STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education is vital to our future, the future of our country, the future of our region and the future of our children. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives, it shapes our everyday experiences.
Schools today are placing more emphasis on STEM as business and political leaders recognize that schools are not producing enough graduates with the skills we need to continue leading the world in innovation.
“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” (National Science Foundation)
We carefully select books rooted in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to help schools integrate literacy with STEM instruction. Young children can comprehend scientific concepts and often prefer reading about spiders and dinosaurs to fiction. This way, we ensure that our students can read and flourish in the subjects that are already defining this century.