Workshops from Teachers, for Teachers

Your colleagues have resources to share! Teacher Leader Nina Hike and The Baxter Center Team are working with four teachers throughout the school year to develop their ideas into workshops we will host this spring!

Have an idea for a workshop yourself? Learn more about the program here. We will accept applications for the next cohort of teachers in late spring 2022.

Session One

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 5-8pm

Virtual | Zoom

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Ms. Nina Hike (CPS, George Westinghouse College Prep) will help you introduce a social justice science issue to existing curricula, brainstorming how to connect science with students’ lived experiences. Ms. Hike will also share an example chemistry unit she developed for her students that allows them to investigate local and national Environmental Racism issues and Elements. Students develop and use chemistry models to make sense of scientific principles and vocabulary words and the socio-economic factors that led to environmental pollution disproportionately having a negative impact on communities of color. Materials will be shared with attendees so they may adapt the lessons for use with their students.

Ms.Hike is currently working on her doctoral research on microaggressions in science education.

 


Session Two

Saturday, October 16, 2021 | 9-12pm

Virtual | Zoom

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Ms. Nina Hike (CPS, George Westinghouse College Prep) will help you introduce a social justice science issue to existing curricula, brainstorming how to connect science with students’ lived experiences. Ms. Hike will also share an example chemistry unit she developed for her students that allows them to investigate local and national Environmental Racism issues and Elements. Students develop and use chemistry models to make sense of scientific principles and vocabulary words and the socio-economic factors that led to environmental pollution disproportionately having a negative impact on communities of color. Materials will be shared with attendees so they may adapt the lessons for use with their students.

Ms.Hike is currently working on her doctoral research on microaggressions in science education.

 


Nina Hike (CPS)
Session Two

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 4 - 6:30pm

Virtual

Are you looking for an exciting way to engage your students in creative problem solving while they learn a little chemistry along the way? Introducing Smart Windows, a series of NGSS-aligned lessons developed by Nina Hike, a chemistry teacher at George Westinghouse College Prep in Chicago Public Schools, based on two summers of research she conducted with James Rondinelli, professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Northwestern University. The first 35 registrants will receive a  $125 Amazon gift card for supplies!

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Nina Hike (CPS)
Session One

Saturday, January 9, 2021 | 9 - 11:30am

Virtual

Are you looking for an exciting way to engage your students in creative problem solving while they learn a little chemistry along the way? Introducing Smart Windows, a series of NGSS-aligned lessons developed by Nina Hike, a chemistry teacher at George Westinghouse College Prep in Chicago Public Schools, based on two summers of research she conducted with James Rondinelli, professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Northwestern University. The first 35 registrants will receive a  $125 Amazon gift card for supplies!

​Click on the workshop title to learn more!