Mathematics & Science Partnership (MSP)

The WCAX video shows Kate Gagne’s Grade 5/6 students working in their Maker Space Classroom at Monkton Central School. Gagner says the kids are learning about things like motion, forces, and making circuits with an approach that makes learning accessible.

The goal of the Mathematics & Science Partnership is:

  1. To increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers;
  2. To build statewide capacity for professional development of K-12 staff by establishing networks of highly skilled teacher leaders in mathematics and science; and
  3. To develop partnerships among K-12 educators, STEM faculty, and higher education personnel.

Funds from the MSP are currently being used to support high quality professional development programs in Vermont.

2015-2016 MSP Program Grant Applications

There are two categories of applications for the 2015-2016 MSP grant competition. The project that is awarded the Leadership Grant will focus on the development of a cadre of highly competent science teacher leaders who can support the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards. One grant for up to $300,000 will be awarded to a partnership that includes educators from high-need schools and higher education STEM faculty.

The Innovation Grant Application provides an opportunity for projects to explore innovative STEM practices. Up to three projects will be funded for a maximum of $50,000.

Letters of intent are due by January 15, 2015. For more information, contact Pat Fitzsimmons, MSP Coordinator, at (802) 479-1425 or

Mathematics and Science Partnership Projects July 2014 – June 2015

Key Changes/Improvements for 2013-2014:


Pat Fitzsimmons, Common Core/Math & Science Partnership Coordinator, at or (802) 479-1425

Page Last Updated on July 27, 2015