Science Chat 9/3

Register for the Back to School Science Chat on September 3 at noon!

For this first meeting, we will discuss back to school needs across the state so bring your questions, solutions, concerns!

Also, the MMSLN and MSTA will share our K-5 remote learning materials.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Mary

Mary Starr, PhD
NGSX Facilitator Certified by MMSLN
Executive Director
Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network

Twitter: @starrscience
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MMSLN Events!

Welcome Back to School. We wish you the best as we begin this very non-traditional school year.

The MMSLN is working with state and national leaders to develop and promote remote learning options in science and mathematics. Watch your email or reach out for more information: starrm

Our virtual events continue this week! Register for the gs!

Back to School.pdf

Link to all MMSLN events: mimathandscience.org

Mary Starr, PhD
NGSX Facilitator Certified by MMSLN
Executive Director
Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network

Twitter: @starrscience
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Support for Using the Illustrative Mathematics Video Lessons: Learning Goal and Target Alignment Guide

In an effort to support continuous learning for all students during the summer months, the Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network (MMSLN) and Public Media Network have partnered to televise high-quality math instruction on a regular schedule beginning August 10, 2020.

A collaboration between state agencies and large districts within Louisiana, along with Illustrative Mathematics, SchoolKit, and philanthropy organizations has led to the development of broadcastable math lessons targeting grades 6, 7, 8 and Algebra I. There are 24 lessons for each grade level. The broadcasts, aligned to state learning standards, will help students build the skills and knowledge they need at each grade level.

Please stay-tuned to Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network to learn when these video lessons will air on your local PBS station. Visit us at our website and follow our MMSLN Network News.

Teachers may use the newly developed Learning Goal and Target Alignment Guide to select video lessons to use with their students as they teach and learn mathematics together. Teachers don’t have to be an IM 6-12 Math curriculum implementer to use these videos with students. And, these video lessons are available, by episode on the Schoolkit website. Find the episode number in the first column of each table.

NEW K-5 Science Resources

Good Morning,

Today the Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network (MMSLN) and Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) announce our

K-5 Remote Science Anchoring Phenomenon Routine Learning Experiences!

Leveraging the Anchoring Phenomenon Routine (borrowed from nextgenstorylines) and integrating KLEWS charts, the MMSLN and MSTA materials include synchronous and asynchronous science learning and lead students’ to AT-HOME investigations.

We selected one grade-level PE bundle for the focus of each K-5 resource and built the Anchoring Phenomenon Routine to engage students in science phenomenon that then support students’ own, at-home, investigations.

These OER materialscan be

  • used as written
  • enhanced and developed into full-units
  • used several times throughout the school year
  • easily adjusted for in-school learning

If you are starting the school year virtually or if you think you might need to transition to virtual learning during the school year – these materials are for you. High-quality science learning, designed with simple remote learning options, standards-based – – all the key factors in implementing science in the 2020-2021 elementary classroom!

All resources are linked for download (pdf and doc). Visit our website: https://mimathandscience.org

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out: starrm

Please share widely!

Mary

All the materials described in this email are shared via Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Mary Starr, PhD
NGSX Facilitator Certified by MMSLN
Executive Director
Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network

Twitter: @starrscience
starrm
mary

Supporting teachers in teaching and learning with Illustrative Mathematics

Are you gearing up for your first year of teaching and learning with Illustrative Mathematics (IM) 6-12 Math? If so, join us for monthly Virtual Unit Overviews, starting in September, to support you to make effective instructional decisions such as engaging students, effective questioning, pacing, formative assessment, and differentiation, through making visible the progression of understanding and coherence within a unit, and how understanding the trajectory of learning goals across the lessons supports effective planning.

Learn more and register

Upcoming Math Chat: Using the Illustrative Mathematics Video Lessons

Join MMSLN to chat about the Illustrative Mathematics Video Lessons being broadcast across Michigan and the nation.

