CREATE for STEM Institute Mini-Conference 2023

MONDAY, MAY 15 join us for the

CREATE for STEM Institute Mini-Conference 2023

9:00am, Registration/Check-in open (just inside door near parking lot). Poster presenters may start setting up posters in Room 2130. Tackboards and easels will be available around the perimeter and center of the space, along with whiteboards/markers if needed.

10:00am – 11:30am, Poster Session #1 (light refreshments provided)

11:30am, Boxed lunches available in Room 2202

Noon – 1:00pm, Dr. Megan Bang, Keynote Presentation "Towards STEM Education that Contributes to Just & Sustainable Life"

1:30pm – 3:00pm, Poster Session #2 in Room 2130 (light refreshments provided)

3:00pm – 3:30pm, Wrap-up and adjourn.

Registration is free at this link.

2023-24 Save-the-Dates for SCIENCE

2023-24 SAVE-the-DATES:

MI Sci PLN Meetings

All meetings are scheduled from 8:30am-12:30pm (optional afternoon sessions).

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

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024
  • Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Moving Science and Literacy Forward in Elementary Classrooms Conference

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023, East Lansing, MI (primary audience: GELN/Admin)

MSTA Conference

  • Thursday, February 28 – Saturday, March 2, 2024, Lansing, MI

NSTA National Conference

  • October 25-28, 2023, Kansas City, MO
  • March 20-23, 2024, Denver, CO

📣 Upcoming IM PL hosted by MMSLN: Summer 2023

Michigan Mathematics & Science Leadership Network

Upcoming Events

IM Math™ Teach and Learn

2023 Summer Academies


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.

👀 Be on the lookout for more information about our Summer Academies along with PL opportunities for coaches, admin, and school-year learning for teachers

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!


MMSLN is a proud member of The Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG). PLPG is a list 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.

KRESA job posting – School Improvement, Math, and Social Studies Consultants

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Subject: KRESA job posting – School Improvement, Math, and Social Studies Consultants

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KRESA is looking for 3 new employees for School Improvement, Math, and Social Studies Consultants to work in our Instructional Service and Community Supports Department (the department I work in). Please share the link to the job postings with anyone in your network who might be interested.

Link to KRESA job postings.

Thank you for your help,


Diane Owen-Rogers, Ph.D.

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Program Administrator

Southwest MiSTEM Regional Director

Anti-Bias Anti-Racism Leadership Team Co-Leader

FAQ – Meaningful Mathematics Showcase

Good Afternoon- Please share this opportunity with 6-12 math teachers in your district.

In preparation for the upcoming Meaningful Mathematics & STEM Showcase the team wanted to provide you with some additional information and opportunity to ask questions. Below is a link to our Frequently Asked Questions document to assist in understanding what to expect at the upcoming showcase as well as how to support your students. Additionally, we are offering a Q&A session Monday, April 10th at 4:30. Please join us to learn more about this dynamic event!

Showcase Frequently Asked Questions

Meaningful Mathematics and STEM Showcase Question & Answer Meeting – Monday, April 10th, 2023 4:30

Register in advance for this meeting:

Showcase Registration

” The question is not whether all students can succeed in mathematics but whether the adults organizing mathematics learning opportunities can alter traditional beliefs and practices to promote success for all.” (Principles to Action)

Jennifer Banks, Ph.D.

Director of Instruction
Washtenaw Intermediate School District
734.994.8100 ext 1743

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CREATE speakers for April 2023

MI Sci PLN – Just wanted you to know about these two upcoming events at MSU’s CREATE, both at noon the week-after-next. Dr. Niral Shah is speaking on WED, 4/5, and I’m presenting on Thursday, 4/6. YAY! There are Zoom links for both events on the attached fliers.

Also, if you don’t receive these messages from CREATE, and would like to, please send a note to Sue Carpenter (carpen16); I’m sure she’d be delighted to add you to regular communication about events like these.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 5 for Dr. Niral Shah from the University of Washington (formerly from MSU). His talk is titled

"Racism is Permanent: So What Next for STEM Education?". He will meet with grads/postdocs from 1:45 – 2:30pm in the CREATE large conference room; no RSVP needed, just come as you are and feel free to bring your lunch. Niral will be eating then, as well.

Also, we have rescheduled Dr. Christie Morrison Thomas for Thursday, April 6 (previously planned for Feb. 22); this makes for a busy presentation week, but we didn’t want to miss out on Christie’s talk, and this was the best date. Her presentation is titled "Working with school districts (and teachers’ unions) to pursue a new normal for science classroom teaching and learning".

Both presentations are at noon in the CREATE seminar space, and as before, Zoom attendance is offered for those who can’t attend in person (please see announcements for info).

We hope to see you at one or both sessions! Please share widely – thanks!

Kathryn (Sue) Carpenter, M.S.

Communications Manager

CREATE for STEM Institute

620 Farm Lane, Suite 115

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824

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Niral Shah 4.5.23.pdf

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REGISTER: MI Sci PLN 03.15.2023

Science consultant / leader friends, YOU ARE AWESOME!

Has anyone told you that you’re awesome today? Well, you are! I know what you’re thinking, you don’t know me. Maybe I do. Take a minute to think about why you do what you do…(I’m waiting)…Anybody that gives of themselves to improve the lives of others IS AWESOME and if you’re part of this community, then this is who you are. So yeah, I know you.

The MI Sci PLN planning team is looking forward to surrounding ourselves with awesome people like you at our upcoming meeting on March 15, 2023. Let us know you can make it by registering here. Awesome people get in free! (If you aren’t one of them, this meeting is probably not for you, sorry).

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…

  • Working toward implementation
  • Organizational strategies to support teacher growth and district implementation.
  • New twists and turns in our community elementary advocacy efforts – Launching a Movement!
  • Crowd sourcing ideas for new teacher support.
  • Updates from our state and national friends.

…And that’s all before lunch.

After lunch we will share our thoughts and ideas we’re working on in a Sharing is Caring session. This is an opportunity to gain feedback from colleagues and to make connections to the wonderful things happening in all parts of the state.

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 Emmerling

Science Education Consultant

District and School Services, Oakland Schools