Mission and Inspiration
The idea for THINKING PRO emerged from a collaboration with a local school district: Prof. Dr Florian Feucht wanted to pursue a news media research study to learn about how young people use news media as a knowledge source, while the curriculum director was in search of a reading comprehension intervention to boost the reading comprehension of 9th and 10th grade ELA students. This resulted in a 4-year-long collaboration and intervention research study: Students improved in reading, writing, math, and science on their year-end tests.
Numerous local and federal agencies have supported our research, development, and first rollouts of THINKING PRO into the classroom since 2019, including:
- U.S. Department of State