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Animals and Science in the Classroom

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Reflecting on Practice

In December of 2014 The University of Illinois Extension partnered with the Cook County Forest Preserve to present Reflecting on Practice to fellow educators and staff. Reflecting on Practice was developed at the Lawrence Hall of science and is a professional learning program for informal science educators. The program immerses informal educators in discussions about, reflections on, and appl...

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The Young Naturalist Awards 2015

The Young Naturalist Awards are sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History.  The competition is a research based science contest for students in grades 7-12.  The deadline is March first so get your entries in soon!  Learn more here :...

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Superintendents Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity

In January I was given the honor to present to educators, Chicago public school board members, superintendents and administrators at the annual Superintendents Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity.  I spoke on inquiry based teaching and the Next Generation Science Standards.  It was a pleasure to be in the presence of accomplished educators such as Dr. Garrard Mcclendon and Dr. D...

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