April 30 , 2014, 12:05 AM Honolulu, HI Timezone
NSTA Designates ANOVA Science Education’s RIP® ~ing Through STEM "Exemplary"
Selection was based on its highly successful impact on learning and instruction for Grades K-12, and student lifelong thinking and decision making empowerment.
Honolulu, HI, USA, April 30, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ — ANOVA Science Education Corporation (ANOVA Science, http://scientificinquiry.com) today announced that its "Research Investigation Process" (RIP®) STEM education model has been
recognized with the distinction of "Exemplary Program in STEM Education" by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
“We are delighted that our 'RIP~ing Through STEM™' was selected by this highly respected STEM organization. This distinction is a
result of many years of consistently solid data-based evidence generated from implementation of the RIP in schools,” stated
ANOVA Science’s President Dr. Robert Landsman. “These data include an extensive conglomeration of externally- and internally generated assessments and program evaluations focusing on student learning performance and teacher instructional practices, as well as both groups’ attitudes towards learning and teaching STEM content.”
The "RIP~ing Through STEM" scientific and engineering practices-based critical thinking education model and program for Grades kindergarten through 12 integrates the four STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) content areas in a rigorous instructional and learning paradigm; naturally incorporates the newest technologies available; and stimulates students’ interest, excitement, and the desire to learn. "RIP~ing Through STEM" is tightly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and complements and supports the shift toward inquiry-based learning paradigms by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
The scientific and engineering practices that compose the RIP make learning of STEM enjoyable for even the challenged student
(Figure 1: www.anovascience.com/PR%20Figures/Figure1--4-30-2014.jpg), and students as young as kindergartners seem to learn
standards-based STEM content better using this model than other instructional approaches (Figure 2: www.anovascience.com/PR%20Figures/Figure2--4-30-2014.jpg). The "RIP~ing Through STEM" program also fosters teacher confidence in STEM instructional ability (Figure 3: www.anovascience.com/PR%20Figures/Figure3--4-30-2014.jpg).
Examples of RIP model incorporation of STEM can be found as "Featured RIP Scientific Inquiries" at www.scientificinquiry.com
and in ANOVA Science’s recently published book, "Making Scientific Practices Matter in the Classroom ... and Beyond" (visit
www.scientific-practices.com for extensive preview of the contents and a complimentary copy of the Foreword written by past
NSTA President Dr. Robert E. Yager). Both feature personal journeys authored by teachers who put the RIP into action in their
classrooms, resulting in success stories for both their students and themselves.
RIP and RIP~ing Through STEM are trademarks and service marks, and RIP is the registered trademark and registered service
mark, of ANOVA Science Education Corporation, ANOVA Science Publishing, and Dr. Robert Landsman in the U.S. and/or other
countries. ANOVA Science Education Corporation assists schools in implementing scientific research-based science
education and STEM programs, providing students with critical thinking and decision-making tools for life-long learning skills
that support economic growth and global competitiveness through high-quality, continuous, and data-driven teacher support in
schools and classrooms throughout the U.S. As sole distributor of products and services associated with the "Research
Investigation Process" (RIP®) inquiry-based science and "RIP~ing Through STEM ™" education program for K-12 schools, the
contribution of ANOVA Science's vision toward the nation's movement for science education and STEM reform has been
recognized and is well received by national and state education organizations. ANOVA Science's activities and services include
professional development workshops, seminars, and projects; teacher coaching and mentoring; curriculum development
addressing state and national STEM, science, and Common Core State Standards (CCSS); and publishing scientific
inquiry/scientific and engineering practices K-12 education instructional materials available at http://anovascience.com and http://scientific-practices.com.
August 20, 2013, 12:01 AM Honolulu, HI Timezone
ANOVA Science Education Corporation Launches www.scientific-practices.com
K-12 Educators: Content information for “Making Scientific Practices Matter in the Classroom…and Beyond,” free access to the book’s Foreword, and a 10% discount are now available online.
