MSP-CCIgrades 5-7

On-line Demographic Survey

Connecting “Core” Instruction for the “Next Generation” of Mathematicians and Scientists (CCI 5-7)

Math and Science Partnership (MSP) grant

A Special Professional Development for 5-7 grade Teachers

The CCI 5-7 is a professional development Institute that explores key math and science topics. Each lesson will use Next Generation Science Standard concepts to address Arkansas standards and integrate Common Core State Standards in significant depths. The goal of the project is to enhance teacher content knowledge, and teaching skills that prepare students for success in the STEM areas. The program proposes to offer teacher professional development that emphasizes cross cutting concepts within and across the disciplines and enhance learning progressions and support the coordination of the CCSS, curriculum, instructional practices and multiple forms of assessment. The program will align with the comprehensive implementation plan developed by the state implementation team.


Location: University of Central Arkansas

Dates: Three Academic Years 2013- 2014 to 2015-2016

Meetings: Each year teachers meet four Saturdays (four this fall) during the academic year and two weeks in the summer.

Limited to 30 Teachers – Prefer teams of math and Science teachers (with possible literacy/coach/facilitator) from each grade level/school

Teachers will receive:

  • 60 hrs of PD including 6 hrs of technology credit
  • Maximum of $1,800 ($150/day) stipend and 
  • $350 worth books and materials to implement the activities in their classrooms

Commitment from teacher:

  • $150 registration fee/year
  • Complete the pre-/post test, assignments and other requirements
  • Attend 4 days of training during academic year
  • Attend Two weeks (5-day/week) summer institute
  • Provide requested student data
  • Allow two or more classroom observations/support to implement the lessons


Tentative Dates for Year 1

Fall Day 1  Fall January 18, 2014

Spring day 1 March 15, 2014 (pictures)

Spring Day 2 May 17, 2014

Summer week#1 June 23-27, 2014

Summer Week #2 July 14-18, 2014


Tentative Dates for Year II

Fall Day 1: September 26, 2014

Fall Day 2:  October 25, 2014

Spring Day #1: Feb 21, 2015

Spring Day #2: April 25, 2015

Summer Week #1: June 22-25, 2015

Summer Week #2: July 13-17, 2015





If you don’t want to be part of the full program but would like to be on our team as comparison group, please read the following and sign-up.


Comparison Group Recruitment

To evaluate the impact of the program we need 30 teachers from schools that are not participating in the program. The data collected from these teachers will be kept confidential. The data will be strictly used to assess the grant and will not be shared with anyone else.


Teachers will receive:

  1. $250 stipend for taking the two assessments and providing requested student benchmark data.


Commitment from the teacher:

  1. Take the pre-assessments and a survey in the month of November/December (Takes about 60 to 90 minutes). Participants should come to UCA on a weekend or after school hours
  2. Complete the W-9 form so we can send the stipend
  3. Provide requested student benchmark data
  4. Take post assessments at the end of the academic year ( April 2014)
  5. Communicate promptly with the project director


If you are interested please complete the on-line commitment form