Kingston, Tenn. – July 8, 2014 – WIN Learning, a leader in developing innovative career and college readiness software solutions, is once again breaking new ground with the introduction of WIN Math, a career-infused, middle and high school mathematics and workplace skills program. The new digital learning platform, unveiled at the ISTE 2014 conference last month, is the first math instruction program to offer capstone projects linked to 16 career clusters, all aligned to Common Core State Standards and local state objectives. Click to Tweet.
“Countless times a day teachers are asked, ‘when will I ever use this math or why does this matter?’,” said Dr. Teresa Chasteen, CEO and president of WIN Learning. “With WIN Math’s project-based framework, students will learn the answer to those questions first hand. Math concepts will be presented in real-life scenarios and in the context of relevant careers, showing them exactly how they will use it in their lives after school.”
The new WIN Math curriculum is organized into 36 units addressing each of 16 career clusters with emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and high demand occupations. Students, working individually or collaboratively, tackle challenges and work on projects such as marketing plans or performance charts similar to what might be required in a workplace setting.
With the WIN Math digital teaching and learning platform, teachers facilitate instruction through a blended learning model introducing the objective, career context, warm-up and then engagement activities. Students in grades 5-8 who are on grade-level or high school students who are below grade level can use the program. The four-year curricula consists of interactive math tools, career connections and capstone projects that highlight aspirational as well as practical career paths in order to engage students and provide real world connections and incentives for learning. Students then transfer their understanding through embedded formative and summative assessments giving teachers real time student progress monitoring support.
“Race to the Top has ushered in significant changes in our education system, particularly in raising standards and aligning policies and structures to meet the goal of college and career readiness. With an eye on connecting knowledge and skills for jobs of the future, we have formed our curriculum around business and industry skills and recognized career clusters that engage learners with relevant and real world connections,” added Chasteen. “Math matters, and with our new digital learning and teaching platform, students will get the true connection and in a context that gets them thinking about their lives after high school.”
About WIN Learning
Since 1996, WIN has become the leading provider of career readiness solutions to help districts prepare pathways for students’ futures, whether they are college, trade school, military or workplace bound. To date, more than 10 million students worldwide have participated in the specialized career–driven courseware and education intervention initiatives as well as career-readiness certification programs. For more information, go to www.winlearning.com or call 888-717-9461.