Teacher Externships Re-imagined

We have transformed the traditional high school teacher externship into multi-phased professional learning sequences that erase the arbitrary boundaries between our high schools, community colleges and regional companies. Teachers learn to develop authentic student experiences contextualized for the classroom via hybrid learning modalities and offsite face-to-face experiences in authentic environments at community colleges and industry partners. In service to our community college programs and local manufacturing companies, our goal is to help our teachers and faculty meet the needs of our young people: to prepare them to earn postsecondary credentials and succeed in the world of work.

Our hope is that teachers will leave this experience with greater knowledge about the companies and careers in the region, armed with SkillsUSA toolkits to help integrate employability in the classroom and great connections with the local community college programs and faculty. This information can be pivotal to helping create talent pipelines in our region, as you impart that knowledge to your students.

Take it from past participants:

“This professional development opportunity was one of the best programs I have participated in during my tenure as an educator!!!”

“It was very helpful and informational. Never thought that these programs existed.”

“This is a wonderful experience and I hope the teachers will implement what they are learning in the classrooms.”

For more information, please contact Julie Cary, Project Manager.