Today the Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network (MMSLN) and Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) announce our
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
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Mary Starr, PhD
NGSX Facilitator Certified by MMSLN
Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Chris, for the NextGen team
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
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
August 17, 2:30p, Facilitator Supported Recorded Replay
$5 (to help defer the cost of the facilitators)
Check out the new online component of the K-MS Cereal City Science program! With the uncertainty of the ability to have students working together in the classroom to “figure things out”, CCS has developed an online component for remote and in class instruction.
If you have questions regarding our new addition to the program, please feel free to contact me.
BCAMSC Outreach Science Consultant
201 W. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
The Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network (MMSLN) and the highest rated secondary mathematics curricula on EdReports.org have you covered for the uncertainties of 2020-21!
Plan to join IM Certified, MMSLN Facilitators for a 2 day introduction to Teaching and Learning with IM 6-12 Math Curriculum, and then continue your learning throughout the school year with monthly Unit Overviews.
IM 6-8 Math™ and IM 9-12 Math™ Academies
Want to take your knowledge of the IM Math curriculum to the next level this summer? Attend an IM 6-8 Math™ or IM 9-12 Math™ Academy and gain first-hand experience and confidence with the IM curricula while learning from an IM certified facilitator.
IM 6-12 Math™ Academies offer a two-day introduction to the curriculum in a collaborative, virtual setting. Academy participants explore the problem-based lesson structure of the curriculum and learn to leverage both the 5 Practices framework and instructional routines to foster student discourse.
[IM Math Academy content is the equivalent of IM Professional Learning “Teaching and Learning with IM Math™]
Join MMSLN, the PD provider for OpenSciEd middle school curriculum materials, for more information about OpenSciEd. Learn about development, field tests, adoption, hands-on materials, and the essential professional learning you need!
We will have four awareness sessions:
July 7 at 9 a.m.
July 15 at 12 p.m.
July 23 at 3 p.m.
July 28 at 7 p.m.
You can choose any or all of these sessions! Register, now!
Mary Starr, PhD
Executive Director, MMSLN