Honolulu, HI, USA, August 20, 2013 /EINPresswire.com/ — ANOVA Science Education Corporation’s (ANOVA Science, http://scientificinquiry.com) publishing division, ANOVA Science Publishing, announced today the launching of http://scientific-practices.com, a new website featuring its recently published scientific practices book for Grades K through 12 education— Look at Us Now! Making Scientific Practices Matter in the Classroom … and Beyond. Featured in the book are personal journeys authored by classroom teachers using the Research Investigation Process (RIP ®) scientific inquiry-based critical thinking model in the classroom.
Look at Us Now! is already catching on as a valued “how-to” book for teachers desiring to make the needed adjustments that will enable them to shift their instructional approach to one that is inquiry-based and infuses the Next Generation Science Standards’ (NGSS) scientific practices into the student learning experience. Such a shift supports the national focus on college and career readiness. Scientific-Practices.com is a comprehensive site that captures highlights from this recently published scientific practices book.
The site presents 1) excerpts and teasers from chapters in the book, 2) background information and descriptions for each contributor, 3) explanations and discussion of how the RIP® model and scientific inquiry and scientific practices address STEM and critical thinking to enable achievement of conditions (National Science Education Standards [NSES] More Emphasis conditions) necessary for the NGSS and NSES to be addressed, 4) how the RIP fosters full and open inquiry, and 5) reviews of the book written by teachers and administrators published on Internet websites.
Look at Us Now! provides a complete description of the components of the RIP model for scientific inquiry as they are actually being introduced into the classroom. The teacher authors, covering content in diverse areas such as language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, and engineering, explain how they overcame the challenges encountered through their implementation of scientific inquiry as an instructional and formative assessment tool.
According to ANOVA Science President and the book’s editor Dr. Robert Landsman, Making Scientific Practices Matter in the Classroom…and Beyond is rapidly advancing to the status of best seller for the company’s publishing division. “From the first day of its availability to the general education community, we have received numerous orders from schools through word of mouth,” said Landsman. “We hope that making information about the book and the ability to purchase it widely available online will help to position it to where it will have the most impact—into the hands of administrators and teachers who will make use of its content.” One teacher who is already applying the book’s content to his teaching is New Mexico Bloomfield School District's high school teacher Hank Starr. According to Mr. Starr, “Every teacher should own this book, digest and then embrace its contents, and read it over and over again. This education model has inspired me to move in different directions in my classroom, in my education, and in my personal life.”
The book’s Foreword, written by the former National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) President and current Director of NSTA’s Exemplary Science Programs, Dr. Robert E. Yager, discusses NSES scientific inquiry, NGSS scientific practices, and the NSES More Emphasis conditions in the context of the importance of primarily focusing on elevating instructional techniques versus the content taught. Visit http://www.scientific-practices.com and join ANOVA Science’s mailing list to receive Dr. Yager’s invaluable essay, More Emphasis on the How vs. the What, at no cost.
For a limited time, you can also receive a 10% discount for Look at Us Now! Making Scientific Practices Matter in the Classroom...and Beyond when the book is purchased online at http://scientific-practices.com.
Scientific-practices.com also features a company blog and the @teachinquiry Twitter feed, containing tweets about the latest research findings across science fields and STEM content areas and those relevant to science and STEM education, and is available on all mobile devices.
RIP is a trademark and service mark, and RIP is the registered trademark and registered service mark, of ANOVA Science Education Corporation, ANOVA Science Publishing, and Dr. Robert Landsman in the U.S. and/or other countries. ANOVA Science Education Corporation assists schools in implementing scientific research-based science education and STEM programs, providing students with critical thinking and decision-making tools for life-long learning skills that support economic growth and global competitiveness through high-quality, continuous, and data-driven teacher support in schools and classrooms throughout the U.S. As sole distributor of products and services associated with the Research Investigation Process (RIP®) inquiry-based science and STEM education program for K-12 schools, the contribution of ANOVA Science's vision toward the nation's movement for science education and STEM reform has been recognized and is well received by national and state education organizations. ANOVA Science's activities and services include professional development workshops, seminars, and projects; teacher coaching and mentoring; curriculum development addressing state and national standards; and publishing education materials available online at http://anovascience.com.