|The purpose of the Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program is to encourage scientifically-based professional development, which enhances the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers, as a means for improving student academic performance. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education are at the core of these improvement efforts. The overall goal is to give districts and mathematics and science higher education faculty joint responsibility for improving mathematics and science instruction through the process of implementing high-quality professional development. To find out more about the Title IIB MSP Program click here.
The grant application process was extremely competitive and eight proposals were carefully reviewed. The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce the two recipients of the Title IIB MSP Grant for 2010 are:
- Connect2MATH and Connect2SCIENCE: Proficiency and Inquiry-Based Teaching in Math and Science partnership led by Portland State University in collaboration with Beaverton School District, Hillsboro School District, Portland Public School District, and Parkrose School District
- Mathematics Studio Program partnership led by the Teacher Development Group in collaboration with Oregon State University, Bend-La Pine School District, Medford School District and Sherwood School District