Immersion Learning™ (Immersion) was founded in 2002 — as a fun, hands-on program designed to bring the exciting world of ocean science to youth from diverse backgrounds. Immersion is a division of JASON Learning, a nationally acclaimed, exploration-based organization that links students — inside the classroom and out — to real science and scientists through technology-intensive, multimedia curricula. The mission of JASON is to inspire and educate kids everywhere through real science and exploration. Immersion has developed eight multimedia curricula that cover a variety of exciting, ocean-themed topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Although Immersion curricula are ideally suited for youth ages 9-12 in Boys & Girls Clubs and other out-of-school settings, the curricula have also been used successfully with younger and older students in elementary and middle school classrooms.
What Kids Love
- Hands-on activities. Fun, interdisciplinary activities and group projects on exciting STEM topics.
- Multimedia connections. Interactive games, puzzles, on-demand videos, and live coverage of scientific expeditions
- Exposure to a new world of careers. Inspiring, real-life STEM role models who invite kids to learn more about their diverse career paths
What Educators Love
- Engaging content. Thematic, multimedia STEM programming that gets kids excited and is easy to implement — even for those without a background in science.
- Comprehensive support. Multimedia curriculum packs, materials kits, in-person and online training, and ongoing technical support to ensure succesful program implementation
- Impressive results. Immersion not only boosts youth interest in STEM learning, but also increases the capacity of youth-serving organizations to successfully deliver academic enrichment programming
Extensive independent evaluations have shown Immersion's effectiveness in:
- Boosting interest and learning in STEM
- Providing at-risk youth with pathways to academic success and a reason to stay in school
- Using hands-on science activities to help youth develop positive relationships with adults and peers
The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized Immersion's work with Boys & Girls Clubs for helping to deter delinquency among at-risk youth and establishing effective and meaningful relationships with career role models.
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