Jan 15th, 2009 — London, England

Republic of Kazakhstan Embraces PASCO’s Interactive, Hands-on Science Technology for Education

PASCO Participates in Kazakhstan’s Efforts to Infuse Schools with Innovative Technology and Build World-Class Education System

PASCO Scientific today announced an alliance with The Republic of Kazakhstan to bring interactive, hands-on science technology to schools throughout the country. PASCO, a science education company and global leader in innovative solutions for hands-on science, made the announcement at BETT, the world’s largest education technology event.

“Kazakhstan is poised to take the world stage as it steps up efforts to make science education a national priority,” said PASCO’s Chief Education Officer Wayne Grant, Ph.D.

Working under the guidelines of the state-run Education Development Program, a component of Kazakhstan’s initiative to be one of the top 50 developed nations in the world, PASCO and its two consortium partners, Promethean and LJCreate, are among the companies working with Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education and Science to create a model for teaching and learning 21st century skills.

“Kazakhstan is committed to infusing schools with advanced science technologies that provide students with a world-class education and a future in a competitive global economy that revolves largely around science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills,” said Dr. Grant. “This is a small country making significant changes to its education system. We are honored to be part of this effort.”

Kazakhstan high school students will use PASCO’s Xplorer GLX, a standalone graphing data logger that captures, analyzes, annotates, stores and prints data quickly and seamlessly, without being connected to a computer. PASCO has also provided the high schools with labs and lab apparatus for chemistry, physics and biology.

More than 4,000 teachers have been trained on PASCO’s solutions and are now applying them in classrooms along with products from Promethean, a global leader in interactive learning technologies such as whiteboards, software and learning response systems; and LJCreate, a U.K. company offering topic specific learning solutions and complete classroom management systems for STEM curricula. The consortium equipped more than 1,500 schools during 2008.

PASCO has been designing, developing, and supporting innovative teaching and learning solutions for K–12 and higher education since 1964. PASCO’s team of educators, scientists, educational researchers, engineers, and many others is committed to the advancement of STEM education around the world. Today teachers and students in more than 100 countries use PASCO solutions.

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