MMSA News July 2016
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MMSA's Fall
Workshop Series

Come and join us at one or more of these excellent workshops:

Making Proficiency-Based Education a Reality: Introduction to Performance Task Assessment for Grades 6-12  - 8.30am-12.00pm, October 26, 
2016 at Bates Campus Muskie Archives Building, Campus Avenue, Lewiston. (More information and register)

Uncovering Student Thinking in Science through Formative Assessment - 12.45pm - 4.00pm, October 26, 
2016 at Bates Campus Muskie Archives Building, Campus Avenue, Lewiston. (More information and register)

Introduction to STEM Integration across the K-12 Curriculum -  8.30am - 3.00pm, November 4,
2016 at Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance Office, 219 Capitol Street, Suite 3, Augusta. (More information and register)

How to run a Family STEM Night - 8.30am- 12.00pm, November 10,
2016 at Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital Street, Augusta. (More information and register)

Making Proficiency-Based Education a Reality: Introduction to Performance Task Assessment for Grades 6-12  - 8.30am-12.00pm, December 6, 
2016  at Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland. (More information and register)

Uncovering Student Thinking in Science through Formative Assessment - 12.45pm - 4.00pm, December 6, 
2016 at Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland. (More information and register)

For more information on MMSA's professional development workshops, please contact Joyce Tugel, Consulting Coordinator .

 

Call to all MMSA Alumni!

- staff, project participants, board members, and friends - 


This coming year MMSA is approaching our 25th anniversary of providing amazing STEM education professional development to Maine's educators!  Hard to believe, we know!  Will you help us prepare for the celebration by sharing a quick quote or testimonial of how MMSA's programming has influenced your teaching?

Click here to share your quote/testimonial.

MMSA's Summer Wrap-Up

As the new school year begins, we're taking a moment to reflect on this amazing summer. Where have we been? Here are just a few highlights:
  • At the Exploring Computer Science Summer Institute, the project launched into its second year with 21 teachers who will be implementing Exploring Computer Science curriculum this year and working with MMSA.
  • The MSTE project Summer Institute at Husson University in Bangor
  • MMSA's Joyce Tugel had a wonderful time returning to Massachusetts to present at the STEM Service-Learning Institute.
  • The WeatherBlur project held its first Orientation Day for teachers, scientists, and fisherman on August 18. Participants learned how to use the new WeatherBlur website and how they can use the program in their classrooms and wider community. The program will officially launch on October 1.
We look forward to working together during this school year!

Get Ready for the 2017 Maine State Science Fair Now!

Eleven high school STEM teachers gathered at The Jackson Laboratory in August for a two-day workshop and planning session for participating in the 2017 Maine State Science Fair.
Now is the time to prepare for the 2017 Maine State Science Fair. Here's how to get started: We can help with any questions. Contact Stefany Burrell at sburrell@mmsa.org to get more information about MSSF!
Calling all teachers!
Do You See Your Students In Future STEM Careers?
 
There are nothing but opportunities for those students thinking about careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The field continues to shift, just as student perceptions do. That is why Destination Imagination, National Girls Collaborative, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, and Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) are collaborating on a research project focused on high school students’ perceptions of STEM careers. 
 
Please watch your in-box during the back-to-school season for a package from The Research Consortium on STEM Career Pathways.  If you want to make sure you receive this package, please fill out this simple on-line form or email us at info@studentresearch.org to make sure you’re on the list!  Please visit our websites for postings about our research and for other useful information.  Thank you for participating!

In This Issue

MMSA's Fall Workshop Series

Calling for MMSA quotes

MMSA Summer Wrap-Up

Get Ready for the 2017 Maine State Science Fair Now!

Enter the Congressional App Challenge

Maine Chapter of Computer Science Teacher Association Meeting

How You Can Help Support MMSA

Teacher survey

Enter the Congressional App Challenge

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