Grant: $4,994,911 - National Science Foundation - May. 28, 2009
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Award Description: The Chicago Transformation Teacher Institutes (CTTI), which involves five institutions of higher education (University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Illinois Institutes of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern University) and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), will provide mathematics and science leadership development for the CPS High School Transformation Project (HSTP) the district’s highly-touted high school improvement initiative. The higher education partners in the proposed NSF project are already playing seminal roles in working with teachers and schools through HSTP. The proposed MSP project will expand the school-university partnership and prior NSF support through the Chicago Urban Systemic Program to develop teams of mathematics and science teacher-leaders in twenty high schools, chosen on the basis of an application procedure to determine school readiness and administrative support. The key outcome of the project within schools will be teacher-led work in the selection, refinement, and implementation of rigorous 12th-grade capstone and AP curricula. In addition, teacher leaders will have new cross-curricula competencies to coordinate additional work on grades 9-10-11, providing in-school capacity to move on from the temporary external supports of the HSTP. The CTTI teacher program develops leaders through three different experiences: (1) recruitment and initiation of cohorts of teachers; (2) courses in content, including current trends in research, interdisciplinary perspectives, and current research on linking current content to teaching; and (3) workshops on linking content knowledge to reform curricula and school leadership. These will be given to 80 math and 80 science teachers over four CTTI cohorts, producing robust teacher-leaders teams in 20 schools. Teachers will be located in one of three tracks: mathematics (80 teachers), physical science (40 teachers), or life and environmental science (40 teachers). These teachers will be enrolled in cohorts of 40 teachers per year, beginning in May 2010. In 2009-10 we will engage in a process to refine our application procedures and to publicize the program to potential participants, and also develop the details for our research program.
Project Description: 1. PROJECT INITIATION: Setup of subawards, scheduling of Fall 2009 consultation and outreach work, layout of initial course planning. 2. OUTREACH AND APPLICATION PLANING: Meetings with teachers and schools to proceed with details of application process and description of project expectations for teachers and schools.
Jobs Summary: PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Development of project planning systems, including schedule for initial engagement discussions with teachers during Fall, 2009. PROJECT COORDINATOR: Coordination of meetings and publicity, creation of overall schedule, and development of application materials. GRADUATE ASSISTANT: Planning of meetings and data processing and analysis. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|DE PAUL UNIVERSITY||$519,818||CHICAGO||IL|
|LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO||$1,086,001||CHICAGO||IL|
|ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY||$463,651||CHICAGO||IL|