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STREAM

What is STREAM?

STEM + Religion + the Arts = STREAM

STEM Education emphasizes the progression of interdisciplinary studies in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; STREAM EDUCATION also incorporates the creativity and expression of the Arts and our faith as integral components of a 21st century Catholic education.

What is STREAM like in a classroom?

  • Lessons based on STREAM principles promote a higher level of critical thinking skills and a deeper understanding of content materials because concepts are reinforced across multiple subject areas
  • STREAM activities are hands-on; projects based, and have a relevant application in the real world
  • It inspires teachers to include and develop 21st century instructional strategies at every grade level
  • STREAM takes learning outside the traditional classroom experience through customized fieldtrips and dynamic, interactive outreach programming in collaboration with community partners

STREAM is not a new curriculum, but rather a framework for impactful instruction and meaningful learning.

Learn more about STREAM in Archdiocese of San Antonio Catholic Schools:

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What STEM is and What it Isn’t    October 18, 2017
Register 4pm EST
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STEM provides a wonderful opportunity to organize and integrate a significant part of the curriculum. The multi-year and cross-disciplinary nature of STEM makes it ideal for spiraling the curriculum from grade to grade, increasing depth and understanding along the way. A primarily hands-on STEM initiative develops both somatic and cognitive skills.
On the other hand, without thoroughly understanding what STEM is, there is a significant danger of “softening” the science and math component of the curriculum and producing a hodgepodge of experiences lacking clear intellectual grounding and cognitive direction.
What STEM Is: We will discuss the advantages of approaching STEM education in a systematic, school-wide, spiraling whole-curriculum manner.
What STEM Isn’t: You will be prepared to recognize the pitfalls of failed STEM strategies.
Presented by: Dr. Keith Verner
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