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June 26, 2019

At a Glance

Creating a scope and sense of what you and your partners want out of your early college development is an important first step in any early college design project. This resource gives example summary overviews of two early project plans, along with resources on the nature of early college design principles.

Early College Design Principles
Early college has 4 core design principles: college-focused academic program; comprehensive student support; dynamic high school-college partnership; and culture of continuous improvement.

STEMM Academy

Baker College & Mott Community College SECEP Partnership

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  • Development of the STEMM Academy Early College Program
  • Two models: Traditional and CTE Blend
  • Development of the Dryden Early College
  • Facilitate the annual academic calendar
  • Facilitate the annual orientation for STEMM Academy
  • Facilitate multiple soft skill presentations to STEMM Academy students
  • Co-facilitate quarterly STEMM Academy parent information nights
  • Co- facilitate to STEMM Academy transition camp
  • Co- facilitate end of year ceremony for graduates of the STEMM Academy
  • Facilitated the marketing for the STEMM Academy:
    o    Posters
    o    Banners
    o    Brochures
    o    Website
    o    T-shirts
    o    Student information sessions
  • General recruiting assemblies
  • CTE Blend recruiting sessions
  • Parent information nights
  • News paper and radio information
  • Facilitated the campus tours and provided lunches for:
    o    8th graders from LEAs
    o    10th graders from LEAs
    o    STEMM Academy
  • Facilitated COMPASS testing for 10th graders
  • Provide dual enrollment options: Concurrent and direct credit models
  • Facilitate the academic advisement for 5th year students
  • Co- facilitate 5th year seminar on success sessions
  • Facilitated the student support and tutorial services on campus for 5th tear students
  • Facilitated the development and implementation of the RS 1010 career readiness offered to all 10th graders in 3 districts
  • Facilitated STEM camps for students
  • Facilitated photonics demonstrations
  • Attended all SECEP leadership meeting (principal)
  • Facilitate SECEP counselors meeting @ Baker College
  • Assist in managing day to day student issues with the Advisor
  • Co-facilitated science teacher workshop with K-12 and college faculty
  • Provided a technology integrated classroom workshop
  • Attended MEMCA workshops
  • Attended national workshops in New Jersey

Lapeer County SECEP Partnership

Overall:

  • Brought 4 school district together
  • Brought HS and MS’s together
  • Development of STEM teams at each district
  • Increased the college going culture at all the districts
  • Impacted the instructional methodology
  • STEM instruction principles – activity/hands-on
  • STEM.org PD
  • STEM skills in all disciplines
  • Networking at national and state levels
  • Strong post secondary partnerships
  • Campus tours for 10th and 8th grade students
  • Development of 2 EMC’s
  • Development of a CTE model for EMC
  • Recognition/ reinforcement of the rigor in CTE and college level applications
  • Evaluation / recognition of all the college going experiences that is offered to students in high school: EMC, DE, CTE, & AP
  • Math and science teacher PD
  • 8th grade project workshop with 6 SECEP schools

Almont:

  • STEM instructional at all levels
  • PLTW @ HS
  • Community partnerships
  • PD for teachers: These include scientific modeling, argument driven inquiry and inquiry based instruction
  • STEM Integration Team
  • STEM extra-curricular offerings – Robotics
  • Four college partnership collaborations: Baker College, Macomb Community College, University of Michigan (Flint), and Mott Community College

Dryden:

  • EMC
  • College readiness seminar 7-12
  • MOUs with Baker College, Mott Community College, Ferris State University, and the University of Michigan-Flint.
  • STEM Integration Team
  • STEM related instruction
  • Baker College RS 1010
  • Competency based instruction – Summit Learning
  • PD for teachers: These include scientific modeling, argument driven inquiry and inquiry based instruction

Imlay City:

  • K-12 STEM project based instruction
  •  PD for teachers: These include scientific modeling, argument driven inquiry and inquiry-based instruction
  • STEM Integration Team
  • Engineering/STEM night
  • STEM-focused events at the elementary level
  • STEM extra-curricular offerings – Robotics
  • ICS set aside a 5-acre parcel of land for use as a “living lab” for our STEM students
  • Baker College RS 1010 for 10th graders
  • MOUs with Baker College, Mott Community College, and the University of Michigan-Flint.
  • New course offerings Advanced Placement Environmental Science and Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles
  • In-district peer coaching

North Branch:

  • PD for teachers: These include scientific modeling, argument driven inquiry and inquiry based instruction
  • PLTW @ HS Principles of Bio-Medical Science
  • STEM project based instruction HS & MS
  • Baker College RS 1010 for 10th graders
  • STEM Integration Team
  • MOUs with Baker College, Mott Community College, Washtenaw Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint.
  • Near-peer College and Career Ready Advisor
  • AP Chemistry class and the Organic Chemistry class curriculum are college curriculum

 

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