The Rodel Foundation of Arizona has partnered with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to provide Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Grants for eligible, high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) who are looking to secure funding for Math 20/20 during the 2016-17 school year.
“The intent of the MSP Program is to increase academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers,” said Sylvia Mejia, Director of Math 20/20 at Rodel. “Rodel’s Math 20/20 initiative meets these needs by engaging teachers and school leaders with professional development that takes a systemic approach to transforming the teaching and learning of math based on Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics.”
The program offers a unique combination of intensive professional learning for teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators, accompanied by ongoing support and student materials to offer school districts the opportunity to embed quality mathematics teaching into the school system’s culture.
Math 20/20 is a great fit for the MSP Grant because it focuses on improving knowledge of Arizona’s math standards and pedagogy for entire grade level teams while incorporating a district’s curriculum and resources.
The Math 20/20 MSP Grant is competitive, and those LEAs who are selected will be able to use the funds to provide district-wide, grade level specific professional development in mathematics to all teachers and leaders.
The application is available now on the ADE website and is due by May 4, 2016.
All applicant LEAs must attend an online grant writing workshop on February 19 or February 25 in order to be eligible.
The application, sign-up form for the grant writing workshops, relevant background information, and an overview of Math 20/20 can be found at the following web address: http://www.azed.gov/standards-practices/msp/.
For more information about the Math 20/20 program, Rodel will host informational webinars on Monday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m. and Friday, February 26 at 9:00 a.m. Click on the links to sign up for the Math 20/20 informational webinars.