As schools take steps back toward in-person learning, and high quality science experiences, we are reminded that we are still learning. Please take the best practices with technology integration to enhance your teaching and student learning. These resources are still valid and helpful in this transition, and whatever the 2021-2022 school year may bring. 





NGSS Highlights


STEM + Literacy





Keep Growing

Michigan adopted the performance expectations from NGSS in 2015 as the Michigan Science Standards. Some standards are further specified to Michigan topics and are indicated with the ** or the             symbol.

For all intents and purposes, please refer to NGSS for additional support in understanding the standards and access resources. 

Please reach out if you have any questions, would like additional support, or would like help unpacking. 

Meet Linnea

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Currently the Science Consultant for the Northern Michigan Learning Consortium, Linnea supports 7 ISDs in the northern lower peninsula. Linnea earned her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Educational Technology degrees from Michigan State University. She taught for years in eastern North Carolina, before moving to Raleigh, NC, where she was the Science Specialist, STEM Coordinator, Magnet Coordinator, and Instructional Technology Facilitator. While in Raleigh, she provided and created programming for an award winning Engineering Magnet School, as well as an Entrepreneurial Design School. She served on the state STEM Recognition review panel, was a Project Based Learning Coach, a Kenan Teacher Leadership Fellow, a Design Thinking Fellow, and was a Maker Corps Mentor with MakerEd. Linnea now resides in Traverse City with her husband and dog and enjoys all the outdoor adventures northern Michigan has to offer. 


Fun Facts: 

  • She has traveled to all but 1 of the contiguous United States

  • She plays flute, piano, and cello

  • She has scuba dived the Great Barrier Reef

  • She has fostered 10 dogs