Elementary Report Chapter 6 Discussion

Join your colleagues and the Chair of the Report Committee, Betsy Davis, in discussions focused on CHAPTER 6 of the recently released report Science and Engineering in Preschool through Elementary Grades. October 27, from 12:30-2 eastern. Register: mimathandscience.org – Events page and feel free to share!

📣 Creator Chat – Career Girls Webinars this month!

Calling all creators! Career Girls Creator Chat is a FREE webinar series to encourage girls to pursue careers as creators or producers of technology, arts, and all forms of intellectual property. Join us on Wednesdays from October 6th through 27th, at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET to discuss tips and strategies for success.

The webinar series kicks off on October 6th, with women experts in Game Design and Animation industry. Join Tiana Los, Senior Experience Designer at 343 Industries, and many other incredible panelists for an exciting discussion about working in this competitive field.

Upcoming chat topics:
– October 6th – Game Design and Animation
– October 13th – Visual Arts
– October 20th – Literary Arts
– October 27th – Making a Living as a Creator

Visit careergirls.org/events for more information.

If you’re ready to create, register here.

🗓 Upcoming Webinar: Setting Up for Success with Distance Learning and IM K–12 Math

Upcoming Webinar: Setting Up for Success with Distance Learning and IM K–12 Math

Whether you’re teaching in-person or virtual, the goal of IM K–12 Math™ remains the same: to help students learn math by doing math. If you’re new to using IM curriculum in a distance learning setting or you’re looking to add to your instructional strategies, IM has got you covered.Join IM for Setting Up for Success with Distance Learning and IM K–12 Math on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. ET or 6 p.m. ET. You’ll hear from IM K–5 and 6–12 classroom teachers who’ve used the curriculum in both synchronous and asynchronous distance learning, including:

  • Ideas for adapting instructional routines
  • Tips for strengthening your online classroom community
  • Strategies for eliciting student thinking in a virtual environment

Follow the links to register:
Oct 14, at 4:00 PM
Oct 14, at 6:00 PM

MMSLN EventsFall21-3.pdf

Register today for Michigan based discussions of the national science education meetings coming up in October. All meetings will be virtual and will focus on how the webinar and summit might be used to support science learning in Michigan. We hope you can join if you attend the meetings and even if you do not. Come and share. Come and learn!

MMSLN EventsFall21-3.pdf


Ngss-summit-discuss NGSS-ESS Webinar registration now open!

Dear Colleague,
Join us on October 21, 2021 for an NGSS-ESS Working Group Webinar at 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. PT. The webinar titled: Teaching Earth Science with Interactive Maps will feature presentations from Dr. Tom Baker, ESRI Education Manager, Dr. Joseph Kerski, ESRI Education Manager, and Charlie Fitzpatrick, ESRI K12 Education Manager.

Teaching Earth Science with Interactive Maps
Explore the spheres of the world from global to local scale through interactive maps. GIS powers professional earth scientists, and can power your students’ learning, on any connected device, anytime, anywhere.
During the webinar you will:

  • Examine compelling interactive map data on natural hazards, river systems, landforms, and other topics.
  • Learn ways to gather, map, analyze, and present field data.
  • Discover how to use these tools and data sets in your own classrooms.
  • See how to acquire no-cost software license for the entire school or district.

The webinar is free, but registration is required. Please visit this link for webinar registration:

Please click the add to Google Calendar button in the registration confirmation or add the webinar to your calendar. You will receive the Zoom link a day or two before the webinar takes place. We will also post a recording of the webinar on the AGI YouTube Channel and the NGSS-ESS webinar page. We invite you to view archived videos of all of the previous webinars.

Looking forward to seeing you on the webinar!
Aida Awad

MISciPLN Might break the internet! Get registered right away for the 10.29 meeting to find out!

Science consultant / leader friends!  Rumor has it, MISciPLN Might Break the Internet!

...and it might not.  I guess you won’t really know unless you’re there.  Don’t miss out!  Only a few boxes remain on my Zoom screen for our first MISciPLN meeting of the year on October 29 from 9am-3pm. Normally these spots go for BIG BUCK$, but for you, my science consultant friends we are making this a one time offer for FREE!  You read that right, FREE!  Register now to take advantage of this amazing offer.

If you want to know what’s happening there, read the rest…

This meeting will feature an update of the science M-STEP as well as a continuation of the great work we began last year. If you weren’t with us last year, that’s okay we will catch you up! In the process, you will meet an amazing community of supportive and very cool people that will help you do your job better. Trust me!

2021-22 SAVE-the-DATES:

All meetings will be from 9am – 3pm virtually except for the May meeting when we hope to meet in person for more shenanigans!

