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Title II Part B: Mathematics and Science
Partnerships (MSP) Program

Laurie Matzke
(701) 328-2284

Beth Larson-Steckler
Program Administrator
(701) 328-3544

Patty Carmichael
Administrative Staff Officer
(701) 328-3264

National Resources

  • American Mathematical Society (external link)
    Resources for High School Students and Teachers, including topic-specific modules to aid in the understanding of high school level mathematics content.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math:  Education for Global Leadership (external link)
  • U.S. Department of Education’s website on STEM Edutopia (external link)
    Resources on educational strategies, including project-based learning and integrating art into STEM curriculum.
  • Engineer Girl (external link)
    A service of the National Academy of Engineering for middle school girls.
  • Engineer Your Life (external link)
    A service of the National Science Foundation for high school girls interested in engineering. 
  • Great Plains Girls Collaborative Project (external link)
    Information on conferences in North and South Dakota for science educators and students.  This program is funded by a National Science Foundation grant.
  • Math Common Core Coalition (external link)
    The Mathematics Common Core Coalition works to provide expertise and advice on issues related to the effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards for School Mathematics (CCSSM).
  • MSPnet (external link)
    Supported in part by the National Science Foundation and the Math and Science Partnership grants. Information for educators on professional development and best practices research.
  • NASA Office of Education (external link)
    Teaching resources for K-16 educators on space and astronomy topics.
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (external link)
    Professional organization for mathematics educators.
  • National Science Foundation (external link)
    News on research and publications by the National Science Foundation
  • National Science Teacher Association (external link)
    Professional organization for science educators.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (external link)
    The NGSS Network States and Partners support the creation of resources to help educators and administrators as they plan and develop systems of implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Physics Classroom (external link)
    Supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this website is primarily for high school physics students and teachers.   Included are tutorials on basic physics topics and interactive multiple choice and word problems.  NSTA vetted website. 
  • REL Central (external link)
    Regional Educational Lab with resources on math and science educational practices and professional development.
  • Smarter Balance (external link)
    Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year.
  • STEM Education Resource Center (external link)
    PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content.
  • The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (external link)
    Publications on engineering and science education topics.




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Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
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