NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2017) – Tuva, the leading data literacy platform for K-12 education, today announced its partnership with San Francisco Unified School District on a district-wide implementation for the 2017-18 School Year.
As SFUSD continues the transition towards to the Next Gen Science Standards, Tuva will bridge the gap between math and science education and enable science teachers across the district to meet the rigors of the new science standards.
"Having a unified platform for data exploration in all STEM studies is imperative to SFUSD. We want students to learn and explore the wonderful world of data analysis, rather than learning tools. Tuva's capabilities and user friendliness allows us to build our math and science curricula relying upon this unified platform", said James Ryan, the Executive Director of STEM Education at San Francisco Unified School District.
As part of this partnership, SFUSD and Tuva will also develop curriculum units that bring the local Bay Area ecosystems - the ocean, the Pacific Coast and weather and climate in the region - into their science classrooms.
"Tuva makes data visualization, interpretation and analysis fun and accessible to students. Instead of spending precious instructional minutes making a possibly incorrect paper graph representing data, students are able to easily manipulate how the data is organized and then get to the really meaty meaning-making work of looking for patterns and asking questions about what the data means", said Sarah Delaney, the Science Supervisor at San Francisco Unified School District. "The Next Generation Science Standards' practice of Analyzing and Interpreting Data reflects how important being able to interpret raw data is to both scientists and engineers. In using Tuva, students will be able to manipulate and interpret their own data sets as well as large sets of data gathered by actual scientists and researchers. We are so excited to provide access to this program for our teachers and students."
This partnership will provide SFUSD math and science teachers access to the growing collection of authentic, scientific datasets, Tuva's research-based, interactive graphing and statistical tools, and inquiry-based activities, lessons, and assessment tasks to serve more than 25,000 middle and high school students across San Francisco.
"We are excited to partner with San Francisco Unified to bring Tuva’s research-based learning platform to support data literacy in math and science classrooms throughout the district" said Harshil Parikh, Co-Founder and CEO of Tuva. "There has never been a more important time in our democracy to build data and statistical literacy skills for our students. I believe this partnership will showcase a powerful model to enable educators to bring rigorous, authentic, and powerful learning experiences for districts across California."
For more information about Tuva's curriculum, tools, assessment, and professional development products and services for teachers, schools, and districts, visit tuvalabs.com/k12/
About Tuva Labs Inc.
Tuva is the leading data literacy learning platform in K-12 education, bringing a curated library of authentic, scientific datasets, easy-to-use data and statistical tools, and inquiry-based curricula resources to educators in 10,000+ schools and districts. Tuva partners with schools and districts across the country and around the world to enable educators to effectively teach and students to learn and apply essential data, graphing, modeling, statistical thinking, evidence-based reasoning, and other critical 21st century skills.