Maywood School To Take Part In Museum Of Science And Industry Program

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Emerson students conducting a science experiment. | Photos by D89 

One elementary school in Maywood will get some help from the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago in the process of beefing up its science curriculum.

Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview District 89 officials recently announced that Emerson Elementary School, 311 Washington Blvd. in Maywood, is one of 15 schools selected to participate in the museum’s prestigious three-year School Partners Program.

“The Science Leadership School Partners Program guides schools through a process of gauging their current status in science education, creating an action plan, and implementing that action plan,” according to a statement released by D89 officials on Nov. 19.

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Students at Emerson conducting a science experiment. | Provided by D89 

“A School Partner, which includes a Teacher Leader, administrator and cross-disciplinary team representing multiple grade levels, is able to utilize [Museum of Science and Industry] supports to elevate science programming at the whole-school level.”

Felix Anderson, Emerson’s assistant principal, said that with the support of the museum, “our students and teachers will be introduced to new science innovative lessons that are supported by cross-curriculum alignment here at Emerson. This three year partnership is an exciting glance into the future of interactive science.”

“What really excites me about this partnership is being able to take a real close look at what science looks like at Emerson and have a vehicle to improve science education across all grade levels,” said Robert Delgado, a teacher leader at Emerson. VFP 

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