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Description: Fermilab educator workshops provide K–12 teachers with proven classroom activities and strategies for teaching challenging topics in an engaging way. Fermilab programs are designed and taught by master teachers, and have been updated to align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). As an Illinois State Board of Education approved professional development provider, we use the Standards for Professional Learning in designing all of our programs.

A teacher who wishes to bring students in grades 1–8 to Fermilab for the field trip programs must take a workshop to qualify.

Registration is required for all workshops.
The registration deadline for Fermilab workshops is three weeks before the first day of the workshop.
The registration deadline for Wheaton Warrenville South Modeling workshops is June 1st.

Scholarships are offered by Fermilab Friends for Science Education to help teachers participate in Fermilab workshops or to defray the cost of field trip transportation if it is difficult for the teacher's school to cover the expense.
Scholarships are not available for Modeling workshops.

Fermilab Workshops for Grade K–5 Teachers Fermilab Workshops for Grade 6–9 Teachers
Fermilab Workshops for High School Teachers: NGSS-focused Wheaton Warrenville South Modeling Workshops
Fermilab Workshops for High School Teachers: QuarkNet High School: Waubonsee College  
June, 2018
Summer Secondary Physics Institute - Mechanics for Teachers
 Description: The Summer Secondary Science Institutes are one- or two-week workshops on science content and classroom experiments and techniques for high school teachers. None is a prerequisite for any other.

This institute is one of four on physics content and classroom experiments and techniques for high school teachers. (None is a prerequisite for any other.) Master teachers will lead discussion and exploration of Newtonian mechanics and effective pedagogy and laboratory experiences for use in participants' own classrooms. Laboratory experiments will include work with both traditional equipment and computer-based data-taking devices. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to learn from Fermilab physicists and tour selected Fermilab sites. This institute will be especially useful for new teachers and teachers teaching out-of field.

 Time: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
 Location: Fermilab
 Grades: 9-12
 Fee: $400
 Graduate credit: 2 semester hours can be arranged.
 ISBE recertification: 30 PDHs
  
Summer Secondary Biology Institute for Teachers
 Description: The Summer Secondary Science Institutes are one- or two-week workshops on science content and classroom experiments and techniques for high school teachers. None is a prerequisite for any other.

The Summer Secondary Biology Institute is designed to help high school biology teachers actively involve their students in biology concepts. Master teachers will present hands-on activities and proven classroom strategies with a study of major topics in biology. Participants and instructors will explore and develop connections to the NGSS High School Life Science Standards, as well as the Scientific Practices and Crosscutting Concepts from the NRC’s Framework for K-12 Science Education.

Participant needs will be addressed. Participants will receive and add to a Strategy/Curriculum Notebook. Teachers may bring their students for field studies of Fermilab's prairie, pond and woods.

 Time: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
 Location: Glenbard West High School
 Grades: 9-12
 Fee: $400
 Registration Deadline: 06/15/2018
 Graduate credit: 3 semester hours can be arranged.
 ISBE recertification: 37.5 PDHs
  
Summer Secondary Chemistry Institute for Teachers
 Description: The Summer Secondary Science Institutes are one- or two-week workshops on science content and classroom experiments and techniques for high school teachers. None is a prerequisite for any other.

The Summer Secondary Chemistry Institute will provide participants with the opportunity to align their chemistry instruction with the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards. Master teachers will lead discussion and activities designed to engage students in the crosscutting concepts and science & engineering practices of the NGSS in order to teach high school chemistry content.

 Time: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
 Location: TBD
 Grades: 9-12
 Fee: $400
 Registration Deadline: 06/15/2018
 Graduate credit: 2 semester hours can be arranged.
 ISBE recertification: 30 PDHs
  
Summer Secondary Physics Institute-Electricity and Magnetism for Teachers
 Description: The Summer Secondary Science Institutes are one- or two-week workshops on science content and classroom experiments and techniques for high school teachers. None is a prerequisite for any other.

This institute is one of four on physics content and classroom experiments and techniques for high school teachers. (None is a prerequisite for any other.) Master teachers will lead discussion and exploration of electricity and magnetism and effective pedagogy and laboratory experiences for use in participants' own classrooms. Laboratory experiments will include work with both traditional equipment and computer-based data-taking devices. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to learn from Fermilab physicists and tour selected Fermilab sites. This institute will be especially useful for new teachers and teachers teaching out-of field.

 Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
 Location: Fermilab
 Grades: 9-12
 Fee: $400
 Graduate credit: 2 semester hours can be arranged.
 ISBE recertification: 30 PDHs
  
July, 2018
Phriendly Physics Teacher Workshops for Teachers
 Description: Phriendly Physics is a physical science program including field trips to the Lederman Science Center for elementary students and a professional development program for teachers.

Align your K–5 physical science instruction to the Next Generation Science Standards. Topics will focus on force and motion, electricity and magnetism, light, and heat. Learn how to use anchoring phenomenon throughout your unit while incorporating the science and engineering practices into your classroom. Discussion will also focus on the importance of storylining and using literacy to link your science instruction.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour Fermilab and ask scientists and engineers your questions. By participating in our workshop you will be able to bring your students on free field trips to the lab!

 Time: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
 Location: Fermilab
 Grades: K-5
 Fee: $275
 Graduate credit: 2 semester hours can be arranged.
 ISBE recertification: 32.5 PDHs
  
Beauty and Charm Teacher Workshop for Teachers
 Description: How do you study something too small to see? Beauty and Charm is both an exploratory physical science program including a Fermilab field trip for midlevel students and a professional development workshop for teachers.

Beauty & Charm provides students with the opportunity to experience authentic science by using scientific practices and crosscutting concepts from the Next Generation Science Standards. The program includes an instructional unit, a professional development workshop, and a free docent-led field trip experience at Fermilab. Themes include "Methods of Science," "Seeing the Unseen," and the "Human Element". After attending the workshop and teaching the unit, participants may bring their students to Fermilab for a field trip to the Lederman Science Center and a special guided tour of Wilson Hall, the Linear Accelerator building, and the Main Control Room. Each field trip also includes a question-and-answer session with a Fermilab scientist.

 Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 Location: Lederman Science Center
 Grades: 6-9
 Fee: $275
 Graduate credit: 2 semester hours can be arranged.
 ISBE recertification: 30 PDHs
  
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