Although most science classrooms have access to microscopes, often teachers lack the time or support needed to successfully integrate these instruments into 21st century technologies and learning paradigms. This workshop is designed to show teachers how to use microscopes to meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and methods for assessing teaching and learning.
The goal of the program is to instill confidence and inspire teachers to integrate the use of microscopes more readily into their curriculum throughout the school year by helping science teachers develop microscopy skills, lessons, and experiments to use in their classrooms. Teachers will adapt and/or create experiments to support the NGSS.
Hooke College of Applied Sciences is a world-renowned facility where people from law enforcement, industry, and academia train to use microscopy to solve problems. You will find the faculty (a mix of school teachers and microscopy experts) to be both knowledgeable and approachable.
Each participant will gain experiene with a stereomicroscope, compound microscope, and digital imaging software.
All participants will receive a book of microscopy experiments for the Motic microscope written by John Gustav Delly, author of hundreds of books and articles in the field of Microscopy. All experiments can easily be applied to other brands of microscopes.
- Base cost: Tuition for three days of instruction (includes lunch) $499 (to be paid upon registration)
- Motic microscope with built-in digital camera: $450 (to be paid by school district)*
- Graduate credit through Concordia University – Chicago (Optional): $600 (to be paid to Concordia on the first day of class)**
*Teachers will need to secure a letter of support (which includes a commitment of funds) from their school districts in order to take the digital microscope back to their schools and use it in their classrooms!
**The course is also recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and carries 35 Illinois Continuing Professional Development Units. As an option, students who complete the course can apply for 3 graduate credits through Concordia University Chicago, at $200/hour. Graduate students will need to complete supplemental work to receive credit. If you are interested in graduate credit, please contact for additional information.