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Welcome to our MAPSS page where we will celebrate all the great innovations that our Math and Science Partnership (MSP) grant has made possible. Our Math and Problem-based learning and Project -based learning for Student Success grant, also known as MAPSS focuses on growing students and teachers in the K-8 environment. Teachers are learning how to implement both problem-based and project-based learning in their math classrooms. This allows for students to gain knowledge through an inquiry based learning approach where teachers facilitate the learning. Additionally, all teachers are gaining leadership skills that will empower them to become stronger teacher leaders within their schools and districts. 
 
Our MAPSS partnerships have already begun to shine and we are thankful for the opportunity to work with the following organizations: Wake Forest University (CERTL), University of Texas at Dallas, Piedmont Triad Education Consortium (PTEC), and Dr. Larry Coble. 
 
In June 2016 our MAPSS grant was expanded through our request to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Our grant is now valued at approximately $2 million dollars and has expanded to serve a total of 10 school districts. MAPSS now has partnerships with Alamance Burlington Schools, Davidson County Schools, Lexington City Schools, Randolph County Schools, Surry County Schools, Stokes County Schools, Yadkin County Schools, Asheboro City Schools and Thomasville City Schools. 
 
As of March 2017 our MAPSS grant was approved for continued funding for the 2017-2018 school year and this is the final year of all MSP grants. We are excited to build capacity across our partnership districts, as well as strengthen the K-12 to college pipeline through our work with WFU and UTD. Due to a strong partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction(NCDPI) our year 3 work will allow MAPSS to build sustainability of the professional learning and resources across the state of North Carolina for all teachers and students. 
 
Mount Airy City Schools is committed to supporting our wonderful teachers. We believe that through innovative initiatives like our MAPSS grant work we will continue to provide a learning environment that supports both students and teachers in their learning journeys. 
 
Penny Willard 
MAPSS Grant Coordinator 
336-719-6710
 
Drew Belton 
MAPSS Lead Teacher 
336-789-9021