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 IMSA and in other schools by providing powerful teaming experiences that are relevant, rigorous and coherent. In doing so, together we are transforming mathematics and science teaching and learning.
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, "1995-96 Annual Report, THE POWER OF AN IDEA" (1996). Annual Reports. 12.