Middle School Manufacturing Experience (MSME)
This Program is designed to bring Modern Manufacturing Businesses and Middle School Educators together in a new and exciting internship program.
Your involvement with this program will affect our next generation of employees. You have an opportunity to impact tomorrow's employees today!
You are provided an opportunity to gain new knowledge and insights to bring into your classroom.
When: June 15, 2014 through December, 2014 -- ENROLL NOW!
Faculty from the Science Division of Delta College identified the need to have middle school teachers gain more insights into the modern manufacturing environment in light of so many changes being made in this industry during the past 10 - 20 years. As a result of this identified need, a proposal was written and accepted by The Dow Chemical Company and The Delta College Foundation Office. In the first year of implementation, Delta College faculty members, Brian Aldrich and Ronald Schlaack, teamed up with a Great Lakes Bay Region middle school teacher, Heather Brey, from E F Rittmueller Middle School to develop the summer 2014 program. The goal is to have up to 20 Great Lakes Bay Region middle school science teachers participate in this program which will bring new knowledge and insights into the classroom beginning in the fall of 2014.
A modern manufacturing work experience designed and administered in partnership with Delta College and local businesses for Great Lakes Bay Region middle school science teachers.
The teacher will be scheduled to participate in a two-week internship program at an assigned local business followed by attendance at a two-credit course at Delta College with other middle school teachers. The tentative plan for the program is as follows:
|1) Two Week (64 hour) Internship
Scheduled anytime by the business between June 15, 2014 & August 8, 2014
Identified Business Location
|2) Delta College Course EDU 214 - Middle School Manufacturing Experience
August 13 and 14, 2014 8am-5pm, Online During Fall Semester (6hrs), Week of 12/08/14 Evenings-TBD (8hrs)
Delta College Main Campus and online
|3) A Program Leader co-teaches one lesson plan with each teacher
Fall 2014 (Day & times to be scheduled individually with teacher)
|4) Recognition Dinner
You will provide local middle school teachers the opportunity to learn what you do, on-site, in your own facility by providing a two week internship (64 hours). This provides you an excellent opportunity to help impact classroom instruction for the middle schools by allowing teachers to be a part of your work environment which will help them develop engaging curriculum, bring learning to life, and encourage students to consider a career in manufacturing. (Business Brochure.pdf)
To experience the world of modern manufacturing. You will go on-site to learn what the business does and how they do it. The goal is for you to share your personal observations with your students, develop a new and engaging modern manufacturing curriculum unit and encourage students to consider careers in manufacturing. (Educator's Brochure.pdf)
The Application Deadline for teachers is May 1, 2014.
Cost to the Teacher
There is no cost for the teacher except for travel and food.
Benefit to the Teacher
- A grant in the amount of $800 following completion of a two-week internship program.
- Two credits after successful completion of a college-level course, EDU 214, Modern Manufacturing Processes.
- Several lessons or projects to meet the State of Michigan science curriculum objectives.
- One day of teaching in your classroom with a Delta College faculty member during the Fall 2014 semester.
Funding for this program is made possible through the generosity of The Dow Chemical Company, The Delta College Foundation and other local businesses.
Delta Faculty, Science Division
Delta Faculty, Science Division
Faculty, E F Rittmueller Middle School
You may direct any questions related to this Program to email@example.com or by calling 989-686-9245.