1) Designing Projects to Address Community Needs
presenter to discuss the benefits of creating connections between community
needs and scientific studies to boost student engagement and increase the
cultural relevancy of learning. Examples of community needs projects and full
lesson plans will be given to all attendees.
2) Professional Learning Programs for Chicagoland at
The Museum of Science and Industry supports teachers in enacting
NGSS-aligned 3-dimensional teaching, facilitating after school programming, and
manifesting whole school change through science leadership.
3) Pollinator Investigations with Budburst Community
Investigate local phenomena with Budburst, a community
science project. Learn how to address the NGSS through student participation in
authentic research on plant-pollinator interactions.
Sarah Jones (Chicago Botanic Garden: Glencoe, IL), Lauren Slanker (Museum of Science and Industry: Chicago, IL), Karin Klein (Museum of Science and Industry: Chicago, IL)