Request for Proposals: 2014 Math Science Partnership

The NH Department of Education has posted the Request for Proposals for the 2014 Math/Science Partnerships

Access the RFP at http://www.education.nh.gov/rfp/documents/msp.pdf

Requests for Proposals at the New Hampshire Department of Education

Summary
The Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Program is a federal grant funded under Title II, Part B of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.  The MSP program funds professional development activities that are designed to improve mathematics and science teachers’ content knowledge and teaching skills, and that lead to improved student learning.  Partnerships must include faculty from the mathematics, science, technology and/or engineering (STEM) faculty of institutions of higher education (IHEs), and “high need” schools/districts (LEAs) with the purpose of improving teachers’ knowledge and skills.

The New Hampshire MSP Program seeks ways to sustain intensive, high-quality professional development activities that focus on deepening teachers’ content knowledge.  It is also interested in increasing the knowledge of how students learn particular content, providing opportunities for engaging learning and establishing coherence in teachers’ professional development experiences.  In addition, it seeks to improve the content knowledge and ability to analyze student thinking of mathematics and science teachers in grade K-12.

All partnerships must ensure that their programs focus on: (a) recruiting, serving, and retaining teacher cohort groups from schools with the greatest academic or instructional need; (b) planning professional development activities that are sustained over time, intensive, classroom focused and job-embedded and aligned with state and local standards and local mathematics and science curricula; (c) reaching districts that may otherwise not be involved in professional development for various reasons, including remote geographic locations; (d) the understanding and integration of technology (including the incorporation of the NH Information and Communication Technologies Literacy Standards) and/or engineering; (e) teacher facilitation approaches that include project-based learning and competency instruction, and (f) showing evidence of ways in which building-level administrators will meaningfully participate with the teachers in the partnership’s follow-up professional learning sessions.

Important Dates
Intent to Apply Due:  Friday, May 16, 2014
Proposals Due: Thursday, May 29, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.
Grant Award Notification: No later than Friday, June 13, 2014
Program Start Date: July 1, 2014 or pending Governor and Council approval, as appropriate

Please contact Jennifer Rainie if you have any questions.
(603) 271-7450      jennifer.rainie at doe.nh.gov

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