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This website has been replaced with a new site containing Earth Science content from workshops for science teachers from the Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Partnership and the Science Partnership for Instructional Innovation (SPFII).

Click to go to the new site Teach Earth Science at teachearthscience.org


Who we are

The Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Partnership is a teacher professional development program for middle school science teachers. Our partners include California State University East Bay, 4 county offices of education, the East Bay Science Project, and museums and informal science organizations in the San Francisco Bay area. The California State University East Bay is the lead agency and the Alameda County Office of Education is our primary partner.

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What we do

The IMSS Partnership is developing, implementing, and studying a comprehensive teacher professional development (PD) model. Our programs for teachers include summer inquiry institutes, quarterly Saturday workshops during the academic year, Lesson Study facilitation, coaching and mentoring.

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Who we help

The project serves districts, school administrators and middle school science teachers. We have partnered with over 34 middle schools in 10 districts across 4 counties. The partnership has trained 60 Teacher Leaders and we have worked with over 500 teachers in the region. IMSS focuses on schools that serve predominately low-income, underrepresented minority students.

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The SF Bay Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Partnership is funded as an MSP Targeted Math-Science Partnership by the National Science Foundation under grant number DUE-0962804 to California State University East Bay. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Additional funding for the SF Bay Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Partnership comes from a continuing support from the California Science Project (State of California) to the East Bay Science Project at California State University East Bay.