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Kress, Nancy Emerson

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  • ARSC 1440 - MASP Coseminar: Mathematics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Offers an unusual and essential opportunity for students to receive small-group enrichment and reinforcement. Supplements and strengthens student experiences in mathematics, allowing particularly gifted students an opportunity to extend their understanding of the subject in a supportive environment, and to explore possible careers inscience. May be repeated up to 2 total credit hours.
  • EDUC 2130 - Teaching and Learning Math: Calculus, Trig and Adv Functions
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    This course focuses on the design and facilitation of mathematics experiences that embody more active approaches to learning advanced mathematics topics, including advanced algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. The parallel investigation of mathematics content, task design, and issues of teaching and learning occur throughout the course; this intertwining of perspectives is accomplished through the use of various instructional materials, readings, activities, and mathematics curricula. One overarching goal is to engage participants in advanced mathematical reasoning, to reflect on their own knowledge of mathematical relationships, and to examine pedagogical ideas that can foster productive mathematical teaching and learning.
  • EDUC 3013 - School and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
    Introduces students - both future teachers and those simply interested in education - to pressing issues surrounding education within the United States. The course reveals the complex relationship between schools and the larger society of which they are a part. Examines issues of diversity and equity from different disciplinary lenses, including history, philosophy, sociology and anthropology.
  • EDUC 4595 - Practicum for Bilingual/Multicultural and ELD Education
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    University supervised, school based field experiences teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. Accompanies university coursework required for the Colorado endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education.
  • EDUC 4710 - Elementary Student Teaching for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    This course is the first semester of a year-long, elementary classroom-based internship. Building on prior and concurrent Education courses, candidates are expected to design and deliver culturally and linguistically responsive instruction in collaboration with an experienced elementary teacher, as well as independently. Assignments and the required student teaching seminar support candidates to reflect critically on their practice and learning. Recommendation for a Colorado initial teaching license requires excellent performance in both semesters of student teaching.
  • EDUC 4800 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Designed to meet needs of students with topics of pertinent interest. May be repeated up to 18 total hours.
  • EDUC 5830 - Teaching K-12 Mathematics: Geometry & Measurement
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Provides an opportunity to explore how to foster geometric thinking while examining fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of geometry and measurement. Emphasizes investigative approach involving problem solving, reasoning, connections, and communication as well as learning mathematics content in a flexible and conceptual way. Challenges participants to apply their understanding to teaching practices that foster geometric thinking in K-12 learners. Formerly EDUC 5830.