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T-STEM

Benchmark 6: Student Support

T-STEM

Benchmark 6: Student Support

Purpose of Student Support

The T-STEM academy will provide wrap-around strategies and services involving multiple stakeholders (parents, teachers, counselors, community members, etc.) to strengthen both the academic and technical skills necessary for high school and college readiness, as well as provide academic, technical, and individual support for students to be successful in rigorous academic and work-based learning experiences.

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Design Elements

All T-STEM academies must implement and meet the following requirements:

  1. The T-STEM academy shall provide layered academic support to the students by personalizing the learning environment in the following ways:
    1. Developing individualized, STEM focused student plans with specific graduation plan for ongoing academic support
    2. Providing academic support for intervention, remediation, and acceleration
    3. Providing tutoring and/or Saturday school for identified students in need of academic support
    4. Providing advisory and/or college readiness and support time built into the program of study for all students
    5. Providing students with application, financial aid counseling and college/career counseling
    6. Providing bridge programs (an intensive academic preparation program that provides opportunities to strengthen academic skills necessary for high school and college readiness) and to support student transition from middle school to the T-STEM program (as well as elementary to middle school, if applicable)
    7. Establishing a mentorship program available to all students
    8. Providing resources for career support including career exploration, work-based learning, and industry certifications for high-wage, high-demand, high-skill STEM fields
  2. The T-STEM academy shall provide layered social and emotional support to the students as needed such as:
    1. Connections to social services
    2. Parent outreach and involvement opportunities
    3. A structured program of community service to promote community involvement
    4. Skill building instruction for students, such as time management, study skills, collaboration and interpersonal relationship skills
    5. The T-STEM academy shall provide enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities such as clubs, Career and Technical Student Organizations, competitions, and special initiatives
  3. The T-STEM academy shall provide enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities such as clubs, Career and Technical Student Organizations, competitions, and special initiatives

Activities

  1. All products shall be published on the T-STEM academy website and be made available to TEA upon request.
  2. All products shall be maintained in accordance with local retention policy.

Products

  1. Bridge program calendar and curricula
  2. Tutoring and other intervention/remediation program schedules
  3. Calendar of family outreach events
  4. Schedule of regularly scheduled counseling/advisory events and records of completion for these support services

Resources

STEM Fluency Rubric

This tool provides an overview of the skills associated with integrated STEM education, a rubric that provides a framework of skills for each level of development, and examples of what those skills might look like in a classroom.

Family Survey

These sample statements can be used to create customized surveys at the local level to assess students’ interest in STEM.

Student Survey

These sample statements can be used to create customized surveys at the local level to assess students’ interest in STEM.

2020 Summit Keynote: Every Student Deserves to Feel Like a Hero

A session from the 2020 CCRSM Leadership Summit. This session addressed a student’s journey through life and how the classroom, particularly educators, impact that journey.

2020 Summit: Effective Advising for Student Success

A session from the 2020 CCRSM Leadership Summit. In this session attendees will explore the components of an effective advising program and receive an overview of new resources under development.

2020 Summit: Utilizing Success Coaches for Student Support

A session from the 2020 CCRSM Leadership Summit. In this session attendees will examine the roles and expectations of “Success Coaches” and how they bridge the gap between high school and dual credit classes.

Introduction to Social Emotional Learning

This presentation provides a foundation for Social Emotional Learning.

Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom

This presentation provides a framework for social emotional learning activities in the classroom.