➕ Early Math Educators: lift your voice

The MAISA Early Mathematics Task Force is seeking your assistance to gather data around the current state of PreK – 5 mathematics education across Michigan through a PK-5 Early Mathematics Survey. The survey will remain open until February 6th.

Purpose of the Survey: To gather data around the current state of PreK – 5 mathematics education so that future supports can be intentionally aligned to the needs of educators in Michigan.

Intended Audience:

  • PreK – 5 Teachers (Not paras, …)

  • PreK – 5 Building Leaders (Not district leaders)

  • PreK – 5 Math/Instructional Coaches or Math Specialists

  • Parents/Caregivers of PreK – 5 Children

We need your voice! Please take about 15 minutes to share your perception of early mathematics by completing the survey.

Use this link (bit.ly/earlymathsurvey22) to access the survey.

REGISTER: MI Sci PLN 01.24.2023

Science consultant / leader friends!

We are looking forward to seeing you at our first MI Sci PLN meeting of the new year! It will be held via Zoom on January 24, 2023.

Our last meeting was generously sponsored by our friends at MDE. This time, MMSLN has volunteered to pick up the tab (be sure to thank Mary Starr)! That’s right, a $500 value – absolutely FREE! What a wonderful show of support for this amazing community. To take advantage of this special offer, you must act now by registering using this link.

Not only will this meeting feature time with friends to share and support one another, but we will also throw in presentations and conversations around…

  • Phenomenon fatigue from Christie Morrison Thomas, CREATE for STEM @ MSU
  • Support for induction, mentoring, teacher prep, by Darcy McMahon, MDE
  • New twists and turns in our community elementary advocacy efforts
  • Updates from our state and national friends.

…And that’s all before lunch.

After lunch we will join in an EdCamp to discuss what is on your mind.

You get all this, the meeting, the supportive friends, the learning to improve your work, and the opportunity to share your ideas, ALL FOR FREE! You just have to act now, by clicking this registration link.

2021-22 SAVE-the-DATES:

All meetings will be from 9am – 3pm virtually.

What is s MI Sci PLN you ask?

MI Sci PLN is a learning community for PK-20 science education professionals whose responsibilities may include leading implementation efforts, delivering teacher professional learning programs, curriculum and assessment design, and pre-service teacher preparation for the purpose of enhancing communication, encouraging cooperation, and inspiring collaboration. Community members meet to share their work, learn about exciting efforts around the state, and hear important updates (ex., MI Sci PLN Agenda & MI Sci PLN Updates, November 2, 2022). It is led by representatives of groups committed to science education from across the state, including, MDE, MiSTEM, MMSLN, MSELA, MSTA, ISD/RESAs, universities, and independent consultants, each with connections to national science education leadership to ensure the entire community shares a vision for science education, is well informed, connected, and is prepared to lead efforts in their area of influence.

In essence, it’s an amazing community of supportive and very cool people that will help you do your job better. Trust me!

See you soon!

James

James Emmerling

Science Education Consultant

District and School Services, Oakland Schools

O:(248) 209-2542

James.emmerling

Twitter: @jremmerling

Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network Board of Directors

NGSX MI Lead Facilitator Certified by MMSLN

OpenSciEd Certified Facilitator

2020-2021 Professional Learning Opportunities

4 Ways to Stay Connected!

#OS_Science

The OS Science Website

Look for updates on MiPlace: Oakland County Science Education

Join the Science Council mailing list. Email lyn.weber to join.

📣 #LearnWithIM and MMSLN this January — upcoming events

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities for January‌

There’s an art and science to problem-based teaching and learning. This month we focus on community building, content progressions, and IM-designed resources and strategies for coaching. We hope to see you in one or more of our professional learning sessions certified by Illustrative Mathematics.

In this session, teachers and coaches will consider structures to build classroom community so that students engage in each phase of the problem-based lesson structure: taking risks, engaging in mathematical discourse, productively struggling through problems, and participating in ways that make their ideas visible.

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In this session, teachers will get a deeper understanding of the progression of mathematical ideas in IM K-5 Math™. Two cohorts, K-2 or 3-5.

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This 8-part series was designed to provide coaches with a deeper understanding of the structures and beliefs along with the core components and practices embedded in the IM 6–12 Math™ curriculum, supplemental materials, and professional learning for teachers.

Learn more

MMSLN is a proud member of The Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG). PLPG is a community of organizations that provide the best curriculum-aligned professional learning services in the country. Partners have the expertise to support the adoption and implementation of high-quality instructional materials (HQIM).
PL organizations must pass three gateways to qualify to be profiled in the PLPG. Specifically, PL services must demonstrate expertise in and explicit connection to HQIM (Gateway 1), quality design and approach (Gateway 2), and a clear process for measuring results and using data to drive improvement (Gateway 3). Learn more at the PL Partner Guide online.

Research Based Elementary PBL Curriculum for Science (and ELA, and math, and…)

NSTA is hosting a two-part webinar called, Transforming Science Learning: Project-Based Learning: Principles to Sustain Student Learning and Teacher Change in Practice. It will take place on December 6 & 7, 2022, from 7-8:30 PM ET.

Have you wanted to implement a Project-Based Learning unit in your classroom? Would you like to introduce PBL curriculum in your school? Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning (ML-PBL), an Open Education Resource, provides interdisciplinary science units Designed for the Next Generation Science Standards that also address Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics for Grades K-5. Our research shows that students, regardless of reading level, who used the 3rd Grade ML-PBL units, outperformed a matched control group on a summative assessment developed and validated by a third party.

