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From the Regional Math & Science Center at Grand Valley State University

September 2016 | Volume 23, Number 5

Plan to Attend the Fall Science Update Conference in November

Join us for the 32nd annual Fall Science Update hosted by the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).  The conference will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 on the GVSU Allendale campus.

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Connections for the STEM Classroom

GVSU faculty and area experts provide engaging ideas on current topics in research and education

Saving the Biosphere by Conserving Half of Earth: A book review of “Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life” by Edward O. Wilson.  By Bopi Biddanda, Morgan Lindback and Katie Ringler, Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University

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Calendar of Events


Register Now for Energizing Our World Saturday Event

Interested in harnessing the power of the Sun or learning how the wind can power your house?  Energizing Our World Saturday is an exciting one day event for middle school students to learn about sustainable power. 

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Register Now for Three Act Task Workshop

Looking for a way to engage students in problem solving and modeling?  Would you like to see more of the Mathematical Practices utilized in your classroom?  Three Act Tasks are an engaging framework to bring problem solving to students in a way that makes mathematical modeling a priority in solving real-world problems. 

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Workshop for Secondary Math Teachers: Orchestrating Mathematical Discussions

Based on 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions and materials developed through the award-winning PRIME program, this workshop will provide teachers with concrete guidance for engaging students in meaningful discussions around mathematics in a way that is accessible and manageable for teachers.

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Science Olympiad Team Registration Open Now

Science Olympiad Teams all over the nation are gearing up for another exciting year of hands-on science!

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Students and Teachers - You Are Invited to Attend the Genetic Update Conference

Please join us for the annual Genetic Update Conference presented by Dr. Sam Rhine. 

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Math in Action Call for Presenters

Math in Action presents lively and informative discussions of current issues in mathematics education while providing an opportunity for practicing PreK – 12 teachers, prospective teachers, curriculum directors, and college and university faculty to share ideas, concerns, and resources.

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College Internship Opportunities at Ody Brook Nature Sanctuary

Internships are available for Ody Brook Sanctuary biodiversity management. The internships can focus on ecosystem management or for students planning to pursue educational teaching careers.

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Paid Teacher GIS Professional Development Opportunities

Learn to integrate GIS with your classroom instruction - and get paid to do it!

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Chemistry at the Mall

Join the Western Michigan Chapter of the American Chemical Society celebrate National Chemistry Week.Solving Mysteries through CHEMISTRY is the theme of this year's Chemistry at the Mall.

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Register Now for the 2016 Math-Team-Matics Competition!

Register now while space is still available for the 2016 Math-Team-Matics Competition.  This is a great event for students to display team work and problem solving.

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