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1 Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant Title IIB Bidder’s Conference March 15, 2008

2 MSP Program Purpose  to improve teacher content knowledge;  to improve teaching skills;  to raise student achievement; and  to conduct rigorous evaluation.

3 2008 Awards  $237,963 available  awards based on proposal scope and quality  all categories may not be funded

4 Partnerships Institutions of Higher Ed K-12 School Systems Business and Industry Charter, Magnet or Private Schools Other Educational Organizations State Education Agencies

5 Categories I. Science Resource Center II. Mathematics Resource Consortia III. Professional Learning Academies Mathematics Science STEM

6 Project Plan  has intellectual merit (research-based)  links to strategic improvement plans  has clear/measurable outcomes  targets critical mass  likely to succeed: administrator buy-in recruitment plan

7 High Quality PD  focuses on content knowledge  emphasizes active learning  aligned to curriculum and materials  encourages collaboration  is sustained over time  is research based. USDOE Professional Development Reports

8 Budget Planning  ED 114 math & science versions  Allowable uses of funds – p. 6  Funding caps Administrative – 25% Instructional Supplies – 25% Indirect Costs - 8%  Category 1 - funding from other sources

9 Project Evaluation  external evaluator  instruments to track teacher content knowledge  midyear SDE Progress Report  end of grant APR report to USDOE  monitor and adjust project progress

10 CSDE CONTACTS Elizabeth Buttner –Science Marlene Lovanio – Mathematics

11 Your Questions


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