The Elementary STEM Journal

Winner of ASAE's Gold Circle Award for Most Improved Journal and produced electronically four times each school year, The Elementary STEM Journal (formerly Children's Technology and Engineering) is a dynamic, practical journal for anyone interested in technological literacy in Grades K-6. Redesigned to allow ITEEA to nearly double the amount of content to provide more hands-on activities. The Elementary STEM Journal is a theme-based journal. Article submissions are welcomed and can be sent to

Notice: The Elementary STEM Journal is sponsored by ITEEA’s Elementary STEM Council. On July 1, 2018, the Children’s Council became the Elementary STEM Council to emphasize the importance of integrated STEM education at the elementary level. Children’s Technology and Engineering became The Elementary STEM Journal at the same time to reflect the Council name change and an emphasis on a broader definition of STEM.

The theme for Volume 23 (2018-19 school year): Bringing STEM to Life: Essentials for Elementary Education with the following subthemes for each issue:

23-1: Lessons - focuses on how we come up with, plan, and implement quality lessons for elementary STEM.
23-2: Informal Learning Opportunities - a broad focus that can cover strategies for teachers to implement good STEM learning opportunities in informal settings (e.g., afterschool clubs, summer camps, etc.)
23-3: Finding Balance Between Teaching, Learning, and Application - a broad focus that balances the demands/requirements associated with teaching and implementing high-quality STEM at the elementary level. An example could include finding the balance between a great project and a limited budget.
23-4: Equity in Elementary STEM - The goal of this issue is to emphasize the importance of equitable opportunities in STEM. How do all students gain access to high quality STEM? How can students achieve at a high level? What should teachers take into consideration when helping students build a positive identity around STEM?