Between 2017 and 2027, STEM jobs in Texas are expected to increase by 20%, with careers in computing, engineering, and advanced manufacturing leading the way (Emsi, 2017). However, only about 26% of Texans were awarded certificates and degrees in STEM fields (US Department of Education). In order to meet the current and growing statewide demand for STEM knowledge and skills as well as address widening gaps in equity and access to STEM education, the state is approaching STEM education as an integrated approach to instruction. Our goal is to teach all students STEM fluency skills to better equip them as problem solvers. We have defined STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education as a method of hands-on teaching and learning where students learn to apply academic content by creatively solving real-world problems with innovative design-based thinking.