This seminar is Part 1 of a two-part series. In these two 90-minute sessions, you will engage in the ML-PBL Grade 4 Dynamic Earth unit called, How will this place on Earth change in 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, and 1,000,000 years? All lessons are designed to be (1) flexible and adaptive, (2) responsive to student ideas and cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and (3) both, enjoyable and intellectually satisfying for the teacher and students. The project-based design supports a high level of student interest and engagement and includes performance-based equity and social and emotional learning goals. ML-PBL provides embedded supports for Multilingual Learners.

In Part 1 the presenters will focus on high-quality Project-Based Learning curriculum, features, and accessing Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning using examples from U4.1 Dynamic Earth. Register to Part 1.

In Part 2 the presenters will focus on assessment and adaptation for equity using examples from U4.1 Dynamic Earth and other units. Register to Part 2.

Key Takeaways:

· How features of PBL and the NGSS work together

· Strategies for using formative, informal, and summative assessment to guide teaching

· Discourse supports for responsive teaching

· Making “principled adaptations” in ML-PBL

· How to access and navigate ML-PBL Grades 3-5 units

James

James Emmerling

Science Education Consultant

District and School Services, Oakland Schools

O:(248) 209-2542

James.emmerling

Twitter: @jremmerling

2021-2022 Professional Learning Opportunities

4 Ways to Stay Connected!

#OS_Science

The OS Science Website

Look for updates on MiPlace: Oakland County Science Education

Join the Science Council mailing list. Email lyn.weber to join.

Science Shout Out!

This shout out goes to Wendi Vogel!

“because she is very collaborative, always shares her resources, and takes the lead on our regional science collaborative. She works so hard and is always thinking about how to support teachers. I really appreciate her!”

MI Sci PLN Meeting Follow up

Hey friends!

From the sound of the voices in my head, last week’s MI Sci PLN was a success!  I wonder…do others agree?!?  Share the thoughts in your head by completing this quick survey.  Even if you weren’t able to join us this time, we still value your ideas, so open the survey and skip to question 3.

I also need to ask a favor of you.  The School Toolkit group worked hard to create products that they thought might help elementary schools begin teaching science.  Would you mind looking through a portion of the toolkit and offering some feedback.  Your ideas will help them improve this product so we can all use it!

  • Review a section of the toolkit.
  • Submit feedback.
  • Want to continue providing feedback and review? Please email Linnea GibsonL@CharEmISD.org to connect for future work.  If you don’t hear back from her, it’s because she’s having a baby!

Lastly, I will look forward to seeing you at the next meeting, January 24, 2023 (registration linked), but hopefully sooner.

Have a wonderful holiday season?!?

James

📣 Upcoming Professional Learning for School Leaders

Michigan Mathematics & Science Leadership Network

Upcoming Events for School Leaders and Coaches

Are you an instructional leader supporting teachers and students using IM 6-12 Math™? You won’t want to miss MMSLN’s opportunities for administrators, coaches and leaders coming up this Winter 2023.

If your school or district is looking for district-specific IM-certified professional learning, please check out other opportunities MMSLN has to offer. We can bring the same great PL to your district’s doorstep.

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Coaching
Problem-Based Teaching and LearningThis 8-part series was designed to provide coaches with a deeper understanding of the structures and beliefs along with the core components and practices embedded in the IM 6–12 Math™ curriculum, supplemental materials, and professional learning for teachers.

This session is ideal for coaches and math leaders who have experience working directly with teachers implementing IM 6–12 Math™ . It will be most useful after several months of implementation.

Curriculum Overview
What are the key features of IM 6–12 Math and where do we focus as we implement a new curriculum? In this session, school leaders will learn about the important components of a problem-based curriculum, the design structure of IM Math, and key ideas from Teach & Learn.

Though it can be helpful during the first year of implementation, this session is ideal prior to implementation so that school leaders can plan for what is to come.

Leading IM Implementation
How can instructional leaders play a role in facilitating ambitious and equitable mathematics instruction? The purpose of this session is to examine the key role of instructional leaders in establishing and supporting the conditions necessary for successful implementation of the IM curriculum. The session builds on instructional leaders’ understanding of the problem-based lesson structure and IM’s approach to access and challenge, developed in the Curriculum Overview for School Leaders.

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📣 Upcoming Professional Learning for School Leaders

Michigan Mathematics & Science Leadership Network

Upcoming Events for School Leaders and Coaches‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Michigan Mathematics & Science Leadership Network

Upcoming Events for School Leaders and Coaches

Are you an instructional leader supporting teachers and students using IM 6-12 Math™? You won’t want to miss MMSLN’s opportunities for administrators, coaches and leaders coming up this Winter 2023.

If your school or district is looking for district-specific IM-certified professional learning, please check out other opportunities MMSLN has to offer. We can bring the same great PL to your district’s doorstep.

View all events

Coaching
Problem-Based Teaching and LearningThis 8-part series was designed to provide coaches with a deeper understanding of the structures and beliefs along with the core components and practices embedded in the IM 6–12 Math™ curriculum, supplemental materials, and professional learning for teachers.

This session is ideal for coaches and math leaders who have experience working directly with teachers implementing IM 6–12 Math™ . It will be most useful after several months of implementation.

Curriculum Overview
What are the key features of IM 6–12 Math and where do we focus as we implement a new curriculum? In this session, school leaders will learn about the important components of a problem-based curriculum, the design structure of IM Math, and key ideas from Teach & Learn.

Though it can be helpful during the first year of implementation, this session is ideal prior to implementation so that school leaders can plan for what is to come.

Leading IM Implementation
How can instructional leaders play a role in facilitating ambitious and equitable mathematics instruction? The purpose of this session is to examine the key role of instructional leaders in establishing and supporting the conditions necessary for successful implementation of the IM curriculum. The session builds on instructional leaders’ understanding of the problem-based lesson structure and IM’s approach to access and challenge, developed in the Curriculum Overview for School Leaders.

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Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Networkmimathandscience.org
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