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"Invade" Your Parks! Students Make a Difference With Interdisciplinary STEM!
  • by Christine Kelly and Melanie Manion 
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Cross-cut your way through the NGSS by working with parks and DNR staff! Active lessons, low-cost field trips revolving around invasive species, and the effect humans have on the natural world.

"TOTALITY" The Great American Eclipse 2017
  • by Kevin Dehne and Norbert Vance, Eastern Michigan University 
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This presentation is all about the total solar eclipse of 2017 that will cross through the heart of the United States on Aug. 21.

10 Simple to Set-up Chemistry Demonstrations
  • by Scott Milam 
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I will share 10 chemistry demonstrations that require 5 minutes or less to set up.

3-D Robotic Printing Additive Manufacturing Platforms
  • by Richard Eberly 
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The open source Athena 3-D robotic printers utilizing Franklin software are simple, multipurpose, and robust giving students and teachers creative and artistic freedom. Come and experience their capabilities!

3-D State Science Assessment: Design Decisions and Validity Claims
  • by Tamara Smolek 
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Learn about the rationale for the design of the new MSS-aligned science assessments and the validity claims to support the use of M-STEP science data.

3-Dimensional Learning in the Elementary Classroom
  • by Matt Moorman 
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Experience 3-Dimensional learning with TCI through immersion in a Bring Science Alive! investigation. Examine how to engage students in scientific and engineering practices and apply cross-cutting concepts for deeper understanding.

A Continuum of Learning - Science Teacher Learning in Schools
  • by Heidi Schweingruber 
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In 2015 the National Research Council published the book Science Teacher Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts. The continuum of science teacher learning is critical to better understanding leadership in professional learning programs. Join Heidi Schweingruber to explore the critical features of this continuum and how it can help focus the development and implementation of professional learning opportunities. This event is funded by the Michigan Math and Science Center Network's Teachers Engaged in Science Leadership Activities (TESLA) grant. Heidi Schweingruber, Ph.D., is the director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council (NRC). She co-directed the study that resulted in the report A Framework for K-12 Science Education (2011) which is the first step in revising national standards for K-12 science education. She served as study director for a review of NASA’s pre-college education programs completed in 2008 and co-directed the study that produced the 2007 report Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8. She served as an editor on the NRC report Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths to Excellence and Equity (2009). She co- authored two award-winning books for practitioners that translate findings of NRC reports for a broader audience: Ready, Set, Science! Putting Research to Work in K-8 Science Classrooms (2008) and Surrounded by Science (2010). Prior to joining the NRC, Heidi worked as a senior research associate at the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education where she administered the preschool curriculum evaluation program and a grant program in mathematics education. Previously, she was the director of research for the Rice University School Mathematics Project an outreach program in K-12 mathematics education, and taught in the psychology and education departments at Rice University. Heidi holds a Ph.D. in psychology (developmental) and anthropology, and a certificate in culture and cognition from the University of Michigan.

A Middle School Wind Turbine Project for Math-Science Integration
  • by Susan Beamish, Greenhills School, Brandon Groff, Greenhills School, Damian Khan and Charles Dershimer 
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This wind turbine project has our students using sensors in science class to collect voltage and current data and analyzing the data in their math class. Handouts will be available.

Academy of Natural Resources:Professional Development Climbing Higher!
  • by Becky Durling, Williamston Community Schools 
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Come learn about two exciting opportunities for environmental education professional development with the Academy of Natural Resources: our classic program and newest adventure, ANR North, in the U.P.!

Advanced Research: How Independent Student Research Projects Drive Curriculum View Abstract

A model of a successful Advanced Research Course will be presented where students complete high-level, independent STEM research and learn to professionally communicate their findings in a variety of formats.

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