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Project Title:

Mathematics and Science Partnerships: Helping Partners Understand and Implement Improvements to STEM Education Programs Based on Research and Best Practices
PIN: CFEX-Q-02-08-A        

Major Unit:

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit: Center for Education

RSO: Labov, Jay

Subject/Focus Area:

Project Scope
The Center for Education and the National Science Resources Center will
collaborate to provide a program of workshops that will assist the NSF's
Mathematics/Science Partnership (MSP) awardees, future applicants, and the NSF
and Department of Education staffs in improving K-16 STEM education programs
through the MSP initiative. The content of these workshops will focus on
recent and future reports published by the National Academies that are directly
relevant to the work being conducted by the leaders of the MSP projects.
Participants will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of
research and issues contained in these reports, examine emerging "best
practices" representing effective, evidence-based applications of the research
to K-16 mathematics and science education programs, and apply these findings to
their overall project designs and implementation work. To facilitate a learning
community, the workshops will actively engage participants and model a learning
process for adults.

Two workshops each on two different topics (i.e., a total of four workshops in
two workshop series) will be offered annually for three years. The first
workshop series would be repeated each year for the most recent grantees and
prospective applicants. The topics for the other workshop series would vary
each year and would be open to all MSP grantees and prospective applicants. An
annual series of porceedings with transcript highlighting the discussions and
activities from the two workshop series that year will be made available
electronically to the MSP grantees and the mathematics and science education
communities via the Internet. The reports will provide an overview of the
critical issues raised in the NRC report(s) that form the basis for the
workshops and will present a summary of the implementation strategies and
proposed solutions to problems that emerge from the discussions from all of the
workshops in a given year.

To assess the effectiveness of program activities and their impact on the MSP
projects, the Center and NSRC will develop and undertake ongoing formative and
summative evaluations of this initiative. The evaluation process will be
designed and overseen by a Steering Committee in consultation with an outside

Following the start of the project and the conduct of the initial workshops, it
has been decided that a Proceedings will be issued for each two-workshop series
on the same topic instead of an annual series of committee-authored reports as
originally indicated above. The Proceedings will contain a compilation of
verbatim transcripts of the individually-authored presentations, ensuing
discussion at each workshop, Powerpoint presentations, and various materials
and resources provided to participants. The Proceedings for each two-workshop
series will be listed in the project record when issued.

This project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Department
of Education. The approximate starting date for this project is October 1,

Project Duration: 36 months    

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Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 04/07/2003
 Meeting 2 - 07/20/2003
 Meeting 3 - 10/19/2003
 Meeting 4 - 02/01/2004
 Meeting 5 - 03/07/2004
 Meeting 6 - 05/16/2004
 Meeting 7 - 06/27/2004
 Meeting 8 - 10/30/2004
 Meeting 9 - 04/17/2005
 Meeting 10 - 06/26/2005
 Meeting 11 - 09/25/2005
 Meeting 12 - 10/28/2005


Reports having no URL can be seen
at the Public Access Records Office
Focusing on Learning: Proceedings and Transcripts from Mathematics/Science Partnership Workshops
Focusing on Assessment of Learning: Proceedings and Transcripts from Mathematics/Science Partnership Workshops