For Math Education Majors

The next meeting for Math Ed Club will be next Thursday 1/18 at 6 pm in BRNG 1243. At this meeting we will be electing new officers for this year. We need 2-4 new officers because we will be replacing all positions. If you are looking to be more involved in Math Ed Club or gain leadership experience, this is a great way to do it!

Exciting New Opportunity for
Mathematics Education Majors (all levels)
EDCI 49000 (Spring 2018)
Mathematics Education Seminar
(one credit—little work outside of class)
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 pm, BRNG 4180
Instructor: Jill Newton (janewton@purdue.edu)

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education: Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME) is designed for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in the learning and teaching of secondary mathematics. BSME was conceived by the founders of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM), and the two programs share a common goal—to experience the mathematical and general culture of Hungary. BSME is specifically intended for students who are not only passionate about mathematics, but also the teaching of mathematics.  Learn more at bsmeducation.com/summer

Looking for TUTOR VOLUNTEERS!! - SOAR meets on Sundays from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in MATH 211, beginning on Sept 10.  These sessions are for first year College of Science students across all seven areas.  Currently looking for Biology, Chemistry and Math tutors.  Dinner is provided for the tutors and students on Sunday, as an incentive to attend.   E-mail Natasha Harris natashalharris@purdue.edu if interested!

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is once again offering student teaching stipends for high-needs areas (math, science, and special ed) and underrepresented minority students.  All eligible students have been contacted and sent the application instructions.  Fall student teachers need to apply by October 4th, and Spring student teachers need to apply by January 31st.

Here are the links:

Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities:  http://www.in.gov/che/4511.htm

Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs Fields:  http://www.in.gov/che/4510.htm

Indiana GEAR UP at Purdue needs tutors for middle school students in Lafayette and Frankfort. Not only would Purdue students have the content expertise but could be role models for these students as they go through middle and high school.   Additionally, Purdue students could take advantage of the EARN program and make an additional $10/hour tutoring on top of the $10 GEAR Up will pay them. Please apply here: https://indianaintern.net/organizations/search?search_cat_id=internships&keyword=indiana+gear+up

Homework and Tutoring program at Schuyler Avenue Wesleyan Church in Lafayette. We serve under privileged kids in the North End of Lafayette in a partnership with Vinton Elementary school to provide background checked and coached volunteers to help children in targets ways.  Our program has been a great success and we had a number of Purdue students volunteer throughout the first semester.  I would love if you could once again include our program in your announcements.  Right now we have more kids signed up than volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Shaina Patriquin at shainapatriquin@gmail.com

New Scholarship and New Certificate Program for Preservice Teachers! 

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME) is designed for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in the learning and teaching of secondary mathematics. BSME was conceived by the founders of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM), and the two programs share a common goal—to experience the mathematical and general culture of Hungary. BSME is specifically intended for students who are not only passionate about mathematics, but also the teaching of mathematics.  www.bsmeducation.com

Teacher shortage report at:  https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.pdf Indiana starts on page 51.  You can certainly see trends.  As Licenture understands, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) uses the number of emergency permits issued to determine the teacher shortages in Indiana. Numbers for 2016-17 most likely will be available in the spring.  Also, according to the IDOE, “Indiana has seen a significant decline in the number of individuals receiving initial teacher licenses issued in recent years.  Specifically, there has been an 18% drop in the number of initial teacher licenses issued over the last five years.”

Global Gateway for Teachers - Navajo Nation Program (apply junior year as it fills fast!)

You don't have to leave the United States to have a new cultural experience. Through our Navajo Nation Program, you'll live and work for a full semester on a Navajo Reservation in Arizona, New Mexico, or Utah. There, you'll teach in either a public reservation school or a Bureau of Indian Education school. Your engagement doesn't end when classes do, however. In exchange for room and board in reservation dorms, you'll coordinate after-school activities for students staying in the dorms, provide tutoring and homework assistance, and even work in the dorm cafeteria.The goal is to become a part of the community. You may visit students' homes, develop personal friendships with the adults you work with at school and in the dorms, attend tribal council meetings, and observe and participate in tribal celebrations and ceremonies. Many students are so energized by their teaching experiences that they go on to full-time teaching positions in their placement communities. This program is through IU. There are training/orientation tasks that must be done through IU, so you should apply by Junior Year.  Contact: stachows@indiana.edu for more information or visit their website at: http://education.indiana.edu/undergraduate/immersion/reservation.html

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