Our Vision: Foster continuous learning through Community University School Partnerships.
Our Mission: Strengthen our shared realization of professional education standards.
CUSP works to fulfill the mission statements of the College of Education, WCSD's Vision for Core Instructional Practices and the Community Agencies initiatives related to Read by Grade Three
What does CUSP stand for? Community University School Partnerships.
What is CUSP's Mission? Creating a shared vision of all professional education standards (NVACS, PSEL, Teacher Leader Model Standards, NEPF, LearningForward.org Professional Learning Standards).
What does CUSP do? It provides a framework to share our combined resources and levels of expertise to help build effective ways for our students and teachers to be effective in meeting the Nevada Academic Content Standards.
How is this accomplished? Through small impact team meetings between the College of Education, Washoe Country School District, and interested community members, CUSP provides tools and implementation strategies to facilitate cooperation and meaningful conversation for both educators and students.
Who is leading CUSP? Everybody contributes. That is the beauty of CUSP.
We are focused on educational reform that have the highest influential impact on our school--university learning community. We are organized into impact teams made up of committed individual who are passionate about finding ways to be effective in integrating the Nevada Academic Content Standards into our curriculum in our schools and in our teacher education programs. We believe that only a cooperative effort between our universities, schools, and the community can produce meaningful change and raise the bar of quality education- for all of us, teachers, students, and families.
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