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Educator Professional Development

Develop skills and gain knowledge through hands-on workshops.

Earn PDs with hands-on educator workshops that align with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

You’ll gain the content knowledge and resources you need to implement classroom activities that:

  • increase student engagement
  • improve knowledge retention
  • help students see real world applications of STEM concepts

Christa's Lost Lessons: 5th-8th Grade Educators
Rescheduled: Monday, February 25, 2019/5-8pm
    
Challenger Learning Center @ HCC    
$35/teacher (materials included)

Teacher and astronaut, Christa McAuliffe was the first person tasked with bringing education to space. Though she did not have a chance to complete her lessons, we've teamed up with NASA to help you bring them to life in the classroom. Learn about and educate on topics including: effervescence, chromatography, liquids in micro-gravity, and Newton's laws. Materials and light refreshments provided. This workshop is worth 3 PD hours for educators.

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Connecting Students with STEM Careers: 3rd-8th Grade Educators
Tuesday, February 26, 2019/5-8pm
    
Challenger Learning Center @ HCC    
$35/teacher (materials included)

What exactly is a STEM career? Where are the STEM career opportunities in your community? Get your students excited about STEM! Complete activities that connect real-world STEM skills to the classroom, and leave with strategies and tips for identifying and connecting with STEM professionals in your community. Materials and light refreshments provided. This workshop is worth 3 PD hours for educators.

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Teacher Training Workshop for Comet and Mars 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019/5-8pm
    
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.

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Space & STEM in the Classroom: 3rd-8th Grade Educators
Tuesday, April 23, 2019/5-8pm
    
Challenger Learning Center @ HCC    
$35/teacher (materials included)

Explore unique ways to get students involved in the world of NASA and STEM. Learn about upcoming missions, space station alerts, social media events, and more. Take away activities and materials to finish out the year, or get a jumpstart on next semester and plan a year of STEM for your students. Materials and light refreshments provided. This workshop is worth 3 PD hours for educators.

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Contact Us

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