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. Knowledge Assets

    The Academy’s unique intellectual capital or expertise stored in a digital/electronic format. Knowledge assets promote understanding, provide guidance for decision-making, record facts about critical decisions, and create meta-knowledge about how work changes. Ex: team norms, protocols for meetings, conflict resolution protocols, student interventions, Academy brochures, recruitment procedures, culture building activities, student contracts, PBLs, rubrics, etc.