Customizable Staff Development
topic, and content experts to your location to provide staff
development before, after, or during the work day. Customized
Professional Development is great for staff development days as well!
Tailor the content and time to be specific to your unique needs. Impact
more staff at a lower cost per person for attendance. Email Kari Kubicek today to learn more!
Job Shadow Program
Job shadowing is a great opportunity for our
future workforce to gain valuable insight through real and relevant learning as
they begin to determine the paths they will take post-high school. The goal is
for students to come away with a better understanding of their field of
interest and the skills needed to be successful. The toolkit below is designed to help RAMSP K-12 Districts better understand how to set up job shadow programs within their districts. To learn more follow these two easy steps:
- Download the Job Shadow Toolkit
- Email Sarah Ness to schedule a meeting to review toolkit and design a job shadow program for your district.
Mobile Science Labs
Connecting high school classrooms, healthcare careers, and STEM using traveling trailers filled with equipment and supplies to conduct science experiments through partnerships with Mayo Clinic and Rochester Area Math Science Partnership (RAMSP). Mobile Science Labs received the LGIA's Top Innovator Award. Lab subjects include biology, agricultural science, and food science. Click here for more information.
Outstanding Educator Award
This award is given annually to a K-12 professional who
strives toward the highest levels of excellence within his or her school and
community, with a focus on initiative and continuous improvement in every
aspect of work.
Outstanding Educator recipients should embody the
following aims of RAMSP in their work:
- Foster high K-12 student achievement.
- Exhibit leadership and support for continuous
- Promote science, technology, engineering and
math (STEM) careers.
- Demonstrate collaboration among K-12 schools,
businesses and higher education.
Please consider nominating one
of your colleagues for this honor. Click here to download the form to
complete and submit through your district office with the approval/signature of
the superintendent, director of schools, curriculum director, or equivalent.
Deadlines for this award at December 1, 2017. The Outstanding Educator Award will be presented to the
recipient(s) at the 26th Anniversary RAMSP Recognition Dinner, to
which recipients, nominators, and a guest each will be invited. The event details are still tbd. Stay tuned!
Connecting educators in participating RAMSP districts to industry experts and professionals in the fields of STEM. Speakers are invited into K-12 classrooms to share industry knowledge and generate excitement in our future workforce. Schools can contact speakers directly or contact Sarah Ness for more information.
Building capacity for teachers in the STEM areas to provide all students with the opportunity to learn highly technical skills in an integrated way. Located in the RCTC Heintz Center, STEM Village is an education resource that provides kindergarten-high school teachers access to a lending library of STEM equipment and materials. STEM Village also offers workshops and opportunities for collaboration throughout the year.
U of M's Talented Youth in Mathematics Program (UMTYMP)
UMTYMP (pronounced "umm-tee-ump") is an accelerated mathematics
option for students who are highly gifted in mathematics. The
experience students will have in the program is unique: class sizes are
small, the scope of the curriculum allows students to cultivate both a
rich depth and breadth of mathematics, the length of the program is
shorter than comparable programs, and successful students will be
granted honors level college credit for the courses taken in UMTYMP in
the last three years of the program.
Students in the program will meet once per week on the University of
Minnesota Rochester campus for two hours in the late afternoon/evening
for class led by exceptional teachers. Students will have, on average, nine hours of online and/or paper based homework. There are also several support structures available for students who need assistance with the subject matter (algebra I. algebra II, geometry, math analysis/pre-calculus, calculus I, calculus II, calculus III, and advanced topics). While enrolled in UMTYMP, students should not be enrolled in a math
course at their home school, but instead be given a free period in which
to work on their UMTYMP homework.
The program has two components: high school level and college level. Students in grades 5-7 are eligible for the high school level. Students in grades 7-9 are eligible for the calculus level. To be considered for either program, students must submit an application and test for admission in early spring
preceding the year. To learn more contact Jered Bright.
Youth Apprenticeship Program
Approved by the Office of Career and College Success at the Minnesota
Department of Education, youth apprenticeships are paid experiences for 11th
and 12th grade students. The Youth Apprenticeship does require a written
agreement and training plan between school, employer, student, and
parent/guardian and is governed by an industry recognized checklist. In some instances, Youth Apprenticeships
provide postsecondary credit and/or credentials. Youth Apprenticeship students
must be supervised by a licensed WBL teacher in a state approved program. For more information schedule a meeting with Workforce Development, Inc.'s Regional Youth Programs Coordinator, Jinny Rietmann.