One of the challenges I will face transferring my internship experience into educational resources in my classroom will be the resources I have available. I hope to attain funding to purchase a 3D printer for my classroom. The 3D printer was used to create the housing for the Lily Pad and can be utilized by various other CTE courses. I will also need to develop my coding skills if I want to create various levels of projects/ products. I have watched various tutorials and am becoming more comfortable coding. I have created a successful lesson plan that will challenge my students and hopefully stimulate great Ideas for projects/products. The knowledge I’ve learned during my internship at the ASSIST center has been a success in it self. I am more knowledgeable about 3D printing and developing wearable devices. I was very excited to learn about screen printing electrical circuits onto textiles.
My internship experience will benefit my mentor’s organization through promotion and exposure. Everyone at my school will hear about the Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and
Technologies (ASSIST) center and Textiles programs at NC State. I will definitely promote the programs to students and colleagues. I can’t wait to display my posters for the wearable device I created this summer in the hall by my classroom. I learned so many cool things this summer, I cant wait to share and collaborate with educators within my school and district. My CDC and CTE director have also promoted the Kenan Fellows program and the project I help develop throughout the Durham Public School System. Hopefully the extra exposure in Durham Public School will recruit and produce another cohort of exceptional fellows. I also hope to expose my students to potential career opportunities in coding, engineering, and textiles, possibly creating future ‘Wolf Pack” graduates.