STREAM


STREAM is an offshoot of STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is a cross-curricular style of educating that engages students and allows a higher level of learning to occur. At Aberdeen Catholic Schools Systems (ACSS) we recognize the relevance of STEM, but have taken two steps further by adding Religion and Arts into our STEM program. That is where the term STREAM comes from.

If you take a look around our STREAM webpage you will learn about the certification process, the relevance of STEM in our lives today and how to donate to the effort. 

God Bless.

 

WHO does STREAM affect?

STREAM affects all of our Roncalli students, teachers, families, faculty and community.

WHAT does STREAM stand for?

STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

WHERE is STREAM implemented?

STREAM is system wide at ACSS.  We have installed a SMARTLab at both the Elementary and Jr./Sr High School campuses.  Our Primary building is serviced by a STREAMCart that all PreK-2 teachers have access to as well as the Elementary STREAMLab Facilitator visits each classroom monthly.  All campuses immerse our students into cross curricular education and technological tools.   

WHY is a STREAM education so valuable?

Our world is constantly changing and long gone are the days when lecturing students for lenghts of time is deemed effective. Our teachers are educating students for future jobs than may not even exist today. Instead of simply memorizing facts and figures, a STREAM education allows students to work collaboratively in real-world applications. This authentic approach allows learning to become relevant to each student and produces global thinkers who are ready for a world and workforce outside of our school.

Our core belief of instilling Catholic values is at the very heart of everything that we do. STREAM allows a natural extension of this by asking our students to reflect over assignments and projects and relate them to Jesus Christ. This seamless integration of religion with all classes is what makes STREAM and Roncalli meld together - everything that we do starts with and leads back to God.