Teacher Courses


We are now taking applications for 2021-22 academic year courses.

We are returning to in-person teacher professional development at MSI! We will offer Understanding Energy Through Engineering as an in-person experience starting in October 2021. See the course page for details. Questions? Please email us

Teachers accepted into the course will be assigned to either cohort A or B, which will alternate between Tuesday and Thursday sessions according to this schedule:

Day 1: Oct. 19 (A), Oct. 21 (B)
Day 2: Nov. 30 (B), Dec. 2 (A)
Day 3: Jan. 18 (A), Jan. 20 (B)
Day 4: Feb. 15 (B), Feb. 17 (A)
Day 5: March 22 (A), March 24 (B)
Day 6: May 3 (B), May 5 (A)

To participate, teachers in grades 3 through 8 in the greater Chicago area apply with a partner from the same school using the form below. Selection priority is given to teachers in high-needs schools with limited experience teaching science, strong desire to improve science teaching pedagogy, and mindset that all students deserve access to quality science experiences.

Application deadline

Sunday, September 26, 2021