Educator Professional Development
We offer a range of opportunities to connect Shedd to your classroom, and your curriculum to the field. Workshops and resources in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are designed to connect you with peers and empower your students to develop deep scientific inquiry.
Which part of your practice will you transform with Shedd?
NOAA: How Do We Explore?
Suggested for science teachers
Date: TBD-Fall 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Shedd Aquarium
Come to Shedd to learn about NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: Why Do We Explore and How Do We Explore? This two-part series will take place in the Spring 2013 and Fall 2014. Participants will learn how to use inquiry- and standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into how sites are selected for exploration, mapping techniques, water-column exploration, remotely operated vehicles and telepresence technology that enables access to real time ocean exploration.
Registration is required and space is limited. Educators who attend both days of this two-part series will receive a $100 stipend. Each participant will receive the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Curriculum Collection, materials related to activities presented during the workshop, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast and lunch.
Registration is closed. Please check back in the fall.
New Educator Open House: Science Learning with Shedd
Shedd Aquarium invites you to a fun, day-long workshop where you'll get to sample science teaching strategies that will connect your classroom to Shedd and Shedd's animals, exhibits and research programs to your classroom. You'll have a chance to meet other first- and second-year Chicago-area educators as you explore behind the scenes, become a part of Shedd's learning community and find resources custom-made for your classroom. Then bring these lessons learned back to your school.
Complimentary parking, light breakfast and lunch are provided.
6 CPDUs are available for attending.
Registration is closed. Please check back in the fall of 2013 for the date of this annual event.
This program is sponsored by
Wilderness Classroom Teacher Workshop
Join Wilderness Classroom and Shedd Aquarium for a workshop that will help you and your students study aquatic and terrestrial environments throughout North America. Learn exciting new ways to study the Pacific Northwest, the Great Lakes, mangroves, salt marshes, coral reefs and more.
Plus, you will learn how your class can use the Internet to interact with workshop hosts, Dave and Amy Freeman, on their 12,000-mile journey across North America by canoe, kayak and dogsled. In the upcoming leg of their journey, they explore the East Coast of the United States from New York City to the Florida Keys.
The workshop includes a variety of teaching materials for you to take home courtesy of Wilderness Classroom, and you will receive 2 CPDUs.
Registration is closed. Please check back in spring 2013 for upcoming classes.
Wilderness Classroom can also come to your school to train teachers on site. Please click here to contact them to set up training at your school or district.