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Ed.D. in Mathematics Education - University of Nebraska at Lincoln
M.A. in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education with Mathematics Minor - University of Nebraska at Lincoln
B.S. in Teacher Education - University of Nebraska at Kearney
Primary Courses Taught at UNK
MATH 230: Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 330: Math for Elementary Teachers II
MATH 430: Middle School Mathematics
MATH 470: Teaching of Secondary Mathematics
Graduate Courses Taught at UNK
Current Research in Mathematics Education (online)
Using Mathematics to Understand Our World (online)
Other Teaching Experiences
2012 – 2013, Math Methods for Elementary Teachers, Field Experience; Washburn University, Topeka, KS
2008 – 2012, K-12 Mathematics Instructional Coach, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
2006 – 2008, Middle school and high school mathematics teacher, Grand Island Public Schools, Grand Island, NE
2002 – 2006, Middle school and high school mathematics teacher, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
Nebesniak A. L. (in progress). Preparing pre-service teachers for professional development.
Nebesniak, A. L. (submitted). Deepening Teachers’ Content Knowledge by Mapping the Mathematical Terrain.
Nebesniak, A. L. (submitted). Parallels between coaching contexts: Applying lessons from the athletic arena to the education environment.
Vu, P., Knoell, C., Nebesniak, A. L., Strawhecker, J. (submitted book chapter). Gamified – blended learning professional development: A descriptive case study.
Nebesniak, A. L. & Burgoa, A. A. (2015). Developing the vertex formula MEAN-ingfully. Mathematics Teacher, 108 (6), 429-433.
Nebesniak, A. L. (2012). Effective instruction: A math coach’s perspective. Mathematics Teacher, 106 (5), 354-358.
Nebesniak, A. L. (2012). Learning to teach mathematics with reasoning and sense making.
Nebesniak, A. L. & Heaton, R. M. (2010). Student confidence and student involvement. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 16 (2), 97-103.
Nebesniak, A. L. (2016). Flippin’ Fun Professional Development. National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Nebesniak, A. L. (2015). Using Content Mapping to Provide Direction in Professional Development. National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Regional Conference, Nashville, TN.
Nebesniak, A. L. (2015). Using Pattern Blocks to Shape Fraction Knowledge. National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Regional Conference, Nashville, TN.
Nebesniak, A. L. (2015). How to Hook Pre-Service Teachers on Professional Development. Mathematical Association of America MathFest, Washington, D.C.
Nebesniak, A. L. & Burgoa, A. A. (2013). Math: A not-so-universal language. National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference, Louisville, KY.
Nebesniak, A. L. & Berks, D. (2013). Racecars, pennies, and men with hats: Teaching algebra for understanding. National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
Nebesniak, A. L. & Parn, L. (2009). Using cooperative learning to engage students in mathematics. Invited talk at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Mathematics colloquium series.
Nebesniak, A. L. & Heaton, R. M. (2009). Using Cooperative Learning to Promote a Problem-Solving Classroom. Paper presented at symposium, Investigating rurality within mathematics education research using four qualitative studies of teachers’ practices and perspectives at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant, Educating STEM Success Initiative, Co-Investigator, under review
Improving Teacher Quality: State Grants Program, Engaging Math: Professional Development through the Flipped Classroom Model, Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2/2/15-8/15/16, $73,000, Project Director
Research Services Council: Collaborative Research Grant Proposal, Academic Coaching to Excellence (ACE), University of Nebraska-Kearney, 10/1/15-6/30/17, $34,283, Principal Investigator
Program of Excellence Grant, Pre-Service Mathematics Teacher Conference, University of Nebraska-Kearney Teacher Education Department, 1/1/15 – 5/10/15, $4500, Co-Investigator
National Council of Teachers of Mathematic (NCTM)
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NATM)