Lebanon Educator-Workplace Partnership (LEWP)

5-Day Professional Learning Opportunity

Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 in partnership with South Central Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) applied for “Teacher in the Workplace” grant funding through the PA Department of Labor & Industry. This grant is intended to build connections between education and industry, and promote economic development.

The Lebanon Educator-Workplace Partnership (LEWP) targets middle school educators (serving Grades 6-8) from Lebanon County’s six public school districts and the Lebanon nonpublic schools. Participating educators will engage in five non-consecutive days of professional learning during the 2018-19 school year. The purpose of this project is to create fieldwork experiences for middle school educators in order for them to gain knowledge of the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work (CEW) Standards, observe 21st Century Skills in the workplace, and incorporate their lessons learned with students. 

What can I expect?

Day 1: Participants will meet on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, to learn more about local and state workforce trends, CEW Standards, STEM skills, and LEWP program expectations.

Days 2-4: Externship opportunities with local businesses in high demand sectors of healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and transportation industries where educators will observe and interview employees, and work in various departments.

Day 5: Educators will meet again on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, to reflect on their externship experiences, develop a lesson plan they will implement with their students, and create a presentation they will share with their colleagues.

Participants who elect to earn graduate credit through Lebanon Valley College (LVC) will be required to complete an additional assignment.

What’s in it for me?

  • 36 Act 48 hours from IU13 OR 3 graduate credits, 90 Act 48 hours, from LVC
  • Opportunity to work in a new/different field for multiple days and learn more about your local community.
  • Gain knowledge of current workforce trends in Lebanon County that can support students’ career planning. 

Who can participate?

Teachers of any content area, School Counselors or Administrators at Middle School Level Grades 6-8. 


Application Deadline: September 21, 2018

We have reached full capacity for this event, but educators are welcome to submit an application prior to Oct. 15th, to be placed on a waitlist.


Questions? Contact: Jill Richards or call 717-606-1939