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STEM Ed Announcement: Implementing MA STE Standards in Middle School

This is not a UMass program.
 Contact information is below.
 Implementing the Proposed MA STE Standards in Middle School
 Sponsored by: JogNog, MassTEC, and MAST
 Facilitated by: Betsey Clifford, MAST Past President, Braintree Public
 When: Saturday, May 2, 2015
 Where: Wachusett Regional School District, Central Tree Middle School,
 281 Main Street, Rutland, MA 01543
 Who: Free to all MAST and MassTEC members. Districts will be encouraged
 to send a team composed of an administrator with 2-4 teachers. To join
 MAST, go to www.MassScienceTeach.org and click on the Join Us tab. To
 join MassTEC go to www.masstec.org. 
 -	Participants will leave with some suggested steps toward
 - implementation including models and templates. 
 -	Participants will leave with examples of lessons, activities,
 - and resources related to the new topics in middle school. 
 8:30 - 9:00	Registration, Coffee & Refreshments
 9:00 - 9:30	Welcome and Overview 
 9:30 - 10:15	Group Sharing - Each group will explain the process
 they have gone through or plan to continue with, what is working well,
 and challenges they are facing. Each group will also compile a list of
 resources for content professional development.
 10:15 - 10:45	Groups will share out to the larger group. All
 information will be compiled and shared with all participants. 
 10:45 - 11:00	Survey to Evaluate and Assess Future Needs/Reorganize
 for Lesson Sharing
 11:00 - 11:45	Lesson Sharing by Teachers on Topics New to the MA
 11:45 - 12:00	Conclusion and Next Steps
 Register by April 18, 2015 at http://goo.gl/forms/N3WuxGhZBZ 
 Lesson Sharing Template (Click File, Download As, Microsoft Word):
 Send completed lessons to Betsey Clifford at Betsey.clifford@gmail.com. 

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