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2 STEM Leadership Visioning Institute July 2013

3 Forms Complete participant data form

4 Agenda  Day 1  Overview  Self-Assessment  Campus Presentations  Benchmarks 1 & 7  Benchmarks 2 & 6  Day 2  Benchmark 5  Benchmarks 3 & 4  Completed Action Plan  Next Steps

5 What Is STEM? T-STEM Academies Design Blueprint Rubric

6 T-STEM Components and Approach to Scale Professional Learning & Communications Increased Insights & Awareness Blueprint –Driven Model Schools Increased # of Academies Designation Process AcademiesCenters NetworkAdvocacy Post Secondary Success & Workforce Advancement Partnership & Sustainability Building Increased Policy Change & Partners Source for PD Research, Analytical tools Increased Access to IHEs

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8 Academy Design: T-STEM Blueprint Mission-Driven Leadership Culture & Design Culture & Design Advancement & Sustainability Teachers Students Alliances Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Student Achievement

9 STEM is … Science – Using inquiry, materials testing, data collection Technology – intake, processing, output (communications) Engineering – engineering design process in projects, problem solving, innovation Mathematics – symbolic language, analysis, trends.

10 Mission Driven Leadership  Mission and Vision  Leadership and Governance  Program Review and Evaluation  Leadership Development and Collaboration Benchmark 1 Shared STEM –focused mission/vision Advisory Board & Design Team Continuous Action and Improvement Plan Use of DataNetwork Participation

11 Culture & Design  Personalization  Culture  Post-secondary Success (College & Career) Benchmark 2 College Ready Culture & Expectations STEM-Focused Graduation Plan Student VoiceAdvanced Credit Personalization, Collaboration & Advocacy Strategies

12 Student Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention  Recruitment  Open Access  Student Support and Retention Benchmark 3 Open Enrollment/Lottery Targeting Underserved students 6-12 Access to STEM Opportunities Connecting K12 STEM Pipeline within District and through Community

13 Teacher Selection, Development, and Retention  Highly Qualified Teachers  Teacher Support and Development  Teacher Retention Benchmark 4 Professional Development Plan Selection of Highly Qualified Teachers Collaborative - Professional Learning Communities Instructional and Content Deepening Strategies Retention Structures

14 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment  Rigor  STEM-focused Curriculum  Instructional Practices  STEM Education Integration  Literacy  Assessment Benchmark 5 STEM Education Strategies, such as PBL Aligned, Standard- based, College-ready Curriculum Formative Summative, & Performance-Based Assessments Literacy and 21 st Century Technology skills STEM-Related Capstones, Internships, & Activities

15 Strategic Alliances  Parent and/or Family Participation  Business and School Community  Institutes of Higher Education  Communication with Alliance Members and Stakeholders Benchmark 6 Parent /Family Participation & Communication Community Involvement, i.e. Mentors Business Partner Development, i.e. Internships Access to College Culture/Information through IHEs

16 Advancement and Sustainability  Strategic Planning  Continuous Improvement and Evaluation  Sustainability and Growth  Program Advancement Benchmark 7 Long Range Strategic Planning to insure academic excellence Sustaining Partnerships Maintaining Fiscal Support Communications for Fostering Ownership by Stakeholders

17 Questions & Discussion

18 How does a school progress from the developing stage to become a Role Model STEM Academy?

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20 STEM Visioning Explain why it is important for all students to develop STEM literacy. Describe your vision of what quality STEM Education looks like in your district Explain how this aligns with the TEKS, STAAR, college/career readiness, and 21 st century skill development.

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23 22 Advancement and Sustainability Strategic Planning Sustainability Fiscal Capacity Program Integrity Student Achievement

24 Mission Driven Leadership  Mission and Vision  Leadership and Governance  Program Review and Evaluation  Leadership Development and Collaboration Benchmark 1 Shared STEM –focused mission/vision Advisory Board & Design Team Continuous Action and Improvement Plan Use of DataNetwork Participation

25 Non-Negotiables 1.1 Annual Action Plan 1.2 Design Team, Leadership Team, Advisory Board

26 Key Vocabulary Vision Statement A desired future state of the organization. The vision describes where the organization is headed, what it intends to be, or how it wishes to be perceived in the future.

