Teacher Leadership Capacity Collaborative
The California Math and Science Project grant is funded by No Child Left Behind and is administered by the California Department of Education. The goal of the partnership is to construct STEM modules using Next Generation Science Standards and to develop teacher leadership.
The partners in the grant consist of the lead LEA, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, and four other LEAs: San Miguel USD, Templeton USD, Atascadero USD, and Lucia Mar USD. The Institute of Higher Education that provides the professional development for the project is Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, through the Central Coast Science Project.
Teachers in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th have committed to the three year professional development project.
CaMSP Professional Development
Intensive & Follow-Up Hours
Teachers receive 60 hours of intensive professional development which is provided mainly through the summer institute at Cal Poly, SLO. The other hours are spread across two separate Super STEM events held on the first Saturday of December and May. In addition, teachers complete a total of 24 follow-up hours each year. The follow-up hours are comprised of four nightly meetings, Super STEM Saturday hours, and unstructured hours spent with grade level teams in lesson study and various leadership activities.