CPS Biology Series

We’ve been working with Chicago Public Schools to spread the word about the new biology curriculum developed by experts in their Department of STEM! In this series of workshops created specifically for CPS teachers, we explore new ways to bring important basic biology concepts such as Ecosystem Dynamics, Photosynthesis and Respiration, Evidence and Mechanisms for Evolution, the Inheritance of Traits, and more to life in exciting new phenomenon-centered ways.

There are no upcoming CPS Biology Series

USING HANDS-ON LABS TO EXPLORE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

June 5, 2017

Lindblom Math & Science Academy

Facilitator: Mary Clark (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry Instructor)

Bring the central dogma to life with labs exploring chromatography, protein modeling, and SDS-PAGE! Under the guidance of experienced high school teachers and Northwestern University scientists, teachers will experience lab activities like Comparative Proteomics, Bradford Assay, GFP Chromotography, Mini Toobers and Fold-It, and GFP SDS-PAGE.

 


HOW DO MATTER AND ENERGY CYCLE ON EARTH?

October 4, 2017

Lindblom Math & Science Academy

Facilitators: Jenny Sarna & Joshua Paschedag, Chicago Public SchoolsDepartment of STEM

HS Biology teachers across the district are invited to participate in day-long learning around implementing NGSS-aligned Biology instructional materials which incorporate high-quality instructional practices. Participants will deepen understanding of modeling pedagogy and consider the role of models in constructing explanations about matter and energy cycling.


HOW DO ENERGY AND MATTER CYCLE ON EARTH?

November 29, 2017

Lindblom Math & Science Academy

Facilitators: Jenny Sarna & Joshua Paschedag, Chicago Public SchoolsDepartment of STEM

HS Biology teachers across the district are invited to participate in day-long learning around implementing NGSS-aligned Biology instructional materials which incorporate high-quality instructional practices. Participants will deepen understanding of modeling pedagogy and consider the role of models in constructing explanations about matter and energy cycling.


HOW DO WE KNOW THAT ALL LIVING THINGS ARE RELATED?

January 24, 2018

Lindblom Math & Science Academy

 Facilitators: Jenny Sarna & Joshua Paschedag, Chicago Public SchoolsDepartment of STEM

HS Biology teachers across the district are invited to participate in day-long learning around strategies to support students with exploring multiple sets of data to construct an explanation about evolution. Participants will gain experience with NGSS-aligned Biology instructional materials which incorporate high-quality instructional practices. 

 


HOW DO WE KNOW THAT ALL LIVING THINGS ARE RELATED?

March 6, 2018

Crane Medical Preparatory High School

Facilitators: Jenny Sarna & Joshua Paschedag, Chicago Public SchoolsDepartment of STEM

HS Biology teachers across the district are invited to participate in day-long learning around strategies to support students with exploring multiple sets of data to construct an explanation about evolution. Participants will gain experience with NGSS-aligned Biology instructional materials which incorporate high-quality instructional practices. 


WHY DO WE HAVE DIFFERENT TRAITS?

April 24, 2018

Lindblom Math & Science Academy

Facilitators: Jenny Sarna & Joshua Paschedag, Chicago Public SchoolsDepartment of STEM

HS Biology teachers across the district are invited to participate in day-long learning around strategies to deepen understanding of how to use real-world phenomena to engage students with core ideas about inheritance and variation. Participants will gain experience with NGSS-aligned Biology instructional materials which incorporate high-quality instructional practices. 


WHY DO WE HAVE DIFFERENT TRAITS?

May 16, 2018

Lindblom Math & Science Academy

Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm 

Facilitators: Jenny Sarna & Joshua Paschedag, Chicago Public SchoolsDepartment of STEM

HS Biology teachers across the district are invited to participate in day-long learning around strategies to deepen understanding of how to use real-world phenomena to engage students with core ideas about inheritance and variation. Participants will gain experience with NGSS-aligned Biology instructional materials which incorporate high-quality instructional practices. 

This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Public Schools Department of Science for CPS teachers. Substitute coverage will be made available for CPS teachers.

Registration is open for CPS teachers through the Learning Hub: Course Code 38380