ERIC Number: ED372070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Internships. Wisconsin Improvement Program.
Wisconsin Improvement Program, Madison.
Since 1960, the Teacher Intern Program has offered the best teaching candidates throughout Wisconsin an opportunity to analyze teaching and learning experiences in school settings, interact with experienced colleagues, put into practice what they have learned in school, and receive payment. Internship activities focus on preparing, selecting, and organizing learning experiences and materials; class planning; interaction with learners to assess their motivations, capabilities, and problems; development of student sensitivity to teaching; analysis of skills and competencies needed for evaluating the teaching of others; and development of communication skills. Interns are selected based on high admission standards, licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and paid a stipend. The teacher internship program provides many services to local school districts: reduces temporary high enrollments at a grade level; provides more classroom observation time to determine specific needs of students; permits more parent contacts; enhances team teaching; affords colleges/universities an opportunity to plan staff development programs for the cooperating teachers who supervise interns; provides a source of recruitment for staff vacancies; and offers support to a combination grade teacher. The pamphlet discusses who is eligible to be an intern; procedures for applying for an intern; the roles and responsibilities of various individuals and institutions involved; legal requirements; the selection process; and payment procedures. A list of cooperating college and university coordinators, and institutional representatives is included. A sample Intern Request form is also included. (JDD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Higher Education, Internship Programs, On the Job Training, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teacher Interns, Teacher Role
Bureau for Teacher Education, Licensing and Placement, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Improvement Program, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin