Learn from Shedd educators from the comfort of your home virtually! Receive a highly interactive and collaborative training, rooted in NGSS, on topics such as aquatic science and informal teaching practices. Illinois educators can receive ISBE clock hours.
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Teacher In-Service Offerings
Illinois teachers registered for this program can receive clock hours upon completion of the in-service as well as a letter that can be share with the school’s administration. A current Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) is required for clock hours.
These programs are custom. However, if programs are hosted at Shedd Aquarium, programs could potentially include:
- Use of stairs; elevators are available
- Moving and standing for up to 1 hour
- Work taking place at standard tables with chairs provided
- Use of tools like scissors, forceps, tablets, and microscopes
- Moving around the aquarium, which has varying light, noise and temperature levels
learning environment as part of this experience may include the
following sensory triggers: unusual noises-which may be loud, low or
moderate; changes in lighting; unusual smells; touch sensitivity due the
use of tight-fitting gloves; and, participants may get wet or dirty.
- Facilitators may use portable voice amplification
We believe there should be no boundaries to your Shedd Aquarium experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at [email protected] or 312-939-2438. We look forward to assisting you.