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					    Sanilac County
Science and Math Center
        Brown City
        Carsonville-Port Sanilac
        Croswell-Lexington
        Deckerville
        Marlette
        Peck
        Sandusky
     Our Mission
   “The mission of the
Sanilac County Science and
Mathematics Center is to
provide leadership,
programs, and services to
improve interest,
involvement, and
achievement
in mathematics,
science,
engineering and
technology.”
  OurDEMOGRAPHICS
      Demographics
The SCSMC is located in a 1,000
square mile area in the Thumb of
Michigan. Sanilac County is
geographically the largest county in
the lower peninsula.
The SCSMC is a member of the
Michigan Mathematics and Science
Centers Network.
    Our Services
 Leadership
 Student Services
 Professional
  Development
 Curriculum Support
 Resource
  Clearinghouse
 Community
  Involvement
          LEADERSHIP




“Great schools are built by people,
people who care and who act…
The secret ingredient is human, not
electronic.”
                   Leadership
   Edited and distributed ABC in Science News
   Lead the Thumb Region with the K-7 transition into
    the use of the new Battle Creek Area Math Science
    Center teaching kits.
   Provided leadership in the rollout of new state
    standards in both mathematics and science
   Lead the Sanilac area with implementation of new
    technology (Data Director & Curriculum Crafter)
   Provides leadership for the staff of the Summer
    Science Camps
   Lead and directed the professional development of
    all STEM teachers
          Student Services
    “The yardstick is whether
students…can understand as
well as memorize, apply as
well as state, imagine as well
as copy, solve problems rather
than shrug them off, and make themselves
felt in a society that seems to be in trouble
                      for lack of these
                      capacities.”
                     Harriet Tyson
                   Science Education Guidebook
              Student Service

   ABC in Science K-7 Inquiry-based Kit Program
    provided 29 different hands-on science kits to
    K-7 classrooms
   Provided to all 4th grade students “The World of
    Bats”
   Provided to all 2nd grade students a hands-on
    outdoor classroom experience
   Provides various summer science camps
  “Doing experiments
helps me to
remember and
teaches me to figure
out problems.”
        3rd Grade Student
Professional Development




   “You can’t have a learning society without
learning students, and you can’t have learning
students without learning teachers.” Fullan (1993)
      Professional Development

   Conducted ABC in Science workshops
     New Teacher kit workshops
     Preparing for Science MEAP Investigations
     Unit Revision Workshops
   Provided workshops for Sanilac County educators
    and community environmental educators
     Science Teacher Leader Program
     Websites for Teachers
     Instructional Technology
    Curriculum Support




 “Curriculum planning must be an
integral part of the continuous school
improvement process.”
        Science Education Guidebook
             Curriculum Support

   Sanilac ISD Science Specialist and the Battle Creek Area Math
    and Science Center revised ABC in Science kits for grades K-6
   Sanilac ISD Science Specialist and the Battle Creek Area Math
    Science Center provided for the first time 7th grade science
    investigative , kit based curriculum
   Support for Science and Math Curriculum Revisions
   Support of Curriculum Mapping Process
   Provided technology for K-12 teachers to have common
    assessments and disaggregation tools of test results
Resource Clearinghouse
 “If you want to encourage
elementary school teachers to
teach science through inquiry, you
have to provide them with the right
stuff at the right time. You have to
give teachers a deal they can’t
refuse.”
        Larry Small, Science Materials Support
                             (1992)
        Resource Clearing House

   Expanded curriculum materials enhance
    ABC in Science kits
   Provide science kits to support inquiry-based
    science in grades K-7
   Monitor ABC in Science kit distribution center to
    store, refurbish and distribute science kits.
        COMMUNITY
       INVOLVEMENT

 “Parents, other community
members, administrators,
students and teachers all need
to work together toward [a
common] vision of scientific
literacy.
      Science Education Guidebook
          Community Involvement
   Showcase Night




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