27 Key Vocabulary Mission Statement A mission statement defines what an organization is, why it exists, and its reason for being - the organization’s fundamental purpose. A mission statement focuses on a school’s present state while a vision statement focuses on the future of what the organization hopes to become.

28 Mapping Blueprint Rubric P 12 – Which stage of implementation is expected for your academy? P – Highlight the stage of implementation according to the information from P 12.

29 Advancement and Sustainability  Strategic Planning  Continuous Improvement and Evaluation  Sustainability and Growth  Program Advancement Benchmark 7 Long Range Strategic Planning to insure academic excellence Sustaining Partnerships Maintaining Fiscal Support Communications for Fostering Ownership by Stakeholders

30 Non-Negotiables 7.1 Budget/Business Plan 7.1 Five-year Strategic Plan 7.2 STEM Professional Development

31 Key Vocabulary Design Team SAMPLE ROLES (DT): An Academy in the Planning Phase the design team might include individuals from the T-STEM Academy leadership, district office personnel such as technology, curriculum, advanced academics (GT/AP/IB/Dual Credit), T-STEM Center, T-STEM Coach, school board member, and local industry STEM experts. In an Academy in year two and beyond, the design team and advisory board may merge into one team.

32 Key Vocabulary Leadership Team LEADERSHIP TEAM (LT) 1.2.B: The Academy leadership team is comprised of individuals that play key roles in the internal and external governance of the Academy such as: administrators, counselors, academic deans, team leaders, and campus instructional facilitators/coaches. The leadership team works as collaborative entity to continually improve the design, governance, operations, accountability, curriculum development, professional development, and outreach of the Academy.

33 Mapping Blueprint Rubric P 12 – Which stage of implementation is expected for your academy? P 36-37– Highlight the stage of implementation according to the information from P 12.

34 Team Time: 45 Minutes Current status Gap analysis Action planning Benchmark 1 p. 3 Benchmark 7 p. 17

35 Share Your Plans

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37 Culture & Design  Personalization  Culture  Post-secondary Success (College & Career) Benchmark 2 College Ready Culture & Expectations STEM-Focused Graduation Plan Student VoiceAdvanced Credit Personalization, Collaboration & Advocacy Strategies

38 Non-Negotiables 2.1.A Small School 2.1.G IGP with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) College and Career Readiness Standards 2.3.A Distinguished Graduation Plan 2.3.C Dual Credit and/or AP and/or IB 2.3.E MOU

39 Key Vocabulary MOU IGP Memorandum of Understanding Individual Graduation Plan

40 Key Vocabulary THECB CCRSCCRS The Higher Education Coordinating Board College and Career Readiness Standards

41 Key Vocabulary Student Voice The individual and collective perspective and actions of young people within the context of learning.

42 Key Vocabulary GOVERNOR’S ECONOMIC WORKFORCE CLUSTERS Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense, Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Information and Computer Technology, Petroleum Refining and Chemical Products, and Energy.

43 TX Governor’s Workforce Initiative Energy Petrochemical Aerospace and Defense Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing Biotech and Life Sciences Computer and Information Technology

44 Key Vocabulary ACHIEVE TEXAS STEM CLUSTER – there are two definitions on p. 38

45 Mapping Blueprint Rubric P 12 – Which stage of implementation is expected for your academy? P 19-22– Highlight the stage of implementation according to the information from P 12.

