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  • Connected Mathematics Project Users' Conference (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 23 - 24, 2018

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Designed to be provide thought-provoking and insightful conversations, this conference is targeted best towards individuals who have already been using CMP. Conversations are based around mathematics teaching, learning, and assessing for all CMP classes. Attend keynote sessions and select your own session. Discussions will focus on:

    • Strategies to increase mathematical understanding and skill
    • Differentiated instruction in CMP classrooms, including support for English Language Learners and Special Needs Students.
    • Using technology to enhance learning
    • Assessment, including formative assessment
    • Overview of the mathematical strands in CMP
    • The role of the CCSSM and the Mathematical Practices
    • Effective teaching practices
    • Sharing ideas and gaining new insights with fellow CMP teachers from other districts and states
  • CREATE Science Seminar Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    The 2016 - 2017 series runs from November through May.  Eight speakers will be hosted during that time. Please see the website below for upcoming dates.

    Location:

    252 Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The purpose of the CREATE Science Seminar series is to help create a vibrant collaborative community at MSU around research in science education K-16, to provide a venue to disseminate and discuss innovative research methods and results, to foster relationships and networking with national and international experts in STEM education research, and ultimately to help solve challenging problems in the teaching and learning of science, K-16.

  • Facilitative Leadership Workshop (March, September 2017)

    Dates:

    • March 14 - 16, 2017: Ziibiwing Cultural Center, 6650 E. Broadway Road, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
    • September 12 - 14, 2017: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688

    Description:

    The three-day Facilitative Leadership workshop helps build the capacity of groups or organizations to use the collective talents of its members to coordinate actions, strengthen relationships, and enable the group to meet its goals.  It is designed to build and strengthen the skills and personal confidence necessary to lead and facilitate productive meetings.  MSU Extension offers the program twice each year, in spring and fall. The goal of Facilitative Leadership is to provide participants with a practical hands-on experience using  group facilitation tools and techniques in order to work more effectively with business work teams and community organizations. During this all-inclusive retreat, participants will practice leadership strategies, using the tools, techniques and verbal skills necessary to lead group discussions, reach consensus, set outcome-based goals, and use flip charts and other recording tools.

  • Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    Location:

    Michigan League, University of Michigan, 911 N. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

    Description:

    Postsecondary education remains the best way for civic actors to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in our evolving global landscape. Launched in 2009, the Big Goal sought to spur a college attainment rate of 60% in America by 2025. Although modest progress has been made, the US continues to lag behind other industrialized countries and the majority of college graduates are from privileged backgrounds. While 70% of jobs in Michigan now require training beyond high school, the state lags behind the nation’s average for college attainment and fewer than a quarter of the state’s high school graduates are college-ready. We must do better.
    At the Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference, we will examine challenges to postsecondary attainment and explore opportunities to address them. Increasing access to postsecondary opportunities for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented college students will benefit the state and our nation. Scholars, researchers and practitioners will demonstrate the impact of promising approaches to inform, engage and inspire Michigan’s youth to pursue postsecondary education. Together, we can address The Urgency of College Access.

  • Spanish Immersion Teacher Workshop (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 14, 2018. 9am - 12pm.

    Location:

    Mac Lab, Wells Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The workshops focus on teaching methodology, cultural content, resources for teaching, practicing the target language, and networking. Topics have included music, teaching with technology, multicultural societies, communicative language teaching, implementing literature in the language classroom, teaching culture, and translation. 

    Flipgrid? Nearpod? ¿Qué tal Seasaw? En este taller, los participantes explorarán una variedad de aplicaciones para aprovechar sus interacciones en clase (y fuera de clase) con los estudiantes de tecnología avanzada. Además de las aplicaciones mencionadas, los participantes también explorarán EdPuzzle, Textivate, Memrise y Socrative. Todos los participantes saldrán con actividades de ejemplo y uno o dos ejemplos creados durante la sesión.

    No SCECHs are offered for this session.

  • Teaching Science Outdoors: Program for K-8 Teachers (Novi, MI) (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 24 - 26, 2018. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 2, 2018.

    Location:

    MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center 28115 Meadowbrook Rd. Novi, MI 48377

    Description:

    Teaching Science Outdoors brings teachers to an outdoor environment and allows them to practice science in a variety of outdoor habitats. Michigan Science Standards and technology (iPads, website and google docs) are incorporated throughout the experience. Teachers develop skills to adapt existing science curriculum for the outdoor classroom, plan and carry out an investigation, analyze and interpret data and engage in argument from evidence and build a network of resources to refer back to once they return to the classroom. 

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