MiSTEM News

I-69 Regional Events, Training & Resources

Welcome!

There is a lot happening around the state in STEM. We want to make sure you are aware of events and learning opportunities for your teachers, community and students!

Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

These activities are being planned for summer participation for Genesee County teachers:


  1. Day on the Job - July 22 and/or July 23. July 22 educators will visit Michigan Laborers' Training and Apprentice Institute and July 23 educators will visit Operating Engineers 324 Training Facility. A stipend will be offered for participants. This is open to educators, counselors and administrators K-12. Participants will use a template to connect what they have learned to promoting STEM careers for students. Transportation from GCI will be provided. Please see handout below.
  2. Place Based Education Conference K-12 - November 7-9 - taking applications for two teachers to attend. Registration, immersion experience and substitute reimbursement will be covered. Please see this link for for more information: https://placebasededconference.org/
  3. STEM camps have been planned with 21st Century Bridges to offer students an opportunity to visit Ligon and enrich their understanding of career areas in environmental science. More information and details will be forthcoming.
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Day on the Job Registration

Monday, July 22nd, 8am-3pm

5081 Torrey Road

Flint, MI

Please join us in connecting classrooms to the real world! We will take 15-20 educators from K-12 on both days. Participants will receive $150 stipend for attending. Participants will interact with equipment and classroom activities throughout the day. You may register for one or both days of this event. Please register for each date separately. Daily Schedule: 8:00 a.m. meet at Genesee Career Institute to review itinerary before proceeding to training center. Day 1 Training Location - MLTAI (11155 S. Beardslee Rd., Perry, MI 48872) Lunch provided at training center. 3:00 p.m. return to Genesee Career Institute.


Use the following link(s) to register:

Course: https://catalog.geneseeisd.org/Catalog/Details/848


Session1: https://catalog.geneseeisd.org/Catalog/Sessions/1668

Day on Job Registration Day 2

Tuesday, July 23rd, 8am-3pm

5081 Torrey Road

Flint, MI

Please join us in connecting classrooms to the real world! We will take 15-20 educators from K-12 on both days. Participants will receive $150 stipend for attending. Participants will interact with equipment and classroom activities throughout the day. You may register for one or both days of this event. Please register for each date separately. Daily Schedule: 8:00 a.m. meet at Genesee Career Institute to review itinerary before proceeding to training center. Day 2 Training Location - OE Local 324 Training Center (275 E. Highland Rd., Howell, MI 48843). Lunch provided at training center. 3:00 p.m. return to Genesee Career Institute.


Use the following link(s) to register:

Course: https://catalog.geneseeisd.org/Catalog/Details/848

Session2: https://catalog.geneseeisd.org/Catalog/Sessions/1669

Community Partnerships

Health in Our Hands:

What Controls My Health is a research project led by CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University in partnership with Flint Community Schools, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Community-based Organization Partners of Flint, Sloan Museum, Flint Public Library, Concord Consortium in Massachusetts and Detroit Public Schools, Detroit Public Library, Michigan Science Center, Charles Wright Museum of African American History, and Friends of Parkside in Detroit.


Great News Article:

https://create4stem.msu.edu/story/student-voices-make-important-contributions-community-health-through-science

Place Based Education

Discovering Place - The Flint Hub of the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative

Coordinated through the Office of University Outreach in partnership with the Education Unit at the University of Michigan-Flint campus. Offering sustained professional development opportunities, school/community partnership support and grants and resources.

https://www.umflint.edu/outreach/discovering-place


Leyla Sanker

Discovering PLACE Program Manager

lsanker@umflint.edu *810-424-5477


Suzanne Knight, PhD

Discovering PLACE Hub Leader

suknight@umflint.edu *810-762-3285

Flint River Green

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Placed Based Education Conference at UM Flint

The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative invites you to join us for the 7th Place-Based Education Conference. Come experience a three-day conference designed to inspire and support a community of educators around the power of place-based learning.

Place-based education transforms how teachers teach and how students learn by expanding classrooms to include a community’s organizations, history, and natural features. Investing in place helps youth engage in meaningful learning and civic life, provides vital support for teachers, and strengthens communities.


https://placebasededconference.org/


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Online Video Series

Free, offers SCECHs

http://www.tinyurl.com/PBE-videos

Elementary Workshops

Computer Science Fundamentals

Computer Science Fundamentals is a single day comprehensive professional learning opportunity to help educators implement computer science lessons and activities with elementary students.

NO REGISTRATION COST

Opportunity Provides

Curriculum materials, lunch, online resources, online management tutorials

Who is invited?

Any elementary educator is encouraged to attend. The lessons in CS Fundamentals are presented with the understanding that many teachers may not have previous computer science training. The resources provided will support educators in implementing the lessons and encourages educators to learn along with their students.

Dates & Locations

There are several locations across the state with varying dates for this one day workshop. Check out the flyer for complete details.

SCECHs

SCECHs for all workshops will be available pending approval

CS Fundamentals Flyer - goo.gl/1SPLDj

More Information - Mi-Coding.com/pl-cs-fundamentals


Middle and High School Coding

Applications are now open for Michigan's AP Computer Science Principles and CS Discoveries professional learning program with Code.org. The direct link to the application can be found at this website: https://studio.code.org/pd/application/teacher.

Additional information is below or on the www.mi-coding.com website.

Michigan TeacherCon 2019

Provided by an official Code.org Regional Partner

AP Computer Science Principles & Computer Science Discoveries

Comprehensive professional learning for middle and high school teachers to provide an introductory level course for AP Computer Science Principles and Computer Science Discoveries. Teachers will be part of a state-wide cohort of educators and will be provided course information, pedagogy, teaching strategies, and online management tutorials.

NO REGISTRATION COST - Application required

Summer Dates & Locations

Summer Option #1 - Statewide TeacherCon

July 28th - Aug 2nd, 2019 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, MI.

Includes: Hotel room, breakfast, lunch, & materials

Summer Option #2 - Commuter Workshop

July 8th - July 12th, 2019 at Macomb ISD in Clinton Twp.

Includes: Lunch & Materials

School Year Workshops

Four follow-up workshops will be held during the school year at regional sites across the state. Locations to be determined.

Available to any teacher in Michigan

Participants are expected to teach the course in the 2019-20 school year.

SCECHs

SCECHs for all workshops will be available pending approval

Michigan Summer TeacherCon Flyer - goo.gl/B3Y4ih

More Information - Mi-coding.com/pl-discoveries--principles.html