How long to you have to complete the 90 hours, and what the
requirements - i.e. one big ongoing project, or an hour here
and an hour there, or (most likely) something in between? For
the program I did several years ago, we had to do a series of
Anyway, ideas which may or may not fit your needs... filling
in when an admin is out, as has been mentioned... lead a
committee or after-school program or other project... take the
lead in a change your school is undergoing... be a testing
coordinator... take a leadership role in writing/revising a
school plan such as budget, emergency preparedness, parent
involvement, etc... after-school sports supervision at the
high school if that's feasible (perhaps not since you
mentioned elementary/middle school, but it's good way to
accumulate lots of hours outside the school day!)... conduct a
needs assessment survey (staff, students, and/or parents) and
analyze the results to identify needs and formulate a way to
address them... etc.
On 9/22/13, Busy intern AND teacher in Florida! wrote:
> I'm currently teaching 8th grade language arts while taking
> my last two courses for administrative certification. One
> of these courses is the internship, and I've chosen an
> approach that incorporates both elementary and middle
> school experiences.
> The challenge is finding the time to complete the required
> 90 hours of experiences while teaching full-time. I have a
> few colleagues who have done this while working in an
> administrative position, such as a dean or even as a CRT.
> They reported few issues due to the nature of their jobs.
> I'm trying to avoid taking personal days, but I'm not sure
> how I'll be able to complete the hours without taking time
> off. I did not do this over the summer because I wanted to
> have the chance to work with a principal while school was
> in session.
> I would appreciate any suggestions for tasks that could be
> completed outside of school. I'm looking at planning a
> brief inservice of some kind, doing some data analysis at
> home, and so forth.
> I would also like to hear any suggestions regarding
> experiences you feel are absolutely essential for the
> internship. I will be taking some personal days next month.
> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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