The MiSTEM Network is pleased to announce that the 3-P STEM Education Grants are now available for LEAs, ISDs, and PSAs! These grants range from $5,000 - $20,000.  Applications are due by April 12, 2022. See below for all the grant information.

     Grant Overview

    To encourage new and innovative approaches to STEM education in Michigan K-12 classrooms, the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the MiSTEM Network will award up to $200,000 in grants in FY 2022 to support the implementation of problem-, place- and project-based (3P) learning.

    Grant Award Information

    • Awards are from $5,000 up to $20,000
    • A minimum of $100,000 of this total funding is specifically available for grants to support programs expanding or institutionalizing Great Lakes Freshwater STEM education
    • Priority for the remaining $100,000 will be given to programs focusing on STEM topics or issues integrating computer science
    • Geographic and demographic diversity will be a consideration in awarding funds
    • Award period is June 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023


    Request for Proposal released: January 31, 2022

    Grant applications due by 5:00 p.m.: April 12, 2022

    Notice of award to successful applicants by: May 31, 2022

    Award project period: June 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

    Technical Assistance Webinar

    Attend the webinar to learn about the grant content, focus areas, and obtain answers to questions that potential applicants might have about the grant.
    Date: February 9, 2022
    Time: 5-6 p.m. EST
    Webinar Registration Link  

  • MiSTEM Network Advisory Council Grant Program

    The MiSTEM Network Advisory Council Grant program provides high quality opportunities for teachers, students, and regional partners.  The focus of this work is to support MiSTEM pillars by empowering teachers and students while making connections to business, industry and community partners.  Anyone interested in Advisory Council Grant opportunities should contact Kevin St. Onge (kevins@eupschools.org) or Julie Coneset (jconeset@eupschools.org) for more information.

    The 2021-2022 MiSTEM Advisory Council Grant will provide the following opportunities within the EUP MiSTEM Region:

  • Cereal City Science - Building capacity for Science and Engineering education

    Cereal City Science  

    • August 2022 grade 6 Life Science unit purchase, installation, and professional learning.  High school teachers are welcome to attend middle school workshops as we work to make connections between MS and HS.
    • Summer Teacher Leader Corps and Facilitator Training
    • September 2022 K-5 Elementary Science PLC using Life Science​​
    • Additional Computer Science Integration workshops using ArcGIS, and Sage Modeler 
    • Summer "Go for Launch" program for students in grades 8-12

  • Computer Science Scholarships Middle School and High School Teachers

    Code.org Workshop for HS & MS

    This is a nine day workshop series where participants spend five consecutive days in the Summer 2021 with participants from all around the state and four days throughout the following school year. These high-quality workshops offer year-round support for educators as they implement courses that are aligned to the Michigan Computer Science Standards. All facilitators are certified Code.org facilitators, educators, and CS experts.

         Code.org Workshop One-Page Flyer MS Flyer Link & HS Flyer Link

         Michigan Code.org Informational Website - Mi-Coding.com & Workshop Details

         Link to Application - Code.org Application Page 

    Workshop Logistics

    Summer Workshop

    Participants will engage in high quality professional learning workshops during the summer. Participants will have the opportunity to dive into the curriculum, deepen their CS content knowledge, and connect with other CS educators from around the state. A virtual option will be made available for those that are unable to meet face-to-face.

         Dates: Two Options for Professional Learning Workshops

      • Grand Rapids (Face-to-face) - July 25-29, 2022, or
      • Virtual Workshop - July 18-22, 2022 (Not available for AP CSA)

         Summer Workshop Include: 

      • Face-to-face Workshop: Workshop materials, lodging, breakfast/lunch meals, and swag
      • Virtual Workshop: Workshop materials and swag 

    Quarterly Implementation Workshop

    Participants will engage in four workshops throughout the school year to support implementation of CS Discoveries & CS Principles. These workshops prepare educators for the upcoming curriculum in a timely fashion.

         Dates: To be determined

         Workshops Include: Workshop Materials and educators may request hotel accommodations for face-to-face workshops

    Who Should Apply?

    We are looking for educators who are willing to commit to the professional learning series and use the lesson materials in Fall 2022. No computer science experience is required to attend this learning series. Administration at the school district/organization will be part of the application process.

    Applications Are Now Available - Apply Today!

    Applications are now available on the Code.org website. All participants must complete the application process in order to attend. Participants will automatically be considered for a scholarship (valued at $2,500) as part of the application process. This workshop has limited seats, apply today!

    Code.org Application Page 

  • Code.org: CS Fundamentals (Kdg-5)

    Computer Science Fundamentals is a Code.org curriculum designed for students in kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5). Each grade level unit is between 12-20 lessons long and is built for flexible implementation. During the workshop, participants will learn from certified Code.org facilitators, participate in a model lesson, learn the management system, and dive into the lessons. There are four more virtual options through-out the year. Sign up today or share with your colleagues. 

         Dates: See Registration Flyer for date options

         Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm ET

         Registration Links: Registration Flyer

         Cost: Registration Covered by MiSTEM Network Advisory Council Grants 

    For other workshops options, check out http://www.mi-coding.com/cs-fundamentals-intro-registration-links.html

    Workshop Goals

    At the end of the workshop, teachers will know:

    • The importance of CS for all students, and the teachers’ role in creating an environment where all students can learn equitably.
    • How CS Fundamentals can be used as an avenue for getting CS to all students.
    • What CS Fundamentals courses look like (lesson plans, online activities, unplugged activities).
    • Which courses and lessons of CS Fundamentals are most appropriate for their students.

    At the end of the workshop, teachers will have:

    • A plan of action for starting to teach CSF.
    • Long(er) term goals about how deep into the course they would like to go with students.
    • Strategies for teaching CS Fundamentals lessons.
    • A connection to the community of CS Fundamentals teachers.

    SCECHs & Stipends

    Participants will receive SCECHs at no cost along with a $150 stipend at the completion of the workshop. Stipends are provided by the MiSTEM Network through an Advisory Council grant awarded to Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Stipends are paid out through GVSU. 

  • Next Generation Science Exemplar (NGSX)

    What is NGSX?

    NGSX participants experience 3-dimensional science learning through both student and teacher lenses using the Disciplinary Core Idea of Structure and Properties of Matter. They experience an anchor phenomenon and then engage in 3 key Science and Engineering Practices: Modeling, Argumentation, and Explanation.

    The second half of NGSX is integrating three-dimensional learning into science classrooms. Teachers learn key strategies and structures to support students in using science and engineering practices to develop, apply, and refine disciplinary and cross-cutting ideas.

    Teachers engage in these practices and investigate classroom cases to explore how to bring these approaches into their own classrooms, evaluate newly aligned curricula, and contribute to more balanced assessment systems for science.

    Summer Cohort 2022

    We are currently working to plan a summer NGSX cohort in the Eastern UP!  More information will follow.  If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.

Last Modified on February 2, 2022