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Imsa20: Bold Ideas, Two-Decade Report Of The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy 1986-2006, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Apr 2006

Imsa20: Bold Ideas, Two-Decade Report Of The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy 1986-2006, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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Twenty years ago, Illinois citizens dared to design a bold future by asking this visionary question. One of the astonishing outcomes of their brave imaginations is the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy...


2004-05 Annual Report, Igniting Talent And Leadership For Our State, Nation And World, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Apr 2005

2004-05 Annual Report, Igniting Talent And Leadership For Our State, Nation And World, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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In the mid 1980s, the state of Illinois, recognizing that the nation was on the verge of unprecedented technological advances and a sharply increased need for highly skilled leaders, founded the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy®. Twenty years later, the national demand for science and technology leaders has never been greater. The National Academies new report - Rising Above the Gathering Storm and the President's American Competitiveness Initiative address the growing concern that the U.S. is losing its competitive advantage as countries abroad invest heavily in the education and training of scientists and engineers. The report and the initiative ...


2003-04 Annual Report, Growing The Talent Our State And Nation Need, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Apr 2004

2003-04 Annual Report, Growing The Talent Our State And Nation Need, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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When the Illinois General Assembly founded the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in 1985, it wisely predicted how science and technology would profoundly shape the state, nation and world's economic and social well-being. Twenty years later, the nation's need to invest in science and technology education is more acute than ever. When releasing the report, Science & Engineering Indicators 2004, National Science Board Chair Warren M. Washington stated, "the United States is in a long-distance race to retain its essential global advantage in science & engineering human resources ...We must develop more fully our native talent."


2002-03 Annual Report, Imsa Works For Illinois, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Apr 2003

2002-03 Annual Report, Imsa Works For Illinois, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy develops scientific and technical leaders who will improve economic and societal conditions facing Illinois and the world. It is for this reason that IMSA's models of teaching and learning foster the development of Illinois students as bold inquirers, ethical leaders and responsible stewards who must lead in the midst of rapidly changing conditions. So, too, the Academy's leadership was put to the test when the State's sagging economy led to unprecedented FY03 budget cuts and staff reductions. These circumstances prompted the men and women of IMSA to model the traits they ...


2001-02 Annual Report, Imsa Works For Illinois, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Apr 2002

2001-02 Annual Report, Imsa Works For Illinois, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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This year is one of great challenges and opportunities for the IMSA community. Despite unprecedented budget cuts and staff reductions, our faculty and staff remain deeply committed to the Academy's convictions, mission and legislative charge to improve mathematics and science education for all Illinois children.


2000-01 Annual Report, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 2001

2000-01 Annual Report, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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This has been IMSA's work since we opened in 1986. Now, in our 15th Anniversary year, we are ready to further expand our statewide programming and to more proactively share what we have learned about what works in the field of mathematics, science and technology teaching and learning. The time is right, the needs are great, and the stakes for public education have never been higher.


1999-00 Annual Report, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 2000

1999-00 Annual Report, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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We are pleased to share with vou the 1999-00 annual report of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. IMSA's 14th year was characterized by the continued evolution of our dynamic Business Plan, and the advancement ol our Strategic Initiatives.


1998-99 Annual Report, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1999

1998-99 Annual Report, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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For far too long, too many educational environments have been schooling environments focused on teacher- delivered and student-received information rather than learning environments focused on teacher- facilitated and student-generated knowledge. This must change. Young people are capable of extraordinary achievements and significant contributions, and it is the responsibility of educators, parents, taxpayers, policymakers and the business community to provide learning environments that make this possible. With your continuing support, IMSA will work continuously, diligently and resolutely to model and help others become such a learning environment.


1997-98 Annual Report, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1998

1997-98 Annual Report, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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We are pleased to share with you the 1997-98 annual report of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. In this, we report some highlights of IMSA's 12th year, including highlights of our residential educational program for IMSA students and our statewide service programs for Illinois teachers, other students, schools and policymakers.


1996-97 Annual Report, Building The Capacity Of Learners & Leaders, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1997

1996-97 Annual Report, Building The Capacity Of Learners & Leaders, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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It is our pleasure to share with you the eleventh annual report of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. As a unique learning enterprise, IMSA builds the capacity of students, teachers and policymakers to improve and transform mathematics and science teaching and learning.

The 1996-97 year was marked with many historic events...events that commemorated our past as well as events that charted our course for the next decade.


