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West Texas Middle School Mathematics Partnership Region 18 Education Service Center, September 30, 2008 NSF Grant Award #0831420. History and Timeline. Spring 2006 First proposal for Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching

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West Texas Middle School Mathematics PartnershipRegion 18 Education Service Center, September 30, 2008NSF Grant Award #0831420

history and timeline
History and Timeline
  • Spring 2006
    • First proposal for Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching
    • Dr. David Martin accepts position at SRSU, as university partners in Math Collaborative grant (also including Midland College)
    • Texas Tech and ESC 18 collaborate on first NSF MSP proposal (not funded)
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History and Timeline
  • 2006--2007
    • Math Collaborative funded by TRC for $200,000
    • TTU and ESC 18 collaborate on South Plains Mathematics Scholars proposal to NSF (funded)
    • SRSU and ESC 18 collaborate on proposal for Year 2 of Regional Mathematics Collaborative
  • 2007—2008
    • Math Collaborative funded by TRC for $169,000
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History and Timeline
  • Spring 2008
    • Dr. Gary Harris (TTU) suggests another try at NSF MSP grant
    • Feb. 26 meeting in Odessa, hosted by Harris
      • ESC 18: Warren Koepp, Mujahid Ikram
      • UTPB: Doug Hale, Juli Ratheal (joining UTPB 6/2008)
      • SRSU: David Martin
      • Angelo State: Paul Swets, Jana Barnard, Cathy Talley
    • Application submitted in March 2008
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History and Timeline
  • 2008—2009
    • Math Collaborative Year 3 funded for $140,000
      • New focus on select group of “Math Teacher Mentors”
      • UTPB and Midland College added as partners
    • NSF MSP proposal funded for $6.1 million
      • 181 applicants, 28 funded, $43 million total budget
      • Years 1-2: $2,058,536
      • With successful completion, subsequent funding
        • Year 3: $1,629,550
        • Year 4: $1,202,714
        • Year 5: $1,287,622
future and timeline
Future and Timeline
  • 2008—2009
    • Planning and development through December
    • Recruiting beginning late December/early January
    • Cohort 1 (20 at UTPB, 15 at SRSU) begins Summer 2009 with first graduate course , focused on numbers.
  • Beyond
    • Subsequent courses developed based on teacher input and identified needs
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Future and Timeline
  • Participating teachers will receive up to nine hours of graduate credit, stipends totaling at least $9000, and travel and subsistence allowance to allow them to participate in the WTMSMP program.
  • Each university will begin a second cohort of teachers in Year 3
  • Universities will incorporate materials developed into preservice teacher education
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Future and Timeline
  • ESCs will incorporate the teacher-experts from the WTMSMP into their services to school districts
  • In Region 18 the teacher participants will be Mathematics Teacher Mentors in our Regional Mathematics Collaborative
research questions
Research Questions
  • Effects of strengthening teacher content knowledge:
    • On student achievement
    • On teacher self-efficacy
    • Other topics as they emerge
  • For further details, monitor the project website:

http://www.wtmsmp.math.ttu.edu/

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West Texas Middle School Mathematics PartnershipRegion 18 Education Service Center, September 30, 2008NSF Grant Award #0831420

  • http://www.wtmsmp.math.ttu.edu/
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