West Texas Middle School Mathematics Partnership Region 18

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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
  – 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)
         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
            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
          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
• 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
          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
          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
• 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/
 West Texas Middle School
 Mathematics Partnership
Region 18 Education Service Center, September 30, 2008
             NSF Grant Award #0831420




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