Teacher @ Work

Teachers spend a summer “on the job” in an area business that relates to their subject area. Grant Wood AEA and the Workplace Learning Connection work together to provide teachers with real world practices to take into their classrooms.

Participants are required to attend a two-hour orientation session and a three-hour debriefing session; internship length is 40 hours, and participants earn three graduate credits through Drake University or recertification credit.

The insights teachers gain from their experiences allow them to:

  • Facilitate the use of real world examples as more teachers are utilizing contextual learning.
  • Encourage communication between education and the workplace.
  • Enhance a teacher's understanding of all aspects of an industry.