Many district leaders aren't sure if/how to use ESSER funds for science... yet their science programs are struggling to implement phenomena-based active learning, in alignment with NGSS or similar state standards. Pivot Interactives is a research-backed science supplement that supports the goals of ESSER funds and makes it easy for science teachers to engage students with phenomena! Try an activity for yourself.
Pivot Interactives is a research-backed science supplement that supports the goals of ESSER funds and makes it easy for science teachers to engage students with phenomena!
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was enacted to combat learning loss, address mental health needs, and help schools stay open. With a historic $122 billion in funding, schools are encouraged to leverage the funds to “expand programming and services to help students make up for lost learning time and succeed”.
In conjunction with The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA), the American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides provisions for state & local educational agencies through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund). Any unused funds will be forfeited on September 30, 2022.
Yes! Pivot Interactives is a research based science supplement for phenomena-based, active learning. It fulfills the intentions & goals of ESSER in various ways.
Through three different research studies, Pivot Interactives was shown to be highly effective in helping students understand science, use science practices, and engage in critical thinking. Through fascinating, interactive videos, students use, measure, and analyze phenomena to learn science. With Pivot Interactives, teachers have a dynamic platform filled with tools that provide students access to explore scientific phenomena and develop their skills in the science practices.
Pivot Interactives is highly effective and can be used to reinforce important literacy and numeracy skills while building and reinforcing science and engineering practices and content. Here are a few ways Pivot Interactives supports the goals & uses of ESSER funds for science.
ESSA, Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program often can also be used to support science programs through Pivot Interactives.
"The SSAE program is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning; and improve the use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students."
Learn more about ESSA Title IV Funds here.
In most districts, ESSER funds will be allocated by district-level leadership. Let’s work together to share why phenomena-based, active learning is important in your classroom. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, district, and position, and let’s chat.
For more ideas on other funding sources, check out the Tips to Get Funding for Pivot Interactives blog.
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