Mi-STAR is a professional learning network that connects educators from across the state who are committed to improving science education outcomes for students.

We know that the shift to NGSS pedagogy is going to take significant time and effort, and we have to do it together if we want to be most successful.  Mi-STAR educators have access to Mi-STAR's team of science and engineering experts, as well as their fellow educators from around the state, as they implement Mi-STAR.   Likewise, Mi-STAR staff learn from our facilitators and classroom teachers, making changes and updates to the curriculum and professional learning in response to their classroom experience.

The Professional Learning Program provides an opportunity for implementing teachers to share ideas through experiential sessions and periodic PLC meetings with teachers in their district or region. Beyond these sessions, educators who subscribe to Mi-STAR have the opportunity to connect with each other and the Mi-STAR team of scientists and engineers through the following outlets: 

 
Virtual Quarterly Facilitator Check-ins
PLFs meet with Mi-STAR staff quarterly to receive updates, consult with one another, and receive support from Mi-STAR.                                                          
Community Forums
A place where educators can share our resources, successes, and challenges.
Curriculum Helpline
Mi-STAR will help to troubleshoot any questions or issues you are having while using the professional learning or curriculum.
 Feedback Form
A direct line to suggest an improvement or new feature, compliment something that works well, or report an error. 
    Social Media
Stay connected with Mi-STAR via Facebook and Twitter. 

 

Members of the network have access to other opportunities to network with one another, including the annual Michigan Science Teachers' Association conference and through contributions to Mi-STAR's blog, Mi-STAR Newsroom

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Mi-STAR was founded in 2015 through generous support provided by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. Mi-STAR has also received substantial support from the National Science Foundation and the MiSTEM Advisory Council through the Michigan Department of Education.
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