MSTA - Next Generation Updates!
Next Generation Science Standards Rollout - Registration!
Enroll Now & Spread the Word!
May 28, 2013 - 7 am - 4pm
Kellogg Center - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Join science educators and leaders from throughout Michigan for this must-attend event!
A day-long session will introduce the proposed Next Generation Science Standards, which are currently pending adoption by the Michigan State Board of Education in May.
School administrators, teachers, teacher preparation/certification faculty, and other educational leaders should plan to attend!
The agenda will include:
*An overview of Michigan's Next Generation Science Standards
*Interactive breakouts by grade level
*Subject-specific sessions to gain a deeper understanding of the standards
Special presentations by: Stephen Pruitt, Achieve Inc., Joseph Krajcik, CREATE for STEM, Michigan State University, MDE representative, Michigan Department of Education and other educational leaders.
Hotel rooms can be booked at a discounted rate of $79.00 per night on availability at Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. We recommend booking your hotel rooms as soon as possible if a room is needed. To make your reservation, call 517-432-4000 and ask for reservations. Make sure you reference the following information in order to get the group rate:
Conference name: NGSS - Next Generation of Science Standards Rollout
Group Code: COE050613
NGSS Registration form. CEUs will be available.
For more information, contact: Megan Papoi
Next Generation Science Standards is now available for public comment in Michigan
The State Board of Education (MDE) approved the release of the April 2013 NGSS for public comment at its April 2013 Board meeting. Therefore the State Board of Education
wants to gather feedback from the field and community for future consideration of NGSS adoption.
MDE has developed two surveys for collecting public comments on the NGSS.
- A 15-item survey to provide overall comments and feedback on the NGSS
- An optional survey to share information about the current landscape of science instruction in your school or district.
Please take time to share your thoughts about these standards with our State Board of Education. The State Board of Education needs to hear from all regions of our state
in order to plan support for the adoption and transition to the NGSS throughout Michigan. Please continue to make your voices heard. The surveys will be open until May 8.
Provide comments on the Next Generation Science Standards:
Provide information about the current landscape of science instruction in your district:
Next Generation Science Standards Released!
The Next Generation Science Standards have been released! Go to Next Generation Science Standards http://www.nextgenscience.org to examine the new standards. Many supporting documents are also available on this site.
Yesterday, April 9, 2013, MSTA Leadership shared MSTA's position on the Framework with Michigan's State Board of Education during the public comment. We shared that MSTA is willing to support the work that remains to be done during the NGSS implementation.
To those of you who have participated in offering your thoughts, thank you for being part of the process of the external and or internal NGSS reviews. Michigan has consistently offered insightful scientific critique.
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