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1 PLTW Counselor Conference Identification and Scheduling of STEM Students

2 We want this to be an information capture….please share your thoughts and ideas with us as we go along! r

3 How to Find a STEM Student

4 Do we look to TV?

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8 Talk to those sitting to your left and right…..does TV have it right?

9 The Facts Higher incidence of Asperger’s (or what used to be Asperger’s!) Can be Socially Awkward Higher level of OCD Can be an Athlete, Band Member, in the Choir, or the President of the Class!

10 Do We Look at Academics?

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13 What are the pros of using grades to identify STEM students? What are the cons of using grades to identify STEM students? Should we set a pre-requisite course/grade? What about previous experience in a PLTW course?

14 Do We Look at Academics?

15 What are the pros of using standardized testing to identify STEM students? What are the cons of using standardized testing to identify STEM students? Are there any tests that you definitely should not use to identify potential STEM students?

16 Should we interview STEM candidates?

17 What observations did you make about this ‘interview’? What characteristics may show up in these interviews? How should we evaluate/score the interview?

18 Sample Interview Questions

19 Should we interview STEM candidates? Ideas for interviewing? How many of you interview students for PLTW classes? Do you interview students, or students and their parents? What are your experiences with the interview process? Any other thoughts?

20 Scheduling STEM students

21 Graduation Requirements What difficulties are you encountering when scheduling STEM students? Any ideas for scheduling STEM students? STEM courses will count for high school math or science course in Oklahoma……what? IED and POE in Oklahoma both count as a unit of Computer Technology

22 Food for Thought

23 What are you doing to attract girls into your program? What about other underserved STEM populations?

24 Questions or Observations?

25 My Contact Info Debbie Waken STEM Academy Counselor Tulsa Tech debbie.waken@tulsatech.edu 918.828.1373


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