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White House Discussion with NMSI on STEM Teachers

Great roundtable discussion at the White House Eisenhower Executive office building with the Office of Science and Technology, National Math and Science Initiative and UTeach concerning the $22.5 million grant to create 10 new UTeach teacher preparation sites.  The White House blog has a great recap of the story and what happened at the event at New Steps to Meet the President's Goal of Preparing 100,000 STEM Teachers.   Here are some of the great quotes from the day, including a brief meeting with President Obama who reiterated his commitment ...

NMSI Awards $2M Endowment to LSU's GeauxTeach

From the LSU site BATON ROUGE – The National Math and Science Initiative, or NMSI, will present a check for $1 million dollars to the LSU Foundation for the GeauxTeach Math/Science teacher preparation program during a reception March 12 at the LSU Memorial Tower. The donation was a result of a challenge issued by NMSI to raise $1 million in endowment to sustain and grow the GeauxTeach program. LSU alumni, corporate partners and a private foundation made gifts to support students, faculty and programmatic needs. The NMSI match has resulted ...

UTeach #35! Old Dominion University

We are very excited with the progress of the UTeach program that recruits and prepares mathematics and science majors to become great math and science teachers.  They still graduate with a BS or BA in subject but go into the classroom early and often so that they are prepared to teach.  NMSI has been working with UTeach to expand this program from the original UT program to the 35 universities it is in now.  Great news - from the UTeach Institute site -  Old Dominion University Joins National UTeach Effort March ...

Common Core Training for Higher Ed!

The common core training for teacher preparation teams from Tennessee universities started today. The NMSI team took the best of what we have learned from our PARCC educator leader cadre training and created a very specific training for higher education. Tennessee is really leading the charge on this and we are so excited to be a part of this great work.  You can find the Agenda for Common Core Training for Teacher Preparation 

Common Core for Higher Ed

Next month the National Math and Science teacher training team will be heading to Tennessee to work with college of education faculty on imbedding common core into teacher preparation.  This is a first as far as we know and a great collaboration between the Tennessee HIgher Education Commission (THEC), Lipscomb University and NMSI. Tennessee has been incredible in their work to prepare for common core implementation and we are very excited to be a part of it. We are also working with a district to train their curriculum directors ...

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