Teaching Experiences for High School Students

Although STEMTEC focuses on college students, we recognize that career planning starts at a much earlier age. Accordingly, the project will pilot parallel initiatives in two high schools - the new Springfield Science and Technology High School, and Greenfield High School. In each of these two schools, high school students will be given the opportunity and encouraged to tutor other students, to serve as teaching assistants, and to mentor middle school or elementary school students. These experiences will be facilitated by a teacher at each of the high schools and at the middle or elementary schools. The four teachers involved will take part annually in the summer workshop for mentors, and will meet regularly with the coordinators of the parallel college activities. We will track the participants to determine how such teaching experiences influence high school students.

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Created June 2000
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