The Plano ISD Teacher Externship Program, in partnership the Plano ISD Education Foundation, Plano ISD professional learning, Capital One and other organizations, provides the opportunity for teachers to collaborate with local partners in business and industry.
This program promotes learning that reaches beyond traditional classroom or workshop settings and provides the teacher the opportunity to engage in experiences that focus on classroom-to-career connections. Working side-by-side with knowledgeable and skilled professionals, teacher externs are better able to prepare students with current and future workplace skills and build meaningful relationships that ultimately benefit teachers, students, the school district and hosting organizations.
This year sponsoring organizations may select from three externship experiences:
This externship provides a teacher in the work place for two to three weeks (option of 20 - 40 hours per week, 80 hours max) in the summer. The teacher is fully integrated into a team or department, tasked with specific duties.
For two to three weeks (option of 20 - 40 hours per week, 80 hours max), the teacher extern involved will gain insight into a business or industry by shadowing executives, managers and teams in multiple departments. The experience may also allow the teacher to benefit from examining a specific skill set.
Fund a teacher extern at a local nonprofit or small business. The teacher extern is available to work at the discretion of the hosting organization for a total of 80 hours. This is great for companies that have regulatory concerns or extensive onboarding requirements.
All externship experiences would ideally take place from June 1 - June 30. A complete program brochure outlines the specifics of the program.
To apply to sponsor a 2020 Teacher Extern, complete the following application.
To apply to host a sponsored extern at your small business or non-profit organization, complete the following application.