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THE APPALACHIAN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP. The Partnership’s primary support is a $22 million dollar grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Partners include 52 Rural School districts in KY, TN and VA 9 Higher education institutions in the region.

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The Partnership’s primary support is a $22 million dollar grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Partners include
  • 52 Rural School districts in KY, TN and VA
  • 9 Higher education institutions in the region
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AMSP seeks to reform and strengthen math and science instruction in pre K-12 classrooms in the Central Appalachian region.
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Performance will be improved through the collaboration of all partners.
  • A more specific AMSP goal is to eliminate the math and science achievement gap in the Central Appalachian region.
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Part of AMSP’s strategy is to establish an integrated elementary, secondary and higher education system.
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The system will feature a continuum of learning as partners at all levels capitalize on opportunities to be both teachers and learners.
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The four major related program initiatives are:
  • Pre-service and administrator education
  • Professional development of pre K-12 personnel
  • Student learning opportunities, including parent/community engagement
  • Research to advance the understanding of rural education reform
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The summer institutes are examples of professional development activities.
  • The summer institutes are strongly related to the other three initiatives.
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SUMMER INSTITUTES
  • They benefit from planning and development of pre-service coursework that has occurred.
  • They will be followed by implementation in participants’ classrooms.
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Evaluation of the institutes and follow-up implementation will help inform pre-service courses for teachers, in-service education and instruction in K-12 classrooms.
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A statement of AMSP’s very ambitious vision and benchmarks for success may be found on the AMSP website

http://www.appalsmp.org/

along with other information about AMSP.