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MSP Workshop: Higher Education in MSP Partnerships, June 26-28, 2005


We invite you and your MSP teammates to participate in an interactive workshop with a focus on the role of higher education partners in MSP partnerships. The workshop is organized and hosted by the National Research Council and the National Science Resources Center. It will be held in Washington, D.C., beginning at 1 PM on Sunday, June 26 and concluding at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2005.

The goal of this workshop is to assist MSP teams in exploring practical ways to stimulate and enhance the involvement and contributions of Institutions of Higher Education in partnerships. This goal will be addressed by 1) introducing workshop participants to the expanding body of research evidence and applications of that evidence for improving undergraduate learning, assessment of learning, and teacher education and professional development, as synthesized in National Research Council reports; 2) exploring the roles of disciplinary faculty, departments, and higher education institutions in developing more effective teachers of science and mathematics at both the K-12 and undergraduate levels; and 3) examining how K-12 partners in MSP can enhance teaching, learning, and teacher education programs through their work with colleagues in higher education.

While this event will emphasize ways in which college-level faculty and institutions of higher education can enhance learning for their own students and become more effective partners within their MSP projects, the voices and perspectives of K-12 partners will be critical to all aspects of the workshop. Therefore, MSP teams that participate in this workshop should include some of the following representatives:

  • College-level mathematics and science faculty, especially those involved with teaching introductory mathematics and science courses or in teacher education programs;

  • K-12 teachers of science and mathematics, especially those who work closely with their higher education counterparts;

  • Faculty from schools of education associated with the MSP partnership;

  • Higher education and K-12 academic leaders.

There is no registration fee for this workshop. We will provide Sunday night dinner and a full breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday,. All other expenses incurred for travel, lodging, and other meals are the individual responsibility of each partnership project. We have reserved a block of rooms at local hotels at government-approved rates and will assist you in making reservations. You will need to arrange for your travel.

In addition, each workshop participant will receive a free CD-ROM containing a compendium of education reports published by the National Research Council that analyze and synthesize recent research about classroom teaching and undergraduate instruction, mathematics and science education, teacher education and professional development, and human cognition.
We look forward to your participation!