Work-Based Learning for Teachers – Summer Externships

Industrial Technology Teacher John Doornenbal is a 2020 STEM Teacher Extern at Interstates in Sioux Center.

John Doornenbal, an industrial technology teacher at Sioux Center High School, is spending six weeks of his summer as a STEM Teacher Extern for Interstates, an electrical automation company in Sioux Center. As part of his externship experience, Doornenbal is learning about tasks in which each employee is involved and the skills needed to complete the task. Read more about Work-Based Learning for Teachers – Summer Externships

STEM Teacher Externships on Track for Summer 2020

Parkview Middle School Mathematics Teacher Genna Kinley was a 2019 STEM Teacher Extern with John Deere

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our learning environments, workplaces, social gatherings and more. People around the world are looking at things through a new lens and rapidly making adjustments to safely and effectively deliver instructions, products and services in our communities. Read more about STEM Teacher Externships on Track for Summer 2020

Workplace Hosts Needed for Expanding Externships Program

Bob Grant, a mathematics teacher at Storm Lake High School, completed a STEM Teacher Externship in 2019

Planning for the Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Program is gearing up for Summer 2020. Each summer, educators are matched with business hosts where they learn about career opportunities that use the skills students are learning in the classroom while addressing needs of local workplaces. Read more about Workplace Hosts Needed for Expanding Externships Program

Employers, Now is the Time to Plan for 2020 STEM Teacher Externship

Ashley Mitchell completed an Externship with the Iowa National Guard

Work-based learning offers valuable experience for today’s students to gain knowledge and training for future workforce opportunities. For teachers too, the STEM Teacher Externship Program helps connect classrooms to careers through the immersion of STEM educators in workplace settings for six weeks in the summer. Read more about Employers, Now is the Time to Plan for 2020 STEM Teacher Externship

Celebrating Ten Years of STEM Teacher Externships

Dr. Ryan Wise, Director of the Iowa Department of Education, was the keynote speaker at the 2019 STEM Teacher Externship Forum.
The 2019 STEM Teacher Externship Forum capped another record-breaking summer and the tenth year of STEM Teacher Externships. Nearly 100 teacher externs, extern mentors and workplace hosts attended the event held at the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus (DMACC). 
 

Seeing More in Your Fields Through STEM Teacher Externships

Tricia Reichert, science teacher at Emmetsburg High School, is a STEM Teacher Extern at MaxYield Cooperative

Tricia Reichert, Emmetsburg High School science teacher, is completing a six-week Iowa STEM Teacher Externship with MaxYield Cooperative this summer. In line with MaxYield’s mission of “Seeing More In Your Fields,” she has been tasked with assisting this progressive cooperative with “seeing more” in their young agronomy interns in terms of recruitment and retention. Read more about Seeing More in Your Fields Through STEM Teacher Externships

"Today's youth will be the innovators of tomorrow who carry Kemin into the future."* Why Businesses Take Part in Externships

Iowa STEM Teacher Extern and Carlisle High School Science teacher Aaron Hahn

There are roughly 40,000 Iowa businesses of five employees or more. Each one depends on education systems to prepare their future hires. What better way to assure applicants come to the door commanding the skills and knowledge needed than to partner with local teachers in shaping what gets taught and how? Read more about "Today's youth will be the innovators of tomorrow who carry Kemin into the future."* Why Businesses Take Part in Externships

STEM Teacher Externs Connect Classroom to Careers, Community

2018 STEM Teacher Externship

Hundreds of Iowa STEM educators have invested a part of their summers in connecting mathematics, science and technology instruction with the world of work that awaits their students. Read more about STEM Teacher Externs Connect Classroom to Careers, Community

Workplace Hosts Sign-up for 2019 STEM Teacher Externship Program

Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Program

Part of the mission of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is to provide work-based learning opportunities. The Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Program is a unique opportunity for workplaces to build mutually beneficial partnerships with some of Iowa’s talented STEM educators and impact the future workforce. Read more about Workplace Hosts Sign-up for 2019 STEM Teacher Externship Program

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