NSTA Summer Institute- Reno

Resource Links- Ambitious Science Teaching- http://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/ Video: Found under bite size practices Unit: Found under tools NGSS@NSTA Hub- http://ngss.nsta.org/AccessStandardsByTopic.aspx NGSS Evidence Statements- http://www.nextgenscience.org/evidence-statements NGSS Bundles- http://www.nextgenscience.org/glossary/bundlesbundling NGSS EQuIP Rubric- http://www.nextgenscience.org/news/equip-rubric-science-released NGSS Phenomenon- http://www.ngssphenomena.com/ NGSS App- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/next-generation-science-standards/id683491579?mt=8 NSTA Parent Resources- http://www.nsta.org/parents/   Advertisements

2016 Sci Con

On May 17th educators from West Michigan gathered for the 2016 Kent ISD Sci Con. Presentation materials from the conference may be accessed by clicking the picture below.

Resources for HS Course Dialogue

We had a great EQuIP training with Ionia HS, Portland HS, and Saranac HS the past two days!  At the end of our training there was quite a bit of discussion about high school course sequence.  Below you will find resources that might help as we start planning high school student pathways. Michigan Model Course […]


April 7-8, 2016 Today Tricia Shelton (@tdishelton), Ted Willard (@ted_nsta) and I are at the Connecticut Science Center facilitating an EQuIP Rubric Training. We are working with 80 fantastic Connecticut science leaders!  Below you will find links for the resources we shared at the training. EQuIP Facilitator Guide EQuIP Rubric for Science Teaching Channel EQuIP Videos […]

Tips for the 2016 MI Science Teachers Conference

First time attending a MSTA Annual Conference?  This post is filled with information that will hopefully make your MSTA experience fantastic! MSTA Conference Handout Site- http://www.mstaconference.net/ Session Information Friday  Saturday Parking: 2 options Lansing Center Parking- 333 E. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI  48933 Parking lots under and north of Lansing Center are available at $6.00 per […]

Things That Make You Go “Hmmm?”

Originally published in the Winter 2016 MSTA Newsletter Jen Arnswald, MSTA President Elect, Ionia Public Schools The new Michigan Science Standards call for students to construct explanations and develop explanatory models of natural phenomena. As educators have been attempting this work in classrooms, they often are at a loss for what the students should be trying to explain. This article […]