Think Global Flight FAQ - March

Vision
Fostering international strategic alliances with industry, associations, organizations, and the educational community. 

Mission
Encouraging and fostering the international exchange of information among industry, professional associations, government agencies, and the educational community growing a greater awareness for the capabilities of the applications for science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.) education, as related to the aviation and aerospace disciplines. 

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Overview
Think Global Flight is an around the world flight of adventure promoting S.T.E.M education and inspiring students. This significant international flight is connecting classrooms across the globe through virtual venues called Student Command Centers (SCC). SCCs research, analyze, and report data as related to the Think Global Flight before, during, and after the flight. The flight begins June 2015 and will be visiting Student Command Centers throughout the world. During the flight, the crew will be transmitting live and video-taping, sharing other cultures with SCCs. 

Goals
The goals for Think Global Flight serve as a touchstone for all Think Global efforts with the advisory council returning to these goals continually to ensure desired results. 

Education
Think Global Flight meets the needs of the teachers and educators through flexible participation. There is no cost and the participant can dedicate as much time as schedules permit. Educators are encouraged to register on the web site. Participants communicate through virtual venues, called Student Command Center (SCC). SCCs are established across the globe under the guidance of educators and subject matter experts. Investigative questions, specifically related to Think Global Flight, are posted on the web site for the before flight, during flight, and post-flight S.T.E.M. learning experience. 

Students provide detailed and concise reports directly to the Think Global flight crew. The flight crew and SCCs’ will communicate via satellite radio, the Think Global Flight web site, social media, iPhone and Android apps, and through email while in flight. All research, final analysis, in-flight experiments, videos, and documentation will be posted on the web site. 

Educators and students across the globe have an enhanced learning experience from the curricula posted on the Think Global Flight Members Only section. Examples of these curricula include: the popular space science books, Kids To Space written by Lonnie Shorer and acknowledged by astronaut Buzz Aldrin; and the internationally accepted teacher/student flight curricula by AOPA, Pathways

Volunteerism
Think Global Flight is comprised of all volunteers, including the flight crew. All tax-deductible donations go toward education or flight support. 
Think Global Flight is a 501c3. 

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