The Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Partnership is a collaborative project that is developing, implementing, and studying a comprehensive middle school science teacher professional development (PD) model. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, IMSS includes a wide range of partners including the California State University East Bay, 4 county offices of education, and administrators and teachers from 10 districts in 4 counties. Designed to transform middle school science teaching and learning, IMSS focuses on schools that serve predominately low-income, underrepresented minority students. Our goals include increasing the quality of middle school science instruction, facilitating sustainable institutional change in our partners to support science instruction, and studying the impact of the partnership on students, teachers, and institutions. The IMSS Partnership was established by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Math Science Partnership in October 2010 and is funded for 5 years.
The Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Partnership is funded as an MSP Targeted Math-Science Partnership by the National Science Foundation under grant number DUE-0962804 to California State University East Bay. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Additional funding for the SF Bay Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Partnership comes from a continuing support from the California Science Project (State of California) to the East Bay Science Project at California State University East Bay.