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Science Teaching Network


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Summer 2017 Teacher Professional Development

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s Science Teaching Network (STN) is a grant-funded program focusing on teacher professional development built around best practices in science instruction, including the Next Generation Science Standards and local nature and science topics. The Science Teaching Network 2017 cohort consists of 75 Chicago Public School teachers in grades K-1 and 4-5. The application window for STN 2017 has closed. Please consider our Science on the Go or Custom Professional Development sessions to support your science instruction.

  • Animal Secrets

     (Grades K-1)

    What can humans learn by studying how living things survive throughout the seasons? Explore how Midwestern plants and animals adjust to seasonal changes.

  • Chicago’s Nature Network

     (Grades 4-5)

    How do plants and animals interact with their environment? Learn how living things around Chicago are connected with each other and the environment.

Science Teaching Network 2017 Flyer

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