Summer 2015

Williams Elementary Outreach – Summer 2015

What’s in the job?

Williams Elementary Outreach hires three students for a nine-week summer internship. During this internship, five weeks are devoted to developing new curriculum units, two weeks are dedicated to revising existing curriculum units, and two weeks are spent working as lab instructors at the Williams College Summer Science Lab. WEO interns work in pairs with interns from MCLA to develop and revise curriculum units. Throughout the summer the interns receive guidance and support from faculty and staff at Williams, MCLA, and North Adams Public Schools. This work is done through Teaching to Learn, a four-year NSF-funded grant. From 2014 through 2018, students from Williams and MCLA will develop curriculum during the summer, which will be implemented in the North Adams School district during the year.

Fun Facts:

– 9 weeks

– 6 new units

– 8 revised units

– 700+ pages of Google Docs

– 50+ middle schoolers at Summer Science Lab


Summer 2015 Reflection Video

Meet the 2015 Summer Interns!

Greg Ferland '16, Mathematics major

Greg Ferland ’16, Mathematics major, [email protected]

Darla Torres '18, undeclared major,

Darla Torres ’18, undeclared major, [email protected]

Grace Sullivan '17

Grace Sullivan ’17, English and WGSS major, [email protected]













“With no previous experience in education, I was amazed by the support I received from the other interns and our project leaders. Plus, I love knowing that my work this summer will immediately impact children in our community.” – Greg

I decided to be a part of this internship because education holds a very special place in my heart. Every minute I got to spend working with the WEO team and the students only further supported my intentions of pursing a career in education after college.” – Darla

“The WEO Summer Internship was the perfect combination of independence and support. We were free to use our own experiences and learning styles to create the lessons that we wanted and we were incredibly lucky to have a great team of education professionals to work with.” – Grace