NISE / Naperville 203 - Free Institute Day

NISE / Naperville 203 - Science Educator Academy

Northern Illinois Science Educators (NISE), in cooperation with Naperville CUSD 203 (Naperville 203), is offering a "mini-conference" on science education as part of the DuPage Countywide Institute Day on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.

The day will consist of sessions on both NGSS and content. NGSS-related sessions will include areas of NGSS integration, 3-dimensional assessment, and instructional practices on using SEPs and CCC. Content related sessions will include topics on Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth & Space Science (ESS). We hope to have several state and nationally renowned experts in the areas of NGSS alignment, integration and assessment, as well as scientist, engineers, and researchers.

NISE is proud to work with educators in the science education community to develop an exciting PD day for 6-12 science teachers in the Chicagoland area. The goal is to provide a balance of theory related presentations along with real/practical methodologies for enhancing science instruction in your classroom.

This event is intended for all MS (6-8) and HS (9-12) science educators (not just DuPage county schools) and is FREE. "Grab and go" type snacks will be provided between sessions. Updates on presenters, registration, and other additional information will be made available as the date approaches. Pre-registration is required and will be limited to 200 attendees.

Questions? Contact the NISE help desk at

Register Here! (OPEN - Closes Feb 1, 2019)

Presenter Information

Tentative content sessions will include:

  • Life Science / Biology (MS/HS)
  • Physical Science / Chemistry / Physics (MS/HS)
  • Earth & Space Science (MS/HS)

Tentative NGSS-related sessions will include:

  • Building a 3D NGSS unit
  • Deep Dive into SEPs
  • Building NGSS Assessments
  • Deep Dive into CCC

More information coming soon!


Mini-Conference Location

Naperville Central High School
Address: 440 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

Just the Facts

NISE/D203 Science Educator Academy
DuPage Countywide Institute Day

Date: February 28, 2020
Time: 8 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Naperville Central HS
440 Aurora Ave, Naperville
Food: No (light snacks)
Cost: FREE
Seats: 200 (Max)
CPDUs: Yes (Qty. 5)
Reg: Pre-Registration Required
Audience: 6-12 Science Teachers & Admin.
Topics: NGSS, Instructional Delivery,
Assessment, Curriculum Dev,
Classroom Tech., Science
Admin, and more ...