AMSTI is a program that was developed to help improve math and science teaching in the state of Alabama. Not only does this program help the teachers by giving them extra training in their particular field, but it also helps supply schools with much-needed materials. AMSTI takes a more hands on approach to teaching; instead of the teacher lecturing for an entire class period and telling the students what they need to know, they are required to think for themselves, which they actually enjoy doing because they have new materials and tools to help them in the learning process. It is proven that schools that participate in the AMSTI program performed better on tests.
More information can be found at the AMSTI homepage.