TCI’s Online Interactive Social Studies Curriculum Earns Stamp of Approval From California State Board of Education

11/16/2017 3:14:00 AM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 16, 2017 –  K-12 publishing company, TCI, announced today that its interactive programs, Social Studies Alive! California Series (K-5) and History Alive! California Series (6-8), were adopted by the California State Board of Education on November 9 and recommended for adoption for California’s schools. Developed by teachers from throughout California, TCI’s social studies curriculum is aligned to the California History-Social Science Framework, which was adopted by the State Board of Education in 2016.

“Working closely with California educators, we developed Social Studies Alive! California Series (K-5) and History Alive! California Series (6-8) from the ground-up to align with our state’s learning goals for social studies,” said Bert Bower, CEO and president, TCI. “The result is an interactive learning experience that will provide the state’s diverse students with a unique opportunity to become active participants in their learning thanks to TCI’s award-winning teaching strategies and cutting-edge technology.”

TCI’s new social studies programs embody the key shifts in the 2016 California History-Social Science Framework with its emphasis on inquiry-based critical thinking skills, integrated literacy activities, and active citizenship. In addition, TCI has taken a particularly thoughtful approach to ensuring that the content and tone of Social Studies Alive! California Series (K-5) and History Alive! California Series (6-8) reflect current scholarship about the state’s diverse communities.

TCI’s online programs, Social Studies Alive! California Series (K-5) and History Alive! California Series (6-8) put everything needed for an engaging and interactive learning experience in one place for students and teachers. The programs’ student materials feature interactive tutorials, online drawing prompts, primary source materials, engaging activities for hands-on learning, interactive online games and auto-graded assessments.

The online teacher resources make preparing, teaching, assigning and grading easy and convenient, taking the legwork out of preparing and planning so teachers can focus on helping their students succeed. Social Studies Alive! California Series (K-5) and History Alive! California Series (6-8) are accessed through an online learning platform that connects students to teachers and teachers to TCI.  Teachers access a wealth of resources – interactive HTML5 presentations with in-class activities, clear standards-based content, interactive student notebooks, tutorials, formative and summative assessments, and more.

Social Studies Alive! California Series (K-5) and History Alive! California Series (6-8) are available for a free, 30-day trial. For more information, visit  http://www.teachtci.com.

About TCI

TCI is an award-winning online K-12 publishing company created by teachers, for teachers. For more than 20 years, the company has partnered with the education community to fundamentally change classroom instruction. TCI’s K-12 programs are based on proven teaching strategies and practices that bring learning alive and achieve consistent, positive classroom results. TCI believes that the best education marries great content, meaningful technology and interactive classroom experiences. The end result: students of all abilities and learning styles succeed. For more information, visit www.teachtci.com

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