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1. What is STREAM?

STREAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math. Each afternoon of the Institute will offer detailed curriculum of how to apply STREAM in local habitats with students using iPad technology.

2. Who should be attending?

The STREAM Institute is for educators (in-service/pre-service) and community members who are interested in helping students learn how to be connected to a place through the integration of cultural resources and STREAM curriculum. The focus of the Institute will be four Southeast Alaska habitats (glacier, forest, beach, and lake), but the intent will be to apply the pedagogy, cultural resources, and STREAM curriculum to any place in the world. Participants will co-create a pedagogy of place through a blended learning environment of thought leaders, skill building, and hands on, field based work in teams.

3. What about housing?

The UAS Student housing has set aside a number of very comfortable “dorm style” rooms for economy and convenience. There are also a number of hotels, B&B’s, and camping near the UAS campus. All the activities will be on campus or in habitat locations using buses/vans to transport participants.  Housing for the STREAM Institute can be arranged through UAS Housing. Simply fill out the Housing Registration form on the STREAM Institute website and submit via email or fax to the address at the bottom of the form.  You can contact UAS Student Housing at:  or call the Lodge main office at: (907) 796-6443.  (Be sure to mention you are attending the STREAM  Institute) Note: Please do not go to the UAS housing website as we have made special arrangements for this course.

4. What do I need to bring?

Participants will want to dress for SE Alaska’s temperate rain forest. It can be very sunny/warm and it can also be rainy. Warm layers with good rain coats/pants will be a good idea, plus provision for our world famous mosquitoes. Actually, the field base afternoon will require a layer of appropriate dress. Our mornings will be inside theater/classrooms and comfortable. Come prepared to dress warm, ready for wet, and ready for some of the spectacularly warm/sunny days we get, too.

5. How much does the STREAM Institute cost?

The Institute costs $295.  This includes breakfast and lunch for the three days. Registration for the ED S593 course is a separate registration and an additional fee.

6. Is there University credit for Professional Development?

The Institute will offer three ED S593 credits for participants. Cost = $75 for three credits. You can expect to do some reading and an audio/webinar before the Institute, participate fully in the three days, and have a follow-up audio/webinar with the Instructor. Course activities will include understanding backwards design, inquiry based learning, SE Alaska cultural resources, STREAM curriculum and integration, learning to use an iPad in science inquiry, digital storytelling, and publishing, and reading research/literature about Place-based Education. More aspects of the course will be detailed later…but expect a great, comprehensive, and in depth course at STREAM Institute: A Pedagogy of Place.



All education programs through the School of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, a performance-based teacher accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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