Upcoming PD from Illinois Science and Math: This self-paced online professional development opportunity features two inquiry-based chemistry labs that use familiar and easy to find materials, making these activities suitable for in-person or remote learning.
In this Learning Experience, educators will look at how laboratory experiences can be structured into different levels of inquiry by working through two hands-on activities that focus on polarity. Relevant lesson plan materials are included. The full description as well as all of the online professional development offerings from the Center for Teaching and Learning at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy can be found on the educator development website page. Those interested can also access the direct registration link for the Breaking the Mold of Traditional Chemistry Labs professional learning experience.
Time Required: Up to 3 hours (This allows for a period of reflection and testing out the 2 presented activities.)
There are several other professional development opportunities available for grade bands K - 12 related to STEM, Inquiry Based Teaching, Problem Centered Learning and Competency Driven Instruction.