|Michigan Science Matters Network eBlast - Special Edition|
On August 11, 2015, the draft Michigan Science Standards were presented to the Michigan Board of Education, at the State Board of Education Meeting, by Norma Jean Sass and Linda Forward. The next step has been the public review and comment sessions – face-to-face and online. Originally, the results of public comment were to be presented to the State Board on October 13. The amount of data from the public comments has been greater than anticipated, causing a delay in presenting it to the MDE Board. The results of the public comments, are now expected to be presented to the State Board on November 10. It is anticipated that the Board will take some action at that time and vote on the standards.
You can download a copy of the proposed Michigan K12 Standards for Science at:
Minimally, you will have until the end of the workday on October 2, to complete the online public comments survey. Please visit:
General information sessions are still being held, on both the science and social studies standards. Remaining sessions include:
Sessions will begin at 5:00 pm and end at 8:00 pm. It is possible that additional general admission sessions will be added, but that has not been confirmed at this time.
A set of frequently asked questions on the proposed Michigan K-12 science standards, has been developed, based on the questions asked at the general information sessions. To download the FAQ’s, please visit:
A draft guidance document for educators, curriculum leaders and assessment specialists on the Michigan Science Standards is available at:
For more information, please keep checking: http://mi.gov/science
Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA) 2015 Conference
October 9 – 10, 2015
MESTA’s annual conference will be held this year at Okemos High School on October 9th and 10th. Three exciting field trips are being offered for Friday, October 9th. When you register, you will have the option to select two of these half-day field experiences. A full description for each option can be found at their website.
Option I - Tour of MSU Cyclotron
Complete your registration form today! You can find the registration form at their website: http://www.mestarocks.org
Questions? - Contact
Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) 2015 Conference
October 9 – 11, 2015
Learn more about Environmental Education Certification
MAEOE’s 28th Conference is a definite must-attend! Here are just a few reasons:
Have you registered yet?
2015 Great Lakes Place-Based Education Conference
November 5 – 7, 2015
Immerse yourself in place-based education at the 5th annual Great Lakes Place-Based Education Conference, held in Grand Rapids November 5-7. Listen to keynote speakers who have contributed to positive change in their own communities, attend workshops and field trips, and most of all, have fun learning and showing off best practices within place-based education (PBE).
With all the information and skills you learn at the innovative conference, you will be ready to inspire others and move place-based education forward in your school and communities.
To register, please visit: http://www.glstewardship.org/About/Conference.aspx
Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association (MDSTA) / Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics (DACTM) Annual Fall Conference
November 7, 2015
The conference committee has been working hard this summer to prepare for this fall's event at Cousino High School! See the latest information about conference sessions and a schedule of sessions at the website below. Both mail-in and on-line registration is open! Register now before the busy fall season gears up! There will be a raffle for all preregistered participants -- information coming soon!
To register, please visit: http://mdsta.org
This is a special Michigan Science Matters Network eBlast for September 21, 2015 provided by the Michigan Science Matters Network. Please forward this eBlast on to other science educators in your school/district. If you have questions or comments, please forward them to: