From the Regional Math & Science Center at Grand Valley State University
December 2017/January 2018 | Volume 24, Number 8
Plan to attend Math in Action: Making Math Meaningful
Math in Action presents lively and informative discussions of current issues in issues in mathematics education while providing an opportunity for practicing Pre K - 12 teachers, prospective teachers, curriculum directors, and college and university faculty to share ideas, concerns, and resources. SCECH credits are available for most sessions. The conference consists of six hour-long sessions with choices of seven or eight separate interactive presentations during each time slot.
Keynote speakers, include Tracy Horodyski (right) speaking on Mathematical Discourse: An Avenue to Student Agency.
Monthly Newsletter Features
RMSC Director’s Notes
Monthly Updates from the Director's Desk
MiSTEM Network Committee Report Released
Connections for the STEM Classroom
Making Our Consumption of Geologic Materials Visible
by Steve Mattox, GVSU Geology Department
Calendar of Events
Plan for the Roger That! Conference and Design Challenge
Grand Valley State University and the Grand Rapids Public Museum are proud to bring you the second annual Roger That! conference on the weekend of February 16-17, 2018. As part of this conference, we invite interested 5th – 8th grade students in the greater Grand Rapids area to participate in the Roger That! Design Challenge that focuses on three major areas related to space exploration – Humans in Space, Communities in Space, and Robots in Space.
Support the RMSC
For over 25 years, the Regional Math and Science Center has been providing services and programming to area K-12 schools, the greater Grand Rapids community, and Grand Valley State University.
Stay connected with the RMSC!
Last year, the RMSC switched our InterChange mailing list to use EMMA, GVSU’s new newsletter system. Our goal is to provide our readers opportunities to stay connected to programs and information relevant to STEM education in West Michigan and the state.
Plan to Attend the 118th Annual Christmas Bird Count
Teachers, students, and friends are encouraged to participate in a day with the birds. The purpose of the Christmas Bird Count held between 14 December and 5 January is for people and for birds. Frank Chapman began the annual count in 1900 as an alternative to an annual event where people killed as many birds as possible on Christmas Day to see who could shoot the most.
SAVE THE DATE to Fall in Love with STEM!
The West Michigan chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS-WM) is proud to present the third annual “Fall in Love with STEM” events in February 2018.
NGSX (Next Gen Science Exemplar) Training Starts in January
Kent ISD has three NGSX sessions starting in January.