Knowledge = Information x Thinking
ThinkSTEM is an afterschool program dedicated to preparing 6-8th grade students for Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Starting in 2001, Judith A. Ramaley, former director of the National Science Foundation’s education and human-resources division was credited by many educators with being the first person to brand science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum as STEM. It was swiftly adopted by numerous institutions of higher education as well as the scientific communities as an important focus for education policy focus and development.
Why ThinkSTEM? The element necessary to transform Information into Knowledge (the “evidence” of learning) is thinking. When a person is aware of the way they think they’re able to consistently apply their thinking skills to any situation, thereby making efficient use of those skills and enhancing the depth of their learning. Teachers and students in the ThinkSTEM program will utilize the DSRP thinking skills method as a means to better understand their own thinking and deepen their knowledge base in the areas of study.
The Pennsylvania STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative is a program instituted by the National Governor’s Association and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation. Established in 2007, the program promotes excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. In Pennsylvania, this initiative partners state agencies, business, secondary education and higher education to develop and implement programs that provide students hands-on opportunities to work on real-life issues in their field.
Brought to your community by BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 in partnership with
Athens, Northeast Bradford, Sayre and Towanda School Districts.
ThinkSTEM, 100 Robert Gabriel Drive, Ulster, PA 18850 570.358.3547