Summer Educator Externships are underway now. For the Academic Leadership Alliance (A•L•A), externs will begin working at employer host sites on June 10.
GEAR UP teachers from the Laredo area are working with employers now, and externships for GEAR UP educators from other parts of the region will begin in July.
The Intro to Externships project, conducted in collaboration with Workforce Solutions and other partners, also begin in July.
All externs spend time at employer worksites, then develop lesson plans to be used with students in the fall. Employers meet with the externs to discuss the lesson plans and to be sure that the materials developed accurately reflect the experiences at their businesses. Educators then utilize the lesson plans with students in the fall, providing relevance to over a thousand students each year.
See samples of the lesson plans developed by participating educators: