The Center for STEM Education is excited to announce the awarding of 20 grants to applicants from around the state of Texas to host teacher externship programs during the summer of 2018, as part of the new Texas Teacher Externships Program, with follow-up in classrooms during the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year. Awardees include Independent School Districts, Education Service Centers, Institutions of Higher Education, Charter Schools, and one non-profit organization.
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TEX2 defines an externship as a professional development opportunity connecting the classroom to the workplace. Through conversation with industry leaders and via direct experience at a job site, the teacher learns about trends, skills and opportunities in industries related to their content area in order to enrich and strengthen instruction and to bring relevance to student learning.
More information about each of the 31 TEX2 projects, their events, and individual contact information can be found in the Externships Project Directory.
A collection of resources, including reports and presentations by TEX2 pilot program participants, for those looking for more background on the externship program.