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MiSTEM Network

  • The MiSTEM Network of Eastern Upper Peninsula and Michigan STEM Network, provide leadership, curriculum support, professional development, and student services to educators in the school districts served by the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District. It serves as a resource clearinghouse for educational materials and information. Center staff work to foster community involvement in the areas of mathematics and science. The Network Advisory Council has idenfied four pillars as necessary components to establish a system that will produce STEM-equipped students and educators:

    • Create a robust STEM culture 
    • Empower STEM teachers 
    • Integrate business and education 
    • Ensure high quality STEM experiences

EUP MiSTEM Region News and Events

  • Goodbye to February - STEM News!

    Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/26/2021 8:00:00 AM

    GET-IT Connection Summit - On the Road!

    Michigan Council of Women in Technology

    If your students missed our 2020 Connection Summit, here's another chance for high school girls to develop professional skills and learn from our live IT Panel of businesswomen about technology innovations, careers and educational opportunities in tech.  This event will be a combination of rebroadcast videos and live, interactive sessions. 

     Date: March 9, 2021

    Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm

    GET-IT Connection Summit Registration - Registration Site

     

    Michigan Council of Women in Technology

    MCWT Robotics Grants

    MCWT supports girls in grades 4-12 by offering a series of $500 grants to all-girl teams participating in Robofest at Lawrence Technological University.  Applications being accepted now!

     MCWT Robotics Grant Applications - Apply Here

     GET-IT Program - Afterschool Club for Girls

    Girls Exploring Together - Information Technology

    GET-IT stands for Girls Exploring Together - Information Technology. It is an after-school team activity designed to encourage middle and high school girls to consider and ultimately pursue a career in information technology. The program runs from September through the end of the school year.  Students involved in the program explore a growing career field while enhancing their math and science skills, and confidence. GET-IT helps prepare them for college, strengthening teamwork, problem-solving and organization abilities. 

     GET-IT Program - Information Page

    MCWT Initiatives - Technology Programs for Girls

     Questions or Discussion - Contact Tammy Doroshewitz @ tammy.doroshewitz@mcwt.org

     


    Connect Industry to the CS Classroom

    Microsoft TEALS-

    Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that connects existing classroom teachers with industry professionals to create a sustainable CS program at your school. The industry professionals provide the content to the teacher and the students, while the classroom teacher guides the lesson planning and takes on the role of lead learner. This unique professional development model empowers teachers to learn computer science from an expert in the field and eventually teach courses on their own. Many TEALS schools have teachers that have trained with code.org and find that the combination of our programs has been beneficial to student success.

     We are currently accepting partner school applications for the 2021-22 school year. You can access the application at Microsoft.com/TEALS.

    Check out our brochure

    Questions or Discussion - 

    Nitza Harpe (she, her)

    nitza@tealsk12.org | 313.466.2102

    Regional Manager, Michigan

    TEKSYSTEMS

    Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program              

    Computer science in every high school

    Matt Williams (He/Him/His)

    Matthew@tealsk12.org I 313-246-1290

    Regional Manager, Detroit, MI | TEKsystems

    Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program

    Computer science in every high school

    Chuck Morgan (He/Him/His)

    Chuck@tealsk12.org I 313-774-3041

    Regional Manager, Detroit, MI | TEKsystems

    Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program

    Computer science in every high school

     



    Computer Science Workshops

    Code.org 

    The MiSTEM Network is excited to share multiple no cost opportunities to learn about computer science and implement curriculum at your district. Code.org provides curriculum and professional learning for AP Computer Science Principles (HS), CS Discoveries (MS), and CS Fundamentals (Elem). These robust professional learning opportunities will equip instructors with the necessary tools to implement new courses regardless of the educators background in computer science. 

     Join the growing 600+ Code.org educator network in Michigan!

     

    Middle & High School - Summer Workshop Details.

    This is a robust five day summer series followed by four follow up workshops throughout the school year to implement middle or high school computer science curriculum. 

     

    Elementary Workshop - Spring Workshop

    This is a 12-hour virtual learning series that instructors can learn how to implement computer science lessons at the elementary level. Great for first time computer science instruction.

     

    Questions or Discussion - Contact Larry Wyn - wynlar@gvsu.edu

     
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  • Talk Math to Me this week!

    Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/23/2021

    Talk Math 2 Me Flyer

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  • UP Environmental Education Grants

    Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/15/2021

    UP Environmental Coalition Environmental Education Grants

     Applications being accepted through March 1, 2021

     Are you a teacher with a great idea for getting your students interested in the environment? We invite you to make your idea a reality through our Environmental Education Grant program.

    For over 15 years, UPEC’s Board has approved grants of up to $500 to support educator-promoted environmental projects within schools or other educational organizations. In 2021, grant applications are due on March 1.

    UPEC believes this grant series is especially important because schools are strapped for dollars to do innovative environmental education programs.

    See complete information on the UPEC Education Grants Webpage

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  • MiSTEM Playbook Pilot Grant Opportunity!

    Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/14/2021

    New MiSTEM Grant for Schools

     MiSTEM Playbook Pilot Grants will go live later this week on the MISTEM grants webpage. Information is on the page and will continue to be updated.

