Presentation on theme: "Student and Teacher Education Enhancement Program"— Presentation transcript:
1Student and Teacher Education Enhancement Program STEEPStudent and Teacher Education Enhancement Program
2PurposeDevelop a comprehensive program for students, teachers, Mayo physicians, scientists, and staff to address the opportunity gap
3Purpose:Provide students who may not be considering medical careers, the opportunity to become familiar with them.Show students the skills they will need for these careers.Highlight resources available to them in their school and community
4Purpose con’tExpose teachers to the opportunities available in these same fields and enhance their ability to advise and counsel their students.Promote positive relationships between Mayo staff, high school teachers, students and the community.
5Initial Program Goals Develop a Pilot Program that: Introduces students and teachers from Century High School to Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic resources and careers.Introduces teachers and students to new technology, research methods and resources through a 4-week interactive program.
6Initial Program Goals, cont. Launch the Pilot Program during the summer of 2008Evaluate the Pilot Program and develop additional program componentsObtain support to implement the full program in 2009
72008 Pilot Program Components Establish a Century High School – Mayo Clinic partnershipSelection of 9 students by Century Teachers and Principal.Selection of 4 teachers by Century Principal.
82008 Pilot Program Components Mayo Clinic provides educational and research opportunities during July 21 - August 15, 2008Year long academic support.
9Week 1 Professional Development Patient centered care Mayo Clinic historyCommunication – presentation skillsCase scenarios on workforce situationsPeople skills in the workplaceProfesseionalism (dress and attitude)Networking opportunities
10Week 2 Allied Health Careers Cytogenetics (FISH and Chromosomes Melecular BiologyHands on opportunities to run DNA gelsHematologyMicrobiologyResearch Laboratories
11Week 3 Research and Mayo Medical Labs Respiratory Therapy Emergency Rooms and ProcedurePhysical Therapy and Athletic TrainingSimulation LaboratoryOpportunity to experience “simulated” emergency scenarios
12Week 4 Resources Define opportunities for continued growth Allied Health Career optionsComputer use in a professional organization(blogs and face-book)
13Future Program Components Coordination with Career Awareness ProgramsScience SymposiaTwo hour weekday evening programsSix hour Saturday programSelected TopicsTeacher enrichmentCME equivalentFour to six a yearSummer Research OpportunitiesTeachers and students work 4-8 weeks in a research labSRP, summer research program
14Future Program Components Exploring PostStudents gain practical experience in science and medical careersEngage in activities that emphasize life skills, citizenship, characterEducation and LeadershipTeacher In-service TrainingTwice a year workshops for teachersStudent ToursCustom tours of Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic labs
15Future Program Components Science Outreach ProgramTeachers and students utilize some of the educational resources available at Mayo ClinicDistance Learning Initiative: Two-way video into the classroomStudent mentoring programResearch Assistance Program: Information gathering service for teachersFundingHHMI, NSF, NIH
16Compared to 2008In 2008, students worked for 4 weeks while in 2009, students worked for 6 weeksStudents were paid for time from 9:00 – 3:00 in :00 – 12:00 in 2009Teachers were paid in 2008 but volunteered in 2009.
17Itinerary August 3 – 5 August 10-12 Introduction / Professionalism Molecular Biology LaboratoriesOther Labs – Clinical and ResearchAugust 10-12Cell Biology Laboratory and AnalysisRespiratory TherapySimulation Center
18Target StudentsFreshmen and Sophomores preferably (occasional juniors).Students show an aptitude for college but have not yet chosen Honors or AP courses.Students are usually the first in their family to consider college.Students have no direct contact with professional organizations such as Mayo and no obvious opportunity to explore them.Students should represent all groups of students in need of this experience
19Things we would like to add 1. Begin with a week at High School in order to lay some of the groundwork for the science and math needed to understand some of the procedures seen at Mayo Clinic.2. Prepare for proper dress code – grant money?3. Return the program to it’s original length and time.4. Honorarium for “volunteer” teachers.5. Expansion to Mayo and JM students.
20During the YearStudents will continue to meet with volunteer teachers through the year in order to support them as they decide to take Honors/AP level courses.Maintain the relationships and mentorships that were built during the summer experience in order to support these students as they move toward their educational and career goals.
21STEEP 2010We have connected with teachers and students involved in an ESL summer school program. This allows us to prepare students prior to the experience of STEEP. It also will allow for additional follow up and for involvement of all three high schools in Rochester.
22Student preparation Day 1 – Anatomy Day 2 – Biochemistry Day 3 – NutritionDay 4 – DiseaseDay 5 – Genetics and biotechnologyDay 6 – Continue biotechnology and tour University of Minnesota Rochester college programs
23Followed By3 week program in August as has been done in past years – planned for July 26 – August 12Students will meet for 4 days each week (12 days total) from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PMFollow-up with students in ESL and biology classes during the school year and maintain connections and relationships
24Why was STEEP such a wonderful experience? Students were exposed to professional careers.Students were exposed to professional behavior and protocol.Students formed relationships with both Mayo professionals and teaching staff.Students received both guidance and encouragement in educational choices and requirements for college and other career paths.Students were given confidence and support in science and math class at higher levels than they were currently taking.