Nebraska Math & Science Summer Institutes 2018

2018 Course Catalog

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NMSSI Courses for Mathematics Teachers

MATH 804T - Experimentation, Conjecture & Reasoning

Audience: K123456789101112
Credit Hours: 3
Location: Holdrege
Dates: June 18-22, 8am - 5pm
This course focuses on problem solving, reasoning and proof and communicating mathematics. The overall goal for this course is to bring participants to the next level in the development of their mathematical habits of mind: A person who is an effective mathematical thinker has a toolbox of skills and knowledge to experiment, conjecture, reason, and ultimately solve problems.

MATH 807T - Using Math to Understand Our World

Audience: K123456789101112
Credit Hours: 3
Location: Online
Dates: May 14-July 6
This course will examine the mathematics underlying several socially-relevant questions from a variety of academic disciplines. Mathematical models of problems will be constructed and studied using a variety of topics and basic skills in algebra, functions, statistics and probability. Sources will include original documentation whenever possible (such as government data, reports and research papers) in order to provide a sense of the very real role that mathematics plays in society.

Math 807T is not open to teachers who have completed Math 809.

MATH 896 - Special Topics: Elementary-Integrated STEM

Audience: K123456789101112
Credit Hours: 3
Location: Hastings
Dates: June 11-15, 8am - 5pm
Teachers will learn to leverage science explorations to provide context and meaning to mathematics instruction in the elementary classroom, while also supporting children’s learning of science. Participants will engage in integrated science/math experiences, deepen their knowledge of concepts needed to integrate math and science in their own classrooms, and learn how to develop rich, integrated lessons to engage children in meaningful and memorable learning experiences.

MATH 896 - Special Topics: Secondary-Integrated STEM

Audience: K123456789101112
Credit Hours: 3
Location: Hastings
Dates: July 11-13, 16-17 (WRFMT), 8am - 5pm
This course will engage 6-12 teachers in project-based learning experiences which integrate STEM in intentional and meaningful ways. Teachers also will develop the depth of content knowledge needed to implement various integrated STEM lessons in their own classrooms. In addition, the course will address effective strategies for further integration and implementation of STEM content.

TEAC 880E - Teaching Mathematics with Technology

Audience: K123456789101112
Credit Hours: 3
Location: Online
Dates: May 21-July 2
The focus of this workshop is on developing skills for using GeoGebra in the teaching and learning of middle and high school mathematics. Topics found in PreAlgebra, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus courses will be emphasized. Geometry properties and theorems, functions, transformations, conics, data analysis and other mathematics topics will be addressed. Participants will develop interactive mathematics applets, map downloaded files to their curriculum, and develop an implementation plan of action. The online section of this course does not qualify for the 20% tuition discount.
NMSSI Courses for Science Teachers

GEOS 898 - Methods in Geoscience Field Instruction

Audience: K123456789101112
Credit Hours: 3
Location: Fieldwork
Dates: June 7 (on campus), June 8 (depart at 8am), June 22 (return by 5pm)
A 16-day, inquiry-based geology field course in which participants will enhance their inquiry skills and experience learning (and camping) in the great outdoors across Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The primary aim of this course is to improve educators' ability to teach inquiry, gain knowledge and understanding of geoscience, and to demonstrate effective teaching methods for 6-12 learning environments. Participants will discover, observe and study a variety of natural phenomena, focusing on Earth processes and geological history. Enrollment is limited to 9.