The Glossary section provides a list of terms that are used throughout the T-STEM Academy Design Blueprint. As you meet with other academy leaders and T-STEM Coaches, attend professional development events, and speak with the T-STEM Centers, the terms listed in this section will be used frequently. To ensure clarity of the terms, a brief definition accompanies each of the words listed. In addition, some hyperlinks have been added as additional resources for some of the terms listed. If there is a term not listed that you would like further clarification on, please feel free to contact us.

  1. Design-Based Learning

    Design-based learning (DBL) is a form of project-based learning in which students learn what they need to learn in a just-in-time fashion while trying to design something.

  2. 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.