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Integrating math and science through hands-on learning

California Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant

​​​​​​​The California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP) grant was awarded to the San Diego County Office of Education and is being used to implement a professional learning opportunity for 100 math and science teachers in nine small school districts, San Diego Unified School District and SDCOE’s Momentum Learning.

With the grant, SDCOE will pioneer math and science integration as teachers develop expertise in project-based learning and work side-by-side with researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium, and receive support from the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence (CREATE), all of UC San Diego.

The program will equip middle and high school math and science teachers with the content knowledge and instructional strategies that support California Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).​

Participants will be creating integrated lessons and units that will be shared on this website as they are completed. 

Cohort Details

  • 100 math and science teachers
  • Three optional study areas of focus: abiotic vs. biotic systems, melting ice and climate change, and plate tectonics 
  • Integrated lessons and units
  • Lesson study to improve student learning
  • Online distance learning
  • Train, implement, and manage project-based learning
  • Create interdisciplinary units 
  • Leadership development​​