STE(A)M Truck Internship
FALL 2017 PRE-TEACHING & STE(A)M TRUCK INTERNSHIP
Deadline: April 10, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
For: undergrads and graduate students (U.S. citizens, permanent residents and international)
The Georgia Tech Pre-Teaching program, which supports Georgia Tech undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni considering careers in K-12 education, has partnered with STE(A)M Truck to create a unique, paid internship opportunity in our local education communities. STE(A)M Truck is a program of Community Guilds Inc., an Atlanta based non-profit organization, that focuses on delivering an innovative, gap-closing approach to elementary and middle school education. www.steamtruck.org
What does STE(A)M truck do exactly?
STE(A)M = Science, Technology, Engineering, (Arts), and Mathematics. STE(A)M Truck is a mobile makerspace that offers an experience anchored by a rigorous, experiential learning-based curriculum. The support and collective expertise of the local community is what brings the STE(A)M Truck experience to life. Adult STE(A)M role models – maker-mentors, STE(A)M designers, and local artists, along with educators in local schools – work closely with young students in Atlanta to tackle real problems, design solutions, and build things. Students learn the design process and develop a sense of self-efficacy as they create their own solutions. Educators also learn and are inspired over the 20-day award winning program. They leave better-equipped to bring similar instructional concepts and methodologies into their classrooms once the truck pulls out of the parking lot. How cool is that?
How can I become part of this maker community?
Apply to be an intern!
What will I do as an intern?
As an intern, you will have the opportunity to:
- observe the instructional practices of experienced educators and community experts
- experience an innovative approach to school reform
- collaboratively plan “maker” infused lessons with a team of educators
- assist staff in planning and executing problem-based learning activities
- assist staff in planning and executing professional learning experiences
- set up, implement, supervise, and break down mobile makerspace labs
- develop extension activities
- lead small group and whole class instruction as deemed appropriate
- acquire skills in classroom management under the supervision of an educator
- improve students’ course content mastery
- assess student work and provide feedback to students under supervision
- assist staff in the design of appropriate assessments of student learning
- use backwards design to develop lessons that provide students with a clear path to mastery
What are the eligibility requirements?
- current undergraduate or graduate student at Georgia Tech
- have a 2.0 or higher cumulative G.P.A. when applying and for the entire internship duration
- be in current good academic standing
- have a strong background in mathematics or science; engineering design preferred
- the specific discipline focus of the internship will be dependent upon the selected applicant
Full Internship Details
Please read the full internship description at http://b.gatech.edu/2mTp3Vw before applying.
Jason Martin, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.783.6087
Susan Belmonte, Georgia Tech Pre-Teaching Advisor, at email@example.com or 404.385.3494