Did you hear? Mathematics Video Lessons are being broadcast across Michigan starting August 10, 2020. Although these lessons were developed from the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum for Middle School and Algebra 1, there may be ways to use them to support families and students who do not experience IM Math in their schools.

Join us to learn more about the lessons, how they were selected, and let’s work together to think about how we may use them in our communities.

Learn more and register to attend.

Public Media Network Announces Partnership with Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network

[KALAMAZOO, August 10, 2020]—

PUBLIC MEDIA NETWORK AND

MICHIGAN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE LEADERSHIP NETWORK

TO TELEVISE HIGH-QUALITY MATH INSTRUCTION THIS AUGUST

Instructional Math Videos Aligned to Top Curriculum to Begin Broadcast August 10, 2020

KALAMAZOO, Mi. — In an effort to support continuous learning for all students during the summer months, the Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network (MMSLN) and Public Media Network today announced they are partnering to televise high-quality math instruction on a regular schedule beginning August 10th.

A collaboration between state agencies and large districts within Louisiana, along with Illustrative Mathematics, SchoolKit, and philanthropy organizations has led to the development of broadcastable math lessons aligned to a nationally recognized high quality math curriculum, Illustrative Mathematics. Lessons targeting grades 6, 7, 8 and Algebra I are available; 24 lessons for each grade level. The broadcasts, aligned to state learning standards, will help students build the skills and knowledge they need at each grade level.

“Nearly all students in Michigan have access to television”, said Mary Starr, Executive Director of MMSLN, “These mathematics video lessons are focused on the essential learning ideas in mathematics for middle school and Algebra 1. As these videos become part of the Public Media Network broadcast offerings, nearly all Michigan students will be able to access these excellent Illustrative Mathematics learning options.”

“Public Media Network has an important obligation to be a trusted resource in our various communities”, said Matt Schuster, Executive Director of PMN, “In addition to providing a vehicle for local voices and local content, PMN can bring resources to our friends and neighbors that might otherwise not find an outlet among the commercial broadcasters in the area.”

Illustrative Mathematics and SchoolKit have developed videos for 96 episodes – 24 episodes each for students in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 (Algebra 1).

The broadcast schedule will be Monday – Friday on PMN Discover, starting Monday, August 10, 2020. More lessons are currently being added and the schedule will update accordingly.

2:00pm – Grade 6

2:30pm – Grade 7

3:00pm – Grade 8

3:30pm – Algebra

Discover is available on Charter 191, AT&T Uverse 99, publicmedianet.org, and through the Public Media Network app on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.

Following the summer initiative, the episodes will continue to be utilized to help families engage students at home and/or to provide additional support to struggling students.

Public Media Network Announces Partnership with Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network

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Public Media Network Announces Partnership with
Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network

[KALAMAZOO, August 10, 2020]—

PUBLIC MEDIA NETWORK AND
MICHIGAN MATHEMATIC AND SCIENCE LEADERSHIP NETWORK
TO TELEVISE HIGH-QUALITY MATH INSTRUCTION THIS AUGUST

Instructional Math Videos Aligned to Top Curriculum to Begin Broadcast August 10, 2020

KALAMAZOO, Mi. — In an effort to support continuous learning for all students during the summer months, the Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network (MMSLN) and Public Media Network today announced they are partnering to televise high-quality math instruction on a regular schedule beginning August 10th.

A collaboration between state agencies and large districts within Louisiana, along with Illustrative Mathematics, SchoolKit, and philanthropy organizations has led to the development of broadcastable math lessons aligned to a nationally recognized high quality math curriculum, Illustrative Mathematics. Lessons targeting grades 6, 7, 8 and Algebra I are available; 24 lessons for each grade level. The broadcasts, aligned to state learning standards, will help students build the skills and knowledge they need at each grade level.

