STEC 4800 - Internship in Service Learning
(3) Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, completion of application, acceptance to the program, a background check and insurance.
Repeatable course: May be taken up to two times for credit.
Upon completing this course, students will: 1. Apply Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) content knowledge and skills to develop engaging active learning enrichment activities within the local community. 2. Apply STEM skills in a service-learning context, such as ability to communicate science to the public, time management, and productive teamwork. 3. Exhibit professional behavior, and enthusiasm for STEM learning, consistent with modeling pursuit of higher education, college completion, and STEM career entry. Student will choose one of the following: Internship with 5th Grade Science: Student will develop and conduct inquiry-based labs with 5th graders at a local elementary school to help increase elementary students interest in science and STEM. You will spend half your time at the elementary school implementing science labs, and the rest of your time at GGC preparing the lesson plan, labs and course delivery with the help of GGC faculty. Technology Ambassador Program: Students will develop educational technology tutorial or demonstration suitable for outreach to K-12 students. You will prepare and conduct workshops and demonstrations at outreach events such as the Super Saturday Series (S3) and GGC Technology Camp. Students will assess the effectiveness of their workshop, reflect on the experiences, and summarize the results for a community of their peers. Peer Supplemental Instruction Leaders: Students will develop and implement weekly Peer Supplemental Instruction (PSI) session to correspond with a participating STEM course. Depending on the course, students will divide their time between the following activities: prepare and conduct PSI sessions for these courses 2-3 times per week; attend and assist in weekly laboratory sessions for the course; attend meetings to discuss and improve methods for PSI sessions and labs. Students will also assess the effectiveness of their sessions, reflect on their experiences, and summarize the results to assist in improving the PSI Program. Service Learning Thematic Course: students will develop and conduct inquiry-based activities based on a theme. Students will assess the effectiveness of their project, reflect on their experiences, and present their project information.
Additional course requirements may apply such as permission of instructor, completion of application, acceptance to the program, a background check, COVID vaccination, and/or insurance may be required.
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