NISE / D99 - DuPage Institute Day

DuPage County Science Education Institue Day 2018

Northern Illinois Science Educators (NISE), in cooperation with Downers Grove Community High School District 99 (D99) is offering a "mini-conference" on science education as part of DuPage County's annual Institute Day on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.

The D99 science community will partner with NISE to provide professional development in the areas of NGSS integration, 3-dimensional assessment, pedagogy, and instructional practices in the areas of science teaching and learning. We hope to bring in several state and nationally renowned researchers/presenters who are experts in the areas of NGSS alignment, integration and assessment, as well as scientist, engineers, and researchers.

NISE is proud to work with educators at D99 and the DuPage science education commuity to develop an exciting PD day for K-12 science teachers in the Chicagoland area. These resources will be available, along with a cadre of teacher presenters, such that teachers will receive a balance of theory related presentations along with real/practical methodologies for enhance science instruction in their own classrooms.

This event is intended for all K-12 science educators (not just DuPage county schools) and is free (no food will be provided at this time). Updates on presenters, registration, and other additional information will be made available as the date approaches.

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Questions? Contact Mike Heinz at

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Presenter Information

Current presenter list (tentative) includes:

  • Tom Skilling - WGN Meterologist (Featured Speaker)
  • Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11)(Featured Speaker)
  • Dr. Don Wuebbles - Atmospheric Sciences at Univ. of Illinois
  • Dr. Andrew Hipp - Morton Arboretum
  • Dr. Carol Baker - NGSS Writer / Lyons 103
  • Gil Downey - ISBE Consultant (Retired)
  • Tom Flanagan - New Trier HS
  • Jeff Grant - Downers Grove North HS
  • Mike Heinz - Downers Grove North HS
  • Jeff Grant - Downers Grove North HS
  • Kevin Knapik - Evergreen Park HS
  • John Lewis - Glenbrook South HS (Retired)
  • Glen Lid - Proviso East (Retired)
  • Scott Parker - Downers Grove South HS
  • Julieann Villa - Niles West HS
  • Jaime Workman - Downers Grove North HS

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Conference Location

Downers Grove North High School is located near the Chicago area's north/south (I-355) and east/west (I-88) corridors. It is just a few minutes south of I-88 off of Odgen Ave.

Downers Grove North High School
Address: 4436 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Just the Facts

DuPage County Institute Day
NISE & District 99 Science Day

Date: March 2, 2018 (Fre)
Time: 8 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Downers Grove North HS
4436 Main St, Downers Grove
Food: No
Cost: FREE
Seats: 200 (Max)
CPDUs: Yes (Qty. TBD)
Reg: Pre-Registration Required
Audience: K-12 Science Teachers & Admin.
Topics: NGSS, Instructional Delivery,
Assessment, Curriculum Dev,
Classroom Tech., Science Adm,
and more ...

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