IT'S ABOUT TIME provides the resources and technology to support the implementation of a successful Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. Project-based curricula, developed by education thought leaders, through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), will motivate your students to achieve the 21st century skills they need for a bright future.
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It's About Time fully supported the pilot process prior to our adoption of their materials. During the pilot, we had the opportunity to compare student outcomes and engagement against other textbooks that we piloted. Project-Based Inquiry Science was clearly the best in teacher preference and in student outcomes.
With Project-Based Inquiry Science, students develop confidence in their science skills and practices. The level of excitement of the parents who come to pick up their children also increases as they see their child blossom.
What I really like about Project-Based Inquiry Science is that it is not just a set of discrete activities, but there is a larger conceptual framework that adds meaning to what students are doing-the projects. The projects help students better engage in their learning.
We feel that the students are given the skills to think, talk, and act like scientists. They are actively engaged in their learning and applying their science knowledge to real-life situations.
The kids really had a ball with this! Several children were so caught up in the assignment!
One of the things I like best about these programs is how well they work with the varied levels of students.
As a teacher, I think that this is what education is all about. It's a different approach and it really works.
I really liked the teacher's instructional style–eliciting strategies and rationales from students using the Interactive Mathematics Program.
As a result of the Interactive Mathematics Program, students can use math as a tool for problem solving in the way that they use English as a tool for communicating.
The group activities in the Interactive Mathematics Program teach students skills that will stand them in good stead in many different areas, not just math.
Calculators are great!! I have always wanted to know when educators would figure out that high school students know how to do arithmetic.
Students seem excited to be in the class, and it might be a challenge to harness that excitement and channel it in the right direction.
The classroom seems to provide a relaxed setting with very good interaction among students. The students seem interested and enagaged in both the material and the teacher.
Project-Based Inquiry Science has allowed us to give our students a strong, positive science experience. Scores on state standardized tests have increased almost 20%. Middle-school teachers enjoy the program greatly because it is easy to implement and encourages student engagement. High-school teachers report that students are better prepared for their science classes.
I get a lot of positive feedback from the teachers not only in terms of how well their students are learning the material, but also how good their students are becoming as communicators, thinkers, and problem solvers. So it's not just the content that they see their students doing better at, it's the science practices as well.
We're seeing data from our state tests that say that students cannot explain their thinking. Project-Based Inquiry Science (PBIS) helps them develop that skill, so they can create scientific explanations. Project-Based Inquiry Science lets students go back, rethink, and explain their thinking.
The standards alive and visible; excellent communication, both oral and written; high level of motivation and engagement!
I was impressed with the level of student engagement. The teacher did more summarizing, when he when over the homework.
The students were friendly and ready to help and share information without caring who I was or why I was here.