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Louisiana Math and Science Teacher Institute
The Louisiana Math and Science Teacher Institute (LA-MSTI) is a Partnership that includes the Louisiana State University & Agricultural and Mechanical College (LSU) as Lead Institution, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and the Iberville Parish School System as Core Partners, and the Louisiana Department of Education and numerous other school districts in the Baton Rouge area as Supporting Partners.

The LA-MSTI establishes a special track for secondary-teachers within the Master's of Natural Sciences (MNS) degree program in the LSU College of Basic Sciences. It is based on a new, challenging and unique content-focused curriculum that develops science and mathematics Teacher Leaders for grades 7 - 12. The Partnership also creates new job categories and career paths for these Teacher Leaders, in which they work among their teacher-colleagues and with local and state educational leaders to improve student learning.

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Project Contributions

Spreading ideas from the university to K-12 classrooms in Louisiana
This video features Mark Arseneault, a participant in the Louisiana Math and Science Teacher Institute, an NSF MSP Institute at Louisiana State University. Mark explainsand showshow his experiences in the…
Examining Evidence of Project Impact and Effectiveness
"The purpose of this session is to generate discussion among projects in order to a) identify common problems of reasonable specificity in research and evaluation and b) find ways of…
Louisiana Math and Science Teacher Institute
Posted by: James Madden. The work of LaMSTI responds to the local Louisiana K-12 educational system; our goal is to support the professionalization of STEM teaching, but this a much more complex task than…
Data Visualization to Assess Interventions to Improve STEM Learning in K-12
Louisiana tests about 300,000 thousand students annually and as in many states, statistical modeling of this data is being proposed as a means of assessing teacher performance. The data, complete…