Educators

We’re proud that HyperStream has been selected four years in a row as one of the Top Iowa STEM programs by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.

Click here for more information on the Governor’s STEM Initiative.

Developed by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) in 2008, HyperStream brings the breadth of technology education and innovation to 5th-12th graders in schools/learning agencies such as 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, libraries, etc.

HyperStream fosters real-world learning for students through hands-on technology projects through school organized clubs, combined with the opportunity to work with technology mentors. Since 2008, the program brings technology education to Iowa’s students by providing a comprehensive STEM educational experience.

Students may create their own technology projects that solve real-world issues, as well as participate in several project tracks leading to spring competitions/showcases in robotics, game design/programming, cyber defense, multimedia, app development, and community service. Combined the program is in over 200 Iowa schools/LEAs and growing. With HyperStream, students have the opportunity to be mentored by technology professionals from their local communities or via virtual communications.

Program’s Connection to STEM and 21st Century Skills

  • STEM – While our program is focused directly on technology education, it also heavily integrates the disciplines of science, engineering and math throughout the project work.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving – Students must select a project challenge, understand the challenge, access and analyze information, and use critical thinking to solve the challenge using a diversity of technologies and resources.
  • Effective Communications – Projects rely heavily on all forms of communications to solve problems. Teams are required to listen and communicate as a team to solve a challenge, work independently and share their insights to the team, all while using visual and digital technologies. We also continue to emphasize the soft skills needed for strong communicators.
  • Creativity & Curiosity – Projects represent a wide range of challenges and clearly must involve hands-on creativity while solving abstract issues.
  • Collaboration & Leadership – Projects and competitions are team-based, so students must collaborate. They are required to perform a community service project as part of their projects, thus learning the importance of civic responsibility. With the type of projects undertaken, teams must be flexible in their approach to leadership, as there are many routes to take for problem-solving.
  • Agility and Adaptability – Much of technology development and learning involves the need to be flexible and adaptable. This approach provides students with the understanding for continuous improvement and/or a product’s evolving life cycle.
  • Initiative & Entrepreneurship – Projects are student-led, with the potential guidance of mentors. They must demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility as an element of teamwork.

Want to get your school/LEA involved? Contact Sam Oppel at sam@technologyiowa.org to learn more.

Educators

We’re proud that HyperStream has been selected four years in a row as one of the Top Iowa STEM programs by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.

Click here for more information on the Governor’s STEM Initiative.

Developed by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) in 2008, HyperStream brings the breadth of technology education and innovation to 5th-12th graders in schools/learning agencies such as 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, libraries, etc.

HyperStream fosters real-world learning for students through hands-on technology projects through school organized clubs, combined with the opportunity to work with technology mentors. Since 2008, the program brings technology education to Iowa’s students by providing a comprehensive STEM educational experience.

Students may create their own technology projects that solve real-world issues, as well as participate in several project tracks leading to spring competitions/showcases in robotics, game design/programming, cyber defense, multimedia, app development, and community service. Combined the program is in over 200 Iowa schools/LEAs and growing. With HyperStream, students have the opportunity to be mentored by technology professionals from their local communities or via virtual communications.

Program’s Connection to STEM and 21st Century Skills

  • STEM – While our program is focused directly on technology education, it also heavily integrates the disciplines of science, engineering and math throughout the project work.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving – Students must select a project challenge, understand the challenge, access and analyze information, and use critical thinking to solve the challenge using a diversity of technologies and resources.
  • Effective Communications – Projects rely heavily on all forms of communications to solve problems. Teams are required to listen and communicate as a team to solve a challenge, work independently and share their insights to the team, all while using visual and digital technologies. We also continue to emphasize the soft skills needed for strong communicators.
  • Creativity & Curiosity – Projects represent a wide range of challenges and clearly must involve hands-on creativity while solving abstract issues.
  • Collaboration & Leadership – Projects and competitions are team-based, so students must collaborate. They are required to perform a community service project as part of their projects, thus learning the importance of civic responsibility. With the type of projects undertaken, teams must be flexible in their approach to leadership, as there are many routes to take for problem-solving.
  • Agility and Adaptability – Much of technology development and learning involves the need to be flexible and adaptable. This approach provides students with the understanding for continuous improvement and/or a product’s evolving life cycle.
  • Initiative & Entrepreneurship – Projects are student-led, with the potential guidance of mentors. They must demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility as an element of teamwork.

Want to get your school/LEA involved? Contact Sam Oppel at sam@technologyiowa.org to learn more.