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Monthly Newsletter | May 18, 2021
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MSTA Journal Submissions

MSTA is accepting articles for the upcoming issue of the MSTA Journal. The submission deadline for the Summer 2021 issue is June 11, 2021.

If you would like to submit an article for a future issue of the Journal, suggest a topic, or if you would like some guidance on possible article topics, you may contact the editorial team at communications

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7 Things to Know about Quality K-12 Science Education

View the May 2021 issue of the NGSS Now.

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MSTA Awards
Nominations Due: July 1, 2021

Look around you! Are you working with someone whom you consider an excellent science educator? Does this person do an outstanding job in the classroom and/or in your school district? Does this person contribute to the profession by taking leadership roles within the educational community and show a willingness to share ideas with colleagues?

MSTA provides members the opportunity to highlight colleagues and give them the recognition they deserve! Learn more about the available awards and nominate a teacher today!

Learn more and nominate!

Welcome MSTA New Members!
2022 MSTA Annual Conference Update
To help in your budget preparation for the school year 2021-2022. We anticipate the following rates to remain for our Annual Conference 2022.

Member Rates: Early Bird/Regular
One Day: $100/$140
Two Day: $135/$150
Student or Retired One Day: $35/$45
Student or Retired Two Day: $45/$60

Non-Member Rates:
One Day: $150/$175
Two Day: $175/$195
Student or Retired One Day: $65/$85
Student or Retired Two Day: $90/$100

SCECH’s – $20.00 per person

Radisson Lansing Hotel Rates: $134.95 per room, per night plus state and local tax (currently 13%).

Educational Opportunities
Modeling Instruction in Michigan: Summer 2021 Workshops
Workshops Beginning June 21!

Modeling in Michigan has been providing secondary science teachers with Modeling workshops every summer since 2014. This year, 8 workshops across the state will be held and will provide teachers with an immersive experience in modeling pedagogy which is highly effective at developing a strong science identity in students, bolstering their confidence and academic achievement.

Teachers report that these workshops have been transformational for them reinvigorating their passion for science education. All workshops use an MSS-aligned (i.e., NGSS) course framework ready-made for district implementation.

Learn more on stipends, scechs, credits and apply by clicking the links below.

View 2021 Flyer | Apply Now

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Educator’s Retreat
July 6 – August 11 | Webinar

Join The Cornell Lab for an asynchronous course and live webinars & discussions from July 6-Aug 11 centered on Investigating Evidence, an inquiry-based curriculum. The deadline for scholarships are due June 7 and awarded on a rolling basis.

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Forensic Science Workshops
There are still a few openings for the Forensic Science Workshops this summer at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The July workshop is almost full (July 12-16) and the August workshop has plenty of slots available (August 2-6). If interested, please register at the site listed on the attached form.

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NTSTA STEM21 Virtual Conference
July 26-30 | Virtual

Get ready for an exhilarating five days of innovation, inspiration, and connection at the NSTA STEM21 virtual conference. From thought-provoking presentations and sessions to lively Marketplace partner workshops, to the latest teaching tools and techniques for an evolving educational landscape, NSTA STEM21 will provide YOU with the very best professional learning experience around!

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Great Lakes Watershed Field Course
August 15-18 | Grand Traverse Region

Are you interested in learning more about the Great Lakes and how to incorporate them into your classroom? Do you want to lead your students through a field-based stewardship action project? Are you interested in connecting with like-minded educators? The Great Lakes Watershed Field Course is a great FREE professional development for you!

Participants will visit conservation projects both on water and land, learn how to inspire students to be good water stewards and sail Lake Michigan on a tall ship schooner. SCECH hours are available. Space is limited. Applications are due April 30, 2021.

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