Webinar: Print Materials for Mi-STAR Available Soon from Kendall Hunt

February 13, 4 - 5 pm ET, Register here to receive the Zoom link.

In response to teacher requests, Michigan teachers and districts will soon have the option to purchase Anchored Science by Mi-STAR student workbooks with teacher editions from Kendall Hunt. Twelve workbooks to accompany select units will soon be available to order for the upcoming school year. The workbooks will be branded under the name Anchored Science by Mi-STAR, and will include the same great content you know and teach. They will include any updates that Mi-STAR makes to units for the fall. 
Events for All Educators
Mi-STAR Learning Series (Phase 3)

All educators are welcome to attend!  

Mi-STAR teachers can use their MyMi-STAR Dashboard to sign up for events.

The Mi-STAR Learning Series offers virtual presentations and discussions via Zoom on topics relevant to middle school science teachers, such as best practices in remote learning and support for ELL students. Breakout rooms and a whole group discussion component follows each presentation to promote a sense of community and collaboration among participants. Presentation resources and session recordings are made available after each event.


Winter/Spring Learning Series Events:
February 9

3:30-5 pm ET


Get Organized!
Whether paper or digital or a combination of each, we have ideas from master Mi-STAR teachers to format and organize unit summary tables, bubble maps, and more to improve your classroom flow.

Register here
March 16 

3:30-5 pm ET

Teach Your Students to Take 3D Assessments
(Including MSTEP!)

Just in time for spring testing - come hear from our Mi-STAR assessment team on how to help your students take 3D, NGSS-aligned tests.

Register Here
April 27

3:30-5 pm ET

Integrating Literacy Practices in Mi-STAR Units
Mi-STAR has partnered with Reading Apprenticeship to integrate best practices in literacy with several of our units. Come hear the latest in literacy support for science classrooms and see what Mi-STAR has to offer your students.

Register Here


Past Learning Series Event Resources

Share your ideas for future Mi-STAR Learning Series topics!

Build Your NGSS Toolkit Special Series
This virtual series is open to any grade 5-9 educator and Mi-STAR teachers. 
The series is supported by a MiSTEM Advisory Council Grant awarded through the Michigan Department of Education.

February 7, 2023 4-6 pm ET
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning 

Register Here

March 1, 2023 4-6 pm ET
Using Student Questions to Drive Instruction

Register Here


Events for Mi-STAR Subscribers

Introduction to the Curriculum (Phase 1)

Phase 1 is designed to provide an introduction to the Mi-STAR curriculum structure, and consists of two learning experiences: an asynchronous Introduction to the Curriculum course in Canvas, along with a total of six hours of live virtual or face-to-face sessions where teachers work collaboratively to experience key Mi-STAR unit, lesson, and assessment components.

Next Virtual Phase 1 Training:  August 2023

New teachers should register on the MyMi-STAR Teacher Dashboard.



Build Your Toolkit (Phase 2)

Toolkit Sessions are designed to enhance the pedagogical skills of new Mi-STAR teachers, and each two-hour session counts towards the Phase 2 teacher goal of six hours of Toolkit Instruction in the first year teaching Mi-STAR.

All Mi-STAR teachers are welcome to attend Phase 2 sessions or complete Phase 2 Canvas courses.

Register on your MyMi-STAR Teacher Dashboard.

Phase 2 Virtual 
Zoom Toolkit Sessions

4-6 pm Eastern Time

Live and interactive.
Each topic is offered at least once each school year

Phase 2 Asynchronous 
Canvas Toolkit Courses

Available On Demand, Anytime 
The learning goals of the Canvas Toolkit courses 
are equivalent to the virtual Toolkit sessions.
Teachers should not register for the same
topic in both formats.

Unit Bubble Maps 10/26/22
System Models 11/15/22
Productive Talk 1/19/23
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning 2/15/23
Assessment 4/20/23

Unit Bubble Maps 
System Models 
Productive Talk 
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning 



Mi-STAR Professional Learning Facilitator and Teacher Leader Training

Interested in providing Mi-STAR mentoring and leadership locally?  
Next Virtual PLF/TL Training:  July 2023
Dates to be announced soon!

Review the PLF/TL Pathway here.




Copyright © 2023 Mi-STAR
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, the MiSTEM Advisory Council through the Michigan Department of Education, and Michigan Technological University.