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Puerto Rico MSP
The Puerto Rico Math and Science Partnership (PR-MSP) involves four universities within the Puerto Rico System (The University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Mayaguez, Cayey and Humacao campuses) in partnership with the Puerto Rico Department of Education and supporting institutions that include the other seven campuses of the UPR system, the Inter American University of Puerto Rico System, and the Arecibo Observatory as well as informal science education centers and industry partners. The Partnership's activities center on four goals:
  1. Empowering schools through challenging K-12 Math and Science curriculum and professional development
  2. Increasing K-12 mathematics and science teacher quality through the preparation of future teachers and certified teachers
  3. Strengthening the mathematics and science knowledge base through educational research, assessment, and evaluation
  4. Creating sustainable K-20 partnerships

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Project Contributions

Sharing Our Journey To Improve Mathematics and Science Education
Posted by: Michelle Borrero. We could have done as we had done before: finish a project and immediately start working on the next. But this one was not like any other we have worked…
Puerto Rico MSP: Evolution of a Professional Development Program to Promote Effective Teaching
Posted by: Michelle Borrero. The Puerto Rico Math and Science Partnership define effective teaching in STEM as the practice that generates learning with understanding. We prepare and support teachers to teach effectively through our…
The Art of Asking Thought Provoking Questions in the Mathematics Classroom
Posted by: Keith Wayland. This is a position paper that advocates the use of higher level conceptual questions in the mathematics classroom. Recent research on how students learn mathematics shows that understanding what they...
Project Assessment and Evaluation
This presentation lays out the goals and evaluation strategies of the Puerto Rico MSP.
Educational Research Component
The goal of the Educational Reserach sub-component of the Puerto Rico MSP is to: "Improve the knowledge base of the education system in Puerto Rico by means of assessment, evaluation...
Assessment of Learning
This document describes the PRMSP Assessment Component, which has the following main goal: "All schools in the PRMSP will have adopted student learning assessment methods that are effective in evidencing...
Schools as Communities of Learners
This slide presentation focuses on one aspect of the Puerto Rico MSP project: Learning Communities. The presentation lays out the mission, goals, and accomplishments related to empowering schools through...
Preservice, Induction, and Certification Component
The Puert Rico MSP consists of three components: 1) Empowering Schools, 2) Preservice, Induction, and Certification, and 3) Evaluation, Assessment, and Research. This slide presentation lays out the strategic...
Empowering Schools Component
The Puert Rico MSP consists of three components: 1) Empowering Schools, 2) Preservice, Induction, and Certification, and 3) Evaluation, Assessment, and Research. This slide presentation lays out the strategic...
Presentation to the PRMSP National Advisory Board Overview of Year One
Presentation to the PRMSP National Advisory Board Overview of Year One Includes overview, vision, goals, accomplishments, and photos from year one.