The ones shown previously were just from the UAH sponsored district.
The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) is the Alabama Department of Education’s initiative to improve math and science teaching statewide.
Its mission is to provide all students in Grades K-12 with the knowledge and skills needed for success in the workforce and/or postsecondary studies .
The goal of AMSTI is to provide well-trained teachers and the equipment, materials, and resources needed for hands-on, activity-based math and science education. With AMSTI’s support, students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary studies and in the work force.
2009: Superintendent recognizes need
students aren't being properly prepared for workforce
committee is formed
2000: Board of Education adopts recommendations
2001: Request for Proposals sent, but withdrawn due to lack of funding
2002-03: 2 grant proposals sent and refused for funding
2002: NASA gives a grant and UAH is chosen as the first host location.
2002-03: Funding from US Dept of Education allows for more sites to be established
2005 Funding outlook bleak until Gov Riley proposes support in budget
Riley gets budget award of 15 million for AMSTI in the 2006 fiscal year
How to become an AMSTI school
Receive a letter from the State Dept. of Education
Attend the regional AMSTI recruitment session
Submit an Application
Appoint Lead Teachers
What does AMSTI provide?
Equipment and Materials
Media and Electronics
Benefits of becoming an AMSTI school
Gives teachers access to:
Helps students relate math and science to their everyday lives
1 of 35 “Programs That Work”
2008 - The only state initiative at Science Generation summit
Featured in four Education Week articles
Highlighted at the National Conference of State Legislators
Featured in a Segment of the National Education Report
2010 – 1 of 6 programs recognized by the Center for Excellence in Education