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Click below for the current issue of the MSTA Newsletter. Find two great Mi-STAR related articles on page 7 and page 20!

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"It Gets Easier": A Teacher's Notes from the Trenches by Mi-STAR teacher, Chris Geerer

Mi-STAR provides science curriculum for teachers of Michigan students, grades 6-8. Mi-STAR is designing a middle school curriculum that supports both the NGSS and the Michigan State Standards, while empowering students to use science and engineering practices to address real-world issues.
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Learn more about Mi-STAR at MSTA's Annual Conference March 2 - 3. Register today!

Mi-STAR provides science curriculum for teachers of Michigan students, grades 6-8. Mi-STAR is designing a middle school curriculum that supports both the NGSS and the Michigan State Standards, while empowering students to use science and engineering practices to address real-world issues.
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MDE has released this Michigan Science Standards Overview for Principals.

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Midland Daily News features Mi-STAR! Read more here.

Mi-STAR provides science curriculum for teachers of Michigan students, grades 6-8. Mi-STAR is designing a middle school curriculum that supports both the NGSS and the Michigan State Standards, while empowering students to use science and engineering practices to address real-world issues.
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Mi-STAR pilot tested two new units in the fall. The sixth-grade unit, 6.4, introduces students to force and motion through the story of a boy who totals his cell phone. In unit 7.4, seventh graders will learn about thermal energy transfer as they help a local animal shelter solve a puzzling problem. Read more here.

Mi-STAR provides science curriculum for teachers of Michigan students, grades 6-8. Mi-STAR is designing a middle school curriculum that supports both the NGSS and the Michigan State Standards, while empowering students to use science and engineering practices to address real-world issues.
mi-star.mtu.edu

Planning to attend the MSTA conference? MSTA is now accepting applications for conference attendee stipends! Assistance is available for membership, registration, sub-pay, and for pre-service teachers, help in getting to the conference.

Going to MSTA in March? We invite you to attend the Mi-STAR sessions! Click below to see the full list of Mi-STAR presentations.

Mi-STAR always knew it wouldn't be able to give in-person training to each of Michigan's many middle school science teachers. So this fall, it launched a train-the-trainer program that provides face-to-face education and ongoing support to representatives from districts throughout the state.
Read more about these Professional Learning Facilitator trainings here.

Check out our latest blog article, "Google Slides Give a Boost to Mi-STAR Unit on Michigan Ecosystems."

Read our latest blog article, "Teachers Train to Bring Mi-STAR to the Classroom."

For more information on Mi-STAR's Professional Learning Program, please visit http://mi-star.mtu.edu/professional-learning/.

Happy Halloween from the Mi-STAR team! Having fun in the midst of meetings!

We've updated our logo to highlight the student-centered focus of the Mi-STAR curriculum! Read about the logo change in this article.

Mi-STAR provides science curriculum for teachers of Michigan students, grades 6-8. Mi-STAR is designing a middle school curriculum that supports both the NGSS and the Michigan State Standards, while empowering students to use science and engineering practices to address real-world issues.
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Check out the newest blog post in the Mi-STAR Newsroom,
"Beyond Middle School: Bringing Mi-STAR to the ESA."

New research shows that K-12 teachers use eight mental models to teach science, technology, engineering and math—a more complex system than initially apparent.
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