“Nearly all students in Michigan have access to television”, said Mary Starr, Executive Director of MMSLN, “These mathematics video lessons are focused on the essential learning ideas in mathematics for middle school and Algebra 1. As these videos become part of the Public Media Network broadcast offerings, nearly all Michigan students will be able to access these excellent Illustrative Mathematics learning options.”

“Public Media Network has an important obligation to be a trusted resource in our various communities”, said Matt Schuster, Executive Director of PMN, “In addition to providing a vehicle for local voices and local content, PMN can bring resources to our friends and neighbors that might otherwise not find an outlet among the commercial broadcasters in the area.”

Illustrative Mathematics and SchoolKit have developed videos for 96 episodes – 24 episodes each for students in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 (Algebra 1).

The broadcast schedule will be Monday – Friday on PMN Discover, starting Monday, August 10, 2020. More lessons are currently being added and the schedule will update accordingly.

2:00pm – Grade 6
2:30pm – Grade 7
3:00pm – Grade 8
3:30pm – Algebra

Discover is available on Charter 191, AT&T Uverse 99, publicmedianet.org, and through the Public Media Network app on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.

Following the summer initiative, the episodes will continue to be utilized to help families engage students at home and/or to provide additional support to struggling students.

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NextGenPBL support for CREATE HS science curricula

Registration is open for support for four high-quality, research-based, NGSS-designed science curricula: Interactions (9th grade physical science), Carbon TIME (transformation of matter and energy throughout the carbon cycle), CESE chemistry, and CESE physics. Participants are asked to register here:

https://register.nextgenpbl.science/home

The registration site includes a calendar of workshop days and times, and information about cost and payment.

Two important notes:

ALL workshops and PLC sessions will be virtual for the 2020-2021 school year

Registration will CLOSE on Wednesday, August 12 at 5:00 pm to allow presenters to review the profiles of the participants and offer optional pre-workshop sessions on using Zoom for professional learning

Please let me know if you have questions.

Thanks,

Chris, for the NextGen team

Join MMSLN for the next Illustrative Mathematics (IM) 6-12 Virtual Academy

Are you gearing up to Teach & Learn with the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum this fall? Whether you’ll be with your students in person or engaging them in learning at a distance, join us to learn about this curriculum and how it supports educators in building a world where all learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics.

TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH IM MATH CURRICULUM
August 26 and 27, 2020
Throughout the two days, teachers, coaches, and administrators will come to understand:

  • the structure of a lesson and the purpose of each component
  • where to find teacher and student resources in the curriculum
  • the purposes of different curriculum assessments and where to find opportunities for assessment
  • how instructional supports and extensions are used throughout the curriculum
  • the purpose of math content routines
  • a framework for productive discussion and how the framework supports teachers in their planning
  • the purpose of math language routines and how the routines support mathematical language development
  • a process for planning to teach a lesson in Unit 1and how the activities in a lesson are connected to the learning goal
  • the importance of norms in a problem-based classroom and considerations for establishing norms in the classroom

AGENDA

[Read more and register to attend]

Covid-19 Lab Safety

Science Lab Safety (face-to-face and virtual) Web-Event: THIS WEEK!

Please join the Michigan Math and Science Leadership Network (MMSLN) and the Michigan Science Education Leadership Network (MSELA) for one hour highlighting what to consider when doing scientific labs, virtually or face to face preK-16, during this Covid-19 outbreak. Join Dr. Ken Joy, the Chief Safety Compliance Advisor for National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) and Dr. Kevin Doyle, the Instructional Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction in Science at Morris Hills Regional District in Rockaway, New Jersey, for a comprehensive conversation around recommendations for lab safety during our current pandemic situation using CDC guidelines. The zoom link will be sent out 1 day prior to the event.

August 14, 9:30a, LIVE event, with Q&A

OR

August 17, 2:30p, Facilitator Supported Recorded Replay

Tickets:

$5 (to help defer the cost of the facilitators)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-lab-safety-during-a-pandemic-virtual-and-face-to-face-tickets-116274196251