Join us and you’ll be in the company of hundreds of teachers around Michigan. Mi-STAR is not just a curriculum: it is also a professional learning pathway and a community designed to support you in implementing Mi-STAR and MSS in your middle school classroom.
New Teacher Enrollment in Mi-STAR for 2019-2020Interested in using Mi-STAR next school year? Teachers who will be new to Mi-STAR in the 2019-2020 school year can enroll through a Mi-STAR Professional Learning Facilitator and get started with the Teacher Pathway for next year beginning May 1, 2019. See pricing information here.
Find a Professional Learning Facilitator and Enroll!
Visit this page to contact a certified Mi-STAR Professional Learning Facilitator in your region to register for next year.
Teacher Pathway OverviewTo access the curriculum and the Mi-STAR community, teachers participate in a series of professional learning activities including:
- Online Mi-STAR Academy courses
- Face-to-face experiential sessions
- Ongoing PLC meetings
The activities for this pathway are listed in sequential order below:
|Prerequisite - Prior professional learning experience with the Next Generation Science Standards and Three Dimensional Learning such as the online Mi-STAR Academy course: Introduction to NGSS , the face-to-face NGSX program, or a similar experience.|
|1) Mi-STAR Academy: Introduction to the Curriculum - Teachers complete an online course providing an overview of the Mi-STAR Curriculum.|
|2) Curriculum Experience Session - Teachers attend a one day face-to-face training session with their cohort and facilitator.|
|3) Mi-STAR Academy: Unit Primer - Teachers complete an online course with specific unit preparation and are encouraged to participate in online discussion forums with other members of the Mi-STAR community.|
|4) Periodic PLCs - Teachers implement the first unit in their classroom and participate in periodic PLC meetings led by a Professional Learning Facilitator.|
|5) Curriculum Study Session(s) - After teaching their first unit, teachers complete 7 hours of face-to-face training with their cohort to reflect on their teaching experience. These sessions can take place as four 1.75 hr sessions, two half days (3.5 hrs) or a full day.|
|6) Continued Professional Learning and Support - Teachers complete an online Unit Primer for each unit they will teach and are recommended to participate in further Curriculum Study Sessions with a Professional Learning Facilitator.|