The MA OSE Cohort Program provides schools with financial resources & on-the-ground support for OSE’s middle school science curriculum. The deadline for the SY22-23 OSE grant application has passed. Please reach out to Hillary Paul Metcalf (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ashwin Rajendra (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.
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
- 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
The deadline for the SY22-23 OSE grant application has passed. Please reach out to Hillary Paul Metcalf (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ashwin Rajendra (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.
- Multi-Year Roll Out Guidance Multi-year roll out guidance based on recommendations from teacher and leader experience with the pilot.
- MA OpenSciEd Unit Sequence & MA NGSS Alignment Summary of the Massachusetts-specific OSE scope & sequence and standards alignment by unit.
- Application FAQs Frequently asked questions about this grant opportunity.