Upcoming MMSLN Science Chats

Grab a drink, a comfy chair, and your computer or other device and join us for two upcoming Science Chats!

June 12 – 3 pm. – 4 p.m

Gather with Science Leaders to join Carla Zembal-Saul, Penn State University, and learn more about supporting teachers as they grapple with sensemaking in their classrooms! Can’t wait to see you there!

All upcoming events – MMSLNwebsite

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Attending to Equity in Mathematics During a Pandemic: Supporting Inclusion, Access, Fairness & Respect for All

Tuesday, May 26, 9:00 PM EDT

This presentation will describe means to attend to equity in the era of a pandemic. We will describe factors that can impact equitable learning outcomes, and identify strategies that can address equity when teaching remotely.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

When: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 · 09:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): No

REGISTER HERE

MMSLN Math Chat

Are you a math educator in Michigan? The MMSLN wants to provide connection opportunities that are supportive of our mathematics leaders. We invite you to join in the next MMSLN Math Chat. FREE. No charge and no membership required.

In these difficult times, connection with our colleagues is more important than ever. Come connect and engage virtually with mathematics leaders from across the state. As the school year comes to an end, we will chat and take stock of how things have gone. What has worked for us? What have we seen working in our contexts? We will also continue our conversations about getting ready for the fall and being specific about the messages we want to send no matter the context of our return to school. Join us and keep the conversation going!

Register and share our event via Eventbrite or Facebook.

MMSLN Math Chat

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

3-4:30 PM

Announcing 3 online, self-paced equity literacy opportunities

The Equity Learning Institute, the virtual learning portal of the Equity Literacy Institute, is excited to offer three new, self-paced mini-courses in Equity Literacy. The first two are FREE.

Course 1: Understanding Equity and Inequity
What the heck is equity? In this 90-minute course hosted by Paul Gorski, we answer that. We explore common definitions and offer one of our own based on our transformative equity approach. We also discuss the good and bad of common equity approaches.

Course 2: Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity: An Introduction to the Equity Literacy Framework (2 hours)
In this approximately 2-hour mini-course led by Paul Gorski, you will learn about the primary aspects of the equity literacy framework, including the dimensions, abilities, and principles of equity literacy.

Course 3 ($4.99): Ditching Deficit Ideology: The First Step Toward Cultivating an Equity Commitment
Equity cannot live where deficit ideology lives. In this mini-course (1.5-2 hours), we explore what deficit ideology is, how it thwarts equity efforts, and how to cultivate a more equitable way of interpreting educational disparities.

Free Webinar for teachers: Math Fixer Uppers

Join Achieve the Core for an upcoming webinar

Wednesday, May 6
7-8 p.m. ET

There are millions of free math worksheets, tasks, and activities online–some are great, others less so. This can make finding the ones that truly support student learning and growth feel overwhelming.

Join standards-lead-writer Jason Zimba as he walks you through his process for evaluating the quality, standards-alignment, and effectiveness of math problems you may find online.

You’ll learn to quickly sort the good from the bad, and how you can improve the materials you find to better support your learning goals for students.

Attend live or access the on-demand version and you’ll be eligible for a certificate verifying one hour of professional learning time.

Register Now

First ever ‘global classroom’

The world’s first “Global Classroom” focused on COVID-19 is happening Tuesday, May 5. It is being organized by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, FIFA and the Independent Schools Association of the UK. This hour-long virtual classroom event will take place on Tuesday, May 5th at 11:30 am Eastern US time and is the first of 7. Discussions will focus on some common things youth can do at home to understand the science of COVID-19 and what they can do to use this science to protect themselves and others.

Please share the announcement of this “Global Classroom” event with your school districts and others! You can also get the full details of the invitation here: https://www.theglobalclassroom.com/usinvite.html

The event is Tuesday at 11:30 Eastern USA time. To join, click the link: https://is.gd/JPBmY6

In addition, on May 15th, the Smithsonian will release the module called “COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?” which will take youth through 7 experiments/activities they can do at home to better understand the science (and social science) of COVID-19. The module will be freely available in 20+ languages and will be disseminated nationally and globally by WHO, UNICEF, the Smithsonian, and the InterAcademy Partnership (the world’s collaboration among 130 national academies of sciences, engineering, and medicine).

Distance Learning Tips and Tricks II

MSELA is hosting a follow up networking event to the Distance Learning Tips and Tricks. They received feedback that it might be nice to have time to share what is working and what challenges there are once you started the Distance Learning with your classes. So, here it is:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/michigan-science-education-leadership-network-msela-28735964477

Get together with other educators across the state to discuss what is working in distance learning, and what challenges you are facing. If you have ideas, share them; if you need ideas, take them. There will be couple highlighted tools to consider as well, but most time will be spent in breakout sessions sharing resources and ideas or asking each other questions. Join us! Zoom link will be sent out the day prior to the event.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)