Preparing the next generation
Presented by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Foundation
This 4-week externship will take place in the month of July 2020. Participants will gain hands-on, real-world experience at a well-known Maryland business—and the skills to help build a 21st-century workforce!
APPLY TO JOIN US IN JULY!
Who: Open to all high school science, technology, engineering, arts, and math teachers (grades 9-12) in Maryland public schools
When: Application period open until February 15, 2020
*You will be notified by March 15 if you’ve been selected.
Earn: A stipend will be provided to each teacher, who will also be able to earn up to 4 MSDE CPD credits.
For more information, contact Erin Montgomery at the Maryland Chamber Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-269-0642, ext. 111.
Teacher externships offer teachers the opportunity to gain firsthand experience working in industries related to the subjects they teach in order to enhance their curriculum and educate their students on both hard and soft skills required to enter the workforce.
While many externships take similar shape, the way in which the programs are executed varies from state to state. Below are ways in which Hawaii, Iowa and Tennessee, three states with successful externships programs, have similar and differing approaches.
In Tennessee, externships are incorporated into the classroom based on how the teacher sees fit, but they must provide a presentation on what that will look like.
In Hawaii, teachers must plan and teach at least three lessons on skills they took away from their externship that follow industry and course standards. They also host a 500-person state career and technical education conference, where business hosts and teacher externs share their experiences.
In Iowa, teachers must develop a project or problem-based learning unit that reflects an issue related to their externship or one they specifically worked on over the summer. The host business comes in during the school year to evaluate the student projects and solutions. Teachers also receive one graduate credit through the University of Northern Iowa’s Continuing Education program.
The Maryland Chamber Foundation supports sustainable solutions that drive Maryland’s future economy including: talent, education, innovation, economic diversity, infrastructure, business climate, governance and quality of life.