Elementary School Teachers

Initiative

EvanSTEM seeks to improve access and engagement for students who have traditionally underperformed or have been underrepresented in STEM programs. This community collaboration aims to connect and coordinate Evanston STEM education providers in their efforts to do so. Led by District 65 and funded by the Noyce Foundation, EvanSTEM is...

Initiative

Science Club Summer Camp is a three-week paid summer training and practicum program designed to help CPS third grade teachers meaningfully integrate the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in their own classrooms.

Support and training includes:

  • Exploring what NGSS means for the classroom
  • Learning from...
Initiative

In partnership with the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), Science in Society developed a new afterschool curriculum, called Eco-Stars, focused on sustainability and recycling. Using a design thinking approach, the curriculum guides...

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by: Paige Edmiston
Dec 17, 2017

A group of teachers crowds around Jen Lewin, the Northwestern/District 65 Partnership Coordinator at Science in Society. She is spinning a vinyl record like a DJ, picking up speed with each revolution. But, despite the turntable’s recent return to fashion, there are no record players in sight. There’s only a lazy susan – the kind you...

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by: Paige Edmiston
Aug 26, 2017

Can you improve an athlete’s performance using brain science? Can you engineer a better water filter? Is it possible to invent a healthier – and more delicious – pancake?

This summer, Evanston 3rd–5th graders explored these questions while learning hands-on science skills as part of the Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U)...

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by: Paige Edmiston
Feb 20, 2017

Science Club Summer Camp (SC2) is now accepting applications for 2017! This three-week paid summer training and practicum program is designed to help CPS third grade teachers meaningfully integrate the Next Generation Science Standards...

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by: Sara Grady
Feb 14, 2017
Mentorship is at the heart of the Science in Society ethos. ...
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by: Sara Grady
Dec 16, 2016

Over the course of 2016, Science in Society has been extending and developing several community-focused partnerships in Evanston. As always, our work is firmly grounded in supporting underserved communities with high-quality, impactful STEM opportunities, and these new initiatives are no exception.

While Evanston is often...

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by: Sara Grady
Aug 22, 2016

Dr. Michael Kennedy, director of Science in Society and research professor of neurobiology at Northwestern University, was recently appointed to the Teacher Advisory Council of the National Academies of Sciences,...

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by: Sara Grady
Aug 5, 2016

Science in Society kicked off its newest initiative, Science Club Summer Camp, July 11 on Northwestern’s Chicago campus. Based on the Science Club model of hands-on, inquiry-led STEM education, Science Club Summer Camp is specifically...

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