2014-15 Science Teacher Education Courses
MSI's courses target 4th- through 8th-grade educators with limited experience teaching science. You'll attend six daylong sessions throughout the school year. These courses are offered at no cost, and content is aligned with state and national learning standards in science (NGSS).
All About You (anatomy and life science)
Master unifying themes in life science and relate them to the human body through activities about cells, genetics, organ systems, health and wellness, and evolution.
Group A sessions: Sept. 25, Oct. 17, Nov. 20, Jan. 16, Feb. 7 (graduate credit), Feb. 12 and April 24
Group B sessions: Sept. 26, Oct. 16, Nov. 21, Jan. 15, Feb. 7 (graduate credit), Feb. 13 and April 24
Our Place in Space (space science and engineering)
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.
Group A sessions: Oct. 2, Oct. 31, Dec. 4, Jan. 30, Feb. 7 (graduate credit), Feb. 19 and May 8
Group B sessions: Oct. 3, Oct. 30, Dec. 5, Jan. 29, Feb. 7 (graduate credit), Feb. 20 and May 8
You can receive CPDUs in Illinois or CEUs in Indiana and can also earn graduate credit from university partners.
Teachers must apply in pairs, and each teacher must submit a separate application. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year courses. Please check back in the spring when we open applications for summer 2015 courses.
Support of Lake County teacher outreach is generously provided by Takeda.