Curriculum and Instruction

Update - May 8, 2009

May 8, 2009

Dear Colleagues,

This email provides an update of information related to the MSP state and federal reporting requirements for Year 2 (July 1, 2008 -June 30, 2009), United States Department of Education - Mathematics and Science Partnership Program web-sites, and budget submission for Year 3 (July 1, 2009- June 30, 2010) of the grant cycle. For your convenience, I have attached the MSP Budget and Reporting timeline for Year 2 and Year 3.

  • Reporting Requirements/Annual Performance Reports
    Year 2: July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
  • Budgets/Funding
    Year 2: July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
    • All expenditures for FY 2009 must be reflected in the FS10F - long form (final expenditures) submitted to the Department by September 30, 2009.
    Year 3: July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
    FS20 budget summary and narrative
    Due: June 1, 2009
    Submit a professional development plan for year 3 along with the submission of the FS20 narrative form.

    To access Budget forms, please visit the Department's Grants Finance website

  • Math and Science Partnership Resources
    • Sign up for weekly MSP news on the Math and Science Partnership Network to access resources, research, and practices at http://hub.mspnet.org/ external link icon
    • NYSED Virtual Learning System (VLS):
      Call for Products
      Explore the VLS system to gain a better understanding of the products currently featured and provide us input on how products from your MSP project can be featured on this site in the near future.

      New - MST Lesson Plans
      Lesson plans related to mathematics, science, and technology education have been added to the Virtual Learning System (VLS). These K-12 lesson plans were developed by teachers involved with the St. Lawrence County STEM Partnership. The partnership, between all 18 St. Lawrence County School Districts, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, and Clarkson University, is a funded project of the NCLB Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships program. These new lesson plans, as well as other lesson plans, may be accessed at http://eservicest.nysed.gov/vls/welcome.do by choosing a standards area (e.g., MST), selecting a content area (e.g., science), and then by clicking on “Explore Standards Explore Resources.” The learning standards, key ideas, performance indicators, and aligned resources can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate links. The lesson plans may also be accessed by using the search engine on the VLS main page.
    • Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM) Guide:PRISM Leadership Team developed a partnership rubric that may assist individual projects in evaluating their MSP partnership. The rubric can be accessed at http://www.ccsso.org/content/pdfs/GA_PRISM_Partnership_Rubric.doc external link icon
    • Innovation America external link icon
  • All future MSP update correspondence will be posted on the NYSED MSP Website

Thank you for your continued efforts.

Last Updated: May 26, 2009