|6/15/2012 9:52:00 AM|
|Title IIB Math/Science Partnership (MSP) Grant Recipients Announced|
|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 four recipients of the Title IIB MSP Grant for 2012 are:
Content in Context: Lane County STEM Partnerships to Advance STEM Interconnected Learning and Career Interest partnership led by University of Oregon and Eugene School District in collaboration with Lane ESD, Springfield School District, Bethel School District, Creswell School District, Junction City School District ,Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District, La ne Community College, City of Eugene Parks, Eugene Water and Electric Board, Lane Transit District, Oregon Department of Energy Cool Schools, Life Tech Labs, Arcimoto, Autohaus of Eugene, and David Heil and Associates.
Eastern Oregon STEM Learning Environments partnership led by Wallowa ESD and Eastern Oregon University in collaboration with Wallowa School District, Ontario School District, Anderson Perry and Associates, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Regional Solution Center, and the International Society for Technology in Education.
Oregon Coast Regional STEM Education Center partnership led by Lincoln County School District, Tillamook School District and Oregon State University in collaboration with Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Oregon Hatchery Research Center, NOAA Northwest Fisheries, Bureau of Land Management, Willamette University, Western Oregon University, Tillamook Estuaries, Near Space Corporation, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Tillamook Bay Watershed Council, Oregon Albacore Commission, Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators, Westwind Stewardship Group, Marine Technology Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Education Northwest.
STEM PLC Partnership Project partnership led by McMinnville School District and Pacific University in collaboration with University of Oregon, SMC Curriculum, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, McMinnville Chamber of Commerce, and Provectus LLC.
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