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Announcing the Energizing All Science Educators (EASE) Conference: Creating and supporting connections amongst Michigan teachers

The Detroit Metropolitan Area Physics Teachers (DMAPT) will hold its Second Annual Conference – EASE (Energizing All Science Educators) – on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

The intention of the conference is to bring together science teachers from elementary, middle and high schools, from all sciences, for the following purposes: 
  1. To attend presentations aimed at integrating Michigan Science Standards/NGSS with a focus on engineering practices as part of the classroom culture in elementary, middle or high school classrooms
  2. To engage in follow-up, break-out sessions/discussions regarding Michigan Science Standards and Supporting Connections among Michigan Science Teachers
  3. To have an Open Discussion regarding Creating and Supporting Connections among Michigan Science Teachers:
    • Discuss Engineering Practices as a fundamental component across science disciplines
    • Explore how organizations like the DMAPT and (faculty at) institutions of higher education (community colleges, four-year colleges and universities) can help serve the needs of K-12 science teachers
    • Discuss the possibility of establishing electronic links between teachers in various districts and higher education faculty through webinars, etc., in an effort to reach as many districts/teachers, as possible, across the state

Location: 
Royal Oak High School
1500 Lexington Blvd
Royal Oak, MI 48073



Conference Program:

8:30- 9:00am Registration and Refreshments

9:00am - 9:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks – Engineering practices in the classroom

9:15am – 10:30am Interactive Engineering Challenge 1: Let’s play

                                   - Windmill

                              - Marshmallow Challenge

                              - Object Sorting

                              - Paper Aircraft

                              - Water Cleanup

10:30am -11:30am Reconvene and reflect

11:30am – 12:15pm Lunch

12:15pm – 1:30pm Interactive Engineering Challenge 2: Make it better!

1:30pm – 2:30pm Debrief and Conference Wrap Up




The Detroit Metropolitan Area Physics Teachers (DMAPT) has been meeting for more than 50 years. We try to meet several times every school year. 
Our meetings typically consist of teachers sharing labs, demonstrations, and other lessons they use with their classes. Traditionally, meetings start at 5:30 pm on a weekday evening with pizza and other refreshments. We try to start talking physics education at 6:00. We ask for $5 to help pay for dinner. Dues are a modest $10/year.

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Upcoming Events:
  • MIAAPT Fall Meeting- Interlochen- October 13th
  • EASE Conference - Royal Oak High School- October 27th
  • DACTM/MDSTA Conference- Cousino High School- November 3rd

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