Information for K-12 Teachers
Year after year, the Summer Institute helps more teachers gain new knowledge, experience, and skills that translate directly to the classroom. In Part I, teacher participants in the Institute spend about four intensive days engaging in professional development activities on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. These include content presentations from engineering and education faculty and graduate student researchers, tours of labs and facilities, discussion time with peers, and time for lesson plan development. In Part II, teachers spend one or two days finalizing their lesson plans and practicing them with one another. Students then arrive to experience the learning activities the teachers have planned! Teachers are also expected to implement the lesson in their regular classroom in the fall.
Teachers from Lincoln Public Schools can earn professional growth points for participation in the Institute. There is no registration fee and participants receive a stipend upon completion of the program.
Lessons developed during the Summer Institute can be used in your classroom, too! To view and download the lessons that have been developed by other teachers, please visit: http://tse.unl.edu/trc/lesson_plans.php
Summer Institute Teacher Alumni
|Adam Skoda*||Lincoln Northeast High School||GeoScience|
|Amber Dorsey||Lexington Middle School||Science|
|Annemarie Thomas||North Star High School||Math|
|Barry Newman*†||Culler Middle School||Science|
|Benjamin Brachle*†||Bryan High School||Industrial Technology, Business|
|Bruce Hird||Lexington Middle School||Science|
|Carol Moore*||Beveridge Magnet Middle School|
* Indicates participation in multiple years
† Indicates participation as peer teacher or coach