Educational Internship Program
Everything you need to know about EIP
What is EIP?
If you are interested in participating in the Educational Internship Program, take a look at the information below and talk with Ms. Taylor and some current students to get more information. Please complete this application by the end of February.
"EIP has been one of the best experiences I have had in my high school career. It has provided me with a stress reliever during my day, new skills, and best of all, some really cute little friends. Considering I want to go into education, it has made me realize that a classroom really is the place for me and has helped me to feel more confident in my decision. You learn how to work with adults and develop relationships with kids, and you gain a whole new insight on education as a whole. If you're even considering EIP, just say yes--you won't regret it. Have fun, learn more, and enjoy it!"--Carman Stephenson, LNHS class of 2017
"EIP has given me the opportunity to work with some amazing students. Seeing my kindergartners is the best part of my day, and watching each and every one of them grow as a student has been a blessing for me. Even though I am wanting to go into nursing, I know that by being exposed to this type of learning, I will be a better caregiver and parent in the long run. EIP is something that has made my senior year memorable, and I am so thankful for the opportunities it has given me."--Bailey Tobin, LNHS class of 2017
Should I take EIP if I don't want to be a teacher?
communication and public speaking
how to help others
understanding and empathizing
real world problem-solving
reading higher-levels texts
learning how to interact with children
adapting to new ways to integrate technology and changes in teaching and learning
What will I do during EIP?
What do you do from a student's perspective? Here is a list from EIP students:
Help kids with tests and homework
Gain teaching experience
Examine learning and psychological principles and theories
Make connections with elementary students
Do reflective assignments to help you understand the field of education
Experience life as a teacher
Critique our current educational system
Analyze the inequities and problems in education
Create materials for student learning
Go to recess
Visit different educational sites and classrooms
Explore educational careers
Assess student learning
Work with small groups
Work with individual students
Teach the entire class
Go on field trips
Do crafts and art projects
Preview student experiments
Review student projects
What's the best part of EIP?
Students love you and look forward to seeing you each day
Figuring out how to help that struggling student
Organizing games at recess
Gaining real world experience
Being treated like an adult
Realizing you really want to be a teacher
Realizing you don't want to be a teacher
The class meetings offer a great classroom environment
Visiting other schools and classrooms, including the Early Childhood Center, a gifted classroom, and EPiC Elementary
The elementary teachers treat you like a colleague, not a student
The assignments for EIP help you as a learner and a teacher--they are meaningful
Reading books that impact your life
Getting valuable and meaningful feedback
If you are interested...
- Visit Ms. Taylor in room 810 if you have questions.
- Talk to some current EIP students about their experiences.
- Complete this application.
- Register for EIP with your guidance counselor.
- Come to an EIP meeting in March or April to meet the current EIP students. You can learn more about the program and give Ms. Taylor more details about what you can expect from the Educational Internship Program.