Mathematics and Science Partnerships
The Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program supports partnerships between the mathematics, science, and/or engineering faculty of higher education institutions and high-need school districts. The goal of the program is to increase student achievement through high quality professional learning for teachers. It is administered by the Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title II, Part B.
Montana MSP 2015-2016 Projects
The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) awarded MSP grants for the 2015-2016 grant cycle to four projects aimed at providing high quality professional learning for Montana teachers:
The Standards-based Teaching Renewing Educators Across Montana in Mathematics (STREAM) project will be building upon work completed within the 2013-2015 cycle, with an emphasis on providing systemic and sustainable professional development for high school mathematics educators.
The Montana Partnership with Regions for Excellence in STEM (MPRES) project is a continuation from the 2013-2015 cycle, specifically aimed at helping the state’s educators access effective and cutting-edge science professional development in the more rural areas of Montana.
The Flathead Reservation Algebra Collaborative (FRACtion) project is a new awardee focusing on increasing educators’ content knowledge and teaching practice around Algebra.
The Montana Pathways to Advance Teachers of High School (MPATH) project is a new program aiming to help non-licensed or misaligned high school teachers become endorsed to teach high school mathematics.