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. Extension (5.1.C)

    Pre-AP and/or gifted student product, process, content expectations.

  2. Externship

    Externships are experiential learning opportunities, similar to internships, offered by educational institutions and industry to give teachers and or students short practical experiences in their field of study.