A World In Motion PreK-12 STEM Program


The SAE PreK-12 STEM education program—A World In Motion® (AWIM®)—is a hands-on, inquiry-based learning experience that brings STEM to life, setting young learners on a path of lifelong journey of personal discovery. Benchmarked to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, AWIM offers engaging, real-world STEM challenges developed to AWIM’s Engineering Design Experience™ where students design, build, test, and present a solution/product. See the AWIM program in action:

AWIM puts tools in the hands of educators and families to spark interest and achievement in STEM subjects while sharpening problem solving and communication skillsproviding a solid foundation to help students succeed in future education and career endeavors. With an easily adaptable program model, the AWIM PreK-12 STEM curriculum supports deep learning experiences in different education environments whether virtual, at-home or inschool:

Resource Spotlight: STEM Sagas: Virtually Rerouted Digital Comic

With dynamic visuals, relatable characters, and an exciting Computer Science-themed storyline, Virtually Rerouted engages 4th-8th grade students of all learning styles as they meet three high school students struggling to collaborate and one passionate, tech-savvy teacher.

The interactive comic book also includes integrated pop-up learning connections, a digital game where students use their wits to battle computer viruses, and educator resources to facilitate thoughtful discussions around diversity, equity, & inclusion while introducing computer science concepts.

We invite you to explore Virtually Rerouted. Log in or create your account for free access to get started.

Equitable STEM Education

SAE advances equitable STEM education, increasing teachers’ proficiency and confidence in STEM subjects while breaking down barriers of gender, ethnicity, geography and socioeconomic background to reach ALL students, not just those who have existing interest in math and science. By combining practical, experiential learning with mentorship, AWIM delivers solid results with measurable impactpaving an equitable path to future STEM career opportunities.

SAE’s A World In Motion (AWIM) PreK-8 STEM education program was named “Best Foundational Technology/Engineering (STEM) Instructional Solution” 2021 by the SIIA CODiE Awards and a 2022 EdTech Awards finalist in two categories “Best Coding, Computer Science, Engineering Solution” and “Best Curriculum and Instruction Solution.” In 2021 SAE STEM@Home™ was recognized as the 2021 EdTech Cool Tools Award winner for “Best Parent/Student Solution.”

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Measurable Impact

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According to a 2021 survey of teachers who have used AWIM over the past 10 years, participation increases students’ interest in STEM topics and improves related learning outcomes:

98% of teachers reported AWIM increased excitement about learning STEM
91% of teachers reported AWIM improved academic performance in STEM-related areas
85% of teachers reported AWIM increased interest in pursuing STEM-related careers

“I have been using the SAE A World In Motion program in my classroom for several years to bring the STEM concepts we are learning to life. Each AWIM project provides a deep learning experience for my students, putting them in the role of an engineer through a hands-on design challenge.”

Susan Luinstra, Teacher, Bynum, Montana

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