We are now accepting applications for the STEP Undergraduate Intern program. There is more information at http://www.cetl.gatech.edu/students/step/. The deadline is Monday, March 3 at 5pm. If anyone has any questions, they should contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, donna.
The Student and Teacher Enhancement Partnership (STEP) Program partners advanced Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate students with metro-Atlanta area high schools in teams that are led by master teacher-coordinators. The program seeks to improve the teaching-related communication and leadership skills of Georgia Tech students and to use the exceptional scholarly expertise available at Georgia Tech to assist in increasing the mathematics and science performance of Atlanta-area high school students.
STEP Graduate Fellows and Undergraduate Interns participate in summer training workshops to familiarize them with inquiry-based learning pedagogy, classroom management, and effective teaching skills. They also work with high school personnel to develop a needs assessment and action plan for the school. During the school year they work in teams (each having at least two Georgia Tech students) with their partner school, choosing activities from a menu of options that includes: 1) Student instruction, 2) Teacher professional development, 3) Student enrichment and mentoring, 4) Implementation of appropriate educational technologies, 5) Science fair project assistance, and 6) Georgia Tech lab tours.
This program is open to undergraduate students who are majoring in Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Public Policy, or STAC with at least junior standing (60 credit hours) as of the end of Spring 2008. GT Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.75, with preference given to students who have a GPA of at least 3.0 and the desire and availability to take the graduate training course during Summer 2007.
Donna C. Llewellyn, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Atlanta, GA 30332-0383