New book provides K-12 educators a STEM road map

August 14, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new book provides K-12 educators a powerful resource for integrating STEM curricula into the classroom. "STEM Road Map: A Framework for Integrated STEM Education (Routledge)," is edited by Purdue University's Carla Johnson, associate dean for research, engagement and global partnerships at the College of Education. It is co-edited by Tamara J. Moore, associate professor of engineering education

"The College of Education is a national leader in K-12 STEM education," Johnson said. "'STEM Road Map: A Framework for Integrated STEM Education' represents one of our many  initiatives that are paving the way for innovative educational reform. We are transforming schools across the United States and the world beyond."

The book is the first resource to offer an integrated STEM curricula, encompassing the entire K-12 spectrum. It offers a complete grade-level learning based on a spiraled approach to building conceptual understanding. 

"STEM Road Map: A Framework for Integrated STEM Education" is a collaboration of over 30 STEM education professionals from across the United States. Their work maps out the Common Core standards in mathematics and English/language arts, the Next Generation Science Standards performance expectations, and the Framework for 21st Century Learning. It is a coordinated, integrated, STEM education curriculum map.

The book is structured in three main parts—Conceptualizing STEM, STEM Curriculum Maps, and Building Capacity for STEM—designed to build common understandings of integrated STEM, provide rich curriculum maps for implementing integrated STEM at the classroom level, and supports to enable systemic transformation to an integrated STEM approach. The STEM Road Map places the power into educators’ hands to implement integrated STEM learning within their classrooms without the need for extensive resources, making it a reality for all students.

Co-editors include Erin E. Peters-Burton, George Mason University, and Tamara J. Moore, Purdue University. The book will be released by Routledge in 2016.

Source: Carla Johnson, associate dean for research, engagement and global partnerships in the College of Education, has edited a book, STEM Road Map, 765-494-0780, email 

Contact: Kristyn Childres, director of communication, College of Education; 765-494-0568,  

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