Locks, Levees, and Lessons
Strong relationships with local academy partners is the key to building effective business engagement in our high schools. The Academies of Nashville provide students with meaningful, hands-on learning in context through unique partnerships with local businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. The Teacher Team Externship Program gives teachers an opportunity to have a real-world professional experience at a host organization to develop a project-based curriculum that gives students industry exposure and applied learning.
If you look at a map of Tennessee's rivers and lakes, hundreds of blue veins criss-cross the state in all shapes and sizes. From the mighty Cumberland River flowing through downtown Nashville to the smallest stream in your backyard, Tennessee waterways shape both the landscape and the economy of the state. Two teachers from Cane Ridge's Academy of Architecture and Construction attended a three-day externship with the Army Corp of Engineers in order to understand the vast impact the organization has on Metro Nashville and Davidson County.
Check out the team's photos below to learn more about their externship experience.