SciMathMN helped to create and has sustained the existence of the Minnesota STEM Teacher Center (a.k.a. The Frameworks) website since it was created in 2011. The website represents a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education to explain and provide resources in support of the current math and science standards. What the standard means, how might the standard look like enacted, misconceptions that students may hold, ideas for differentiation, assessments, and links to related resources are highlights of the website.
With the new science standards beginning to be phased in beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, the question is whether or not the website is essential enough to the K-12 education community to warrant its upgrading and continuation. This survey is attempting to capture who uses the site, for what purposes, and, if changes are to be made, what suggestions are they. The data will assist the SciMathMN board to make decisions about the site moving forward and, if the resounding answer is to move forward, use this data with funders. Any infrastructure upgrades made for the new science standards will be laying the groundwork to support any revisions to the state math standards that begin its review cycle in 2022.
If you are a user of the Minnesota STEM Teacher Center/The Frameworks website, please take a moment to complete this survey.