“This is why I can’t wear green!” laughed meteorologist Tracy Butler. Monika Roszkowski, a 3rd-grade teacher at Cameron Elementary, stood in front of a green screen in the ABC-7 newsroom. She watched her green sweater disappear; in its place, a map of the Chicago suburbs.
Earlier this summer, Butler gave Monika and seven other 3rd-grade Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers a behind-the-scenes tour of the ABC weather station. These teachers were part of Science Club Summer Camp’s Weather and Climate cohort.
Next school year, Science in Society will expand its partnerships with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to include Lake View High School, on the north side of Chicago.
This expansion is part of Northwestern University’s broad commitment to developing and supporting high-quality K-12 education in Chicago’s and Evanston’s underserved areas. Read more about the Northwestern University and CPS partnership in this press release.
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 designed for elementary school teachers uncertain about incorporating science into their classrooms.
Science Club Summer Camp is recruiting CPS teachers! This new, practical approach to teacher professional development helps third-grade teachers incorporate scientific thinking and creative investigations across the curriculum.
In March, Science in Society (SiS) launched a new initiative in partnership with Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois. Through the support of The Herman M. and Bea L. Silverstein Foundation, Science in Society has developed and implemented a genetics curriculum for high school students in two honors biology classrooms at Wendell Phillips.