For Math Education Majors

Honduras Maymester 2019 CALLOUT September 20 5:30 p.m. BRNG 4180.  Free Pizza.  Teach in Honduras!   Earn 7 Credits   Earn a Global Studies Minor  May 13-May 30, 2019  Visit Copán, the Mayan ruins and the Caribbean Sea.  Scholarship available.


Faculty in Purdue’s College of Education has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a project to train highly qualified K-12 STEM educators and provide financial support for Purdue STEM education students.
Project EINSTEIN: Excellence in STEM Teaching in Indiana through Integrating Engineering Practice and Design Principles is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and six Indiana high schools.
“The goal of the project is to increase the number and diversity of students who pursue a degree and a career in STEM teaching,” said Lynn Bryan, director of the Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST) and a professor of science education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
“Over the next four years, we will graduate 32 secondary STEM teachers who have earned a bachelor’s degree with an integrated STEM concentration and know how to use engineering design in teaching mathematics and science in their classrooms.”
Students will receive tuition support from Project EINSTEIN through a forgivable loan. For each semester of tuition funding, the recipient agrees to teach one year in a high-need middle or high school. At the end of their teaching commitment, the participant will have no financial obligation.
Beyond the specialized integrated STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concentration, the students will participate in a three-year induction program to support and retain these new STEM teachers in their first years of teaching.
“This grant is a home run on so many levels,” Bryan said. “Since teachers often earn less than other professions, student loan debt can put new teachers at a greater financial disadvantage than their peers who pursue other careers. This program provides financial respite as new teachers enter the workforce and start life after college. Additionally, new teachers are at risk to leave the profession early in their career, so Project EINSTEIN includes critical support for their professional growth and development.”
Project EINSTEIN is open to secondary STEM teaching majors (biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, physics and engineering/technology) in their junior or senior year who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Interested Purdue teacher education students can apply for the scholarships online at www.education.purdue.edu/catalyst/scholarship-information/.
Other Purdue faculty participating in the project include Selcen Guzey, Jill Newton, Paul Asunda and Muhsin Menekse. Participating school districts are Carroll Consolidated School Corporation; Community Schools of Frankfort; Frontier Jr./Sr. High School; Tippecanoe School Corporation Middle Schools; and North Montgomery Community School Corporation. 


2019 Maymester in Tanzania Callout.  September 11 or October 10 or December 5 at 6pm in BRNG 3276 or November 5 BRNG 1242 at 6pm.  Pizza Provided.  


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This message is a reminder that, if you have not already done so, you must attempt all required Content tests by December 1, 2018, in order to proceed into Student Teaching in Spring 2019. Once our office receives your score(s) from Pearson, you will be eligible for student teaching, as long as you meet all other Gate B (student teaching) requirements as outlined in the Candidate Checklist.  Additional requirements include minimum GPAs, required coursework, and criminal background check. 
 
Click here for the Candidate Gate Checklist (undergraduate and Post-Bac students).
 
Click here for Required Content tests.
Only the Core Content test(s) need to be attempted prior to student teaching.
 
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The Mathematics Education Learning Community (MELC) is designed to bring together students who are planning to be mathematics teachers through academic, professional development, and social activities. The one-credit seminar course is offered in the spring – you will have the opportunity to get to know others who are interested in mathematics teaching and learning and participate in both curricular and extracurricular activities co-planned by students and instructors providing opportunities for learning and engagement. This learning community is just for the spring semester.  Members are encouraged to also participate in the TEACH! Seconday Learning Community during the fall semester to begin to get to know others planning to become middle and high school teachers. A residence option is available for all TEACH! students in Owen Hall.  Note:  Students can apply for this learning community during the Fall semester.  Questions regarding the application can be directed to Professor 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


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


Global Gateway for Teachers - Navajo Nation Program (apply junior year as it fills fast!) - You must let Office of Field Experience know if you are participating in this program.

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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