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Life Science Institute 2018

  • 02 Mar 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Brookfield Zoo's Discovery Center


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For any and all teachers of life science!  
          Come learn the truth about NGSS implementation from      
 national and international experts!

Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA) presents:

Friday, March 2, 2018

8:30am – 3:00pm

This is a FREE event for all!
Please RSVP using the registration link below. 

Featuring high impact, high quality professional development from trained science educators and experts with cutting-edge resources from HHMI and ISTA’s 

NGSS Biology Storylining Working Group. 

 General Session Expert Presenter: 

Developing and Teaching with Biology Storylines

Brian Reiser, PhD
Learning Science Department

Breakout sessions will include hearing from scientists and experts in their fields as well as exposure to models of coherent model units that have been piloted in elementary, middle and high school classrooms.  

All teachers who attend will receive HHMI classroom materials, a full lunch, and ISBE PD credits!  

RSVP today!
Please click here to register.
Seating is limited!

Special thanks to our host
Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, Illinois


Program Sponsor: HHMI’s

 ISTA Conference Grant Opportunity

 This fund will provide support to attend the 2018 ISTA Annual Conference (October 19-20)   to teachers in need.

 The following must be fulfilled by September 15, 2018 at 11:59pm:

 - A letter of interest from the applying teacher detailing why conference attendance wouldn't     be possible without this grant (300 words),

 - A statement from the applying teacher explaining how they have worked to improve their   classroom instruction through NGSS implementation (showing examples is a plus) (300   words), and 

 - a letter from your administrator explaining the need for substitute teacher   reimbursement     and their support of the applying teacher to attend the conference.

 Please send all of the above in a single document (MS Word or PDF formats   recommended) to Dr. Bridina Lemmer at  Late   applications will not be accepted.  Funds in the amount of $250 (conference registration   and substitute teacher stipend) will be distributed as reimbursement to the applicant's   school district after they have attended the conference on October 19th and/or October   20th.  

Ronald and Charleen Crean raised two sons, both of whom are teachers.  They were 

always dedicated to the education of young people and found it important to support 

teachers everywhere.  This fund will be used to support science teachers via attendance 

at the annual ISTA Conference.  This aligns with the ISTA mission to provide professional 

support to Illinois teachers so they may provide excellence in science education to Illinois 

students state-wide. 

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