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Educator Professional Development

Develop skills and gain knowledge through hands-on workshops.

Learning about new topics in education can be time consuming when you don’t know where to look or who to ask.  Implementing activities that increase student engagement, improve knowledge retention, and give students the opportunity to see real world application take time to plan and develop.  Don’t know who to ask? Don’t know what to plan? Challenger Learning Center’s professional development workshops answer these questions and more. 

Attend one or more of these workshops to:

  • Gain content knowledge and understanding
  • Experience the activities first-hand and learn from others
  • Receive handouts and resources to easily implement activities in your classroom

Topics align with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.  Professional Development workshops can be provided on-site, at your school. Contact the CLC for more information.


Teacher Training Workshop for Comet and Mars 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 or January 15, 2019/9am-3pm
    
Challenger Learning Center @ HCC    
Free/teacher (materials included)

Attend this workshop to experience a mission and receive instruction on how to best prepare your students for a Rendezvous with a Comet or Expedition Mars mission.  Materials included in the workshop.

Click here to register.


Teacher Training Workshop for Young Explorers  
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 or January 16, 2019/9am-1pm
    
Challenger Learning Center @ HCC    
Free/teacher (materials included)

Attend this workshop to experience a mission and receive instruction on how to best prepare your students for a Young Explorers' mission.  Materials included in the workshop.

Click here to register.


Teacher Training Workshop for Earth Odyssey  
Wednesday, January 17, 2019/9am-3pm
    
Challenger Learning Center @ HCC    
Free/teacher (materials included)

Attend this workshop to experience a mission and receive instruction on how to best prepare your students for Earth Odyssey mission.  Materials included in the workshop.

Click here to register.


Contact Us

Challenger Learning Center
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8700
Fax: 309-268-7984
Emailclc@heartland.edu 

Stacey Shrewsbury

Lead Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8701
Email:
Stacey.Shrewsbury@heartland.edu

Libby Torbeck

Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8702
EmailLibby.Torbeck@heartland.edu

Jo Kitchens

Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8703
EmailJo.Kitchens@heartland.edu

Crystal Johnson

Program Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8374
EmailCrystal.Johnson@heartland.edu

Jenna Brewer

Registration & Records Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8707
EmailJenna.Floyd@heartland.edu