Author: Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network (MMSLN)

The Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network provides leadership, curriculum support, professional development, and student services to educators in local school districts and works to foster community involvement in the areas of mathematics and science. The Mathematics and Science Leadership Network supports the implementation of high-quality mathematics and science education for the students of Michigan.

Teach and Learn with IM Math summer academies hosted by MMSLN

Michigan Mathematics & Science Leadership Network Upcoming Events

IM Math™ Teach and Learn Summer Academies

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Getting ready to implement the IM K-12 Math curriculum in your classroom next fall? You won’t want to miss MMSLN’s virtual summer Teach & Learn academies. Get an overview of the IM Math™ curriculum and hands-on experience during this series of events.

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.

IM Math™ Teach and Learn June Academy | K–5 Virtual

IM Math™ Teach and Learn June Academy | 6–12 Virtual

IM Math™ Teach and Learn July Academy | K–5 Virtual

IM Math™ Teach and Learn July Academy | 6–8 Virtual

IM Math™ Teach and Learn July Academy | 9–12 Virtual

IM Math™ Teach and Learn August Academy | K–5 Virtual

IM Math™ Teach and Learn August Academy | 6–8 Virtual

IM Math™ Teach and Learn August Academy | 9–12 Virtual

Register TODAY!

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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.

Job Posting: Education Programs Manager, Flint River Watershed Coalition

Flint River Watershed Coalition Education Program Manager – Full Time

The Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC) is looking for someone who believes empowering youth to be stewards of the environment is vital for our Flint River watershed and the quality of life in our community.

Flint River Youth Programs Delivery

● Excite educators and youth about the power of environmental & outdoor education.

● Recruit and retain formal and informal educators in powerful educational opportunities that connect classroom learning to real-world problems around environmental issues.

● Recruit and train environmental professionals as classroom mentors to connect career opportunities to learning experiences.

● Coordinate the Flint River GREEN youth stream monitoring program, including in-school, out-of-school, and youth action projects.

● Coordinate professional development opportunities for teachers, mentors, and youth ● Lead the implementation of the Student Summit, which brings together youth in a professional-type conference to share their data with peers and decision makers

● Grow and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with our community

● Coordinate and collaborate with staff, partners, and committee members on program development, including grant-writing and regular reporting

● Assisting the Flint River Watershed Coalition at organizational and community events.

Minimum Qualifications

● An understanding of the diverse needs of teachers, students, and school administrators and how to best serve them for delivery of watershed education

● Interest in environmental issues (watershed knowledge is a plus)

● Strong communication skills: written, verbal, facilitation, and public speaking

● A strong customer service ethic

● Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and commitment to follow through ● Reliable transportation

● Ability to work both independently and as a trusted team member

● Willingness to provide consent to a background check including a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website and State Level Criminal History Search.

● Experience working on grants

Desired (but not mandatory) Qualifications

● A bachelor’s degree in an education or environmental field is not required, but is encouraged

● Experience working with both teachers and informal educators

● Working knowledge of place-based education principles and education standards, such as Next Generation Science Standards

● Familiarity with the Flint River and its watershed

● Experience as a volunteer and/or managing volunteers

● Ability to develop synchronous and asynchronous content for teacher education

● Connections with the informal education in the watershed

● Experience with developing and implementing community action projects

Position: Education Programs Manager

Salary: $35,000-45,000/yr, depending on experience and education.

Benefits:

● Medical, and vision, upon satisfactory 30-day review

● Paid Time Off: 15 days, plus flex time, national holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

Reports to: FRWC Executive Director.

Typical Schedule: Monday through Friday with some evenings and weekends. Involves indoor and outdoor work. Hybrid partial remote work schedule is available.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, resume, and references to Darren Bagley at bagleyda by June 10th.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process. This program is available to all, and we treat all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

FRWC Education Program Manager Job Description.pdf

OpenSciEd Middle School PL Options

Good Day!

Attached are two flyers for OpenSciEd MIDDLE SCHOOL Professional Learning for next school year. We know that a lot of schools are checking out the options still and are excited to support schools and teachers in learning more about OpenSciEd.

First is a full description of all the OpenSciEd Middle School professional learning MMSLN is offering in 2022-2023 that aligns with the high-quality professional learning offered by OpenSciEd.

We are also announcing our OpenSciEd Leadership Academy and Lesson Study partnership with the K-12 Alliance in California. They will offer these forms of PL for OpenSciEd!

In our collaboration with the K-12 Alliance we will be supporting two different times for the Middle School PLC Network so check out this flyer too.

If you have schools that are interested in OpenSciEd professional learning please send them to us so we can make sure they have high quality experiences.

