December 5, 2019

This Professional Development Seminar
is sponsored by

Getting Ready for the New Minnesota Science Standards

STEM Professional Development Seminar
December 5, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Maranatha Christian Academy, 9201 75th Avenue N. Brooklyn Park, 55428 (map)

Join in person or
Receive a link to view a recording of the presentation (available on December 6, 2019)

No live webinar option will be available for this session.

Open to all MISF member and nonmember schools in Minnesota.
Take advantage of this opportunity to earn CEU credits!

MISF Member Schools – First in person attendee: Free
MISF Member Schools – Additional in person attendees: $25
MISF Member Schools – Link to view presentation recording: Free

Nonmember Schools – Attending in person: $65
Nonmember Schools – Link to view presentation recording: $25

CANCELLATION/NO-SHOW POLICY: Registration fees paid are nonrefundable; however, they may be transferred to another staff member (including board members, committee members, volunteers, or any individual affiliated with your school community). Cancellations for unpaid registrants who notify MISF less than 48 hours of the seminar or do not show up to the event will be charged as follows:

Beth Murphy, Ph.D
MISF STEM Program Manager

Seminar Content

How are Minnesota’s new science standards different than the ones we have now? How do they relate to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? In what ways will they change how educators think about science teaching and learning? Join us to get a head start in considering what these new standards will mean for your school.

Minnesota’s new science standards are heavily influenced by A Framework for K-12 Science Education, a research-based document that is foundational to the NGSS. The Framework identifies eight Science & Engineering Practices (such as asking questions in science and defining problems in engineering) and seven Crosscutting Concepts (like patterns, stability and change, and systems). These Practices and Concepts—which emphasize what scientists and engineers do and how they think—are relevant to all science content areas and throughout K-12, and are at the heart of Minnesota’s new standards.

In this seminar, you can expect:

  • an overview of Minnesota’s new science standards and the process/timeline for adoption,
  • the opportunity to explore Science & Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts through interactive experiences, and
  • time to considerthrough discussion with colleagues and Q & Ahow these new standards will impact science teaching and learning at your school.

Presenter Bio

Beth Murphy is a science and STEM education consultant, with expertise in teacher professional development, program evaluation and project management. As STEM Program Manager for MISF, Beth is responsible for the STEM Grant program, MISF’s annual STEM Education Conference, and STEM-related community partnerships. Beth holds a PhD in physics from the University of Rochester and has experience working in college level, K-12 and out-of-school educational settings. In addition to working with MISF and other clients, Beth is the field editor for Connected Science Learning, an online journal of the National Science Teaching Association and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. She currently serves on the board of directors of Science from Scientists and SciMathMN.