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Professional Development

Professional Conferences

The Upper Thumb MiSTEM Network is happy to offer registration scholarships for any teacher in Huron, Tuscola or Sanilac County to attend the following conferences.  For details on how to obtain a conference scholarship, email Kristen Zagorski for details:

CS for Michigan
November 2-3, Oakland Schools
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Place-Based Education Conference
November 9-11, Grand Rapids
Michigan Science Teachers Association
February 29 - March 2, Lansing
March 15-17, Detroit
Michigan Council of Teachers of Math
July 16 (MiSTEM Pre-conference)
July 17 - 18, Fruitport High School
Professional Development Opportunities
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June 25-27, 2024

Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, MI

Join MiSTEM Region 11 for a three-day workshop diving into the principles of Project-Based Learning.  As a PBL cohort member you will deepen your understanding of project-based learning and the impact it can have on student learning & engagement.  


Watch this short video to learn more about Math Recovery

June 10, 11, 24, 25

Tuscola Tech Center, Caro, MI

Add+VantageMR® Course 1 (AVMR 1): Foundational learning of whole number topics such as number words and numerals, structuring numbers, addition and subtraction, and topics that affect the development of future mathematical understanding. The topics and domains covered often appear later on as holes in understanding for older struggling students. This training is geared towards Pk-5th grade teachers that teach mathematics.


Statewide Professional Learning Opportunties
Supported by the MiSTEM Network Advisory Council
Michigan Computer Science Action Area

Visit their landing page for more information about the following:

  • CS Discoveries ( 6th-9th)

  • CS Principles ( 10th-12th)

  • AP CSA ( 11th-12th)

  • Data Science:  Bootstrap

  • Elementary CS Bootcamp

  • CS Fundamentals ( K-5)

M in STEM Collaborative
(Math Action Area)

Visit their landing page for more information about the following:

  • Tri-County Culturally Responsive Mathematics Institute

  • Math Recovery - AVMR 1

  • Math Recovery - AVMR 2

  • Math Recovery - AVMR Fractions

  • Algebra in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship & Design (AMPED)

  • Geometry in Construction (GIC)

  • Bootstrap Data Science

  • 3P Train the Trainer

  • MCTM Pre-Conference

Michigan Science & Engineering Action Area

Visit their landing page for more information about the following:

  • Advancing Science in Elementary Schools:  A Call to Action

  • Battelle Teacher Academy

  • Cereal City Science

  • NGSx Pathway

  • Mi-STAR Phase 1 Introduction to the Curriculum Training

  • Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative - PBSE Institute

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