Professional Development Mini-Conferences at Brookfield Zoo

K-12 Educators: You are invited!

Attention K-12 Educators! In 2018, the Brookfield Zoo will be hosting three Professional Development “Mini-Conferences.” Join us for engaging sessions about inquiry-based learning, engineering, NGSS, differentiation, meaningful classroom conversations, accommodations for English-language learners, phenomena-based instruction, and so much more! Participants earn PDCHs (IEIN number required) at the conclusion of each training. We hope that you can join us for one (or more) of these professional development learning opportunities! More information on dates and how to register below.

Saturday, June 2, 2018.  9am-12:30pm (CPS and non-CPS educator attendees)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9am-3:30pm (CPS educator attendees only)
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9am-12:30pm (CPS and non-CPS educator attendees)

Breakout sessions include: 

✔ Inquiry-based learning
✔ Best practices in science classrooms
✔ Three-Dimensional teaching strategies
✔ Driving instruction using phenomena
✔ Student-centered learning
✔ Cross-curricular learning
✔ Engineering and NGSS
✔ Differentiation
✔ Science Fair preparation

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2018 Professional Development Mini-Conferences


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
with check in beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Open to CPS educators only
Cost: $25 - Due to a generous donation from our sponsors, this registration fee is refundable upon attendance.
5 PDCHs will be provided at the end of training. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with check in beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Open to CPS and non-CPS educators
Cost: $100 per person | Early Bird rate: $80 per person if you register by July 31, 2018!
3 PDCHs will be provided at the end of training. Light breakfast will be provided.

Have questions?
Contact Marjorie Baker at 708-688-8369 or