Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Program

2015 Application Information

Funding for the grants comes through Title II, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

The Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) funds scientific research grants on professional development programs for Ohio's math and science educators.

2015 OMSP Competitive Grant Request for Applications Theory Testing Programs, Theory Building Programs and Master's Degree Programs in mathematics and science will open March 2015.

All programs must include a High Needs Local Education Agency (HNLEA) and Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics faculty from an Institution of Higher Education. The STEM faculty must work as IHEs Arts and Science faculty. All programs must have an external evaluator. All programs must engage in scientific research of effective means (professional development, college classes, mentoring, lesson study, etc.) for increasing teacher content knowledge in mathematics and science as described by Ohio's New Learning Standards.

The purpose of the Ohio MSP (OMSP or MSP) is to fund research on ways to increase teachers' knowledge of the mathematics and science content contained in the Ohio New Learning Standards (ONLS). To accomplish this purpose programs will incorporate research testing ways to use scientific and/or mathematical practices (found in ONLS) to improve teachers' content knowledge. A successful program will demonstrate an increase in both student and teacher content knowledge after treatement. A control of match group is required for all successful programs.

OMSP will fund three types of programs, theory building, theory testing, or Masters in Mathematics or Science content.  Theory building programs are smaller programs.  Generally these programs will include a partnership between 1 IHE’s STEM Department and 1 to 5 HNLEA. The amount of funds available depends on the number of schools/teachers, number and amount of STEM faculty, as well as the design of the program. The maximum annually funding for these programs is $250,000 annually (approximately $3,500.00 per teacher).

The second type of program test theories, State of Ohio developed curricular materials, and/or rampant up of a successful OMSP program.  These programs will include a partnership between 1 IHE’s STEM Department and 10 or more HNLEAs.  The program’s logic model and application must contain a detailed experimental design or quasi experimental design that will provide statistically significant answers to the research question posed by Ohio’s Mathematics and Science Partnership Program’s Request for Application.   The maximum funding for these programs is $ 500,000 (approximately $4,500.00 per teacher).annually.  OMSP plans to fund 1-4 programs under this model. These programs are funded at a higher level to allow for the increased time and skill level required of the program’s external evaluator. Programs whose applications do not meet the criteria for the second option will be offered the opportunity to participate as a theory building program.

The third type of program provides advanced science or mathematics courses to secondary science teachers that culminate in a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Biology, Physical Geology, Ecology, or Physics.  For a teacher who already has a Master’s degree the program will provide 18 hours of content courses at the Masters level in Mathematics, Biology, Physical Geology, Ecology or Physics from the College of Arts and Science.  All content coursework (science and/or mathematics) must be taught by STEM faculty as described by Ohio’s Mathematics and Science and Science Partnership Program.  All content course work must focus on topics found in Ohio’s New Learning Standards for Mathematics and/or Science. Successful proposal will provide a minimum of 18 hours of graduate level content courses taught by STEM faculty from the College of Arts and Science. Higher point value will be awarded to proposals that integrate the teachers into college tracks intended for majors.  Lower point value will be awarded to proposals that isolate teachers into content courses designed specifically for teachers. The maximum funding for these programs is $500,000 (approximately $11,000 per teacher) annually. Only programs that end in a Master’s Degree in science/mathematics ONLS content areas, or provide 18 graduate credit hours in mathematics/science content area to teachers who already have a Master’s degree will be considered for funding.  Programs previously funded by the Straight A Funds please read the supplement versus supplant information contained within the Request for Applications.

 

Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership

2015 Request for Application Information and Help

2014 Application Information and List of Current Awardees

2015 Presentations

 

Ohio MSP Request for Proposals

Competive Grant Applications 2014-2015

 

Helpful Documents

 

Current OMSP Contracts

Survey of Enacted Curriculum

Cross-Project Evaluators

 

 Prior year's OMSP information and Awardees

 

Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Program

The Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) provides professional development opportunities for Ohio's mathematics and science educators.

The first purpose of Ohio MSP is to increase the subject matter knowledge of mathematics and science teachers and knowledge of how students learn mathematics and science content. Programs bring together mathematics and science teacheres with mathematicians, scientists and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) faculty to expand teachers' subject matter knowledge. This professional development includes activities that directly relate to the mathematics and science underlying the Ohio Academic Content Standards and enhance the ability of teachers to understand and effectively implement Ohio's standards in their classrooms.

The second purpose of Ohio MSP focuses on professional development of mathematics and science teachers as a career long process. Programs provide opportunities for advanced and ongoing professional development activities that improve teachers' subject matter knowledge and knowledge of how students learn mathematics and science content. Projects provide teachers an opportunity to work with more experienced teachers and university faculty and to build collaborative peer groups in an effort to facilitate job embedded and sustained professional development. Click on the titles below for more information on current Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership Awardees.

Funding for the grants comes through Title II, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

 

Current OMSP Programs at a glance

  IMPACT III

  SAMM1

  Argumentation

  SYBIL

  DOVETAIL

  Lesson Study

  Mathematics Coaches

  Making an Impact

  Material Science

  Warren/Kent

  Increasing Continuity

  Using Technology

 

 

Federal MSP

       Federal Guidelines for MSP

   US Department of Education MSP
   Website

 

Please follow this link to Ohio Mathematics Science Partnership’s Linked in Page. The Linked in page is a private page for current subgrantees only.

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