The Mathematics and Science Partnership grants in Duval and Palm Beach County builds upon and expands the STEM work of the Lastinger Center for Learning.
The general goals of this work are to enhance the content and pedagogical content knowledge of K-12 STEM teachers and to connect STEM teachers with University of Florida scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to explore real world STEM work and careers.
These programs model STEM interdisciplinary teaching methods, provide new teaching strategies, and enhance content knowledge of the concepts embedded within the Mathematics Florida Standards.
The Palm Beach MSP grants allows the Lastinger Center for Learning to implement:
- A year-long instructional coaching training for an additional 50 K-12 teachers
- A year-long STEM lesson study project for 50 elementary teachers
- A week-long residential summer science institute on the campus of UF for 50 elementary teachers
- A four-day mathematics summer institute in Palm Beach
- 3 STEM-focused, one-day content clinics for K-12 teachers.
The Duval MSP grants allows the Lastinger Center for Learning to implement:
- A year-long instructional coaching training for 20 assistant principals and content specialists;
- A year-long STEM project-based learning lesson study project for 70 elementary teachers;
- A four-day STEM summer institute in Jacksonville; and
- 6 STEM-focused content clinics for elementary Math and Science teachers.