The Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2) project supports middle grades educators with high-quality, standards-based resources and promotes collaboration and knowledge-sharing among its users. Educators use MSP2 to increase content knowledge in science, mathematics, and appropriate pedagogy for youth ages 10 to 15. MSP2 employs social networking and digital tools to foster dynamic experiences that promote creation, modification, and sharing of resources, facilitate professional development, and support the integration of technology into practice.
MSP2 also includes the development of virtual learning experiences designed for middle school aged youth through which young people increase their ability to explore, discover ideas, problem solve, think critically, communicate, use technology in a productive and responsible manner, and become globally aware. These experiences will help them become aware of educational pathways that lead to careers in science, mathematics, and technology.
MSP2 is a project of The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, School of Teaching and Learning, National Middle School Association, and Education Development Center, Inc., and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The partners integrate resources, tools, and services across projects, and support multiple methods of resource discovery to meet the needs of this audience.
The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, School of Teaching and Learning offers innovative programs for those beginning a teaching career, those who seek to add an endorsement to their license or to deepen their research-based knowledge to inform their teaching, and those seeking to become a researcher/scholar. The School's faculty, staff and graduate students all work to improve the educational experiences of students throughout Ohio and the world. Collectively they bring a wealth of classroom, research, and university experience to assist our students in the process of learning.
National Middle School Association is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of young adolescents by providing vision, knowledge, and resources to all who serve them in order to develop healthy, productive, and ethical citizens.
Education Development Center, Inc. is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world's most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity.
National Science Digital Library Resource Center at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) combines intra-community support structures for the NSDL community of grantees and NSDL partners with mechanisms for:
National Science Digital Library Technical and Network Services is a collaborative effort between Cornell University, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and the University of Colorado at Boulder. TNS provides operational support, tools and services, and technical development fostering collaborative community creation, use, and reuse of resources, tools, and services supporting transformative STEM education, to NSDL and other NSF grantees.
Cherlyn Anderson, SC Department of Education
Tracy Crow, National Staff Development Center
Doug Darfus, Jones Middle School, Upper Arlington, OH
Mindy Johnson, CAST
David Hayward, Instructional Technology Services of Ohio
Ed Hill, Ohio Board of Regents
Kathleen Koch, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC
Stephen Krak, Battelle
Stacy Lewis, Gethsemane Properties, LLC
Marcia Mardis, Florida State University
June Mark, Education Development Center
Michelle Masucci, Temple University
Eileen McIlvain, University Corporation for Academic Research
Carol Minton Morris, Cornell University
Rita Oates, ePals
Melissa Rasberry, Center for Teaching Quality
Juan Rodriguez, Fuller Middle School, Framingham, MA
Judy Spicer, Ohio Resource Center
Members of the MSP2 community agree to the following guidelines:
While the community manages and monitors itself, project leaders (staff from OSU, EDC, and NMSA) will take action to prohibit inappropriate activity or eliminate inappropriate content from the site, should that become necessary.
Kimberly Lightle, PhD
Director of Digital Libraries
School of Teaching and Learning
College of Education and Human Ecology
Ohio State University
1929 Kenny Road, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43210