Project Overview

Project: Spring 2015 College and Career Exploration
Teacher: Charlotte Gray
School: Holt High School
Location: 600 Campus Drive
Start Date: 01/15/2015
End Date: 05/08/2015

Participant Totals
Student Participants: 8
Mentor Participants: 4

Survey Totals
Teacher Survey: 1
Student Surveys: 8
Mentor Surveys: 4

Teacher Project Survey Results

Please select those areas where you witnessed significant improvement for your participating students.
Yes No Area of Potential Impact
0 1 Improved math comprehension and ability
0 1 Increased registration for advanced math courses
0 1 Improved science comprehension and ability
0 1 Increased registration for advanced science courses
1 0 Improved Communication skills (Written or Oral)
0 1 Improved subject grades
0 1 Improved standardized test scores
1 0 Improved critical thinking skills
0 1 Improved teamwork
0 1 Improved school attendence
1 0 Increase in self-directed learning
1 0 Increase integration of knowledge across subject areas and interest areas
1 0 Increase in knowledge of the workplace
1 0 Increased desire to become a proactive learner
1 0 Increased desire to go to college
0 1 Other areas

Please describe additional areas that may have been impacted by this program.
Experiences related to specific career interest

Please indicate the percentage of your students who are actively moving in the direction of becoming proactive learners.

I have a better understanding of the importance of doing well in math.
The students were asked to plan their future career goals and analyze the information that would best fit their needs.

How many students would you prefer to directly supervise in the program next year?

Please provide some tips on how we can partner with you to expand the program in your area.
We are working on the grant and will need help in making sure that the project is seen as fitting into the goals of the company that supports the program.

How would you rate the quality of the matches between your students and mentors overall on a scale of 1 - 5?

Please describe any changes you'd like to see that might further improve the quality of the matches.

Describe a few things you and your students and mentors were able to accomplish through this program that would have been difficult or impossible any other way.
The program gives students the opportunity to get positive feedback before submitting papers, projects, etc. I feel this gives the students the confidence to persevere without being graded until the end product.

How would you rate the quality of the help you received from the International Telementor Center staff throughout this project on a scale of 1 - 5?

How often were you able to communicate with the mentor group as a whole?

How often were your students able to communicate, on average, with the mentors?
Every other day

Describe significant changes that you would like to see in the program or school environment that would improve the effectiveness of the program for you and your students. Please note who would be responsible for making those changes.
nothing as this time

How has this program assisted you to use technology more effectively?
Our district is a 1-1 district so each student has their own personal computer.

Please note the impact this program has had on meeting state or national standards on a scale of 1 - 5. Where 1 is none and 5 is signifigant

Please describe this impact, if any, in your own words.

If "students at-risk" are defined as those who have low motivation to learn, what percentage of the students you supervised this year met this criterion.

When you applied to be a teacher contact you were asked to meet the following requirements.
  1. All student/mentor commmunication is project based
  2. Participating students receive a subject grade and turn in work at least biweekly
  3. Teachers should communicate at least biweekly with the mentors
  4. Students should be self-selected for participation.
  5. Teachers should expect a high degree of accountability from their students.
  6. Teachers should respond to specific program problems within 48 hours
How many requirements you were able to meet this year.

Please describe which requirements, if any, helped you be successful in the program?

Please describe which requirements, if any, were difficult to meet. Please note why these requirements were difficult to meet.
The hardest part is keeping up with the emails...just part of the tasks. :)

If you were helping a new teacher start in this program, what advice would you offer that would aid this new teacher and his or her students to be successful participants?
get organized but remember to be flexible based on student needs.

Do you plan to participate in the program next year?

Please estimate how many students in your school district or city could take advantage of this program next year?

What additional training would you recommend for teachers next year?
none at this time