COLORADO, Parker – BIOZONE has just officially received the awesome news that their inaugural High School Biology for Texas has received “High Quality” status by scoring 100% TEKS and 100% ELPS after an extensive review by the Texas Education Agency’s State Review Panel
The goal of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is for all students in Texas to have access to rigorous, high-quality educational materials. The review process was created by and for Texas educators to provide rigorous reviews of instructional materials that are independent, objective, comprehensive, and Texas focused. These detailed reviews allow school districts to easily compare instructional materials and choose the best in order to deliver a robust educational program for students.
BIOZONE’s new program: Biology for Texas has fully met expectations and was rated 100% for both TEKS and ELPS by the educator-reviewers at TEA.
Richard Allan, President of BIOZONE, said:
“We are super excited by the result and really appreciate the painstaking and exhaustive review conducted by the TEA.
This high-quality distinction allows us to bring a premium science program to even more teachers and students in Texas and continue our vision to inspire better outcomes for our planet through science education. It is the perfect complement to the four other titles we have developed for Texas high school science programs (including AP and IB).
It’s a resounding validation that we are on the right track with our huge fan base across the USA.”
Biology for Texas has been specifically written for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Science (High School Biology). BIOZONE’S high-quality infographics and inquiry-driven pedagogical approach inspire students to be curious about the scientific world. Our unique, interactive worktext approach encourages direct interaction with the content, allowing students to record their answers within the context of the stimulus material and form a “record of work” for quick and easy revision. The TEKS form the basis of the structure of Biology for Texas. A tab system identifies where the scientific and engineering practices TEKS and Science concepts TEKS are integrated. English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) are integrated throughout in a way that requires students to think critically, understand and learn new concepts, process complex academic material, and interact and communicate in English within the science classroom.
Features and Benefits:
- Beautifully Illustrated throughout with “infographic” style diagrams
- Rated and Reviewed 100% TEKS and 100% ELPS.
- Chapter introductions provide students with clear learning outcomes.
- Key question provides a focus for each activity
- Content anchors provide context for each chapter
- Practical investigations integrated throughout. An equipment list is provided.
- QR codes link directly to interactive 3D models.
- Summative Assessments conclude each chapter
- Dedicated science skills chapter
- Glossary (English/Spanish)
BIOZONE has more than 30 years of experience in the development of engaging and effective resources for science teaching and learning. Our resources are unlike any you’ve seen before, and a departure from the traditional basal textbook paradigm. We take a “worktext” approach, combining the very best features of a traditional textbook with the utility of an interactive workbook. The resulting hybrid provides well designed, compact lessons that engage students and provide a rigorous yet accessible program of work.
Our extraordinary suite of resources meet the challenges of teaching today’s students, whether they be in a traditional classroom environment, an informal teaching setting or learning remotely.
BIOZONE is renowned for its engaging presentation of content with a strong visual appeal.
Our expert writers bring science to life through the use of phenomena from engagement to assessment. We continually revise and improve on our resources to ensure they remain current and relevant to your needs. Part of this process is engaging with you, as teachers and valuing your feedback, and we are only ever a phone call or email away.
By their innovative design, our resources encourage student interaction, using simple investigations and data analysis to engage students in the science around them. Innovative strategies to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving help your students develop the 21st-century skills they need to succeed.
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