46 45 Benchmark 6: Strategic Alliances T-STEM Academy Parent/ Family Business/ Industry IHEs Community

47 Strategic Alliances  Parent and/or Family Participation  Business and School Community  Institutes of Higher Education  Communication with Alliance Members and Stakeholders Benchmark 6 Parent /Family Participation & Communication Community Involvement, i.e. Mentors Business Partner Development, i.e. Internships Access to College Culture/Information through IHEs

48 Non-Negotiables 6.1 Family/school partnership plan 6.2 Community/business advisory board 6.3 MOUs

49 Key Vocabulary Job Shadowing Job shadowing is a work experience option where students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to a competent worker. The job shadowing work experience is a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest to the student.

50 Key Vocabulary Internship Internships are student work experiences in STEM related fields that are linked to a student’s academic coursework, college/career, or capstone interest. They afford opportunities for students to confirm choice of major and/or career while gaining practical work experience. Internships may be done concurrently while a student is carrying a full time academic course load or may be done during the summer.

51 Key Vocabulary Stakeholder (see also Customer) Leadership team, design team, advisory board, and representatives from school board, community, students, parents, higher education, STEM businesses, T-STEM Centers, T-STEM Coaches.

52 Key Vocabulary Advisory Board A recommended Advisory Board consists of representatives from the Academy, school board, district, community, higher education, and STEM businesses. …. The mission of the Advisory Board is to support and offer input regarding Academy operations such as facility requirements, resource acquisition, curriculum development, internship, externships, and student/community outreach.

53 Parent and Family Community Involvement Business Support Access to College T-STEM Academies Need….

54 Mapping Blueprint Rubric P 12 – Which stage of implementation is expected for your academy? P – Highlight the stage of implementation according to the information from P 12.

55 Team Time Current status Gap analysis Action planning Benchmark 2 p. 6 (30 min) Benchmark 6 p

56 Share Your Plan for Benchmark 2

57 Team Time Action planning Benchmark 6 p. (45 min.) Or revisit Benchmarks 1, 2, or 7 Current status Gap analysis

58 Share Your Plan for Benchmark 6

59 Plus/Delta Plus: What worked well today? What was helpful? Delta: What are our opportunities for change? What questions do you still have?

60 DAY 2

61 Plus/Delta Plus: What worked well today? What was helpful? Delta: What are our opportunities for change? What questions do you still have?

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63 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment  Rigor  STEM-focused Curriculum  Instructional Practices  STEM Education Integration  Literacy  Assessment Benchmark 5 STEM Education Strategies, such as PBL Aligned, Standard- based, College-ready Curriculum Formative Summative, & Performance-Based Assessments Literacy and 21 st Century Technology skills STEM-Related Capstones, Internships, & Activities

64 Non-Negotiables 5.1 Develops integrated STEM curriculum, assessment and instruction for the Academy 5.2 Internship and/or capstone 5.3 Project-based and problem-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment

65 Key Vocabulary STEM Science – Using inquiry, materials testing, data collection Technology – intake, processing, output (communications) Engineering – engineering design process in projects, problem solving, innovation Mathematics – symbolic language, analysis, trends.

66 Key Vocabulary Curriculum Alignment Curriculum that is backloaded from the THECB- CCRS and external state and national assessments to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment of content, context, and cognitive levels in the written, taught, and tested curriculum. Aligned curriculum promotes the successful transfer of knowledge, skills, processes, creativity, and innovation to the classroom, state and national assessments, simulated real world (PBL), and the real world.

67 Key Vocabulary STEM Literate One understands how STEM can impact the quality of life for an individual, the education community, workforce of the future, the research environment, and public policy actions (Leigh R. Abts, Pd.D., 2008, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland).

68 Key Vocabulary Integrative Content Content of one type incorporated into another type. Ex: Curriculum using the concepts and skills from at least two different academic content areas for the authentic study of a multidisciplinary topic, problem, or design challenge.

69 Key Vocabulary Integrative STEM Pedagogy An approach to teaching and learning that recognizes that individual content areas should not be taught in isolation. Integrative STEM pedagogy incorporates the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into multiple content areas, and focuses on the integration of the content as evidenced in the real world.

