EXCITE – Exploring Careers through Industry Teacher Externships – is a week-long professional development program placing 25 educators in Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell (N.C.) County business settings in order to connect the classroom to the workplace.

The program will accept up to 25 educators. Participants will receive a $600 stipend for successfully completing the program. Educators will visit one business per day for the first four days. The fifth day will include a debrief meeting with the program coordinator and peers to discuss lessons learned and ideas for classroom implementation. The summer teacher externship experience will take place the week of June 22-26 or the week of July 20-24.

Teachers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a middle or high school educator (grades 6-12) in Danville, Pittsylvania, or Caswell (N.C.) County. Priority is given to public school educators and new participants.
  • Be able to provide their own transportation.
  • Attend a one-hour orientation at IALR on June 8, June 12, or July 8.

For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Julie Brown, Director of Advanced Learning at IALR, at 434.766.6711 or julie.brown@ialr.org

Applications should include a resume/bio sketch and 200-word narrative and are due by 5 p.m., April 13, 2020.



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