From looking at your list of "I need help," you seem to be a person who loves learning and who is always striving to improve your practice. I believe you have come to the right place to expand your knowledge in many areas!
One feature of MSP2 that neither Mary nor Kim mentioned is the search of members feature. For example, you can click on MEMBERS in the navigation bar near the top of the page, then "ADVANCED SEARCH." You can find other members who teach a particular subject. You can also find other members who have expertise in an area in which you are seeking help. For example, if you are preparing for a science fair, you can find all the people who have experience in that area. You can also find people who have expertise in managing labs and lab safety.
Again, welcome! It is wonderful to have another of our Canadian friends here. We enjoyed seeing some of your beautiful country during the Olympics.
Since Kim has already provided you with an overview of MSP2, I'll simply say, "Welcome" and "Please feel free to jump in, join a discussion, post a comment, ask a question, share ideas and resources. Your participation is important to the growth of this community."
Hi Nancy - Welcome aboard! We are using this NING network as a place where educators can connect with each other (through your answers to profile questions and the advanced Members search) and as a way to connect educators with exemplary resources.
If you look on the Main page - you'll see MSP2 resources in the upper left hand box - we have resource guides where we have sifted and sorted and contextualized resources on topics important to middle school math and science teachers, an archive of all of our past webinars, the ability to search the MSP2 collection, and pages of teacher opportunities and grants.
We have have on the right side of the page our two project blogs - Resources for Math and Science and Connecting News. We also RSS feed the Teach Engineering blog and two NYT blog feeds.
You can see a list of all the MSP2 events and others that we think would be of interest to our audience under the Events tab. We have groups - including a book club which you might like to join - and lots of conversations.
Please don't hesitate to post a question or comment. Thanks so much for joining. Kim