The MA OSE Cohort Program provides schools with financial resources & on-the-ground support for OSE’s middle school science curriculum. Applications to join the cohort through a school grant, possible through the One8 Foundation, are due February 10th, 2022.

Cohort Program Details

As a member of the cohort, schools are provided:

  • Grant funding to offset training and durable equipment costs
  • Implementation support
  • Priority access to in-state OSE training
  • Additional professional learning resources & student programming  (e.g., coaching, learning communities, and student industry showcases)

To participate, schools develop a three-year implementation plan that ensures:

  • Full OSE curriculum adoption (all 18 units across grades 6-8)
  • Whole school participation – 100% of students and teachers
  • Robust teacher training – all science teachers train in 4 units each
  • Teacher leader champions lead the work at the school level

Application Details and Timeline

Qualifications:

  • Open to all public schools in Massachusetts that have students in grades 6, 7, and/or 8
  • Schools must be in districts with at least 15% of students designated as economically disadvantaged
  • A three-year implementation plan that leads to whole school participation and full OSE curriculum adoption
  • Competitive preference for teams that demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to OSE’s instructional approach 

Timeline:

  • January – February, 2022: OSE Grant Information & Office Hour Sessions (registration for sessions coming soon)
  • February 10, 2022: Grant Application Due
  • March 10, 11, 14 and 15 , 2022: School Interviews
  • March 30, 2021: Award Notification
  • April 13, 2021: Cohort Kick-Off Convening
  • June 27-30, July 11-14, or Aug 8-11, 2022: Teacher Training

OpenSciEd - Massachusetts

The MA OSE Cohort Program provides schools with financial resources & on-the-ground support for OSE’s middle school science curriculum. Applications to join the cohort through a school grant, possible through the One8 Foundation, are due February 10, 2022.

Download a PDF of the Application

Want to preview the application? Complete the form below to immediately download the grant application as a PDF for planning purposes. The application must be completed and submitted through the online system. Click any of the “apply now”  buttons to access it. Additional resource documents for preparing your application are available below.

Application Resource Documents

Massachusetts Cohort Program possible thanks to the One8 Foundation and the OpenSciEd Equitable Instruction (OEI) Initiative at Boston College