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. Leadership Team (LT) 1.2.B

    The Academy leadership team is comprised of individuals that play key roles in the internal and external governance of the Academy such as: administrators, counselors, academic deans, team leaders, and campus instructional facilitators/coaches. The leadership team works as collaborative entity to continually improving the design, governance, operations, accountability, curriculum development, professional development, and outreach of the Academy.

  2. Literacy

    The ability to read, write, ask questions, determine answers, and understand, for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity in areas such as: numeracy, reading, writing, global awareness, financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial, technology, civic, health, environmental, information, media, ICT (information, communications and technology).