2011-2012

  • Math and Science Teacher Academy Partnership
    The Math and Science Teacher Partnership (Region 11) has provided professional development for elementary and secondary teachers in metro districts. The focus for 2011-12 has been on Grades 6-8: Mathematical Reasoning (22 districts, 240 teachers), Life Science, Grades 7-12 (22 districts, 119 teachers) and Nature of Science and Engineering, Grades 3-6 (6 districts, 113 teachers).
    Funding period: July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012
    Amount received: $870,000

2010-2011

  • MSTP
    The Math and Science Teacher Partnership (Region 11) has provided professional development for elementary and secondary teachers in metro districts. The focus this year has been on Grades 6-8: Algebra Connected to Number (12 districts, 120 teachers), and Nature of Science and Engineering, grades 3-6 (20 districts, 233 teachers).
    Funding period: July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011
    Amount received: $610,043
  • ACE V (Academics in Career Education)
    Improving Academic Achievement for EBD Students through Career and Technology Training Programs – FY10 Computer Applications (MS Office)
    Funding period: January, 2010 –January, 2011. In February, 2011, additional funds of $4600 were awarded to support dissemination of the project’s outcomes and curriculum materials.
  • Alternatives to Suspension
    Grant dollars have been used to create a comprehensive program of support for reducing suspensions based on the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) model.
    Funding period: July, 2010 – June 30, 2011.
    Amount received: $20,000.00

2009-2010

  • MSTP
    The Math and Science Teacher Partnership (Region 11) has provided professional development for elementary and secondary teachers in metro districts. The focus this year has been on Grades 3-6: Algebrafication (17 districts, 208 teachers), and Secondary STEM/Engineering (8 districts, 79 teachers).
    Funding period: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010
    Amount received: $610,043
  • CAREI: PLC Sustainability Project
    This CAREI (Center for Applied Research & Education Improvement) funded project investigated whether the Region 11 MSTA PLCs from the 2008-09 school year continued after the training ended.  It also examined conditions that allowed or prohibited PLC sustainability.
    Funding period: March, 2010 – December, 2010
    Amount awarded: $4000
  • ACE V (Academics in Career Education)
    Improving Academic Achievement for EBD Students through Career and Technology Training Programs – FY10 Computer Applications (MS Office)
    Funding period: January, 2010 –January, 2011
    Amount awarded: $24,947
  • Transforming School Counseling
    This program had two goals: (1) train and coach staff members to effectively counsel students to access post-secondary education and (2) enhance existing structures for supporting 80 first year high school students attending four area learning center programs.
    Funding period: April 2008 – June 30, 2009 Amount received: $99,309. Remaining funds were used to send six staff (3 from each intermediate) to AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) training in January, 2010.
  • Alternatives to Suspension
    Grant dollars have been used to create a comprehensive program of support for reducing suspensions based on the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) model.
    Funding period: July, 2009 – June 30, 2010 (possibility of continuation)
    Amount received: $19,756.00.

2008-2009

  • MSTA
    The Math and Science Teacher Academy (Region 11) has provided professional development to over 500 middle school math teachers in 59 schools from 34 metro districts. The focus this year has been on Grades 6-8 Algebra to Number.
    Funding period: May 27, 2008 – June 30, 2009
    Amount received: $1,584,651
  • Transforming School Counseling
    This program had two goals: (1) train and coach staff members to effectively counsel students to access post-secondary education and (2) enhance existing structures for supporting 80 first year high school students attending four area learning center programs.
    Funding period: April 2008 – June 30, 2009
    Amount received: $99,309
  • CAREI Evaluation of ACE Project
    This study was intended to examine teacher growth in delivering integrated curriculum that occurred during a previous grant project and investigate whether the changes are continuing without the support of grant dollars.
    Funding period: March, 2008 – June 30, 2009
    Amount received: $3400
  • Alternatives to Suspension
    A proposal was submitted in April 2009 to the Minnesota Department of Education. Grant dollars will be used to create a comprehensive program of support for reducing suspensions based on the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) model.
    Funding period: July, 2009 – June 30, 2010
    Amount received: $19,756.00.

2007-2008

  • CAREI for a follow-up study on the lasting impact from a grant funded demonstration project using shop class to incorporate instruction on math and reading.
    Amount: $3,000
  • MDE’s Office of Higher Learning for a project intensifying the counseling efforts to help freshmen students and faculty plan for post high school education and the steps necessary to achieve it. Amount: $99,309
  • MDE as the distribution and allocation source for federal funds to establish two metro teacher learning centers to address curriculum and lesson needs to achieve new standards for science and math. Collaboration is required with institutions of higher learning including Hamline U, U of M, Normandale and the Metro ECSU. Amount: $1,567,151

2006

  • ACE: Improving Academic Achievement for EBD Students through Career and Technology Training Programs.  This grant was awarded by Minnesota Department of Education under the State Personnel development Grant Capacity Building for LEA’s. Submitted September 27, 2006 and was awarded $49,964.00.  This project was implemented in December, 2006 and will conclude in December, 2007.