The Center for Science and Math Education coordinates and administers a number of programs for area teachers and students. The links below give more detail about these efforts.
This unique program seeks to create opportunities for both science content teachers and ELL teachers to mentor each other in learning science content and developing effective strategies for ELL instruction. These teachers will then be able to further contribute to the community of teachers and learners assisting diverse populations of students at their school.
The Adler Planetarium, DePaul University, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Loyola University have partnered to offer the Capstone program. Each of the participating scientists at these institutions is currently engaged in NASA-funded research, and thus can provide CPS students and teachers with unique insights into the nature of NASA data and what it tells us about our world and beyond, and also first- hand experience with the research methods used by space scientists.
The Capstone Course for Space Science is a two-year project that has three components: Intensive month-long workshops, Year-long Science Fair Project, Capstone Course in Earth and Space Science
Scale Up is a Loyola-CPS-PRAIRIE Group NSF funded research project studying the role of various elements of the Chicago Math and Science Initiative (CMSI) and other science and math reform efforts in Chicago Public Schools.
Loyola University Chicago along with our partners at the University of Illinois at Chicago are working with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) on one of the most ambitious high school projects ever attempted in an urban schools. As part of the High School Transformation project, we are working with CPS teachers and administrators to develop an integrated sequence of science classes that reinforces the content knowledge and critical thinking skills high school graduates of the 21st Century will need. Using an inquiry based teaching approach, students will learn science by engaging in science: formulating questions, conducting experiments and analyzing and evaluating the results of those experiments. Please read more about this wide ranging project to change the way science is taught in Chicago.
Designed in collaboration with Chicago Public Schools and area museums, the M.Ed. in Earth and Space Science Teaching program is designed for science teachers in urban settings. The program is designed to fit the busy schedule of inservice teachers. Fall and spring classes are held one night a week, and summer classes provide concentrated, in-depth learning.
The Center coordinates endorsement sequences for teachers of both middle school science and mathematics.
Week long workshops in the summer for high school teachers of AP Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus and Statistics.
Concepts in physics explained and available online.
Topics in Earth and Space Science, using the IES curricular materials. Each session will consist of a combination of content enhancement and hands on activities designed to enrich the implementation of the IES curriculum throughout CPS.
If you have any questions about our programs or would like to participate in one or more of them, please contact us at 773-508-3513 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.