NEW YORK, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Quarto Group today launches its new Quarto STEAM initiative in support of the movement to elevate the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics through an integrated and varied curriculum.
Quarto STEAM provides books and learning materials through 25 dedicated collections and educational resources for educators and parents, which will help kids gain confidence, fuel their curiosity and learn in fun, innovative ways.
Each Quarto STEAM collection will be grouped by units of study, incorporate guided reading levels and will be aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Accompanying each collection will be a Teacher’s Guide, which will tackle essential questions around each STEAM category and provide book suggestions and activities for teachers to use both in and out of the classroom.
Overall, the collection will launch with 170 books from Quarto’s catalogue, curated and vetted by an educational expert and range in curriculum levels from Pre-K to Grade 8. Quarto STEAM is being introduced to the industry for the first time today at ALA 2017 in Chicago – the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition – and is also available on the Group’s website at quartoknows.com/steam.
Marcus Leaver, Chief Executive of The Quarto Group commented:
“It’s our mission to enrich, entertain and educate adults and kids around the world by publishing fantastic books and content. For a global publisher like Quarto, supporting STEAM learning more formally is a natural evolution, to address and meet the challenges of an ever-evolving, experiential society.”
Anne Landa, Group Publisher, The Quarto Group said:
“Our collections make it easy for educators to prepare and inspire young generations of learners to meet the challenges of the future in an ever-evolving global world. The Quarto STEAM program encourages both learning and creativity, while allowing kids the freedom to make the connection between our books and their natural curiosity.”
About The Quarto Group
The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is the leading global illustrated book publishing group, employing over 400 people in the US, UK and Hong Kong. The group was founded in London in 1976, is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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