MIDDLE SCHOOL OPENSCIED 22-23 PL optionfinals.pdf

OpenSciEd PL Network Flyer.pdf

OpenSciEd Professional Learning by K-12 Alliance and MMSLN.pdf

Mary

Mary Starr, PhD
Executive Director
Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network
https://linktr.ee/starrscience

NGSX MI Lead Facilitator Certified by MMSLN
OpenSciEd Certified Facilitator

MMSLN partners with Illustrative Mathematics and OpenSciEd – bringing OER to Michigan

Twitter: @starrscience
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mary

MI Sci PLN this Friday!

See you soon for the May 20thMI Sci PLN meeting! It will be our last one for year where the whole gang will get together to talk and celebrate our collective accomplishments in science education leadership.

A few things we will discuss are a continuation of Framing a Vision for Science Education in Our State and the Implications of Taking Stock of Science for Michigan.

The Elementary Science Advocacy+ groups are planning to share their work too. The accomplishments of each of the three teams is impressive! The Michigan Learning Chanel also said we’ll have a peek at the first draft of our campaign commercial and other ways they plan to support our efforts.

It will be a great meeting, but even better if you’re there too! Add your name to the registration list and we’ll make sure to save a Zoom box for you!

Job Posting – Science Education Consultant, Oakland Schools

We have a wonderful opportunity for an amazing person to join the Science Education Consultant team at Oakland Schools!

Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., May 27, 2022, OR until the position is filled. Please see the attachment for more details.

If you have questions about the position, please contact James Emmerling, james.emmerling

Science Education Consultant 5-13-22.pdf

May 20th, Our last MI Sci PLN meeting of 2021-22

See you soon for the May 20th MI Sci PLN meeting! It will be our last one for year where the whole gang will get together to talk and celebrate our collective accomplishments in science education leadership.

A few things we will discuss are a continuation of Framing a Vision for Science Education in Our State and the Implications of Taking Stock of Science for Michigan.

The Elementary Science Advocacy+ groups are planning to share their work too. The accomplishments of each of the three teams is impressive! The Michigan Learning Chanel also said we’ll have a peek at the first draft of our campaign commercial and other ways they plan to support our efforts.

It will be a great meeting, but even better if you’re there too! Add your name to the registration list and we’ll make sure to save a Zoom box for you!

2022-23 SAVE-THE-DATES

Mark your calendars for the following 2022-23 science leadership events!

MI Sci PLN Meetings

All meetings are scheduled from 9am-3pm

(Zoom coffee and conversation begins at 8:30am)

October 28, 2022

January 24, 2023

March 15, 2023

May 19, 2023

MMSLN

September 9, 2022

January 13, 2023

April 27, 2023

June 8, 2023

MSTA Conference

March 3-4, 2023 Lansing Center & Radisson Hotel, Lansing

NSTA National Conference

March 23-26, 2023 Atlanta, GA

NSTA STEM Forum & Expo

July 19-21, 2023 Detroit, MI

📣 Upcoming 2022 IM PL Summer Academies hosted by MMSLN

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IM Math™ Teach and Learn June Academy | 6–12 Virtual

June 14-15, 2022     9:30am – 3:30pm

Get an overview of the IM Math™ curriculum and hands-on experience during this series of events.

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Registration ends June 12, 2022!

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IM Math™ Teach and Learn June Academy | K-5 Virtual

June 21-22, 2022     9:30am – 3:30pm

Get an overview of the IM Math™ curriculum and hands-on experience during this series of events.

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Registration ends June 19, 2022!

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IM Math™ Teach and Learn July Academy | 6–8 Virtual

July 12-13, 2022     9:30am – 3:30pm

Get an overview of the IM Math™ curriculum and hands-on experience during this series of events.

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Registration ends July 10, 2022!

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IM Math™ Teach and Learn July Academy | 9-12 Virtual

July 19-20, 2022     9:30am – 3:30pm

Get an overview of the IM Math™ curriculum and hands-on experience during this series of events.

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Registration ends July 17, 2022!

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IM Math™ Teach and Learn July Academy | K-5 Virtual

July 26-27, 2022     9:30am – 3:30pm

Get an overview of the IM Math™ curriculum and hands-on experience during this series of events.

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Registration ends July 24, 2022!

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IM Math™ Teach and Learn July Academy | K-5 Virtual

August 8-9, 2022     9:30am – 3:30pm

Get an overview of the IM Math™ curriculum and hands-on experience during this series of events.

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Registration ends August 7, 2022!

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IM Math™ Teach and Learn August Academy | 6–8 Virtual

August 15-16, 2022     9:30am – 3:30pm

Get an overview of the IM Math™ curriculum and hands-on experience during this series of events.

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Registration ends August 13, 2022!

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IM Math™ Teach and Learn August Academy | 9-12 Virtual

August 17-18, 2022     9:30am – 3:30pm

Get an overview of the IM Math™ curriculum and hands-on experience during this series of events.

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Registration ends August 15, 2022!

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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.