STEM Research and Effectiveness

Foundational Principles

OUR FIVE CORE BELIEFS

STEAM IS ESSENTIAL

Bringing STEAM into the classroom engages students while encouraging exploration and critical thinking.

EFFECTIVE TEACHING IS KEY

Putting PD at the core creates an ethos of support that furthers teaching quality and confidence.

FAILURE CAN BE PRODUCTIVE

The failures students may face in a project-based learning environment build growth mindsets.

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING MATTERS

STEAM practices and SEL competencies build a collaborative problem-solving culture.

THE FUTURE NEEDS PROBLEM SOLVERS

STEAM guides students to collaborate and communicate with others while thinking critically and creatively.

Why STEAM Matters

WHY STEAM MATTERS

The Case for Project-based Learning

This report highlights the research behind project-based learning (PBL) and offers tips on how to select a PBL program for your classroom.

STEM Education and Social & Emotional Learning

This report discusses the relationship between STEM and social and emotional learning (SEL).

Advancing Equity & Accessibility

This report discusses the importance student access to STEM and of equitable policies and practices in education.

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Impact and Outcomes

EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS

Outcomes show a significantly heightened student interest in pursuing additional science and technology classes and also show increased desire to participate further in creative-design, assembly, and technological activities.

Survey results demonstrate significant shifts in attitudes and preferences

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Desire to build & create grew at an average of 13.3%
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Comfort level with tech grew 9.1%
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90% of the students indicated they would like to take another TinkRworks program
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Significant increase in subject interest for both Science & Technology

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