OpenSciEd secured additional funding to develop four–one for each grade band–COVID-19 mini-units (3 weeks of instruction) that use the same storyline instructional model rooted in three-dimensional learning, but also reach beyond the NGSS to incorporate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and have a focus on building empathy and looking at things like the patterns of…

Read more New! Elementary and High School COVID-19 mini-units that address NGSS and SEL Published on OpenSciEd – Links included

Long-Term Michigan Employment Projections, 2018–2028 The Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives has released statewide long-term employment projections for Michigan industries and occupations covering the period of 2018 through 2028. View or download the newly-released projections. Custom subsets of the data may also be downloaded from the Data Search tool. If you have any…

Read more Long-Term Michigan Employment Projections, 2018–2028 Announced

MiSTAR Professional Learning Series  Mi-STAR has developed a Professional Learning Series providing teachers with access to presentations and discussions via Zoom. A discussion component will follow every presentation so that this activity can promote a sense of community and collaboration among participants. SCECHs are available for these sessions. Visit the Mi-STAR Learning Series webpage to…

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Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative Professional Learning Series The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) will present a free, biweekly Professional Learning Series this school year for K-12 educators and community members in the Western U.P. to enhance Great Lakes stewardship, facilitate outdoor learning, deepen understanding through place- and project- based learning opportunities, and foster a community…

Read more Registration Open: Tips & Strategies for Engaging Students in Outdoor Learning – 4:30-6:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 22

MESTA Fall Conference 2020 Save the date, The MESTA Annual Meeting will be a virtual meeting this year! $5 Registration – open to all (MESTA membership not required) For more info & to register: mestarocks.org. Register by Oct. 7th. Presentation topics include: Topics: Astronomy, Michigan Geology, Plate Tectonics and Seismology. Two presentations about field trips…

Read more Michigan Earth Science Teacher Association (MESTA) 2020 Fall Conference ~ 9:30 am – 5 pm, Sat, Oct. 10th ~ Virtual

Introduction to Arduino Workshop Cost: $90 per person Date: 10/13, 10/15, 10/20, 10/22, 4 pm – 6 pm each day Location: Virtual A beginner’s introduction to Arduino micro-controllers as tools for STEM classrooms. Arduino micro-controller technology provides the ability to fully customize science demonstration and data collection tools in a very affordable way. In the…

Read more Introduction to Arduino Workshop – Virtual – 10/13, 10/15, 10/20, 10/22, 4 pm – 6 pm each day

During May and June, K-12 students from Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties were invited to participate in the Western Upper Peninsula’s Maker Challenge. Students could choose from one of four Maker Challenges to actively involve them in the design thinking process. Each challenge was paired with a STEM themed book where something was…

Read more Congratulations Western U.P. Maker Challenge 2020 Winners

After the extraordinary efforts of teachers and schools to provide “emergency learning” to your students this spring, we hope you have a restful break. By July-August you may be itching to prepare for the new school year with new tools and plans to handle any situation. The STEM Education Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is offering…

Read more Online PDs – register now for summer offerings with The STEM Education Center at WPI

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