OpenSciEd Teacher Professional Learning Cohort

Want to learn how to implement free high-quality NGSS instructional materials?

This is your chance to learn how to make OpenSciEd come alive in your middle school classroom! As nationally certified facilitators, University of Illinois Extension STEM Educators are excited to bring middle school OpenSciEd professional learning to Cook County! 

OpenSciEd is a national open-source curriculum project that is organized as an integrated middle school sequence. This curriculum launch will immerse you in best practices for making the shifts called for by A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS and how to use the embedded tools within OpenSciEd curricula.

Session Logistics

Four days of professional learning in a hybrid format:

  • July 18 and August 2 - in-person at UIC Student Center
  • July 19 and August 3 - virtually via Zoom


Participation in the cohort includes:

  • a print copy of the curricula
  • a chance to win a materials kit
  • lunch and morning refreshments
  • up to 20 PDHs


Educators will dig into one of the following units:


Registration closes June 27, 2022. 

If you have questions or need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Meghan at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs, when possible.

Due to sources of funding, spaces are reserved for Cook County residents and teachers. If you are outside of Cook County and are interested in attending, please contact Meghan to be put on a waiting list. All four days of the training are required, including in-person days, and an additional fee will be required for out-of-county residents.