Educational Professionals

Understanding MN's New Science Standards: Elementary

Thursday, June 11, 2020

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

This workshop will explore the changes between the 2009 and 2019 Minnesota science standards. Among the changes is the instructional shift from students learning about science content to students engaging in the practices of science to figure out something puzzling from the natural or the designed world. The workshop will include a deep dive, tailored for elementary teachers, into a science and engineering practice. We will conclude with a look at some of the resources that are available to support Minnesota teachers as they tackle the shift to 3-dimensional teaching and learning.


This workshop has been revised to accommodate our current pandemic.

  • Three (1 hour) asynchronous webinars to explore and introduce content
  • Three (1 hour) synchronous virtual discussions centered on important ideas from the webinars, facilitated by the presenter.
  • An electronic portfolio of resources to support the educators’ transition to the new science standards.



Introduction to the Shifts in the New MN Science Standards

  • Webinar open to view June 9-11
  • Synchronous discussion June 11, 9:00-10:15

Phenomena-based Instruction & a Deep Dive into the Practice of Scientific Modeling

  • Webinar open to view June 11-16
  • Synchronous discussion June 16, 9:00-10:15

Storylines – Crafting Coherence from the Students’ Point of View

  • Webinar open to view June 16-18
  • Synchronous discussion June 18, 9:00-10:15
About the Presenter