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How Teachers Can Avoid Their Own Summer Slide

June 13, 2018

By: Lauren Barack

Source: Education Dive

Dive Brief

  • To give teachers some practical know-how on applying STEM skills to real world jobs, five teachers were invited to a two-week externship last summer at Terracon​, an engineering firm in Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Teachers go back to their classrooms in the fall, and are able to help students see the connection to what they’re learning and future careers, wrote The Hechinger Report.

Dive Insight

When teachers take advantage of summer fellowships and similar programs, they’re able to expand the curriculum for their own students. Educators bring their observations and newly learned skills back to the classroom, and are better able to link what students are taught to what they’ll encounter when they graduate.

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