    A Technical Assistance webinar will be 2/22/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • Full STEAM Ahead: How Michigan Colleges and Companies are Advancing the Talent Pipeline

    Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/11/2021

    Full STEAM Ahead: How Michigan Colleges and Companies are Advancing the Talent Pipeline

    Click HERE to read about some STEAM initiatives in Michigan!

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  • Press Release - MiSTEM Network

    Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/10/2021

     

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    --- PRESS RELEASE ---

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    CONTACT: Beata Kica
    517-614-9773

    New STEM education resources prepare students for high-demand, high-wage careers

    MiSTEM highlights priorities, shares education resources

    LANSING, Mich.– Efforts to transform the culture of STEM in Michigan and drive STEM infrastructure to prepare students for our evolving, high-skilled workforce are underway with MiSTEM. The MiSTEM Council released their Annual Report, highlighting goals for 2021 to create a vibrant STEM ecosystem that ultimately leads to more engaged students and a stronger Michigan workforce. COVID-19 online STEM education resources are also available to help navigate educating in the time of COVID-19.

    With these actions, MiSTEM continues to realize its vision for Michigan as a home to innovators who create more inclusive and prosperous businesses and communities.

    “The MiSTEM Network has successfully built diverse partnerships across the state and made tremendous progress toward expanding STEM opportunities,” said Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) Acting Director Susan Corbin. “When more students have access to STEM curriculum, they gain the skills needed for high-demand, high-skilled careers of the future.”

    2020 MiSTEM Council Annual Report

    The MiSTEM Council released their 2020 Annual Report highlighting the continuous work done by the network and their collaborators to build and increase the infrastructure to empower educators and integrate business and education, creating high-quality STEM experiences in communities across Michigan. The report also establishes priorities for 2021, which include building partnerships to continue strengthening the reach of the network, addressing disparities across the system, providing tools for STEM educators and districts, awarding grant funds to support computer science and empowering STEM teachers.

    COVID-19 Online STEM Education Resources

    The MiSTEM grant supported consortia also launched resources to support PreK – 12 students, families, teachers and professional learning facilitators as they navigate educating in the time of COVID-19. Some of these resources include:

    • Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative: Three pandemic-proof, project-based challenges for use in regions served by GLSI hubs and, with qualification, in MiSTEM regions that participate in the GLSI Consortium.
    • Math Recovery: Access to free resources to support PreK – 5 learning at home. Resources include descriptions of key mathematical learning by grade level.

    Building on Best Practices with Nation-wide Ecosystem

    The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice also announced it has selected the MiSTEM Network to join their global movement of leaders devoted to ensuring that STEM education is a priority for all in their communities with an emphasis on the equity envisioned to support a world-class STEM education.

    The 89 communities selected from across the world compose a global community and have demonstrated cross-sector collaborations to deliver rigorous, effective PreK-16 instruction in STEM learning.

    “MiSTEM continues to drive improvements in programming and collaboration to broaden the STEM ecosystem to enhance learning experiences beyond the classroom,” said Megan Schrauben, Executive Director of the MiSTEM Network.

    The MiSTEM Network was created to broaden ownership of the state’s STEM strategy and position more Michigan students for success in our rapidly changing economy.

    To learn more about MiSTEM and their latest efforts, visit Michigan.gov/MiSTEM.

     

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  • Cloverland Electric Grants and Scholarships!

    Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/8/2021

    Cloverland Cares supports our communities with school meal programs, food banks, and scholarships.  

    To learn more about Cloverland Cares and connection to grants and scholarships, click on the link below:

    Cloverland Cares Webpage

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  • Joy of Coding

    Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/5/2021

     

    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SUMMER 2021 PROGRAM - THE JOY OF CODING, JULY 5 - AUGUST 13

     Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is excited to be offering a virtual program that high school students can participate in this summer, The Joy Of Coding, which takes place July 5, 2021-August 13, 2021.

    The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. You’ll learn by doing and experience how coding powers apps such as Snapchat and TikTok. No prior coding experience is required!

    Students will: 

    • Learn to code at their own pace with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students 
    • Receive a certificate of accomplishment to include in college applications
    • Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code

    Please visit our website for further information including prerequisites, cost, important dates, and more! For priority consideration, please submit an application by March 15, 2021!

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  • Computer Science Scholarships for Middle School and High School Teachers!

    Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/5/2021

    Through the MiSTEM Network Advisory Council Grant program, EUP teachers have scholarships available for Computer Science professional learning through our partnership with Code.org.

    See details including registration information at the MiCoding webpage.

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  • The Lake Superior Youth Symposium for students in grades 8-12

    Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/1/2021

    Lake Superior Youth Symposium - Virtual Event May 13 and 14, 2021

    What is it?

    The Lake Superior Youth Symposium is an every other year event hosted by different higher education institutions surrounding Lake Superior. The purpose is to inspire and motivate students to become stewards of Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. Some of the symposium's features include keynote speakers, hands-on presentations, and experimental field trips to visit unique outdoor spaces. 

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