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Beyond the
Classroom…STEM
Collaboratives

with Industry

Roger Smith, Instructor
-

CELS/Histotechnology

Capital
Area Career Center, Ingham
ISD

Toby
West, Instructor
-

Careers in Biochemical
Technology

Lenawee
ISD
-

TECH Center


Career Education in Lab Science (CELS) &
Histotechnology

In the beginning there was Histology


STEM before there was a STEM initiative


Unique


Highly successful


Small class
s
ize

Through Histology came CELS


Broad overview of lab careers


Serve more students




CELS Curriculum Overview

Careers in Biochemical Tech

LISD TECH Center, Adrian MI



Program was established during 2007
-
08 school
year


Response to challenge from local chemical
industry


Promoting a variety of science careers for
students of Lenawee County; Increase STEM
Literacy

Biochem

Curriculum Overview

STEM

CTE

WBL

Student
Success in
STEM
Careers

An Equation for Success

What is STEM?

In its broadest sense, STEM is an initiative for
securing America’s Leadership in science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics
fields and
identifying

promising
strategies for
strengthening the

educational
pipeline

that
leads
to STEM
careers
.
1

The Need for STEM Professionals


Economic Competitiveness




The Baby Boom Retirement


26% of workers with science and engineering
degrees are over the age of 50.
2



Students Earning Fewer Degrees

Students Earning Fewer Degrees

0
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
BS Degrees Earned
AS Degrees Earned
1985
77572
53700
2005
66133
28800
Engineering Degrees Earned in 1985 & 2005

1985
2005
Why are Students not choosing
STEM Careers?


Lack of Foundational Skills


U.S. NAEP test scores showed no improvement in
math from 2004
-
2008 among 17 year olds despite
students taking higher level math classes.
3


U.S.
s
tudents are consistently scoring below
students from other industrialized countries in
science and math.
4


Lack of STEM Understanding


Surveyed students reported lacking knowledge of
STEM careers.
5


Project Lead the Way™


Nationally recognized curriculum to
promote skills and careers used in
science/engineering



Curriculum used throughout Lenawee
County



Biotechnical Engineering Curriculum
used in
Biochem

at LISD TECH Center



Stress skills
AND

academics in a unique
way. Perfect for CTE programs

How can CTE Provide a Solution?


CTE Integrates Technology with High Level
Academics


Students are earning math and science credits in
their programs along with college credits


CTE presents STEM content differently from
“normal” academic courses



Work Based Learning Opportunities

What is Work Based Learning?

Work
-
Based Learning (WBL) gives students the
opportunity to learn a variety of skills by
expanding the walls of classroom learning to
include the community. By narrowing the gap
between theory and practice, Work
-
Based
Learning creates meaning for
students.
6


How WBL is Utilized
in the Careers in
Biochemical
Technology Program

Biochem

Connections with Industry

Important to establish strong industry
connections to promote science careers

Partnered with:


SouthCentral

Michigan Works


Lenawee Economic Development Corp.


Advisory Committee Members


Personal Connections



Industry Experiences for Students

Co
-
op with Jackson Community College

Field Trips/Job Shadow Experiences:


Bixby Hospital


Wacker

Chemical


Neogen

Corp


TransPharm


Wheelock Pharmacy


Adrian Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant
Laboratories

Jackson Community College / LISD


Laboratory Tech Co
-
op


Competitive 2
nd

yr
experience


Paid


Lab prep for chemistry,
microbiology, Gen biology
classes for JCC @ LISD
TECH campus


Great experience for
students!

Jackson Community College / LISD


Great relationship


Students get lab
experience


Students receive
soft skill
development


Instructors benefit

Groeb

Farms, Inc.


One of nations largest
honey processors
(Onsted, MI)


Instructor training on
pesticide & antibiotic
testing in honey


Testing above
government
regulations


5 students trained

Groeb

Farms, Inc.


Students involved in
production

testing of
honey


Students were paid for
their labor during and
after school hours


Invaluable work
experience, especially
with
record keeping.
Great experience
with lab notebook.

