STEMscopesTM Early Explorer makes STEM education accessible and easy for preschool teachers so that time spent on STEM instruction increases significantly. In a 2014-15 implementation study in Waco ISD, teachers reported spending an average of 36 minutes per day on STEM instruction, compared to the national average of 1 to 3 minutes spent on math and science in preschool classrooms...
Partnering with Bay and Escambia County Schools, Accelerate Learning conducted a year-long (2015-2016) initiative to improve 3rd-8th grade STEM teacher practices, as part of an MSP grant funded by the state of Florida. Participating teachers (n = 44) had access to the STEMscopes Florida curriculum, materials kits, and 60 hours of professional development (9 full-day trainings) aimed at improving science content knowledge and STEM instructional practices. Results show that participating teachers improved their STEM instructional practices and science content knowledge across the school year.
Dr. Elizabeth Bell explains how STEMscopes designs studies, conducts research, and acts on results using three unique methods.
In the 311 districts that use STEMscopes for more than 50% of their 5th grade population, these results demonstrate that an additional 7,470 students overall and 4,730 students who are economically disadvantaged passed the 5th grade STAAR exam because they were in STEMscopes districts.