Teacher Education

Below is a list of the currently available teacher education opportunities for all our projects. You can receive announcements and updates on opportunities delivered to your inbox if you sign up for our newsletter.

Upcoming Opportunities for Science Teachers

K–12 science teachers in Champaign County, Illinois: Be a part of an intensive professional development project! We are looking for local teachers who will be part of our core curriculum development team for PAGES. These core teachers will have access to a supportive community of science educators and education professionals and will be provided with materials and a stipend. Please contact us if you think you may be interested!

Middle and high school science teachers in the US: Based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the first Arctic Paleoecology Workshop “Plants: Past, Present, and Future” will be offered next summer (2017). The curriculum materials will address ecology and climate change topics. Stipend, travel funds and lodging will be provided, based on distance and availability. Please contact us for additional details!

If you are interested in reviewing materials during the 2016 summer, please let us know—we are currently looking for interested teachers to review materials.

Publications for Science Teachers

Per NIH guidelines, full access to our peer-reviewed journal articles are available through NCBI PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed). Follow the links or use provided NIHMSID codes to access the articles through PubMed.

Lauren, H., Lutz, C., Wallon, R. C., & Hug, B. (November/December 2016). Integrating the dimensions of NGSS within a collaborative board game about honey bees. The American Biology Teacher, 78(9): 755-763. (NIHMS807169)

Jasti, C., Lauren, H., Wallon, R. C., & Hug, B. (November/December 2016). The Bio Bay Game: Three-dimensional learning of biomagnification. The American Biology Teacher, 78(9): 748-754. (NIHMS807170)

Jasti, C., Hug, B., Waters, J.L., & Whitaker, R. (November 2014). How do small things make a big difference? Activities to teach about human-microbe interactions. The American Biology Teacher, 76(9): 601-608. (NIHMS641657)

Jasti, C., & Hug, B. (November 2014). The Golden Hour: Learning about the neuroscience of traumatic brain injury through a computer game. International Society for Technology in Education, EdTekHub.

Talbot, K., and Hug, B. (December 2013). What makes us tick…tock? Using fruit flies to study circadian rhythms. The Science Teacher, 80(9): 37-43. (NIHMS546738).

Blattner, M., Hug, B., Ogrodnik, J., & Korol, D. (March 2013). What color do you see? A color-sorting activity in which students collect data and articulate scientific explanations. The Science Teacher, 80(3): 62-65. (NIHMS480359).

Blattner, M., Hug, B., Watson, P., & Korol, D. (July 2012). The guppy game: Understanding the big ideas of natural and sexual selection. The Science Teacher, 79(5): 32-37. (NIHMS500302)

Planey, J. & Hug, B. (January 2012). Climbing the pyramid: Helping students evaluate science news sources. The Science Teacher, 79(1): 37-40.

Past Opportunities

At the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2016 annual conference in Nashville, TN, Project NEURON presented three hands-on workshops for teachers. Materials are currently posted to the NEURON website.