70 Mapping Blueprint Rubric P 12 – Which stage of implementation is expected for your academy? P – Highlight the stage of implementation according to the information from P 12.

71 Team Time (30 min.) Current status Gap analysis Action planning Benchmark 5 p

72 Break

73 Team Time (50 min.) Current status Gap analysis Action planning Benchmark 5 p

74 Share Your Plan

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76 Student Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention Recruitment Open Access Student Support and Retention Benchmark 3 Open Enrollment/Lottery Targeting Underserved students 6-12 Access to STEM Opportunities Connecting K12 STEM Pipeline within District and through Community

77 Non-Negotiables 3.1.A Marketing plan 3.2.A Open access/lottery 3.3.B Distinguished Graduation Plan

78 Key Vocabulary Underrepresented Students Students of a particular race, socioeconomic status, or otherwise important social group that has a smaller representation in a sub-portion then it does in the entire sample. For example, students who have not been fully represented in postsecondary education, such as minority students, first-generation college students, and students of a low socioeconomic background.

79 Key Vocabulary Culturally Responsive Culturally responsive teaching is a research- based teaching method that helps close achievement gaps. Teachers who use culturally responsive instruction recognize students' cultural strengths and experiences and use them as tools to achieve mastery of new knowledge and skills.

80 Key Vocabulary Summer Bridge and Orientation Two arrangements that provide tools and resources, including academic, leadership, and community building elements, to help smooth transition s and prepare students to be successful at STEM academies. A strong bridge or orientation serves as an effective retention tool for underrepresented students.

81 Key Vocabulary Customer Customer Voice The students, teachers, community, and T-STEM Network. A process for capturing student and stakeholder related information

82 Mapping Blueprint Rubric P 12 – Which stage of implementation is expected for your academy? P – Highlight the stage of implementation according to the information from P 12.

83 Teacher Selection, Development, and Retention  Highly Qualified Teachers  Teacher Support and Development  Teacher Retention Benchmark 4 Professional Development Plan Selection of Highly Qualified Teachers Collaborative - Professional Learning Communities Instructional and Content Deepening Strategies Retention Structures

84 Non-Negotiables 4.1.B Collaborative recruiting process for selecting highly qualified teachers 4.2.B Professional development model with continuous learning 4.2.C Teacher externships 4.3.B Common planning time within the structure of the school day

85 Key Vocabulary Highly Qualified Teacher The federal definition of a “Highly Qualified” teacher is one who is: fully certified and/or licensed by the state; holds at least a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution; and demonstrates competence in each core academic subject area in which the teacher teaches.

86 Key Vocabulary Professional Learning Community …collaborative teams whose members work interdependently to achieve common goals linked to the purpose of learning. The very essence of a learning community is a focus on and a commitment to the learning of each student.

87 Key Vocabulary Peer Coaching/Mentoring Staff development techniques in which teacher peers provide support for one another, planning lessons, watching each other teach, providing feedback on instruction, studying student work, and serving as critical friends to improve one another’s practice.

88 Key Vocabulary Externship Externships are experiential learning opportunities, similar to internships, offered by educational institutions and industry to give teachers and or students short practical experiences in their field of study.

89 Mapping Blueprint Rubric P 12 – Which stage of implementation is expected for your academy? P – Highlight the stage of implementation according to the information from P 12.

90 Team Time (60 min.) Current status Gap analysis Action planning Benchmark 3, p. 8-9 Benchmark 4 p

91 Share Your Plan

92 Tying it all together Review your plan Complete – at least three action items per benchmark Alignment / Connections Areas of strength Areas of growth

93 Communication Use the template to outline how you will communicate your action plan Who is the audience? What data/information do they need? What message will help them support implementation?

94 Plus/Delta Plus: What worked well today? What was helpful? Delta: What are our opportunities for change? What questions do you still have?

95 Forms Complete participant data form Complete evaluation


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