SOURCE: PCS Edventures!

June 21, 2005 08:00 ET

PCS Edventures! Announces Professional Development Series

BOISE, ID -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2005 -- PCS Edventures! (OTC BB: PCSV) announced today that it completed the first deployment of its new Professional Development series in Science for Elementary school teachers at the new Fairview Magnet School in Texarkana, AR. The Professional Development series includes hands-on training using the unique PCS Academy of Science WizKits. Fairview is one of the new elementary magnet schools in Texarkana, AR, specializing in Aerospace and Environmental Studies. Additional Academy of Science professional development programs are underway in Louisiana, Idaho, New York, New Jersey, Texas, and other states throughout the nation.

"We identified a huge need for Professional Development in Science, especially for elementary teachers, middle school teachers, alternative and special education teachers that need to teach science yet are not comfortable with science," said Solly Tamari, Manager of the PCS Academy of Science product line, "and we responded with this unique, portable solution that is now being deployed at Fairview Magnet School and other sites around the country. Science education in the U.S. has been falling in the past 30 years, causing most of the more than 1.5 million elementary school teachers themselves to suffer from inadequate preparation. The only way to improve science education is by helping make teachers better teachers in science -- and we have a practical solution," Solly added.

All teachers nationwide have been mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act to achieve what is called a "highly qualified" status in the subjects they teach. Science is one of the most important of these subjects and current research indicates that hands-on, inquiry-based teaching methodology is the most effective way to teach and learn science. The PCS Academy of Science professional development series provides a unique, effective solution to this challenge.

About PCS Edventures!

PCS Edventures! is the recognized leader in design, development and delivery of hands-on, project-based learning labs to the K-14 market worldwide. It has sold and installed more than 2,500 hands-on, Engineering, Robotics & Science labs at public and private schools, pre-schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, and other after-school programs in all 50 states in the U.S., as well as sites in 13 countries Internationally. The Labs are supported by Edventures! OnLine, which is an Internet-based and accessed program available in multiple languages, through its curriculum, communication, assessment capabilities, and online community features. This site can be accessed from the Labs or from the home. Additional information is at

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