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Educator Opportunities

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Get Involved

The Adler Planetarium offers a variety of programs and opportunities for educators interested in getting more involved with space science and STEM. 

 

Voyage to Teaching in the Zooniverse: A Workshop for Teachers

Are you looking for ideas for bringing real scientific data into your science classroom?  Join us on Saturday, October 11, from 9:30 am - 3 pm for an in-depth look at Zooniverse astronomy citizen science projects and Sloan Digital Sky Survey educational resources that you can use in your classroom!

This workshop is appropriate for 9th-12th grade teachers. Participants are asked to bring a laptop or tablet in order to fully participate in activities. Lunch will be on your own, so please bring a bagged lunch or plan to purchase in the Adler’s cafe. The first five participants that sign up for this workshop will receive a coupon for a Saturday Tour at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Learn more and register for our Zooniverse Teacher Workshop


Professional Development

Space Explorers Club Fall Professional Development

The Space Explorers After School Science Club is a program designed to allow Chicago Public School students in 6th – 8th grade to explore space science concepts in an after school environment. Teachers from each participating Chicago Public School will lead the club through eight weeks of inquiry based lessons and activities for the Fall 2014 Session.

Learn more and register on our Space Explorers Club page.


After School Clubs 

The Adler supports a number of after school clubs in the Chicago area through the Space Explorers Clubs for middle schools. Participating teachers from Chicago Public Schools receive professional development and all the materials necessary to implement the clubs. 

Contact us at learn@adlerplanetarium.org for information on upcoming club sessions for middle schools and high schools. 

 

Space and Earth Curriculum Support

Adler educators and scientist are experienced in a wide range of science content areas, as well as engineering design and science process skills.  

Contact us at learn@adlerplanetarium.org if you have content curriculum questions, or are looking for Adler resources to connect with your classroom.