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MDE Science Update, Oct 2015

The attached Minnesota Dept. of Education Science Update features:


Preparing for Revision of Science Standards MCA Benchmarks Reports Workshops and Events Math and Science EdCamp – an “unconference” Science sessions at MEA Teacher and School Awards and Opportunities Presidential Awards for K-6 Green Ribbon Schools Awards Grant opportunities Student Awards and Programs Follow a Kilimanjaro Expedition DNR resources Manufacturing Tours You are receiving this e-newsletter directly as a benefit of MnSTA membership. Feel free to share with your colleagues.

2015_9_MDE_Update.pdf (application/pdf, 309.9 K) posted at 8:33 PM, October 7, 2015
MDE Science Update, Sept 2015
The September edition of the MDE Science Update includes: News - Green Schools Tours - Safety Alert: Methanol Explosions Teacher Events - Go4st8 Physics - STEM Magnet Schools - Earth Science Week - Education Minnesota Conference - EdCamp: Science and Math - Wild Case of Climate Change Teacher and School Opportunities - Einstein Fellows - Field Trip Grants Student Competitions and Programs - eCybermission - Real World Design Challenge - Climate Resources - Health and Climate Materials - Robotics competitions
Science_Update_Sep_2015.pdf (application/pdf, 385.6 K) posted at 4:50 PM, September 9, 2015
2015_1 January, 2015 MDE Science Update


- Teckne award for E4 conference

- NSDL moves to a new site

Teacher Events and Workshops

- Several spring science conferences including MnSTA, MESTA, NSTA and STEM

- Specific workshops for Schoolyard Gardens, Enviromental Education and Engineering is Elementary

Teacher and School Awards

- MnSTA Science Teaching Award

- Presidential Award

- Residential and paying teacher programs

Student Programs, Awards and Competitions

- FREE Science Camps

- Career Exploration programs

- Individual and team competitions

The Science Update is sent directly to members of MnSTA as a membership benefit

Science_Update_Jan_2015.pdf (application/pdf, 478.5 K) posted at 7:15 PM, January 2, 2015
October 2014 Science Update
The October edition of the Science Update includes: News - The Mole Day and MnSTA Connection - Tour of Mn Green Schools Events and Workshops - Science Sessions at Education Minnesota - Ed Camp: an "Unconference" for Science - Elementary Engineering Conference with Will Steger Teacher and School Awards - Green Schools Award - Presidentail Award for secondary teachers Student Programs and Competitions - robotics, science fairs, national competitions and much more!
2014_10_Science_Update.pdf (application/pdf, 621.5 K) posted at 9:15 PM, October 6, 2014
2014_4_Science_Update_Apr_2014.pdf (application/pdf, 333.6 K) posted at 5:10 PM, April 14, 2014
2014_3_Science_Update_Mar_2014.pdf (application/pdf, 405.6 K) posted at 5:10 PM, April 14, 2014
2014_2_1_Science_Update_Feb_2014.pdf (application/pdf, 437.5 K) posted at 5:35 PM, February 13, 2014
2011_1_Science_Update_Jan_2011.pdf (application/pdf, 183.4 K) posted at 10:36 AM, January 23, 2014
2012_1_ScienceUpdateJan2012.pdf (application/pdf, 190.9 K) posted at 10:36 AM, January 23, 2014
2011_2_Science_Update_Feb_2011.pdf (application/pdf, 146.9 K) posted at 10:36 AM, January 23, 2014

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Dawn Cameron, Science Assessment Specialist,

Jim Wood, Science Assessment Specialist,

Doug Paulson, STEM Integration Specialist,

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