1995-96 Annual Report, The Power Of An Idea, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1996

1995-96 Annual Report, The Power Of An Idea, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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In this First Decade Report, we demonstrate how the power of ideas uniquely explored, interpreted and embodied in practice at IMSA, has inspired and empowered others to be agents of change in the transformation of mathematics and science teaching and learning within their own communities. During the past ten years, we have extended and enriched ideas such as Discovery-Based Learning, Integrative Learning, Apprentice Investigation, Institutional and Program-Based Research, Technology Integration in the Curriculum and Collaborative Inquiry. The embodiment of these ideas in our practice and in the practice of our educational partners throughout Illinois and the nation, benefits students at ...


1994-95 Annual Report, Research Innovative Teaching And Service, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1995

1994-95 Annual Report, Research Innovative Teaching And Service, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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This 1994-95 Annual Report highlights a year of creative new initiatives and partnerships, both internal and external. Included are special events, action research, integrative teaching and learning across the curriculum, statewide recruitment, statewide service, state and private investment, and student achievement.


1993-94 Annual Report, TransForming Through Connections, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1994

1993-94 Annual Report, TransForming Through Connections, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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It is our privilege to share with you the eighth annual report of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. The 1993-94 year was a turning point for IMSA and our annual report helps to tell the story of our continued transformation from that of "school" to that of "educational laboratory/resource for the state of Illinois."

During 1993-94, the board of trustees officially approved a new strategic plan and mission statement declaring a bold commitment to the transformation of mathematics and science teaching and learning through connections. To answer that call, the Academy radically redesigned its internal organizational structure and ...


1992-93 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1993

1992-93 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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As you read this report—the seventh annual report of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy—we hope you will share our pride in the continuing growth and development of Academy programs and services, for much of this growth and development was made possible by your outstanding commitment and support.

The 1992-93 year introduced a new chapter in Academy history, one characterized by expanded partnership initiatives with schools, teachers and students throughout Illinois. As a laboratory for the advancement of teaching and learning in mathematics and science, the Academy embraced an even bolder mission in 1992-93—one of transformation. Transforming ...


1991-92 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1992

1991-92 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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On behalf of the board of trustees, faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni of this pioneering educational community, it is our privilege to share with you the sixth annual report of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. The 1991-92 year was indeed a remarkable one for the Academy; we are pleased to report some of the highlights.

Externally, programs for other school systems, teachers and students in Illinois continued to expand. IMSA's impact on the state included helping 23 Illinois school districts restructure their mathematics and science programs, awarding teachers IMPACT II grants to exchange innovative classroom programs, and ...


1990-91 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1991

1990-91 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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On June 11,1990, following a year of community discussions, extensive research and intensive planning, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy unveiled a revolutionary strategic plan for its future. The plan, which received unanimous support from the board of trustees, included strategies in ten areas: curriculum; assessment of student achievement; teaching; business, research and educational partnerships; recruitment and support of a diverse student population; private sector funding; marketing/communications; integration of academic and residential life; organizational structure; and personal and professional growth for faculty and staff.


1989-90 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1990

1989-90 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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In many ways, the 1989-90 school year at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy can best be described as a year of re-creation. Having successfully met the challenges of the start-up years (1986-1989), our fourth school year became a time for thoughtful reflection, refocus and renewal. Within the context of strategic planning, we began to examine our values and beliefs, to clarify our mission and aspirations, and to develop bold, innovative strategies for achieving our institutional objectives.


1988-89 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1989

1988-89 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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With your support, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy forged new paths in 1988-89, resulting in another banner year. In looking back and reflecting on the many highlights and achievements, I invite you to join me in celebrating the Academy as a symbol of our state's belief in and commitment to the potential of youth.


1987-88 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1988

1987-88 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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Our second academic year enabled the Academy to embark in new directions. At the conclusion of the 1988 spring legislative session, the Academy's budget review process was transferred from the Illinois State Board of Education to the Illinois Board of Higher Education. We are grateful to all who have helped shape the Academy into the unique institution that it is today. We extend special thanks to Superintendent of Education Dr. Ted Sanders and the staff at the State Board of Education for their leadership. With their assistance and support, the Academy was able to achieve significant growth within a ...


1986-87 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1987

1986-87 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

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"It is a pleasure to present you with a report on the highly successful first year at The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. As residents of Illinois, we have been fortunate to witness a dream become a reality

Members of the Academy Board of Trustees represent business, education, and the private sector, all of whom have an interest in promoting the economic development of Illinois. We believe that for Illinois businesses to compete and be effective in global markets, they must be highly innovative and adaptable. The leadership necessary to achieve this goal can be attained through the training and ...