What is a STREAM Based Education?
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 Windham Academy, we recognize the relevance of STEM, but have taken two steps further by adding Reading and Arts into our STEM program.
That is where the term STREAM comes from.
WHO does STREAM affect?
STREAM affects all of our students, teachers, families, faculty, and community.
WHAT does STREAM stand for?
STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
WHERE is STREAM implemented?
STREAM is system wide at WA. Our students experience STREAM education each day and have a specific STEM class each week with a teacher who has a deep background in technology and engineering. Our staff 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 lengths of time is deemed effective. Our staff 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. STREAM allows a natural extension by asking our students to reflect over assignments and projects and relate them to STREAM. This seamless integration within all classes is what makes STREAM and Windham Academy meld together. Here is the link to our curriculum: