Documents Tagged with Reflection

Externship Student Reflection Checklist

Reflection tool designed to help guide students during the externship experience itself

The resource was developed by Harmony School of Science- San Antonio for students who will be attending an internship.  After the internship, students will develop a presentation that will be presented to 8th grade students to provide information about the various pathways that are offered at the high school campus.

How could I use this resource?

Explained the internship process to students and discuss the students’ responsibilities.
2. Distribute the checklist and explain that the checklist will assist the students in gathering information about the career.  Encourage students to ask questions that are of interest to them that may not appear of the checklist.
3. Encourage students to be creative in developing their presentation

Why is this resource useful?

This resource can be utilized by others to assist students in gathering information about careers.  Even though it was developed for the internship, it can be utilized to assist students when doing research on a particular STEM career as well.

Teacher Externship Journal

Key questions to be gathered during the course of a teacher's externship

This resource developed by Judson ISD is a comprehensive journal completed by the Extern to document the experience by providing detail information in three major areas: Background Information, Externship Experience, and Industry/Business Perception.

How could I use this resource?

1. This tool should be provided to the Teacher at the beginning of the Externship.
2. The Extern should journal their experience for the duration of the Externship.
3. The Extern will be required to interview Industry partner employees to include their input and feedback.  
4. This completed journal is submitted to the STEM Coordinator or the appropriate personnel.  
5. Information gathered from this journal should be summarized and communicated to the Program Coordinator and Industry Partner.  The information should be used to make recommendations for improvements and enhancements to the Externship program..

Why is this resource useful?

The Extern Journal log is an excellent record of the Extern’s experience and will provide immediate feedback that can be used to determine the effectiveness of the program.   This information and feedback can also  be used to identify areas of improvement and opportunities to enhance the Program from both the Schools/Districts and Industry’s perspective.   The information should be cataloged and maintained to document the completion and compliance of the Externship  program.  The tool can be shared with other campuses to establish a consistent district-wide tool used to evaluate the program at the District/Program level.  Any improvement to this Externship process will directly benefit the STEM Education Program.

Teacher Externship Program Post-Survey Form

Reflection form for teacher after completion of externship

This resource developed by Judson ISD is a survey to be completed by the Extern participant at the completion of the Externship. 

How could I use this resource?

1. The survey should be administered immediately after the completion of the Externship. 
2. Data collected should be summarized and analyzed
3. The survey data should be used to provide feedback to all stakeholders.
4. The survey questionnaire should also be periodically reviewed with the goals in alignment with the survey’s purpose and the related benchmarks.ermine areas that need improvement and successes.
6. Challenge teachers to complete another PBL lesson..

Why is this resource useful?

A survey is an excellent tool to collect feedback from a primary stakeholder.   This information and feedback should be used to identify areas of improvement and opportunities to enhance the Program from both the Schools/Districts and Industry’s perspective.   The tool should be shared with other campuses to establish a district-wide survey which increases the participant population and yields more reliable and actionable data.  Any improvement to this Externship process will directly benefit the STEM Education Program.

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