Black Educator Launches Animated Ebook Series; Teaches Kids Math, Science, and More
July 2, 2012 Leave a comment
BLACK EDUCATOR RELEASES NEW ANIMATED EBOOK SERIES TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM)
Dr. Stephen Jones, project chairman of the Smart Bunch series and the bookcover
Springfield, PA (BlackNews.com) — The Smart Bunch is an animated eBook series that teaches and entertains children regarding Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). The series will help young children to develop reading, math, science and vocabulary skills. The first eBook was released on June 29, 2012. The owners are Dr. Stephen Jones, CEO, SAJ Publishing Company and Steve Williamson, Cgimate, a computer animation company.
The National Science Foundation reports that the US is currently ranked 17th in the world in the sciences and 25th in math. According to the National Action Council on Minorities Data Book, there has been very little growth in the number of high school students who are interested in STEM professions. African Americans only represent 8 percent of the engineers that the United States produces every year. There are only a total of 31.2 percent of African American students who enter college as an engineering major and graduate with a degree.
The Smart Bunch series was created to educate and entertain children, grade levels K – 5. Additional games and activities will be developed to keep the parents and children involved in STEM activities. The eBook market has been growing over the last few years. According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP), eBook sales for January to August are up from $89.8 million for 2009 to $263 million in 2010. The 193% sales increase means that eBooks now account for almost 10% of consumer book sales in the U.S., up from 3.31% in 2009. The demand for interactive children’s eBook apps is strong. Children’s eBooks continue to dominate Apple’s app store leading the top paid apps in the books category.
About the eBook Publishers
Dr. Stephen Jones is The Smart Bunch project chairman, narrator and script writer. He is an outstanding educator who has spent his career helping students to succeed in K-12 schools and college. He has been instrumental in helping thousands of students to realize their dream to earn degrees in engineering and science. He has authored the Seven Secrets of How to Study series, including “Mapping Your Strategy for Better Grades”, the “Parent’s Ultimate Education Guide” and the “Ultimate Scholarship Guide.” The books provide an understanding of the seven pillars that are essential to learning effective study techniques.
The combined companies will create a series of STEM oriented eBook episodes. The series will focus on Mr. and Mrs. Smart and their children, Taylor and Timothy and friends. Cgimate has an amazing combination of leadership with direct knowledge of the industry and extensive research experience. Steve A. Williamson, president and CEO, is a visionary executive who has excellent strengths in areas of development and organization. His background includes organizational management at dvdparadox.com where he successfully managed daily orders and increased sales through effective advertising. Dwaine Vassell, is responsible for creating the overall look and feel of The Smart Bunch visuals. Whether it is CG (computer generated) or 2D 3D animatic, Dwaine has a proven track record of creating amazing visuals and teaching others how to create and produce the same results.
About the Future
There is a growing need for students who can go into technical fields and introduce new technologies that improve society. The Smart Bunch will create enthusiasm in children that will elevate their K-12 success, and is the right STEM education series for families and school districts that want a creative solution to understanding math and science.
To watch the trailer, visit http://youtu.be/9r-NAzrEqAI
To purchase the The Smart Bunch animated book series, visit http://sellfy.com/p/QZr7