· October 29, 2021

· January 25, 2022 (virtual)

· March 16, 2022 (virtual)

· May 20, 2022 (In person w/ virtual option)

Learning In Places and MMSLN Partnership for Professional Learning

Subject: Learning In Places and MMSLN Partnership for Professional Learning

Science learning in our communities, sometimes called place-based learning, is critical to equitable science (and social studies, etc.) education.

The MMSLN is thrilled to partner with Learning in Places to bring a Learning in Places extended professional learning opportunity to teams of Michigan educators!

We are recruiting science educators, along with their ELA, social studies, and/or math colleagues, to create a team of educators to learn more about Learning in Places, bringing community-based, field-based, science learning experiences to all students, through this professional learning series. Your team can be 2-6 people. The right number defined by the goals you have for this work.

We are collaborating with several other states, too, so beyond learning with the Michigan teams and the Learning in Places developers, your educator team will be able to learn with educators from other states. In this way Michigan becomes part of a national Learning in Places network!

The MMSLN will also be having Michigan-focused sharing opportunities to collaborate on how Learning in Places can be grown throughout our state through a MMSLN supported Learning in Places community! These will be held 4-5:30 on October 28, January 28, April 26, and June 16.

If you know educators, in classrooms or support roles for PK-12, who would be interested in this professional learning opportunity please share this flyer with them. If they have questions encourage them to reach out.

Learning in Places: We co-design innovative research and practice with educators, families, and community partners that cultivates equitable, culturally based, socio-ecological systems learning and sustainable decision-making utilizing “field based” science education in outdoor places, including gardens, for children in Kindergarten to 3rd grade and their families.

2021-22 framework flyer-MI-5 (dragged).pdf

If your region or schools near you are not ready for the Learning in Places professional learning series, the MMSLN will be running a half-day, Learning in Places introductory session in October! Watch for more information.

📣 Be part of the Week of Code Video Celebration on the Michigan Learning Channel!

Calling all Computer Science Educators (and Enthusiasts)!

Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network (MMSLN) wants you to know about an upcoming 2-week promotional campaign and celebration around computer science education. And, students and educators across the state will be featured on television as part of this celebration! This will be aired in the month of December near computer science education week and will be an opportunity to highlight your students and school.

Learn more and attend an informational session this Wednesday, September 29 from Michigan Learning Channel and MiSTEM Network…read more below.


Week of Code Video Celebration on the Michigan Learning Channel

Join the Michigan Learning Channel for a statewide campaign to encourage schools to participate in computer science education – specifically, encouraging schools to participate in a short computer science activity during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11, 2021.

To celebrate, we’re inviting students from across Michigan to contribute a short video that highlights how students across the state are using computer science to create interesting things! The Michigan Learning Channel will select up to 6 videos that will be shared on TV and social media to promote computer science education and the Hour of Code.

The Challenge:

Create a short video that highlights how students at your school are using computer science – either in the classroom, as a group project, or as part of a club or after-school activity.

Your video should focus on something you have created using code or computer skills. Tell us about what you made, why, and how you used programming to make your project work.

Video Submission Process & Guidelines

  • Videos should be between 1 and 3 minutes in length
  • Please refer to our guide with tips for filming a good video using a mobile phone camera
  • Guidelines

For More Information: https://www.michiganlearning.org/resource/week-of-code-video-celebration/

What are we looking to feature?

  • Hour of Code events or similar type events (family coding nights)
  • Computer science activities that you incorporate in your classroom. (Whether it is from your curriculum or something you developed yourself)
    • Students talking about their project they are working or walking through their project
    • Teachers sharing about the activity and about what the students are doing
  • After school computer science related clubs
    • Students sharing the program, robot, or hardware
    • Teachers sharing about the activity and what the students are doing
  • Other innovative projects that are shared from student or teacher perspective

Who is filming the clips that will be featured?

The Michigan Learning Channel has an editing team that will create the pieces that will be aired. Therefore, we are requesting teachers to capture 1-3 minute videos of students or themselves. This can be done off your phone and does not require additional equipment. Existing videos can work as well. In most cases, we are looking for videos that have yet to be edited (example: no background music). If you are unsure, reach out to DPTV producer Kyle Vernier at kvernier@dptv.org.

Timeline for submitting video clips

We will need all video clips to be submitted by November 12, 2021 in order to provide the editors time to edit the clips for their needs.

Interested in learning more or want to submit clips?

Join an information session THIS Wednesday, Sept 29 at 4:00pm to discuss the details of this opportunity. Complete the google form below to indicate your interest and join the session on September 29 at 4:00pm to hear more!

Interest Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScC7o8sb_REVf4VuOJ15_FeEAhyF-dD5qMN7BY87BbwS83piQ/viewform

Information Session for Week of Code Video Celebration

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Week of Code Video Celebration on the Michigan Learning Channel is a partnership between the Michigan Learning Channel, MiSTEM Network, and Code.org