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MDE June 2021 Science Update

by , posted on 1:11 PM, June 3, 2021
The June edition of the Science Update from MDE Science Specialist John Olson is now available.


The June Science Update from the Minnesota Department of Education is now available.


  • Science Standards rulemaking comment period
  • Transition to the new standards

Teacher Events and Workshops

  • Online webinars and discussions
  • Several upcoming online workshops, including Justice Centered Science Instruction
  • Summer Workshops, including science pedagogy and outdoor instruction

Teacher and Schools Awards and Opportunities

  • Presidential Awards Science Finalists
  • Upcoming awards programs

School Programs and Resources

  • Online curriculum resources
  • Dakota and Ojibwe related lessons
  • STEM challenges

Student Programs and Competitions

  • Summer camps for students


You can view a copy of the Update here. A pdf version of the Update is available here. Feel free to share it with your colleagues. Frequent announcements of opportunities are posted on the MnSTA Facebook page and Twitter feed @mnsta1. Thank you.


John Olson, Science Content Specialist
Minnesota Department of Education
MDE Science Page: @johnCasperOlson