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MDE Science Update March 2017


- Elementary Science Position Statement - Chemical Disposal Program

Teacher Events and Workshops

- Spring and Summer Workshops - Includes Trees, Rocks, Water, and Pronto-pups

Teacher Awards

- $ 10,000 in awards

School Programs

- Wolves, Maps and Genes

Students Awards and Competitions

- Food, Bowls, and innovations

Plus a nod towards Women’s History Month

Science_Update_Mar_2017.pdf (application/pdf, 872.7 K) posted at 1:24 PM, March 7, 2017
MDE Science Update Feb. 2017

The February Edition of the Science Update from the Minnesota Dept. of Education includes:


- MnSTA position statement of elementary science - Minnesotan receives national teaching award

Teacher events

- Spring and summer workshops

Teacher and School Awards and Programs

- Presidential Award - Chemical disposal

School Programs

- Scientists in the Classroom - Field Trips

Student Programs

- Student competitions - Summer programs

Science_Update_Feb_2017.pdf (application/pdf, 851.6 K) posted at 7:09 AM, February 8, 2017
Science Update Jan 2017

News ·New resource for Earth observations from Mary Colson

Events ·Spring conferences about Earth Science, Lake Superior, Gardening and Climate Change ·Some state and national summer workshops

Teacher Awards ·Presidential Award ·Centers for Disease Control Fellowship

School Programs and Grants ·Physics Force Shows ·Mississippi River programs ·School Gardens grants

Student Awards and Competitions ·Summer science opportunities for high school students ·GIS mapping contest ·National and state competitions

Science_Update_Jan_2017.pdf (application/pdf, 712.3 K) posted at 1:06 PM, January 6, 2017
Science Update November 2016

November Science Update includes


Teacher Events and Workshops

Teacher and School Awards and Opportunities

Students Awards, Competitions and Programs

Science_Update_November_2016.pdf (application/pdf, 656.7 K) posted at 6:20 PM, November 10, 2016
Science Update October 2016

* NSTA Conference Minneapolis, Oct 27-29: Celebrate Science: 10,000 Connections

* MCA Science Benchmark Reports Available

* Safety Alert: Disposing Live Organisms

* Presidential Awards Announced

* MDE Website is reorganized * Teacher Events and Workshops

* Teacher and School Awards and Opportunities

* Student Awards, Competitions and Programs

Science_Update_October_2016.pdf (application/pdf, 617.7 K) posted at 11:09 AM, September 28, 2016

News Presidential Awards announced STEM Day at the State Fair

Teacher Events National Science Educator conference in Minneapolis Free GIS Educator Day in Duluth

Teacher and School Opportunities Donating Books for Africa Garden and Tree Grants

Student Programs Teaching the Science of the Olympics Scientists in the Classroom

Science_Update_August_2016.pdf (application/pdf, 372.2 K) posted at 10:46 AM, August 23, 2016
MDE Science Update, May 2016

Three MN Schools Earn US DOE Green Ribbon Award

MDE Science Specialist travels to Liberia

Many Teacher Events and Workshops

Award Opportunities for Teachers and Students

Science_Update_May_2016.pdf (application/pdf, 257.3 K) posted at 10:41 AM, May 9, 2016
MDE Science Update, Jan 2016

Science Standards Feedback and Instruction meetings and workshops Science Teachers Conferences Summer Workshops

Teacher Awards and Grants

Student Challenges and Opportunities

Science_Update_Jan_2016.pdf (application/pdf, 552.9 K) posted at 9:23 PM, January 18, 2016
MDE Science Update, Nov 2015
News - Give feedback about science standards Events - Preparing for spring teacher conferences Teacher and School Awards - Many awards available - Apply now Student Programs - Physics Shows - Environmental opportunities
Science_Update_Nov_2015.pdf (application/pdf, 393.6 K) posted at 12:12 PM, December 9, 2015
MDE Science Update, Dec 2015
The December Science Update includes News - Input sessions for the next review of science standards - MN educators at the Paris Climate Talks Events - Winter and Spring statewide conferences Awards and Programs - State and national teacher awards - Student competitions and programs
Science_Update_Dec_2015.pdf (application/pdf, 505.8 K) posted at 12:10 PM, December 9, 2015

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John Olson, Science Content Specialist,

Dawn Cameron, Science Assessment Specialist,

Jim Wood, Science Assessment Specialist,

Doug Paulson, STEM Integration Specialist,

Jeff Ledermann, Environmental & Outdoor Ed. Specialist, 


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