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OpenSciEd Middle School Launch | Cook County

Teacher professional learning focused on high quality instructional materials
Colorful substances in water, reflected hand, falling cell phone
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Morton West High School, Berwyn IL
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Are you ready to implement high-quality NGSS materials in your middle school science classroom?
Nationally certified facilitators from the University of Illinois Extension STEM Team are excited to bring middle school OpenSciEd professional learning to Cook County! The OpenSciEd Middle School Curriculum Launch immerses you in teaching and learning that is driven by students making sense of relevant phenomena and developing solutions to problems. You will walk away prepared to confidently facilitate rigorous and equitable learning in your classroom. In addition, you’ll become an expert in navigating all of the resources embedded in the open-source materials so you can maximize your impact on student engagement and learning.

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Collaborate with colleagues in an immersive in-person PL experience!

  • All sessions will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Monday through Thursday, July 15-18, 2024.
  • Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.
  • A print copy of the Teacher Edition and ISBE Professional Development Hours will be provided.
  • We will be at Morton West High School in Berwyn IL. Further details will be provided after registration.
  • $150* per educator, for teachers who teach or live in Cook County
  • $200* per educator, for Illinois teachers who teach and live outside of Cook County

Visit to learn more and register!


*University of Illinois Extension in Cook County provides K-12 science professional learning at a subsidized rate so that we can provide equitable access to high-quality programs to educators. Cook County supports this programming. 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact