Externships are designed to equip teachers with experience and a social network of fellow educators that address real-world project and problem-based tasks that guide learning experiences for students as they enter into a rapidly changing world.
Summer 2021 Externships
We'll see you in person and online!
Programs are open to all BPS educators and educators from Boston Catholic and Charter schools.
This summer, we're back and better than ever with two hybrid programs! Read about them below and submit your intent to apply using the link above.
- Earth&Space Science (July 26-August 3) - This program is co-designed with the BPS Building Excellent Educators of Science (BEES) program and is centered around the NGSS standard Earth&Space Science. Participating externs will work with Opti, NASA, and Bunker Hill Community College for 7 days to explore the standard, how it applies to the program partners, and how educators can bring what they've learned back to their classrooms. Participants will be compensated with PDPs and a stipend. Days will be 5 hours long with an hour for lunch.
- Design Thinking and the Future of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (August 9-August 20): a professional development externship opportunity to build connections with leaders of the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry in Greater Boston. The two-week summer program will expose educators (and future educators) to the in-demand skills and careers related to the AEC industry, and how they all interconnect. Teachers will be equipped with information and social networks allowing them to design real-world, problem-based, and project-based learning experiences for their students. Participants will be compensated with PDPs and a stipend. Days will be 5 hours long with an hour for lunch.