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Upcoming Workshops

This summer, attend a 5-day professional development workshop at no cost to you! To register and learn more about the ASM Materials Workshop for Teachers, please click here

Workshops at your school

Integrating Science into a Day of the 3R’s

  • When faced with teaching science, many elementary and middle school teachers find themselves underprepared and recalling their own negative experiences with science classes.  Tap into your own curiosity and lead your students on a quest for knowledge.  Instill critical questioning and thinking skills in your students, our future.

Science Inquiry for the Timid

  • When faced with teaching science, many elementary and middle school teachers find themselves underprepared and recalling their own negative experiences with science classes.  Tap into your own curiosity and lead your students on a quest for knowledge.  Instill critical questioning and thinking skills in your students, our future.

Free Resources for Science Educators

  • Add this 30 minute module to any of the other teacher workshops for free.  What teacher has time to mine the Internet for the gems of free materials and lesson plans available?  We provide a quick introduction and a CD with links to a vast treasure trove of science education freebies.
  • Free materials camp for middle school and high school teachers

Learning Experience for Teachers in...

  • Choose a physical science concept that you want to better understand
  • Explore this concept through guided inquiry, learning how to guide your students as you master the concept

Additional Professional Development

Read STEM Outreach, Design Squad Nation ignites teacher enthusiasm, impresses young minds on NIU Today.

Topics and dates of professional development opportunities offered by Econ Illinois and its affiliated university-based Centers/Offices for Economic Education are constantly changing. This workshop and conference list will be updated frequently.

For information on any of the teacher workshops or other programs for STEM educators, contact Pati Sievert at psievert@niu.edu or (815) 753-1201.