Fall 2015 Update for the MACS Board of Education

What is MAPSS?

MAPSS stands for Math and Problem-based/Project-based Learning for Student Success! This is a three year, $1.6 million dollar Math and Science Partnership (MSP) grant that allows Mount Airy City Schools to partner with 4 additional school districts, Alamance-Burlington Schools, Davidson County, Lexington City, and Randolph County. We are also partnered with Piedmont Triad Education Consortium (PTEC), Wake Forest University and University of Texas-Dallas.

Teachers are learning how to facilitate inquiry-based learning in their math classrooms. Through implementation of the 5 standards of authentic instruction students are able to participate in authentic learning experiences that will help them become college and career ready.

5 Standards of Authentic Instruction:

  • H.O.T. ---- Higher Order Thinking
  • Depth of Knowledge
  • Connectedness to the World Beyond the Classroom
  • Substantive Conversation
  • Social Support for Student Achievement

MAPSS is a K-8 Grant

The MAPSS grant work is growing students and teachers across the K-8 spectrum:

  • 4,430 students are being impacted by MAPSS this year
  • 430+ of those students are MACS students
  • 71 teachers and instructional support personnel are being impacted this year
  • Of those 71 participants MACS has 9 classroom teachers and 1 instructional coach
  • Our MAPSS grant is currently working within 29 schools in 5 school districts.
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Penny Willard- MAPSS Grant Coordinator

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