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.

Summer professional development opportunities for Science Teachers

K–12 science teachers in 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!

We are looking for interested elementary, middle and high school teachers– send us an e-mail at ImpactSciEd at illinois.edu.

Conference presentations

ISTA Fall 2018 conference:

  • Impact SciEd presented on a new Phenomena Finder a tool that we have been developing for both preservice and inservice teachers to use as a part of their curriculum planning. We hope that this tool is a valuable resource to you as you plan new phenomenon based lessons and units. Let us know how you use it.
  • We also presented on three new NGSS aligned storylines that are in development and are ready to be used– though materials are in pilot form. Please contact us if you are interested in piloting materials.

NABT 2018 conference in San Diego!

  • We will be presenting at the NABT conference in San Diego in early November– stop by our sessions, it would be great to meet people interested in our work.

NSTA 2019 conference in St. Louis!

  • We just learned that had multiple sessions accepted for the 2019 NSTA conference in St. Louis. We will be posting more about our presentations closer to the conference.

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.