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MnSTA is excited to announce our professional learning opportunities for members this school year!

In depth, content specific conversation based in STEM Teaching Tools.

Highlights include:

  • Monthly virtual offerings
  • Tools to support NGSS
  • Free for members
  • CEU's available
  • Come to all or any that fit your schedule

Each session will be live via Zoom so you can participate from wherever you are.  These sessions are FREE for MnSTA members.  Non-members can register for $30 per session, or join MnSTA and attend for no additional cost!

Register for one or more sessions at the bottom of this page! 

Date & Time Topic
Thurs, Sept 14 • 4:00 PM

How can I foster curiosity and
learning in my classroom?  Through talk!

Practice Brief

Thurs, Oct 12 • 3:45 PM

How can I get my students to learn science by productively talking with each other?

Practice Brief

Thurs, Nov 16 • 7:00 PM

How can I promote equitable sensemaking by setting expectations for multiple perspectives?

Practice Brief

Thurs, Dec 14 • 4:00 PM

Practices should not stand alone: How to sequence practices in a cascade to support student investigations.

Practice Brief

Thurs, Jan 11 • 4:00 PM

Prompts for Integrating Crosscutting Concepts Into Assessment and Instruction.

Practice Brief

Thurs, Feb 15 • 7:00 PM

How place-based science education strategies can support equity for students, teachers, and communities.

Practice Brief

Thurs, Mar 14 • 6:30 PM

Using Nature Journaling to identify meaningful local phenomena and support the infinite range of student sensemaking.

Practice Brief

Thurs, Apr 11 • 6:30 PM

Beyond “misconceptions”:  How to recognize and build on Facets of student thinking.

Practice Brief

Wed, May 15 • 6:30 PM

Year-end wrap up, conversation with MnSTA leadership.

Highs, lows, what can we do for you next year? What did you try, what worked? What was Challenged, Changed, and Confirmed for you?


Zoom links will be emailed to all registered participants a few days before each session.  

Please contact  with questions!