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Center for the Advancement of Science Education

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators

The Center for the Advancement of Science Education was created to achieve the Museum's vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering. Our unique approach engages youth directly and all those who guide them and help them make decisions about school and careers, which includes their families, teachers, schools and communities. CASE programs empower teachers, engage the community and excite students and Museum guests.The Center comprises the program areas described below.

Science Teacher Education
Middle-grades teachers gain science content and teaching strategies directly relevant to their curriculum and can earn graduate credit from two universities.
Youth Science Engagement
After-school science clubs and youth development programs encourage students to discover new interests, prepare for college and learn about science careers.
Student Experiences
Programs for school groups investigate the science behind everyday life in facilitated, engaging Learning Labs and state-of-the-art videoconference labs.
Guest Experiences
Interactive experiences meet different learning styles through guided exhibit exploration, engaging exhibits and hands-on activities.
CASE Partners
MSI is partnering with schools and community organizations across the Chicago area to improve science education.
New Research Shows MSI Program Improves Student Learning
A study by an international K-12 education expert found that MSI teacher courses significantly improve what teachers and their students know about science.


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