As schools and universities prepare for an unprecedented academic year, many educators are wondering what science education will look like for their students. How can students read, engage, and perform with science in a way that encourages them to make meaningful discoveries, without hands-on equipment? Labs that were once simple to perform on campus have since become impossible for students to replicate at home, placing a significant burden on educators. Instructors are now faced with the challenges of reinventing their science curriculum to support distance learners, as well as preparing for the inevitable transition back into the classroom. In response to these steep demands, we are launching PASCO Academy: Physics and Chemistry to provide instructional and laboratory distance learning support for students and faculty.
Each course is designed by master Instructors and provides a full semester of standardized lab demonstrations complete with instructional support, video-based lab demonstrations, data analysis activities, specialized faculty support and coaching.
A single fee grants access to a full semester of PASCO Academy: Physics or PASCO Academy: Chemistry. Our certified, master instructors will provide a full semester (15 weeks) of standardized lab experiences complete with instructional support, faculty coaching, lab demonstrations, data collection videos, and data sets for student analysis. They will use Essential Physics and Essential Chemistry to supplement your existing curriculum, while supporting faculty and students with their specialized assistance.
This interactive, instructional tool will begin on September 1, 2020, and includes 15 full weeks of resources, live interactive coaching, and a mentoring forum, all of which will be made available until January 31, 2021. The resources available for Semester 1 will close as of January 31, 2021. Semester 2 of PASCO Academy will begin January 1, 2021 and will continue through till the end of June 2021.
PASCO Academy: Physics follows the Essential Physics curriculum, which satisfies standards for algebra-based physics and introductory physics courses. Our Instructors will use Essential Physics to supplement your existing curriculum and will support faculty and students with their instructional resources, lab demonstrations, and professional development. A single semester fee includes campus-wide access to our Essential Physics curriculum and resources, including the e-Book, Teacher Resources, infinite Test Bank, lab investigations, and more. These resources are designed to serve as supplemental distance learning materials but may also assist educators during their transition back to the classroom as the curriculum is consistent for all learning modalities.
PASCO Academy: Chemistry follows the Essential Chemistry curriculum, which satisfies standards for introductory chemistry courses. Our chemistry Instructors will use Essential Chemistry to supplement your existing curriculum and will support faculty and students with their instructional assistance, resources, and PD. A single semester fee grants campus-wide access to our Essential Chemistry curriculum and resources, including the e-Book, Teacher Resources, infinite Test Bank, lab investigations, and more. These resources are designed to serve as supplemental distance learning materials but may also assist educators during their transition back to the classroom as the curriculum is consistent for all learning models.