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The Milwaukee Public Schools are taking a lead on a comprehensive approach to integrating the Mathematics Common Core State Standards with science standards. As a plan of action to improve PreK-12 student learning and achievement in Mathematics and Science, the MPS Comprehensive Mathematics and Science Plan (CMSP) is designed to equip every student with the levels of rigor and relevance needed for success in college and career readiness.

The CMSP will expand on the approached utilized in the 2010-2011 school year to develop and implement the Comprehensive Literacy Plan (CLP) to improve literacy performance. The CLP provides a single, district-wide vision for PreK-12 teaching and learning in literacy, and includes high-quality instructional materials aligned to curriculum, and on-going professional development for key district staff.

Foundational to the CMSP is a district-wide vision for mathematics and science. Its development is currently underway, and will be implemented during the 2011-2012 school year. The plan will include a guaranteed and viable curriculum for mathematics and science, research-based instructional design and strategies, assessments that inform teaching and learning, aligned resources including instructional technology, system-wide ongoing professional development, and broad community and constituency engagement. This work is supported in part by the GE Foundation Developing Futures in Education Grant. Regular updates will follow as MPS continues the work to develop and implement its Comprehensive Mathematics and Science Plan.

CMSP - Advisory Committee  
PDF Documents CMSP - Advisory Committee Members
PDF Documents CMSP - Kickoff Meeting
PDF Documents CMSP - Kickoff Meeting Thankyou
PDF Documents CMSP - Vision & Expections - 2014
CMSP - Press Releases  
PDF Documents GE Foundation Announces $20 Million Grant to Benefit Milwaukee Public Schools
PDF Documents GE Foundation grant to inspire new MPS work in math, science
Milwaukee Public Schools is pleased to offer a variety of professional development opportunities differentiated to support the varying needs of our staff as well as provide the support necessary for the successful implementation of district initiatives, including the Comprehensive Literacy Plan (CLP) and the Comprehensive Math and Science Plan (CMSP). Please join us in this effort to ensure that all children achieve to high standards.
Summer 2012 Professional Development Opportunities to include:
  • Level 1 & 2 SMART Board - Math
  • Math Board: Daily Common Core State
  • Classroom
  • Standards
  • Intro to Standards-Based Grading
  • SMART Board Mathematics Manipulatives
  • What's Next for This Reader?
  • Investigating Story Problem Types in the CCSS
  • Standards for Math Practice
  • Standards Series in the Content Areas
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    These are paid professional development opportunities for eligible staff members. Please check your MPS email and the Professional Development Site throughout the summer for Professional Development opportunities. To register for these and other great sessions, go to Professional Development Assistant (PDA).
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