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Montana Math and Science Teacher Initiative. MMSTI. Friday, 1 May 2009 ~ Front Street Learning Center, Helena MT. Math and Science Education: A National Imperative. President Obama’s Speech to the National Academy of Science Science Math Teacher Initiative, APLU - University Commitments:

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montana math and science teacher initiative

Montana Math and Science Teacher Initiative

MMSTI

Friday, 1 May 2009 ~ Front Street Learning Center, Helena MT

math and science education a national imperative
Math and Science Education: A National Imperative
  • President Obama’s Speech to the National Academy of Science
  • Science Math Teacher Initiative, APLU - University Commitments:
    • http://www.teacher-imperative.org/
    • http://www.teacher-imperative.org/university-partners
charge to the committee october 2008
Charge to the CommitteeOctober 2008
  • Conduct Data Collection and Analyses
  • Identify Problems, Barriers, and Opportunities
  • Propose Solutions
  • Develop Plan of Action
data collection and analyses
Data Collection and Analyses
  • Brief Overview of Data Collection and Analyses to Date
    • Annual Production by Major/State Licensure
    • Summary Chart: Demand and Production and Gap
  • Mis-assigned Teachers
  • Status of OPI Data Collection Process
    • Personnel Recruitment and Retention Survey
    • Tracking Teacher Retirement
  • Department of Labor Data
  • Math and Science Needs – AA School Districts
  • State Plan: Recommendation for Systematic Data Collection
review annual production by major state licensure
Review: Annual Production by Major/State Licensure

PB= Post-Baccalaureate Bac.= Baccalaureate

C1= Class 1 Licensure (Master’s) C2 = Class 2 Licensure (Standard)

K-8 Montana Institutional Data (8 of 9 Campuses Reporting); 2006-2008.

5-12 Montana Institutional Data (7of 8 Campuses Reporting); 2006-2008.

demand and production
Demand and Production

* 2008 Montana Institutional Data: K-8 (8 of 9 Campuses Reporting); 5-12 (7 of 8campuses

reporting).

** Total Vacancies Posted as of April 29, 2009 on OPI, MSU, and UM websites.

*** K-8 Vacancy Data = 15 out of 44 posted vacancies are for middle school math or

science teachers.

state plan recommendation for systematic data collection
State Plan: Recommendation for Systematic Data Collection

College/University Data

State Level Data

Time Frame: Semester/Quarterly

  • Production by Major: Total Number of Education Graduates
    • K-8 and 5-12 by Major
      • Baccalaureate
      • Post-Baccalaureate  Master’s/ Teaching Certification
    • Gender/Ethnicity
  • Education Pipeline Data
  • Institutional Reporting by Major/Concentration

Time Frame: To be Determined

  • OPI:
    • Licensure
    • Vacancies
    • Mis-assigned Teachers
    • TRS
  • OCHE:
    • Institutional Data
      • Education Graduates
      • Non-Education Math and Science Majors
    • Department of Labor Data
overview of state programs supporting math and science education
Overview of State Programs Supporting Math and Science Education
  • Governor and First Lady’s Math and Science Initiative: Anna Green, First Lady Assistant and Policy Advisor
  • Math and Science Programs Supported by the Office of Public Instruction: Katie Burke, Science Curriculum Specialist; Jean Howard, Mathematics Curriculum Specialist , Office of Public Instruction
  • Math Science Partnerships: Elisabeth Swanson, Science Math Resource Center, Montana State University
math and science programs supported by opi
Math and Science Programs Supported by OPI

Katie Burke

Science Curriculum Specialist

Jean Howard

Mathematics Curriculum Specialist

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION LEVELS FOR REVISED MONTANA CONTENT STANDARDS AND PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTORS

Level IProvides the basic introduction and orientation to the revised Montana Content Standards and Performance DescriptorsLevel IIProvides high quality, job-embedded training in strategies for developing, implementing and evaluating learning experiences that: ~are standards-based ~integrate Indian Education for All ~exemplify best instructional practiceLevel IIICreates and sustains a network of experienced Montana educators who advocate and disseminate the ideas and methods that exemplify best instructional practices.

mathematics and science partnerships msp
Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP)
  • Competitive grant program

- ESEA Title II, Part B

  • Programs that improve instruction, academic achievement and upgrade the status and stature of mathematics and science teaching.
  • Requires participation and partnership of

- State education agencies,

- institutions of higher education,

- local education agencies, elementary schools, and secondary school.

current msp projects category 1
Current MSP Projects Category 1
  • Clark Fork Watershed Science Partnership (CFWSP)

- East Middle School, Butte

- Montana Tech of UM

- WM-CSPD

  • Broadwater to Bozeman (B&B)

- Townsend and Bozeman Schools

- MSU-Bozeman

- Montana Learning Center

  • Big Sky Transitions to Inquiry (BSTI)

- Big Sky, Butte, Hamilton, Sentinel High Schools

- U of M – Missoula

current msp projects category 2
Current MSP Projects Category 2
  • Partnership to Reform Inquiry Science in Montana (PRISM)

- Nine Region III Class C Elementary Schools

- MSU-Billings

- SMART

  • Southwest Montana Science Partnership (SMSP) – Clark Fork Watershed Science Partnership

- Montana Small Schools Alliance

- Montana Education Consortium

- Montana Tech, U of M and MSU

- WM-CSPD

current msp projects category 21
Current MSP Projects Category 2
  • Science and Inquiry Learning in Classrooms (SILC)

- Bozeman and Helena Area Schools

- Headwaters Academy

- MSU-Bozeman

- Montana Learning Center

montana surveys of enacted curriculum project msec
Montana Surveys of Enacted Curriculum Project (MSEC)
  • Research-based tool collects, reports, and uses data on what and how content is taught to assist with instructional improvement
  • Gail Surwill, Billings Ex Director of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction

- Five year project with elementary and middle schools

- Presentation at National SEC Webinar May 22

math science partnerships
Math Science Partnerships

Elisabeth Swanson

Director, Science Math Resource Center

Montana State University

colorado partnerships
Colorado Partnerships

Examples and Lessons for Montana

Noah Finkelstein

Associate Professor, Department of Physics

University of Colorado - Boulder

colorado partnerships1
Colorado Partnerships
  • STEM Colorado/Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
  • Learning Assistant Model
  • CUTeach
opportunities for montana
Opportunities for Montana
  • Changing Institutional Culture: CU Model
  • Innovation Through Institutional Integration
opportunities for montana continued
Opportunities for Montana Continued…

Strategies for Moving MMSTI Forward

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