May 10, 2013 – For Immediate Release

Sioux Falls, SD – Today STEM Fuse, LLC, announces GAME:IT 10,000 – A STEM Initiative. The U.S. is facing a severe shortage of skilled workers in areas related to science, technology, engineering and math (commonly referred to as STEM). In an effort to solve this shortage and keep the U.S. globally competitive, an increasing emphasis has been placed on improving and promoting K-16 STEM education. Study and research have suggested that game design and development is a powerful tool in STEM education. STEM Fuse is serious about helping solve the U.S. STEM problem. We understand the difficulty many schools have in finding technology courses that attract students, are easy to teach, and hit state standards. Our GAME:IT course is the perfect solution to these problems and we want to offer it to the first 10,000 U.S. high schools who wish to participate in this initiative – at absolutely no cost and without any usage restrictions.
Through GAME:IT 10,000 – A STEM Initiative, high schools all across the U.S. will now be able to offer GAME:IT, a full semester-long game development course that teaches all facets of STEM. GAME:IT includes everything needed for a school to implement. It was designed assuming no previous programming experience by the teacher or the student and is currently being taught in 47 states. GAME:IT is aligned with all applicable state and national technology and STEM education standards.
The first 10,000 high schools that wish to participate will be able to save tens of thousands of dollars in text book and curriculum costs while offering a proven, ready-to-teach, standards aligned STEM course that will engage students with project-based learning. Students will learn valuable technical skills and concepts that are in high demand and translate into virtually any industry. Technical support, teacher training and professional development are a part of this initiative and will be provided to all participating schools at no cost.
GAME:IT 10,000 – A STEM Initiative is being offered to any U.S. high school. For more information about this initiative, visit http://stemfuse.com/shop/gameit-10000-initiative.
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