Nebraska Algebra Accepting Applications
We are accepting applications for the second cohort of Nebraska Algebra teachers.
Courses for Nebraska Algebra Cohort 2 will be offered in Grand Island as part of an effort to better support teachers from central and western Nebraska.
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Submission InfoApplications can be sent electronically to:
NebraskaMATH c/o CSMCE
251 Avery Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0134
Nebraska Algebra Teacher Application InformationNebraska Algebra is a program for Algebra I teachers (both high school teachers and middle level teachers) who want to strengthen their knowledge of algebra and the teaching of algebra as part of an initiative focused on ensuring success in algebra for all students. Applications are now being accepted from teachers seeking to begin the program in either Summer 2010 or Summer 2011. The next open application period for Primarily Math and the New Teacher Network will be in Fall 2010.
The 2010 Summer Institute will be held in Grand Island at Westridge Middle School, June 21-25 and June 28-July 2. The 2011 Summer Institute will be in Lincoln but dates for the 2011 Institute have not been set at this time. Applicants should check the appropriate box to indicate whether they prefer Summer 2010, Summer 2011 or have no preference. If there is a substantial demand, preference for the Summer 2010 Institute will be given to teachers who live within 60 miles of Grand Island or for whom Grand Island is a closer location than Lincoln.
A complete Nebraska Algebra application includes:
- Cover page
- Vitae (please include the following required information)
- Collegiate education
- Undergraduate (institutions, major, degree, year graduated)
- Graduate (institutions, majors, hours earned or degrees awarded, year graduated)
- List of mathematics courses completed or provide (unofficial) college transcripts
- Professional development experiences not associated with college credit
- Teaching experience (locations, roles, and lengths of time)
- Teacher-leadership experiences (serving on or leading committees, writing curriculum, in-service presentations or presentations at professional meetings, etc.)
- Other professional meetings attended
- Collegiate education
- Responses to the two essay questions described below (your total response is limited to two pages).
- Please describe the key challenges faced by you and others who teach Algebra I in your school as you strive to help all students succeed while maintaining high standards. What are the most important steps that your school or district can take to support an initiative whose goal is for all students to succeed in Algebra I?
- How do you anticipate that participation in Nebraska Algebra's academic programs will be beneficial to you and your school as you and your colleagues pursue the goal of extending success in Algebra I to all students?
- Two letters of recommendation (including one from your school principal and one from a colleague) which address the following:
- Your potential to succeed in a graduate program that includes challenging mathematical and pedagogical content appropriate for the level at which you teach
- Your teaching ability and your peers' respect for you as a colleague
- Your ability to accept challenges, grow professionally and follow through on commitments
- Principal's support form