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Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a chemist, science entertainer, and professor at The University of Texas. Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist, while reaching students who might otherwise be intimidated by science. Students’ emotional responses, rather than rote memorization of facts, are key to Biberdorf’s dynamic approach to her program, as well as science in general. Her exciting and engaging program leaves audiences with a positive, memorable impression of science—all while diminishing the stigma around women in science. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, NBC Nightly News, The Wendy Williams Show, The Rachael Ray Show, The Nick Cannon Show, and Late Night with Stephen Colbert.
Learning Science takes an open mind, the curiosity to explore, and a great understanding of the world and Science phenomena around us. Mastering new Science TEKS takes time as we adapt to a new Science curriculum.
For assessment, Summit K12 reviews the past five years of students’ scores to analyze and create the best plan for each student and each course.
Students and teachers receive three pillars of support after taking an assessment: a personalized learning plan, a whole class personalized learning plan, and ongoing engagement working with the teacher.
This three way plan provides the student with a chance to work at a self-paced level, with his peers in the classroom, and along with teachers who can assist in working with students who lack in certain Science content areas.
Our assessments include frequent and strategic opportunities to monitor, evaluate, and respond to student progress, with a focus on the development of appropriate grade-level content and skills.
The Summit K12 2024 STAAR Review Program, which includes Concept Boosters™ and Vocabulary Boosters™ for our new Science curriculum also provides interactive video lessons and tutorials developed to meet the Science TEKS.
Join us each week as we talk to Science Thought Leaders across the state of Texas. Hear their stories, listen to their incredible innovations in Science, and be part of the initiative to help make Texas the #1 state for innovation, discovery, and hands-on learning in Science. We look forward to sharing our stories with you.
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With our streamlined on-boarding process, teachers and students can begin using our programs quickly. Once our implementation team receives your class rosters, they can have your classes completely set up within 24 hours. Our professional development team is also available year-round for web-based and on-site teacher training.
Summit K12 integrates with Clever, Classlink, Rapid Identity, Enboard, Microsoft Azure, and many other platforms for Single Sign-on (SSO). We support rostering for all platforms.