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STREAM

STREAM is an expansion on STEM and is a mission-centered approach to teaching science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and math.

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Resurrection’s STREAM Program Mission Statement
True to the call of the Sisters of the Resurrection to transform society, the Resurrection STREAM program works to prepare students with the skills, knowledge, strategies, access and opportunities to become innovative and creative problem solvers of relevant, real world problems informed by a Catholic worldview. STREAM is a mission-centered approach to teaching science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and math.

Why is STREAM a priority for Resurrection?
Resurrection’s academic program has always been rooted in an authentic Liberal Arts tradition infused with a Catholic anthropology. For this reason, the decision was made to design a program with a STREAM curriculum, rather than a more traditional STEM to STEAM Model. Students will make connections across each discipline with an emphasis on scientific observation, technological exploration, artfully engineered design with a focus on solving relevant, real world problems, all grounded in a Catholic worldview. We believe that a STREAM program is a transformative catalyst for creative problem solving.

About STREAM PROGRAM beginning with Class of 2023

Starting in the fall of 2019, Resurrection College Prep will offer a STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts & math) track for incoming freshmen.

STREAM OVERVIEW

STREAM I Foundations

STREAM I Foundations

Foundations is a foundational course in the STREAM cluster for students interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This course covers basic skills required for STREAM fields of study as well as the inquiry process. Upon completion of this course, proficient students are able to identify and explain the steps in the engineering design process, general scientific inquiry process, and non-science problem based learning process as well as begin to articulate the value of skill integration. Students will conduct guided research to develop meaningful questions, define simple problem scenarios and scientific investigations, develop fundamental design solutions, conduct basic mathematical modeling and data analysis, and effectively communicate solutions and scientific explanations to others using the various principles of Speech (embedded within the course). Students will begin to develop the skills necessary to become creative and innovative problem solvers of real world issues.

STREAM I Foundations engages students through a series of problem/inquiry based projects that help improve their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. All projects seamlessly integrate the Engineering Design Process which allows students to creatively explore STREAM through design.

STREAM I Foundations utilizes liberal arts disciplines to provide meaning and depth to the content. Through STREAM I Foundations, students will develop invaluable skills focusing on leadership, team building, creativity, and communication.

This is an Honors credit-bearing course.

STREAM Program FAQs

STREAM Program Frequently Asked Questions

Starting in the fall of 2019, Resurrection College Prep will offer a STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts & math) track for incoming freshmen.  

Below are some commonly asked questions.

What is STREAM?

STREAM is a mission-centered approach to teaching Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math. Students will make connections across each of these disciplines with an emphasis on scientific observation, technological exploration, artfully engineered design with a focus on solving relevant, real world problems, all grounded in a Catholic world-view.  We posit that a STREAM program is a transformative catalyst for creative problem solving.

Why is STREAM a priority for Resurrection?

Resurrection’s academic program has always been rooted in an authentic Liberal Arts tradition infused with an Catholic anthropology. For this reason, the decision was made to design a program with a STREAM curriculum, rather than a more traditional STEM to STEAM model. While all students at Resurrection will have the opportunity to enrich their academic course plan with STREAM offerings, students who choose to enroll in the STREAM program will be provided with a unique four-year course of study designed to prepare students to become leaders in emerging career and research fields. These students will make connections across each of these disciplines with an emphasis on scientific observation, technological exploration, artfully engineered design with a focus on solving relevant, real world problems, all grounded in a Catholic worldview. We posit that a STREAM program is a transformative catalyst for creative problem solving.

How is STREAM different from the regular course of study at Res?

At its core, a STREAM course, like all Resurrection courses, is a Catholic mission-centered approach to preparing our young women to transform society.  However, a STREAM course is one that uniquely positions the student as a contemporary, integrated problem solver, combining skills and understandings taught and acquired in a variety of courses and contexts (drawing from current and previous coursework), to solve real world problems or advance conceptual understandings. These courses will rely heavily upon either the 5-step Engineering Design Process or significant cross-curricular integration connected to a project-based learning approach.

What does a STREAM student’s schedule look like?

Students will take STREAM I their freshmen year; STREAM II sophomore year; optional STREAM electives their junior year; and then STREAM III (capstone project) their senior year. Some of the STREAM electives include robotics, mobile makers, integrated health science, graphic design & more.  STREAM I & II are honors level courses and STREAM III is design to be an AP course and has to the potential to earn the student college credit.

Students will also participate in the annual STREAM research symposium, the STREAM club, and many out of school STREAM experiences.

Students who complete the four-year STREAM program will be recognized at their senior graduation with a STREAM academic cord and a certificate of completion.  

What can you tell me about STREAM I?

STREAM I is a foundational course in the STREAM cluster for students interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This course covers basic skills required for STREAM fields of study as well as the inquiry process. Students will begin to develop the skills necessary to become creative and innovative problem solvers of real world issues.  Projects include roller coaster design challenge, the importance of art in design, and using statistical analysis in problem solving.

This is an Honors credit-bearing course.  Additionally, Students will have .5 of their required 1.0 Fine Arts credit waived in addition to their required Speech course upon completion of the course.

How can a student be a part of the STREAM program?

Students and parents can look for more information when 8th grade girls take the entrance exam at Resurrection in December. Potential students will submit an application and then participate in an interview.