Community University School Partnerships.
Our Vision: Foster continuous learning
Through CUSP we work to fulfill the mission statements of the University of Nevada, Reno's, College of Education and the Washoe County School District's vision for Core Instructional Practices.
Our Mission: Strengthen our shared realization of professional education standards.
We create 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 impact teams consisting of members from 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.
We are focused on educational partnerships that have the highest influential impact on our school--university learning community. We are organized into impact teams made up of committed individuals who are passionate about finding ways to be effective in integrating the Nevada Academic Content Standards in our schools and in our teacher education programs. We believe that only a cooperative effort among higher education, P-12 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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