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The Most Effective and Trusted STEM Education System in California

Develop STEM knowledge and 21st century skills with TinkRworks—a hands-on STEAM education curriculum for K-8 school day and expanded learning. Developed by teachers and engineers, TinkRworks utilizes the design process, innovative projects, and productive programming to engage students in unprecedented ways.

Hands-on STEAM Curriculum for Expanded Learning

TinkRworks balances teacher-led instruction with personalized student practice, allowing teachers to do what they do best.

Ready-to-teach project kits, high-quality instructional resources, and flexible implementation options make it possible to integrate STEAM objectives, augment core instruction, and meet essential standards. 

A perfect fit for:

  • STEM or science class
  • STEM club
  • Afterschool enrichment
  • Summer school or camp
  • Community-based learning center program
  • Expanded Learning Opportunity Program (ELOP)

K-8 STEM Curriculum for California Educators

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Eight Benchmarks for Evaluating Expanded Learning Programs

Expanded learning means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of students through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. The ideal expanded learning program complements, but does not replicate, learning activities in the regular school day and school year. 

Download our free checklist to learn about the 8 benchmarks, or standards, that should be considered when evaluating a new program for an expanded learning setting.

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STEAM VS STEM​

At TinkRworks, we proudly advocate for the research behind the A in STEAM. Studies show how the arts positively impact student achievement and teacher efficacy when integrated into a STEM practice. STEAM not only takes STEM to the next level, it allows students to connect learning in science, technology, engineering, and math with critical design principles and standards. These provide a valuable framework and vocabulary for thinking about solving problems creatively. They remove barriers and replace them with curiosity, inquiry, and innovation.

How to Fund Your STEM Program

Enhance your STEM education program with title funding and grants. By partnering with TinkRworks, you’ll have the support and resources needed to secure funding for STEM learning, pursue grant-writing opportunities, and bring exceptional STEAM curriculum to your school. Let us help you open the door to new possibilities and inspire the next generation of innovators.

What Our Partners Are Saying​

"From an administrator’s point of view, the biggest success is that teachers enjoy using TinkRworks in their classrooms. They see their students engaged in something rigorous and relevant and that leads to a classroom that is well-managed. Students want to participate. You can’t say that about a lot of programs."

AARON ESPER, Ph.D. | Director of CTE and Special Projects The Career Academy Network of Public Schools

"TinkRworks not only teaches students science and coding but also develops life skills. Students get to practice how to solve problems by talking them through and communicating with their peers. You literally see their confidence grow."

JACLYN FARLEY | K-8 STEM Teacher at St. Isaac Jocques

"Even our special education students benefit from TinkRworks. There’s little that makes us happier than seeing equity and access at work with every student accessing the curriculum—and flying their own drones in the middle school hallway!"

REBECCA LARATTA, Ed.D. | Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Services at Gower School District 62

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Our School Partners are here to help answer your questions about our STEAM curriculum, implementation, and pricing.

Matt Yena | School Partner

Matt is a former elementary STEM teacher and has experience teaching TinkRworks in his classroom. After 15 years in education, he joined the TinkRworks team to support teachers with easy-to-implement STEAM resources and help provide diverse learning opportunities to a greater number of students.

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