Current Industry Connection:

Greener Planet Solutions (a
BioDri

Michigan
Company)


Start
-
up technology
company


Development of many
products


PrO2 oxygen delivery
system for wastewater
treatment; has most
immediate market
potential


Instructor was hired as
part
-
time consultant


GPS / LISD Partnership

Development of
partnership between
LISD and GPS

Win


Win


GPS gets a lab to help
with technical data
development


LISD gets work
experience for students

Lessons Learned

Success:


Great work experience
for students


Students received great
soft skill development
(communication &
record keeping)


Insight into today’s
business world


Help local companies
grow!

Challenges


Major Pitfall
: R&D /
Technical vs.
Production testing!


Make sure you work
with administration to
have contract in place
that protects the school
and student


Liability, OSHA
responsibilities, &
safety training

How WBL is Utilized
in the
CELS/Histotechnology Program

WBL in CELS/Histotechnology


Need for New Affiliates


How we Obtained new WBL Sites


Information to Think about When
Contacting a New WBL
Site


Before, During, and After the WBL
Experience


The Need for New WBL Sites


The CELS curriculum is much more broad
than the Histotechnology program.


Broad Overview of Lab Careers



Current Affiliates


MSU Investigative
histopathology
Laboratory


MSU Diagnostic
Center for
Population and Animal
Health


Sparrow Hospital
Histopathology Laboratory


Capitol Area Pathologists
Histology
Laboratory


Allegiance
Health
Hospital
Histology Laboratory


U
of
M
Hospital Histology
Laboratory


St Joseph Ann Arbor
Histology Laboratory


Borgess

Research & Hospital
Histology Laboratory


Hurley Medical Center


U of M Research Institute


St. Mary’s Hospital Histology
Laboratory


Lansing Urology Histology
Laboratory


Genesis Diagnostic
Histopathology Laboratory





Its Not What You Know, Its Who You Know………

Anatomic
Lab

Clinical
Lab

Molecular

Lab

Medical Laboratory Institution

HT’s

PA’s

Path’s

Electro

PCR

Cytogen

Immuno

Micro

Hematology

Making Connections with New
Departments


Contacts for lab personnel


Advisory committee members as references



Advisory
c
ommittee members to approach
new departments


Personal testimonies



Before Contacting New Sites



Draft a letter to include


Information about your program


Training


Student Background


S
tudents outcomes


Observers
vs

Workers


Time period



Information to Think about
w
hen
C
ontacting a New WBL Site



What limitations?


Vaccinations


Insurance


A
ge requirements


Transportation


Can they drive themselves?


Environment


Is it appropriate for the student you
are sending?


Before, During, and After the
WBL Experience

Before the WBL Experience


Documentation Required from Students


Medical Release Form


Photocopy of immunizations


Negative TB Test


Tetanus Booster


Emergency Contact Information


Documentation of Health Insurance


Transportation


Copy of driver’s license

Before the WBL Experience


Student Preparation


Expected behavior


Work attire


D
irections
to
site


Ensure students have folders containing WBL
documents:


Immunizations


Personal health insurance


Emergency contacts


Attendance forms


Assignments




Before the WBL Experience


Communication is key!


E
-
mail, Phone, Dropping In


Before the visit


Confirm dates, times, meeting places


Confirm with both the site and the students


During the WBL Experience


Instructors/WBL Specialists


Be available!


Potential problems



WBL sites complete student evaluation

After the WBL Experience


Debrief Students


Classroom discussion


Students complete:


Skills log


Reflective Questionnaire


Thank you letters to mentor


Communicate with the site



References

1.
Alliance
for Education, “S.T.E.M.,”
www.sbcalliance.org/stem.htm

2.
National Science Board, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 (Arlington,
VA:
National
Science Foundation, 2008
)

3.
Zehr
, Mary Ann, “Older Students Less Successful on Math NAEP,” Education
Week 28
, no. 31 (April 28, 2009
)

4.
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The
Nation’s Report
Card: Long
-
Term Trend 2008 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government
Printing Office
, April 2009
)

5.
Organization
for Economic Co
-
operation and Development, “PISA
2006: Science
Competencies for Tomorrow’s World Executive Summary
,”

6.
http://schools.utah.gov/cte/wbl.html


Any Questions?

Contact info:


Roger Smith, Instructor
-

CELS/Histotechnology

r
smith@inghamisd.org


Toby West, Instructor
-

Careers in Biochemical
Technology

toby.west@lisd.us