**Cancelled** Instructional Strategies for the New Minnesota Science Standards

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 8/18/2020 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 8/17/2020 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Angela Skrade
Agency Assistant: Angela Skrade 612-638-1528
Location: Virtual Meeting
Facility: Virtual Meeting
8/19/2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
8/20/2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructional Strategies
for the New Minnesota Science Standards

August 19-20, 2020

9:00am-12:00pm (Virtual)

This 2-day hybrid workshop on the new Minnesota Science Standards will explore the changes between the 2009 and 2019 Minnesota science standards. Among these changes is the instructional shift from students learning about science content to students engaging in the practices of science to figure out something puzzling from the natural or the designed world.

Participants will:

·View 3 asynchronous webinars to explore and introduce content (1 hour each)

·Contribute to 3 synchronous virtual small and large group discussions, centered on important ideas introduced in the webinars, facilitated by the presenter (1 hour each)

·Receive an electronic portfolio of resources to support the educators’ transition to the new science standards

August 19:

9:00-10:00 AM - Webinar 1: Introduction to the Shifts in the New MN Science Standards

10:00-11:00 AM – Discussion

1:00pm – Webinar 2: Phenomena-based Instruction and a Deep Dive into the Practice of Scientific Modeling.

2:00-3:00 PM – Discussion

August 20:

9:00-10:00 AM – Webinar 3: Storylines – Crafting Coherence from the Students’ Point of View.

10:00-11:00 AM – Discussion


Who Should Attend? K-12 Science teachers, and all other interested educators

Mary Colson is an eighth-grade earth science teacher at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead, Minn. She was co-chair of the 2019 MN Science Standards Review Committee, served as a member of the NGSS writing team, has served on NSTA’s Council of District Directors, and is a former president of the Minnesota Science Teachers Association. Mary is coauthor of the NSTA Press Book Learning to Read the Earth and Sky: Explorations Supporting the NGSS.


Fee: $60 Metro ECSU Member;

$100 Non-member

Zoom link will be provided after registration

Please make checks payable to Metro ECSU and mail to: 
Metro ECSU
Attn: Angela Skrade
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Please note: An additional $10 fee will be applied if an invoice is required. 

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert Metro ECSU 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (Metro ECSU requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.