Teacher Workshops

IMG 3283Our teacher workshops, offered during the summer, provide 40 hours of training with elementary and middle school teachers in various areas of physical science. Our goal is to build confidence and increase teacher’s comfort levels with science topics through engaging STEM experiences. We empower teachers by giving them background information on the content presented and teaching strategies to guide their students. Sessions provide teachers with materials and resources to take back to their classrooms. The curriculum is designed with teachers and students in mind.

We operate as an approved professional development provider registered with the Illinois State Board of Education, under the Regional Office of Education. Our sessions qualify for Professional Development Credits (PDCS) and graduate credits through St. Francis University.

Check back in the Spring for summer dates and topics! Contact Tori at torid@discoverycentermuseum.org with any questions.


What teachers say about Discovery Center Educator Workshops:

  • "This was an area that I knew little about making it difficult for me to teach this content. I learned a ton & have started to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. I recommend this course to other teachers."

  • “I loved all of the hands-on experiments and the detailed instruction of the content. They are very willing to share so much with us!” 

  • "This class convinced me that I can do hands-on weather science even if I don’t know all of the answers myself”

  • "Hands-on activities! Varied activities for various grade levels. The amount of resources and materials was well beyond expectations."

  • “Awesome! So many hands-on materials and great ideas to bring to my classroom.”

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