STEMscopes New Mexico 3D Approved as Core Basal in Science for Grades K-12

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 2:07 am

HOUSTON — Oct. 4, 2018 — Accelerate Learning, a global leader in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, today announces that the New Mexico Public Education Department has adopted STEMscopes New Mexico 3D as a  core basal in science for students in grades K-5, middle school and high school.

According to the state, science instructional materials chosen as a core basal aligned with the standards and other relevant criteria at 90 percent or better. STEMscopes New Mexico 3D is granularly aligned to the NM STEM Ready! Science Standards, combining the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in its entirety with the six New Mexico specific standards. It was approved as a core basal for K-5 science as well as middle and high school physical science, earth and space science, and life science.

“We are pleased that STEMscopes New Mexico 3D will be an integral part of student inquiry and phenomena-driven instruction in New Mexico schools,” said Dr. Vernon Johnson, president and CEO of Accelerate Learning. “Using the 5E plus intervention and acceleration lesson model, students can engage with all areas of the standards using problem-based learning, engineering challenges, scientific investigations, math and literacy connections, and culminating claim-evidence-reasoning assessments.”

STEMscopes New Mexico 3D employs 3D learning to comprehensively address the Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices through the student-driven inquiry of phenomena across flexible storylines. It combines a comprehensive digital curriculum, supplemental print materials, and ready-made exploration kits with embedded professional development to support student and teacher success. STEMscopes New Mexico 3D is also available in Spanish for grades K-5.

About Accelerate Learning

Incubated at Rice University, Accelerate Learning has grown from a single product, STEMscopes, to a brand that now offers a variety of curriculum and professional development solutions that support early learning, NGSS, and state-aligned curriculum. For more information, visit or call toll-free 800-531-0864.