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MnCOSE20 - Continue the Conversation

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Did you attend MnCOSE20 last November? Join in conversations over the next three months as we unite our teaching community on central themes and ideas imperative to advancing our work as science educators.


Attention MnCOSE20 Attendees

(If you did not attend MnCOSE20, you can still register HERE)

*Spring Professional Development session from MnSTA: All Voices, All Students

The Minnesota Science Teachers Assn. is proud to support our teachers as we work together to improve our professional practice in science teaching and learning. Continuing the conversations from the MnSTA Conference on Science Education (MnCOSE) in November, we are flipping the professional develop “classroom” to unite our teaching community on central themes and ideas imperative to advancing our work as science. This professional development will extend our MnCOSE experience.

Participants who were registrants for MnCOSE will watch a recorded presentation from the conference at their convenience and then there will be the choice of a session to discuss the presentation ideas with the session presenter and other teachers.


March presentation: Race Central Science Teaching and Learning for Equity


Discussion sessions: March 22, 7PM or March 25, 3:30 PM

Dr. Bhaskar Upadhyay (University of Minnesota) and Megan Earnest will join us to discuss instructional supports that engage all students in science and connect science and engineering to their community.



April presentation: State of Science – STEM Education


Discussion sessions: April 19, 7 PM or April 22, 3:30 PM

Dr. Jayshree Seth, Chief Science Advocate of 3M, and Megan Earnest will join us to unpack perceptions of science, its impact on their daily lives, perceived barriers to STEM education, and positioning our learners as future scientists and engineers poised to solve the complex and global humanitarian challenges we face.



May Presentation: Engaging Students in Science Investigations using GRC


Discussion sessions: May 10 7:00 PM or May 13, 3:30 PM

Brett Moulding, NGSS and NRC Framework writer, and Lee Schmitt will join us to discuss three dimensional teaching and lesson design using the framework of Gather, Reason and Communicate.



Please register using this link  3 days in advance. You will receive Zoom links to the discussion meetings. Since you registered for MnCOSE you already have access to the recorded presentations. We suggest you watch them in the week before the discussion meeting.

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