Here's the latest from The Chicago Math & Science Initiative.
The Chicago Math & Science Initiative
A Formula for
* Register Now for Summer CMSI PD
* 56th Annual Citywide Student Science Fair: Success in
News & Opportunities from Partner Organizations:
Informational Session about Online Science Mentors - May 13
* Earn 1 or 2
Graduate Level Credits this Summer
* Not Your Typical Action Movie:
Inconvenient Truth opens in area June
* Planning Ahead: Careers in
REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER CMSI PD (K-12)
summer CMSI professional development are now being
workshops provide new and experienced users of CMSI-designated
materials with curriculum-specific opportunities. They are
the beginning of a
year-long course of study. Plan to participate this
summer in PD that makes a
The registration process begins at the CMSI web
Detailed instructions then
guide teachers through the online
ANNUAL CITYWIDE STUDENT SCIENCE FAIR - SUCCESS IN NUMBERS FOR
look at the amount of mathematics involved with the Citywide
* This year 349 students participated in the event (310
39 symposium participants).
* Over 400 special awards were
donated by 129 individuals, industry and
educational organizations, and
* Those prizes were awarded to 219 participants (63%
participants received a special award).
* An astonishing 46% of
the special awards (185) were won by 29% of the
students (100 students won
more than one special award).
* Fifty-two (52) SSF participants went on to
the IJAS State Science
Fair this weekend at the University of Illinois at
* Four (4) SSF participants-Daniel Blumenthal (Jones
Elsa Culler (Lincoln Park), Julian Otis (Payton College Prep),
Stephen Welty (Northside College Prep)-will go to the
Science and Engineering Fair in Indianapolis, May 7-13,
* Additionally, 1 CPS student-Ada Huang (Lincoln Park)-will be part
the two-person delegation representing Illinois at the National
Congratulations to EVERYONE!
information about SSF, please visit:
and Opportunities from Partner Organizations
INFORMATIONAL SESSION ABOUT
ONLINE SCIENCE MENTORS - May 13
Learn about an exciting new online adventure
that can begin for you and
your students this fall. Come to an Informational
Session at Medill
TPDC on Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. Mingle with plant
enjoy refreshments; explore the online learning community;
More information about this workshop is available
EARN 1 OR 2 GRADUATE LEVEL CREDITS THIS SUMMER
Do you need just
a few more graduate-level course credits?
Local area institutions of
informal learning often offer summer courses
that can help you.
see who is offering what this summer, please
listing will be updated as we receive new information.)
TYPICAL ACTION MOVIE: "Inconvenient Truth" Opens Locally June 2
illustrating the dangers of global warming?
Not sure what to tell students
they can do to make a difference?
Al Gore illustrates the dramatic risks of
global warming in this
80-minute movie that will open soon in movie theaters
The New Yorker magazine says, "It should not be
Movie will be playing at Century Centre in Chicago and the CineArts
Evanston, opening on June 2.
More information and resources about
global warming can be found many
places on the web, including:
PLANNING AHEAD: CAREERS IN SURGERY
10, 2006, at McCormick Place. 150 students may participate in
program designed to inspire 11th and 12th grade
under-represented, minority students who have an aptitude
for math and
science to consider a career in surgery.
For more information please
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