In its second year of the STREAM Education Initiative (S - science T- technology - R - religion - E - engineering A - arts - S science) more than 150 Catholic elementary school teachers will be trained in dynamic 21st century education courses which emphasize inquiry, creativity, design and complex thinking.
More than 25 schools will be participating this year, reaching well over 3,000 K-8 students in engaging, relevant coursework, which includes robotic engineering, kitchen chemistry, coding, inventions and NextGen science fun. (Brochure attached)
The 21st century skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication are the foundation of each course design. Teachers will engage in training which reflects this drive. This professional development event parallels the growth and success of this initiative, which is designed to educate students for their future here in a revitalized Buffalo and Western New York.
WNY STEM Hub awarded the Diocese of Buffalo Elementary Schools "Emerging STEM School System" designation last year. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo are the only K-8 system of schools in the region with a strategic plan to bring STEM to every student.