October 29, 2012
ESU 10 is proud to once again be a host site for both the Elementary Math Academy and the Middle/High School Math Project. Both are offered through the Nebraska Math Professional Development Series (NMPDS), which is now in its seventh year. NMPDS is funded through the Mathematics Science Partnership Grant under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The purpose of NMPDS is to address the statewide need to equip K-12 math teachers by building the required skills and knowledge they need in order to fully teach complex topics in number sense, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.
Both the Elementary Math Academy and the Middle/High Project include five days of training throughout the school year. This year's theme for all trainings is, "Math Connections for the 21st Century Learner." At the sessions, classroom math teachers from across the state engage in professional development of instructional strategies. Using research-based materials, each series is instructed by highly qualified, seasoned, Nebraska-based educational experts. The series sessions are implemented through direct instruction, exploratory experiences and interaction between the participants.