4. Clever Crazes for Kids® and STREAM
STREAM is the educational model of problem solving through the use of multiple disciplines, including Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Because the arts are fundamental to the development of critical thinking and problem solving, we created a curriculum in visual art, dance, and music, turning STEM into STEAM. When CCK added Reading to our curriculum, the term became STREAM. Clever Crazes believes that STREAM is more than the sum of its parts—it goes far beyond just Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. STREAM teaching utilizes an integrated approach to how kids and adults encounter these disciplines in the real world.
CleverCrazes.com recognizes that not all children learn the same way. By providing multiple approaches to becoming familiar with materials and concepts, students will be engaged in education and therefore, be motivated to stay in school and pursue stimulating careers. Throughout the site, students will learn about exciting careers designed to provide launch pads for inquiry and discussion. Educators may choose to have students play CleverCrazes.com as a classroom or group. This STREAM teamwork approach to educational gaming naturally brings a variety of experiences and knowledge bases to problem solving.