula that support three-dimensional learning and prepare students for the careers of tomorrow.

To learn more about how we can help bring transformational learning to your classroom, visit https://activatelearning.com

About EdReports

EdReports is an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education. EdReports.org increases the capacity of teachers, administrators, and leaders to seek, identify, and demand the highest quality instructional materials. Drawing upon expert educators, their reviews of instructional materials and support of smart adoption processes equip teachers with excellent materials nationwide.

Read more about EdReports at https://edreports.org

About OpenSciEd

OpenSciEd was launched in 2018 as a nonprofit to address the need among teachers and districts for high-quality, open-source, full-course science instructional materials and curriculum-based professional learning to support the Next Generation Science Standards. OpenSciEd has publicly released a middle school program, will complete its high school program in the first half of 2024, and is currently field-testing materials for grades K-5. These materials are made possible by the generous philanthropic support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. For more information about OpenSciEd, please visit our website at www.OpenSciEd.org.

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