STEEP - Student and Teacher Education Enhancement Program

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Feb 22, 2013 (4 years and 3 months ago)

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Student and Teacher
Education Enhancement
Program

Purpose


Develop a comprehensive program
for students, teachers, Mayo
physicians, scientists, and staff to
address the opportunity gap


Purpose:


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

Purpose
con’t


Expose 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.


Initial 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.

Initial Program Goals, cont.


Launch the Pilot Program during the
summer of 2008


Evaluate the Pilot Program and develop
additional program components


Obtain support to implement the full
program in 2009

2008 Pilot Program Components


Establish a Century High School


Mayo
Clinic partnership


Selection of 9 students by Century Teachers
and Principal.


Selection of 4 teachers by Century Principal.

2008 Pilot Program Components


Mayo Clinic provides educational and
research opportunities during
July 21
-

August 15, 2008



Year long academic support.

Week 1


Professional Development


Patient centered care


Mayo Clinic history


Communication


presentation skills


Case scenarios on workforce situations


People skills in the workplace


Professeionalism

(dress and attitude)


Networking opportunities


Week 2


Allied Health Careers


Cytogenetics

(FISH and Chromosomes


Melecular

Biology


Hands on opportunities to run DNA gels


Hematology


Microbiology


Research Laboratories

Week 3


Research and Mayo Medical Labs


Respiratory Therapy


Emergency Rooms and Procedure


Physical Therapy and Athletic Training


Simulation Laboratory


Opportunity to experience “simulated” emergency scenarios

Week 4


Resources


Define opportunities for continued growth


Allied Health Career options


Computer use in a professional organization


(blogs and face
-
book)

Future Program Components


Coordination with Career Awareness Programs


Science Symposia


Two hour weekday evening programs


Six hour Saturday program


Selected Topics


Teacher enrichment


CME equivalent


Four to six a year


Summer Research Opportunities


Teachers and students work 4
-
8 weeks in a research lab


SRP, summer research program

Future Program Components


Exploring Post


Students gain practical experience in science and
medical careers


Engage in activities that emphasize life skills,
citizenship, character


Education and Leadership


Teacher In
-
service Training


Twice a year workshops for teachers


Student Tours


Custom tours of Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic labs

Future Program Components


Science Outreach Program


Teachers and students utilize some of the educational
resources available at Mayo Clinic


Distance Learning Initiative: Two
-
way video into the
classroom


Student mentoring program


Research Assistance Program: Information gathering
service for teachers



Funding


HHMI, NSF, NIH

Compared to 2008


In 2008, students worked for 4 weeks while in 2009,
students worked for 6 weeks



Students were paid for time from 9:00


3:00 in 2008
9:00


12:00 in 2009



Teachers were paid in 2008 but volunteered in 2009.


Itinerary


August 3


5


Introduction / Professionalism


Molecular Biology Laboratories


Other Labs


Clinical and Research


August 10
-
12


Cell Biology Laboratory and Analysis


Respiratory Therapy


Simulation Center


Target Students


Freshmen 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

Things 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.


During the Year


Students 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.


STEEP 2010


We 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.


Student preparation


Day 1


Anatomy


Day 2


Biochemistry


Day 3


Nutrition


Day 4


Disease


Day 5


Genetics and biotechnology


Day 6


Continue biotechnology and tour University of
Minnesota Rochester college programs


Followed By


3 week program in August as has been done in past
years


planned for July 26


August 12



Students will meet for 4 days each week (12 days total)
from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM



Follow
-
up with students in ESL and biology classes
during the 2010
-
11 school year and maintain
connections and relationships


Why 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.