Leading K-8 Educational Company Introduces Middle School Science Solution

BrainPOP Science helps teachers inspire the next generation of scientific thinkers
while navigating fundamental shifts in teaching and learning science, technology,
and engineering.

NEW YORK – May 12, 2021 – BrainPOP, the online educational solution that makes rigorous
learning experiences accessible and engaging for all students, today announced BrainPOP
– a new solution designed to help 6-8th grade science teachers navigate recent shifts in
science, engineering, and technology standards, assessments, and learning environments.
Through scaffolded investigations, embedded assessments, and actionable diagnostics,
BrainPOP Science facilitates “three-dimensional” learning and builds student mastery in science.

Recent research from Gallup and the RAND Corporation shows that BrainPOP is already one of
the most widely used digital learning tools that elementary and middle school educators turn to
for teaching students science. In the last year alone, more than 3.1 million students have
completed at least one science activity on BrainPOP’s platform.…Read More

Ohio’s move toward embedded assessments

State officials say curriculum-embedded performance assessments help improve teaching and learning outcomes

curriculum-assessmentThe state of Ohio is taking steps to ensure that students enter college and the workforce with the ability to apply critical skills to real-world problems.

Through the Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project (OPAPP), Ohio educators are using curriculum-embedded performance assessments to help students learn and demonstrate deeper learning competencies.

State education leaders hope that this deeper understanding of content will give students the ability to use that knowledge to think critically and solve problems, said Mariana Haynes, a senior fellow at the Alliance for Excellent Education, during a webinar that spotlighted Ohio’s latest efforts.…Read More