Educational Philosophy: STREAM

Eddy developed STREAM pedagogy as a holistic, art-infused learning and teaching modality infused with hands-on programming in a range of spaces.

STREAM repositions traditional STEM or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education in a trans-disciplinary, holistic local, sustainability, and social justice-rooted framework.

Moving away from the streamlined and narrowly focused concept of the educational pipeline, we work with the metaphor of a communal and open stream. This allows for mindfully and curiously coming together in eddies. With this approach, we believe we can co-create places and communities centered on regeneration and long-term well-being for all.

Accordingly, we invite interrogation of how to situate and integrate the traditional meaning of S T E M learning in the community with key concepts such as:

  • Sustainability, Systems Thinking, Science…
  • Transformative Learning, Transdisciplinarity, Technology…
  • Relationships, Relevance, Rigor, Recreation, Regeneration…
  • Environmental Justice, Empowerment, Earth Relationship, Embodied Learning, Engineering…
  • Awareness Based Practices, Arts…
  • Mindfulness, Math…

Our tactic is to create learning and living opportunities that are transformative, memorable, community-driven, and shared so that participants see their place in the system and appreciate their capacity to be agents of change.

Sound Your Truth

Every Year on October 14
An interactive evening of creative sharing and collective expression on the Courtyard / Sojourner Truth Library quad, hosted with the intention to particularly amplify and center underrepresented voices. Bring your voice, your group, your class, your art, or your heartfelt concerns to this student-led event with free food.

Creative Conversations

We invite dialogue across disciplines and divides and explore creative formats for embodied learning so that we may better understand the complexities, challenges, and potentials our present moment holds.

Afrofuturism: The Imagination to Change: March 29 and April 5, 2022
Gayle by Gayle: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Afrofuturism -The Imagination to Change at the Dorsky

Circle Back – Give Thanks

Every year in November
Students and faculty create and share hand-printed cards so that we can all take a moment and write a note of appreciation to members of our community who support our thriving,  help us learn, clean our dorms and offices, study with us listen to us, prepare and serve us food, teach us to teach each other, speak out…

Newburgh Engagement

We are currently engaging with the Newburgh community to explore creative pathways toward collaboration, mutual learning, exchange, collective resilience, health, wellness, and social justice.

Health Wellness and Social Justice Symposium: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Listening In – International Mother Language Day

We aim to share the multilingual voices of our New Paltz community and honor the abundance of cultural wisdom we hold. Every year, we celebrate International Mother Language Day by listening to diverse voices from all areas of campus reading a brief text in the first language they learned. This may be a poem, an aphorism, a famous quotation or passage.

Listening In – International Mother Language Day: March 3, 2022
Listening In, 2021

Eddy at New Paltz