Success Story

Publishing Company Discovers New Ways To Reach Students.

INDUSTRY

K-8 Education Publishing

HEADQUARTERS

Rancho Cordova, California United States

SIZE

# Employees

OVERVIEW     +

Teachers’ Curriculum Institute (TCI) provides K-12 social studies teachers and K-8 science teachers with comprehensive programs created by and for teachers to truly make learning come alive in the diverse classroom. TCI’s curricular programs are based on proven teaching strategies and practices that achieve consistent, positive classroom results. The company’s unique approach marries great content, meaningful technology, and interactive classroom experiences. More than 4.5 million students in 5,000 school districts around the country achieve and succeed with TCI.

CHALLENGE    +

Achieve innovation for a higher degree of engagement

Embarking on a revision of its highly innovative and widely adopted Social Studies Alive! for grades K-5, TCI’s team sought a fresh approach to get students involved synchronously and asynchronously with content in a way that would lead to higher-order thinking and was fun. They needed to liven things up!

SOLUTION    +

Use CurrikiStudio to design Interactive Videos and 360-degree tours

Led by founder and CEO, Bert Bower, the TCI team of classroom teachers and curriculum specialists used the CurrikiStudio platform to design Interactive Videos and 360-degree tours to create a series of “tours” of regions in the United States so students could “fly” to those places and interact with images, audio, video, and art. Not only did CurrikStudio allow them to do this in an exciting and straightforward way, but the tool’s functionality inspired new ideas for engaging critical thinking and curiosity.

Our customers, students and even our own staff, have had their eyes opened to entirly new ways to access and interact with geography content.

Bert Bower
CEO, TCI

OUTCOMES   +

Increase out-of-the-box thinking at TCI

With the free content authoring platform, the TCI team gained access to new opportunities to add online interactivity to its social studies curriculum. The addition of CurrikiStudio, with its over 50 activity types, to their content creation toolbox, helped both the Content Team and Software Team think out of the box about new ways to reach students. “We learned to step up and implement even more cutting-edge HTML5 interactions These interactions would not have been available to us if not for CurrikiStudio,” commented Bert Bower. TCI is so thrilled with the outcome, that the company will add CurrikiStudio to their already robust content authoring tool.

Explore some of the Interactive Videos and 360- degree tours that will add a higher degree of engagement to its Social Studies Alive! curriculum.
Tour of the Northeast Interactive Video embedded with fun drag and drop activities and image-based activities.
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Tour of the Southeast 360-degree Tour immerses learners in the history and geography of the region with high-quality images, video, and audio clips.
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Tour of the West 360-degree tour, still under construction, will give learners a visual and audio tour of the American West.
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