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Here's the latest from The Chicago Math & Science Initiative.

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The Chicago Math & Science Initiative
A Formula for
Achievement

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CMSI News:
* Register Now for Summer CMSI PD
(K-12)
* 56th Annual Citywide Student Science Fair: Success in
Numbers
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
2
* Planning Ahead: Careers in
Surgery

REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER CMSI PD (K-12)
Registrations for
summer CMSI professional development are now being
accepted. 
Summer
workshops provide new and experienced users of CMSI-designated
instructional
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
difference.

The registration process begins at the CMSI web
site:
<http://cmsi.cps.k12.il.us/> .
Detailed instructions then
guide teachers through the online
registration process.

THE 56th
ANNUAL CITYWIDE STUDENT SCIENCE FAIR - SUCCESS IN NUMBERS FOR
2006
Just
look at the amount of mathematics involved with the Citywide
Student Science
Fair (SSF):
*  This year 349 students participated in the event (310
exhibitors and
39 symposium participants).
*  Over 400 special awards were
donated by 129 individuals, industry and
educational organizations, and
professional societies.
*  Those prizes were awarded to 219 participants (63%
of the
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
Champaign-Urbana.
*  Four (4) SSF participants-Daniel Blumenthal (Jones
College Prep),
Elsa Culler (Lincoln Park), Julian Otis (Payton College Prep),
and
Stephen Welty (Northside College Prep)-will go to the
International
Science and Engineering Fair in Indianapolis, May 7-13,
2006.
*  Additionally, 1 CPS student-Ada Huang (Lincoln Park)-will be part
of
the two-person delegation representing Illinois at the National
Youth
Science Camp.

Congratulations to EVERYONE!

For general
information about SSF, please visit:

http://cmsi.cps.k12.il.us/ViewProgramDetails.aspx?pid=204

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News
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
science mentors;
enjoy refreshments; explore the online learning community;
and more.

More information about this workshop is available
at:
http://cmsi.cps.k12.il.us/ViewNewsDetails.aspx?pid=2777&id=6630
<http://cmsi.cps.k12.il.us/ViewNewsDetails.aspx?pid=2777&id=6630>

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.

To
see who is offering what this summer, please
visit:
http://cmsi.cps.k12.il.us/ViewNewsDetails.aspx?pid=937&id=6950
(This
listing will be updated as we receive new information.)

NOT YOUR
TYPICAL ACTION MOVIE: "Inconvenient Truth" Opens Locally June 2
Want help
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
nationwide.
The New Yorker magazine says, "It should not be
missed."
Movie will be playing at Century Centre in Chicago and the CineArts
6 in
Evanston, opening on June 2.

More information and resources about
global warming can be found many
places on the web, including:
www.climatecrisis.net

PLANNING AHEAD: CAREERS IN SURGERY
October
10, 2006, at McCormick Place.  150 students may participate in
this one-day
program designed to inspire 11th and 12th grade
under-served,
under-represented, minority students who have an aptitude
for math and
science to consider a career in surgery.

For more information please
visit:
<http://cmsi.cps.k12.il.us/ViewProgramDetails.aspx?pid=2977>

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