Calendar of Events


6 Thursday
Mapmaking with Children for K-8 teachers with David Sobel from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Kent ISD Conference Center. Enroll in 14CUR1106 here. Enrollment Questions: PD Hub( 616) 364-1333 or email $89 fee INCLUDES lunch and your own copy of Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years.

8 Saturday
Second Annual Math-Team-Matics Competition for grades 7-12 hosted by Grand Valley State University’s Department of Mathematics and the Regional Math and Science Center on the Allendale Campus, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Mackinac Hall, GVSU Allendale Campus. Check out the website at for example competition questions and additional information or contact Chelsea Ridge at

10 Monday
Genetic Update Conference at GVSU with Dr. Sam Rhine an the Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus. Registration: 8:30 a.m., Program: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This conference is for area high school biology students and their teachers. The cost is $20 per person. To pre-register, view topics to be covered, and get more information go to: .

12 Wednesday
Registration deadline for the annual Fall Science Update that takes place on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014.  Visit or call (616) 331-2267 for additional information.

12 Wednesday
Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference at the Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing.  For more information and to register, visit the website.

17 Monday
Deadline for registration for PRIME: Proportional Reasoning! professional development at Kirkhof Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus. Six day-long sessions begin December 8. See this month’s issue for details or contact Chelsea Ridge at or (616) 331-3172.

18 Tuesday
Kent ISD Offers Math in Electricity at Kent Aviation Center. Register here.

19 Wednesday
The 30th annual Fall Science Update Seminar hosted by the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) with the theme “Celebrating Science Education: Past, Present, Future.” The cost is $45 per person, $20 pre-service teacher, or $10 pre-service teacher without lunch. For more information, visit the website.


12 Friday
Teachers in Industry offered at Kent ISD. See the website to register.


24 Saturday
Super Science Saturday at Grand Valley State University Allendale campus - Seymour and Esther Padnos Hall of Science, 10:00am - 4:00pm.  The public is invited to this FREE event.  For  more information, visit the Super Science Saturday page.


21 Saturday 
Math in Action Conference in Mackinac Hall on the GVSU Allendale Campus.

MARCH 2015

6 Friday
Deadline for submitting a poster to the Department of Statistics at GVSU for the 2015 Statistics Poster Competition for K-12 students. Visit our website or contact Dan Frobish at (616) 331-3028 or email

12-15  Thursday-Sunday
Save the date - the NSTA National Conference will be held in the 'Windy City' and this grand event is something you MUST consider for the highlight of your professional development in 2015. Click here for more information and to register.