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?
Full details and application at www.preteaching.gatech.edu/internships