Join us for an interactive day of learning and networking to kick off a movement to advance science in Michigan elementary classrooms. Connect with local, state, and national science leaders to discover examples, tools and resources needed to support moving science instruction forward, so that all children in the State of Michigan can experience the joy of science.

7:15 - 8:15 am 

Registration; continental breakfast buffet      
First floor, outside of Big Ten Rooms B/C

8:15 - 8:30 am

“What do we need to (know to) move elementary science forward?”   
Welcome by Dr. Joseph Krajcik, Director, MSU CREATE for STEM Institute   
Dr. Phillip Duxbury, Dean, MSU College of Natural Science

8:30 - 10:10 am

“What does elementary science feel like? How is ‘doing science’ also ‘doing literacy’?”:   
Introduced by Linnea Gibson, President, Michigan Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA)

10:10 - 10:30 am 

“What does it take to prioritize science instruction in an elementary system?”: Three Transformative Leadership Practices  
Introduced by Paul Liabenow, Director, Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA)

10:30 - 10:45 am   

Break

10:45 - 11:25 am 

Keynote: Science Learning is a Civil Right   
Dr. Terrance Burgess, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Michigan State University

11:25 - 11:45 am

Setting a Vision Using a Systems Lens: Guided debrief and reflection  
Facilitated by Dr. Cory Miller, In-coming President, Michigan Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA),  
Dr. Terrance Burgess, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Michigan State University,  
Dr, Stefanie Marshall, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Michigan State University

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Jerlando Jackson, Dean, MSU College of Education

12:00 - 12:55 pm 

Lunch buffet provided by Michigan State University Sponsors

12:55 - 1:00 pm    

“What systems are working for others in the state?”  
Facilitated by Wendi Vogel, Past-president, Michigan Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA)

1:00 - 1:40 pm

School Spotlights I:   
    Alcona Community Schools   
    Detroit Public Schools-Community District

1:40 - 1:50 pm

Break

1:50 - 2:30 pm

School Spotlights II:  
    Kent City Community Schools  
    Lake Orion Community Schools  
 

2:30 - 2:45 pm

“What state opportunities can I leverage for my district?"  
Leanne Weber, State Science Consultant, Michigan Department of Education  
Megan Schrauben, Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity/MiSTEM Network

2:45 - 3:15 pm

Closing Keynote: How can I answer this call?  
Dr, Stefanie Marshall, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Michigan State University

3:15 - 3:30 pm

Action Planning: Final Reflections and Door Prize Drawing