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Elementary Phenomena Teacher Professional Learning

Event Date(s)
Cook County Extension Office - Cook West Suburban
Event Fee

Want to learn how to use phenomena in your elementary classroom?

This is your chance to learn how to use phenomena effectively, so your students can get the most out of science time! We will focus on how to use phenomena throughout a unit, including using high-quality, open-source curricular examples from Next Generation Science Storylines to set up a science class where students are doing the figuring out. 

Experienced NGSS facilitators from the University of Illinois Extension STEM Team want to help teachers in Cook County use phenomena more effectively to maximize their impact on student engagement and learning.

Session Logistics

Professional learning will take place over two days for each grade level:

  • First Grade: July 25 and 26 - 9 am to noon
  • Second Grade: July 25 and 26 - 1 to 4 pm
  • Fourth Grade: July 27 and 28 - 9 am to noon
  • Fifth Grade: July 27 and 28 - 1 to 4 pm


All sessions include ISBE Professional Development Hours.

Registration closes July 8, 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. Two days of in-person training are required for each session, and an additional fee will be required for out-of-county residents.