Propello to Provide Free and Low-Cost Digital Learning Tools to K–12 Schools
- By Kate Lucariello
ed tech company Propello has launched with the goal of helping budget-strapped school districts provide access to
standards-based, high-quality curricula and teacher support for no or
little cost.The company has also debuted two of its upcoming
K–12 curriculum offerings in middle school science, with plans to expand well beyond that.
a subsidiary of Swedish digital curriculum provider NE, will start
Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum, using
model of instruction (engage,
explore, explain, extend, and evaluate) with guided
inquiry methods. This year-long curriculum, which includes a
course for educators on incorporating Writing Across
the Curriculum into their classes, is free. Other
courses for educators can be found at Propello’s Learning and
Inspiration Center page.
company will also offer Propello
IB MYP Science, “a curriculum designed for the
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme’s science
requirements with real-world, global learning focused on critical
thinking and collaboration.”
Propello system allows educators to create courses using a
standards-aligned curriculum, including assignments and assessments.
They can change them as necessary for their students' personal needs
and subject matter.
is also offering districts access to a technology platform of
additional services and tools for 75% less than the typical cost of
others, the company said. Propello said this is only the start of a
full K–12 curriculum. Coming soon will be the launch of Propello
ELA (English Language Arts) 6–8 and Propello Science K–5.
Propello’s main page to learn more about what the company offers.
Users can sign up for a free account.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.