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 five-day program. Educators will spend one or two days at each company, visiting between two and four businesses over 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 17-21 or the week of July 15-19.
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.
- Be able to provide their own transportation.
- Attend a one-hour orientation at IALR on June 10 or July 8.
Applications should include a resume and 200-word narrative and are due by 5 p.m., April 12.