Summer Teacher Education Courses
MSI courses are designed to help fourth- through eighth-grade educators increase their knowledge of science, improve teaching skills and demonstrate how to use Museum programs and exhibits to enhance science curriculum. Explore topics relevant to your science curriculum and return to the classroom with new ideas, greater confidence and resources to make science engaging.
Courses are offered at no cost, and content is aligned with state and national learning standards in science. We are now taking applications for these summer 2015 courses:
Our Place in Space (space science and engineering)
July 13-17, 2015
Explore space science and engineering design in this inquiry-based STEM-focused course. Investigate the universal laws of force and motion, the Earth-Moon-Sun relationship, the solar system and electromagnetic energy.
Expedition: Green (environmental science)
July 27-31, 2015
Discover how to prepare students to be environmentally literate global citizens using NGSS critical thinking skills. Explore the Earth as a system and our place in it using inquiry-based lessons that ask students to apply their knowledge to real world issues.
You can receive clock hour credits and can elect to earn three graduate credits from Valparaiso University or Loyola University.
Support of Lake County teacher outreach is generously provided by Takeda.