Resources

Download the latest version of the MDE Science Update.  It contains news and announcements of science activities in Minnesota.  Other Minnesota science news may be found at the Minnesota Science Teachers Assn.

As a profession, teachers of Science must continually strive to learn from research, remain current within a dynamic field, effectively serve an increasingly diverse student population and constantly improve the results obtained by students. Practices that produce these characteristics, and are both replicable as well as supported by data, become known as “best practice” in the field. The documents here attempt to capture the current state of best practice for science education as of July 2011.

As a profession, teachers of mathematics must continually strive to learn from research, remain current within a dynamic field, effectively serve an increasingly diverse student population and constantly improve the results obtained by students. Practices that produce these characteristics, and are both replicable as well as supported by data, become known as “best practice” in the field. The documents here attempt to capture the current state of best practice for mathematics education as of July 2011.

Download items from workshops on using the Frameworks.

This doucment clarifies the science graduation requirements and relate requirements for licensure.  It give examples of course sequences that meet these requirement.

The 2011-12 legislative session made changes to the science graduation requirements. The revised statute 120B.024 allows a Career and Technical Education credit to fulfill the chemistry/physics requirement for students who graduate beginning in 2015.  There are several conditions that must be met. The attached document provides advice to districts in fulfilling the statute.

The title of the 2014 MCTM Symposium was "Smarter Than We Think" and featured Cathey Seeley and her book by the same title. The focus of the ongoing work was focused on the Mathematical Practices. The materials provided at this Symposium can be found on this page.

Download the document below to see suggested links between the science and mathematics standards. This document is organized by the mathematics standards/benchmarks for grades 8-12 and suggests science standards/benchmarks that would fit well with those math topics. We think you will find this a very useful tool in creating STEM lessons for your science classes that will help students see the connections between topics.

Two separate documents are provided to assist in the process of integrating MN mathematics and science standards into Technology Education and Engineering courses: the first document provides rationale and alignment suggestions for grades K-8 and the second document provides alignment suggestions for high school.