Imagine STEM with a #StarkvilleSpark! The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District prepares to launch STREAMS (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Sustainability), a first of its kind program to reimagine the traditional STEM concept.
STREAMS builds on the success of SOCSD programs such as Youth Environmental Science (YES!) and Starkville Science Club and incorporates reading, sustainability and the arts for a new and innovative approach that expands experience-based learning opportunities for our students in science discovery.
“STEM education is important to prepare our students for future careers,” said SOCSD incoming Superintendent Eddie Peasant. “STREAMS takes that concept a step further and offers our students a more comprehensive program that addresses all areas and adds the creativity of the arts, along with an emphasis on literacy and how the District can sustain this entire learning initiative throughout all grades as part of every student’s educational experience.”
Jessica Tegt, who currently directs Mississippi NEXT, a partnership between SOCSD and the Mississippi State University Extension Service that includes YES!, Science Olympiad, Starkville Science Club, and other programs will assume the position of district-wide coordinator for the STREAMS program.
The STREAMS program will also further capitalize on existing SOCSD-Mississippi State University partnerships to provide immersive field trip experiences.
To learn more about the STREAMS program and how it will impact our students through multi-disciplinary instruction, click here.