Learning for teachers

The Morton Arboretum is dedicated to supporting the educators that are teaching the tree stewards of the future. In addition to providing the materials and resources, the Arboretum hosts teacher workshops and provides courses that meet state standards and earn credit toward professional development.

Teachers and educators, expand your knowledge and skills with courses that meet Illinois State Learning Standards and earn Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU), or, pursue a graduate degree from Benedictine University that has roots at the Arboretum.

 

Upcoming Opportunities: 

 

Branching Out: Collections in the Classroom

An herbarium is a collection of pressed plants used for scientific study. Learn how to create your own herbarium and how to access and utilize botanical records in your classroom. Practice conducting real science under the guidance of Arboretum botanists and learn how herbaria can inform inquiry-based student activities.

Link to the application: https://sites.google.com/mortonarb.org/branchingout/workshop-application

Dates: June 26-30, 2017

Contact information: Andrea Miller 630-719-7963, amiller@mortonarb.org

 

Pursue a graduate degree 

Pursue a graduate degree from Benedictine University—specifically for teachers—that has roots at the Arboretum. Learn more


Teacher classes and workshops

The Morton Arboretum provides teacher workshops and ongoing classes for educators that meet Illinois State Learning Standards and earn Continuing Professional Development Hours (CPDH). Learn more

 

Teacher Development programs partially funded by

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