You are cordially invited to participate in a National Science Foundation project of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). To apply, please click here to complete the application form before Friday, April 11th 2014. A letter of recommendation from your school principal is needed.
The RET project on Infusing Mobile Platform Applied Research into Teaching (IMPART) is to involve 12 in-service high school teachers per year from metropolitan Omaha public schools in a six-week immersive summer research experience (June 9-July 18, 2014) and a one-day intensive follow-up workshop (Feb. 21, 2015). Teachers will gain hands-on experiences in an individualized research project mentored by experienced UNO faculty members, and develop problem-based course modules/materials to translate the summer experience into their instructional and laboratory practices in the following semesters.
Participating teachers will receive a stipend of $6,000 for the summer program, and an additional $1,000 for classroom piloting of the instructional materials and their sharing of the classroom experiences in the fall workshop. Professional Development Points will be available according to the time involved. Participating teachers interested in earning graduate credits have the option to register in UNO Computer science Independent Study course with their mentors (tuition is to be paid by the participants).
Expectations for the participating teachers include (1) full time commitment of 40 hours per week at the UNO campus during the 6-week summer program, and (2) active engagement of their students in trying- out the instructional materials (10-12 hours commitment) during the fall 2014 semester, and a quality presentation of the results of their work in the follow-up workshop.
Applications due: April 11, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: April 25, 2014
Workshop Dates: June 9 - July 18, 2014
Follow-up Workshop Date: February 21, 2015
Participation in this RET Site Program is limited to teachers who meet the following criteria: