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.
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Saturday Professional Development Workshops
Saturday, December 5
Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland)
8:30 am - 4 pm
CDE UPDATE - Blueprint for Enviromental Literacy
Know a great K-6 teacher? NOMINATE THEM!
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Since 1983, more than 4,300 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Consider nominating a great K-6 teacher for this prestigious award. Most nominees need 4-6 months to complete their application. The application consists of three components: Administrative, Narrative, and Video. The components allow the applicant to provide evidence of deep content knowledge and exemplary pedagogical skills that result in improved student learning. Nominations are NOW OPEN!
Shell science lab challenge
Would you like to learn more about how to win up to $20k for your school science lab and attend an NSTA conference?
The Shell Science Lab Challenge recognizes middle and high school science teachers (grades 6-12) in the United States and Canada who illustrate replicable approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. Teachers and schools submitting top entries will receive additional laboratory tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities. The deadline to apply is December 16, 2015. **for more information click here
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.