Butler Catholic Schools challenges our students to achieve digital fluency by incorporating technology throughout the curriculum. To advance each child’s learning experience, students have the opportunity to use laptops, iPads, Chromebooks and coding robots. Our goal is to develop fully engaged 21st century learners who have the digital confidence necessary to succeed in higher education and the working world.
What is STREAM education? It is defined by the National Catholic Education Association as "the collaborative blending of 5 concepts (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) through the platform of the Catholic faith in an exploratory and inquiry based learning environment."
STREAM is not a new curriculum, but a framework for creative instruction across a variety of subjects. For the 2017-2018 school year, every Friday afternoon at BCS has been dedicated to participating in STREAM activities for our Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Our teachers have worked together to create their own innovate and challenging projects where students work collaboratively and learn from each other to solve problems.
In addition to STREAM, our technology program has expanded to include coding for all our students. Using Chromebooks or iPads, students are writing code to program robots. First through fifth grade students are programming Dot and Dash Robots, and sixth through eighth grade students are programming Ozobots.
Technology at BCS
K-5 SMART Boards, Chromebook cart, iPad cart, Computer Lab, Dot and Dash MakeWonder Curriculum
6-8 SMART Boards, Individual Chromebooks, iPad cart, Computer Lab, Ozobot Curriculum