IQST Summer 2020 Science Education Professional Learning Webinars
The Institute for Quality Science Teaching (IQST) at the Museum of Science and Industry is one mechanism within The Welcome to Science Initiative—helping children achieve their full potential in science by improving the quality of science teaching in schools, connecting science to children wherever they are, and showcasing diversity in STEM fields. Our typical professional development programming is 6 days of coherent, active learning experiences for teachers that integrate the learning of science content and science pedagogy.
In response to the safety considerations related to COVID-19 and the Museum’s reopening plan, we decided to engage teachers (and potentially others who are interested in science education) through a series of 12 webinars so we could learn together while prioritizing both health and mental well-being. The hour-long webinars cover a range of science education and NGSS focused topics that we share during our in-person teacher professional development.