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Science Teaching Network Institute - Kindergarten Teachers


  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)

Kindergarten teachers are invited to join the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s Science Teaching Network (STN), a grant-funded teacher professional development program focused on best practices in science instruction, the Next Generation Science Standards, and local nature and science topics.

Pofessional Development Program Highlights:

  • Attend the Summer Institute (three and a half days) at the Nature Museum to explore an NGSS-aligned curriculum and make connections to local ecosystems

  • Receive an NGSS aligned nine-lesson curriculum with all included materials

  • Take a free field trip to the Nature Museum and receive a full bus reimbursement

  • Observe one Nature Museum educator-taught lesson in your classroom

  • Participate in three Saturday PD workshops to support curriculum implementation, reflection on science teaching practices, and teacher collaboration

  • Earn a stipend of up to $200 and 36 professional development clock hours

To participate, teachers must apply and be selected to enroll. Priority is given to teams of two or more teachers in high-needs schools. Teachers from the same school who teach different grades can attend different institutes. Each teacher must submit a separate application.

Learn more and apply by June 7th here.