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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is a hot topic. Finding ways to integrate STEM programs in our schools (and fund them) has been a high priority for many educational leaders during the past few years, especially with the Race to the Top federal education initiative.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) believes that common standards in science and mathematics will encourage a seamless system of K-12 STEM education comparable to the STEM systems of high-performing nations. Common standards will ensure that all students — no matter what school they attend — master the skills and develop the knowledge needed to participate in the global economy. More specifically, STEM education has been called a meta-discipline, or the creation of a discipline based on the integration of other disciplinary knowledge into a new whole. This interdisciplinary bridging among discrete disciplines is now treated as an entity known as STEM.
What is needed to make this happen, according to many experts, is a curriculum that teaches not only the science and mathematics contained within national and state standards, but also the technology and engineering as detailed in International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) and International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEA) standards, thus making the curriculum truly trans-disciplinary
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All of our over 300 individual lessons are aligned to 5 sets of both national and state education standards, including the NTSA and ITEA, as mentioned above. Not only is our curriculum a blast for students, but it is academically researched and tested, providing our Franchise Owners with a unique and rock-solid product to offer their customers