TEAMS teacher leader application now open

Teachers participate in professional development through the UNL CSMCE.
Teachers participate in professional development through the UNL CSMCE.

TEAMS teacher leader application now open

Approximately 40 elementary and secondary teachers are needed to plan, lead and deliver a professional development project with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Department of Education aimed at improving K-12 math and science instruction throughout Nebraska. Apply now to be selected as one of the teacher leaders: http://scimath.unl.edu/csmce/teams/

With a focus on elevating academic achievement in Nebraska’s high-need schools, Nebraska Partnership TEAMS (Teaching to Enhance Achievement in Math and Science), a $1 million grant, will establish professional development sessions at sites to be determined with the NDE.

Applications for teacher leaders must be submitted by Monday, Oct. 3. Teacher leaders are those who have leadership capacity and interest in participating in a project that will provide statewide professional development to teachers. Demonstrated leadership capacity can include leading building/district/state PD sessions in the past, serving as a math or science coach, or being nominated by an NDE content specialist or ESU as a teacher leader. The teacher leaders will help to design and develop PD sessions for teachers. These teachers will then be directly involved in leading the PD sessions for teachers in Summer 2017 and/or the 2017-2018 school year. Stipends will be provided, along with travel and lodging costs.

Three sets of sessions – dedicated to elementary-integrated STEM, secondary mathematics, and secondary Earth and space science, respectively – will address content that aligns with Nebraska State Standards. Along with bolstering content knowledge in these areas, the sessions will focus on raising teacher confidence and encouraging the adoption of research-backed instructional practices. Teacher leaders can choose which of the three content areas they would like to lead.

The project represents a collaboration between UNL faculty from the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education; the Department of Mathematics; the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; and the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.

This project is supported by a Nebraska Mathematics & Science Partnership Grant, Title IIB of NCLB.

Application site: https://cse.unl.edu/scimath/apps/

Originally published September 8, 2016 - Submit an Item