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Mi-STAR Receives Accomplished Rating from STEMworks


Friday, June 21, 2019
​The Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform (Mi-STAR) project has been admitted to STEMworks as an Accomplished program. Read more


Mi-STAR PLF Highlighted in School News Network


Thursday, June 20, 2019
​Greg Busse, who teaches sixth and seventh grade science in the Sparta Area Schools, is featured in the article “More Fun to Figure it Out: Hands-on Science Makes for STAR Scientists,” published June 11 by the School News Network. Read more


Geo Travel with a Volcanic Twist


Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The travel agents at VolcaKNOW were desperate. They’d thought they had a winning formula: sending travelers on once-in-a-lifetime vacations to some of the most exciting places on earth. But it wasn’t turning out that way. “They were getting all kinds of one-star reviews on TripAdvisor,” said Monica Wyrwicz, a science teacher at Hart Middle School, in Rochester Hills. What was going wrong? the agency wondered. What should they do to fix it? Read more


Mi-STAR in the News: Sixth Graders Battle Garlic Mustard


Thursday, May 30, 2019
Sixth-grade Mi-STAR science teacher Kari Keith is featured in the May 23 Township View article, “White Pine Students to Remove Invasive Species at Imerman Park.” Read more


Applications are now open for the Mi-STAR Facilitator Pathway for summer 2019


Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Applications are now open for the Mi-STAR Facilitator Pathway for summer 2019. The Facilitator Pathway is for individuals with the appropriate STEM background and previous experience who will support teachers to implement the Mi-STAR Curriculum. Read more


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