The Student Technology Mentors Program (STM) creates partnerships between students and faculty in exploring the use of digital media in the classroom.STMs receive intensive training and unique experiences that prepare them for success in education and career. They work closely with LaGuardia faculty. Helping them design, create, utilize, and maintain technology-enriched teaching resources. Many STMs have gone on to pursue careers in various technology concentrations at four-year colleges.Several have remainedon the Center staff as Instructional Design Assistants (IDA), ePortfolio Consultants, and Student Success Mentors (SSM).
STMs reflect the economic and demographic diversity of the LaGuardia student body. For some STMs, this is a first-time working experience. The STM program eases them intoa professional setting and expectations.Providing them with crucial work experience.Others have been able to leave exhausting, dead-end jobs in sweatshops and fast-food restaurants. An STM position, in contrast, focuses students' energy at the college and helps them acquire new perspectives on learning and teaching—even as they gain entry-level access to rewarding professional careers.Among our diverse STMs are students born in Burma (Myanmar), Bangladesh, China,Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and many other countries.