Mi-STAR uses a train-the-trainer approach to prepare teachers to implement our curriculum, which is aligned with NGSS and the standards of many states that have adopted new standards based on NGSS. Mi-STAR staff will train individuals that have the appropriate STEM background as well as experience in providing teacher professional learning. Individuals who successfully complete the training will become Mi-STAR certified Professional Learning Facilitators. Each certified Mi-STAR Professional Learning Facilitator will be able to prepare teachers from their local region to effectively implement the Mi-STAR curriculum.
For questions about the Mi-STAR Professional Learning Program, please contact Marianne Semones, email@example.com.
2017-2018 Professional Learning Pilot Project in MichiganDuring the 2017-2018 academic year, Mi-STAR is pilot testing its Professional Learning Program by training certified Professional Learning Facilitators (PLFs) in Michigan. These individuals are currently working with implementing classroom teachers. The pilot Mi-STAR Professional Learning Facilitator Training Program involves two different cohorts of PLFs. Participants in these two cohorts include teachers, STEM learning coaches, representatives of ISDs, and members of state-level organizations. Each PLF will work with their own cohorts of implementing classroom teachers who will complete the pilot Mi-STAR Professional Learning Program. The pilot Mi-STAR Professional Learning Facilitator Training Program is underway and is closed to applicants at this time. Please check back to this page for future training opportunities.
Interested in using Mi-STAR units during the 2017-2018 school year? School or district administrators can contact one of the Mi-STAR certified Professional Learning Facilitators in their region to inquire about getting their teachers trained to implement Mi-STAR units.
The following individuals are prepared to work with teachers to implement the Mi-STAR units during 2017-2018.
|Name||Phone||School District or Affilitation||City||Zip Code|
|Western UP Center for Math, Science and Environmental Education||Hancock||
|Bo Winklerfirstname.lastname@example.org||906-396-9755||Independent||Iron Mountain||49801|
|Northern Lower Peninsula|
|Brandon School District||Ortonville||48462|
|Connie Kennedyemail@example.com||989-671-8104||Bay City Public Schools & SVSU Math & Science Center||Bay City||48706|
|Jen Lenonfirstname.lastname@example.org||989-492-4569||Midland Public Schools||Midland||48640|
|Darcy McMahonemail@example.com||989-615-4372||Science Mathematics Technology Center at CMU||Mt. Pleasant||48858|
|Amy Deller-Antieaufirstname.lastname@example.org||734-484-3296||Ann Arbor Public Schools||Ann Arbor||48104|
|Mike Gallagheremail@example.com||248-842-1509||Oakland Schools||Waterford||48382|
|Chris Geererfirstname.lastname@example.org||313-432-4600||Grosse Pointe Public Schools||Grosse Pointe Woods||48236|
|John Greggemail@example.com||248-956-2096||Walled Lake Consolidated School District||Walled Lake||48390|
|Wendy O'Keefefirstname.lastname@example.org||810-299-3600||Brighton Area Schools||Brighton||48116|
|Lisa Ogiemwonyiemail@example.com||248-726-3132||Rochester Community Schools||Rochester||48307|
|Laura Rienasfirstname.lastname@example.org||586-623-3660||Romeo Community Schools - Macomb County||Romeo||48094|
|Terrie Robbieemail@example.com||989-399-8181||Saginaw Township Community Schools||Saginaw||48638|
|Annie Schavefirstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com||Flat Rock||48134|
|Megan Thromfirstname.lastname@example.org||248-837-8042||Berkley Schools||Oak Park||48237|
|Monica (Harvey) Wyrwiczemail@example.com||586-201-1994||Rochester Community Schools||Rochester Hills||48306|
|Bonnie Blackmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||269-348-1962||Kalamazoo Public Schools||Kalamazoo||49006|
|Yonee Bryant-Kuiphoffemail@example.com||269-337-1740 x1201||Kalamazoo Public Schools||Kalamazoo||49006|
|Landry Coffeyfirstname.lastname@example.org||616-457-1404||Jenison Public Schools||Jenison||49428|
|Jennifer Derbyemail@example.com||616-493-8573||Forest Hills Public Schools||Grand Rapids||49546|
|Dawn Kahlerfirstname.lastname@example.org||269-341-3335||Kalamazoo Public Schools||Kalamazoo||49001|
|Lara Minnearemail@example.com||616-822-9269||Zeeland Public Schools||Zeeland||49464|
|Morgan Miniseefirstname.lastname@example.org||269-337-1740||Kalamazoo Public Schools||Kalamazoo||49006|
|Ashley Pooleemail@example.com||n/a||Kalamazoo Public Schools||Kalamazoo||49009|
|Wendi Vogelfirstname.lastname@example.org||616-889-3938||Kent Intermediate School District||Grand Rapids||49525|