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Getting Started

Try out teaching by enrolling in Step 1 and then Step 2. 

Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching (1 credit hour)
In Step 1, you will obtain first-hand experience with planning and teaching inquiry-based math or science lessons in elementary classrooms. A veteran classroom teacher will guide and mentor you through this entire experience.

Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design (1 credit hour)
In Step 2, you will build on lesson-planning skills developed in Step 1 and become familiar with the middle school environment. You will observe middle school culture and teach several lessons to a middle school math or science class. As in Step 1, you will have guidance from a veteran classroom teacher as you plan and teach your lessons.

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Professional Development Opportunities

  • Einstein Fellowship The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship is a paid fellowship for K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. Einstein Fellows spend a school year in Washington, D.C., serving in a federal agency or on Capitol Hill. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, be a current employed full-time in a U.S. public or private elementary or secondary school or school district, and must have taught full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school for at least five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline. Information about the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, including eligibility requirements, program benefits, application requirements, and access to the online application system can be found at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/einstein/.
  • Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative -  The resource staff of the CRMC and teacher leaders mentor other teachers and administrators, encourage parent and public involvement in mathematics education, and develop means to support all teachers of mathematics in their professional growth. For information on upcoming professional development opportunities, visit the CRMC website.
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