Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association

Serving Southeast Michigan Science Teachers Since 1941

Instructional Resources on Weather and Climate for Middle School Workshop

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When: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 1:15 PM

Workshop Poster

Location: Lawrence Technology University, 

Science Building 7, S-321

21000 West Ten Mile Road

Southfield, MI 48075

Registration:  Limited to 50 Participants

Cost: $30.00 (Includes a one-year membership to MDSTA and 4 SCECH's)

To make science education in the United States internationally competitive, multiple states collaborated to create Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to provide benchmarks to elevate, enhance and enrich STEM education across all grades and disciplines.  MDSTA is developing a series of 

workshops to offer various NGSS strands for elementary, middle, and high school educators. 

The first workshop for Middle School teachers will focus on Weather and Climate.  We’ll be featuring an exciting speaker and expert climatologist Dr. Jeffrey Andresen.  Jeff Andresen is Professor of meteorology/climatology with Michigan State University’s Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, Extension Specialist with Michigan State University Extension, and the State Climatologist for Michigan. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Andresen served with the National Weather Service and with the USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as director of Michigan’s Enviro-weather information system which supports agricultural pest and production management-related decision-making across the state, as co-director of the Great Lakes Regional Science Assessment Center, and as an extension specialist maintaining an active outreach program including dissemination of weather and climate data and related information to the general public and continuing education activities. The primary focus of Andresen’s research has been the influence of weather and climate on agriculture, both in the USA and in international production areas.  

STEM Impact: Women Untold 

MDSTA co-hosted a workshop with the STEM Center at Lawrence Technological University in August, 2019.   The topic was "STEM Impact - Women Untold."  View the resources from the workshop on our EVENTS page.

Do you have a teaching resource that you would like to share with the MDSTA community?  If so, MDSTA is providing a new website for members who want to share their teaching resources.  Check out the latest addition at our MEMBER SHARED RESOURCES page.

From the MDSTA Board of Directors and the Fall Conference Organizing Committee

Due to a number of factors, including declining conference attendance in recent years plus the need to find a new venue, the DACTM and MDSTA Boards have each decided to cancel this year's conference.

We want you, our recent presenters and members, to be among the first to know. Both Boards have plans for smaller scale science and math events soon.  

Here is contact information for both groups:

MDSTA: and

DACTM: and

MDSTA -- PO Box 111, Southfield, MI 48037

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