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KnowAtom School Districts Rank Top in the State

Feb 7, 2022 2:15:00 PM by Francis Vigeant

Schools with Top Student Achievement During COVID-19 Share Hands-on
Science Curriculum

SALEM, Mass., February 4, 2022 (Newswire.com) - KnowAtom announced today two Massachusetts school districts that use the education company's K-8 Next Generation Science Standards curriculum (NGSS) ranked top in the state on the most recent MCAS tests. After a break in state testing due to COVID shutdowns in 2020, students using the KnowAtom curriculum ranked #1 for science among 317 public and charter districts in the state in 2021.

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Topics: NGSS, student results, Hands on, curriculum, Massachusetts, Growth Mindset, Next Generation Science, NGSS-Designed Curriculum, Phenomena-Based Learning

Professional Development Essential to Achieving Highest Levels of K-8 Student Achievement, Research Shows

Jun 28, 2021 9:08:00 AM by Samantha Ozgood

Study Shows Adoption of NGSS-Based Teaching Models Shift Teacher and Student Thinking

SALEM, Mass., June 28, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Research from Northeastern University's Dr. Tracy L. Waters, "The Effects of the Next Generation Science Standards on Teaching Practices: An Instrumental Case Study," shows schools combining KnowAtom's research-based instructional practices with the program's new model of professional development achieved measurable increases in student learning and engagement. Looking at fourth- and fifth-grade teachers using KnowAtom's next-generation science standards (NGSS)-based curriculum for the first time, Waters identified changes in teaching methods, beliefs about teaching and learning science, and increased responsibility given to students in their own learning process.

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Topics: Professional Development, Next Generation Science, Implementing New Science Standards, NGSS-Designed Curriculum

Leaders Agree: Forget Memorization When It Comes to the Value of School

Dec 20, 2018 12:06:18 PM by Sara Goodman

Engaging students in meaningful tasks and pedagogy needs to take center stage within classrooms, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley told a conference of close to 300 K-8 educators earlier this month, hosted by KnowAtom

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Topics: School Climate and Culture, Next Generation Science, Next Generation Leadership, Phenomena-Based Learning, STEM Education Policy

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