As a teaching and learning "laboratory" IMSA science faculty work to take the advancements and progress they have made at IMSA to teachers and students around the state of Illinois and beyond.
IMSA science faculty members have diverse backgrounds and experiences that enrich their work with students. Whether they are from industry or academia, they have an in depth knowledge of and passion for their fields.
The following IMSA Science Learning Standards describe the understandings that learners develop as students of science at IMSA. These learner expectations are coherent with the Illinois Science Learning Standards and the National Science Education Content Standards (NSES).
The essence of a scientific mind is to make sense of the universe through collected data, observations, and integrative reasoning. Processes that unify the science program pertain to the development of skills to gather, integrate, and understand information about profound questions as articulated in the subset of Standards of Significant Learning listed below.
Mr. Traina's interests are in biogeography, ecology, evolution, and the natural history of local plants and animals. He also enjoys bird watching, fishing, and playing chess.
I am interested in developing proficiency based education in physics for imsa and expanding the program with professional development for interested teachers throughout the I am also an avid swimmer and competed in the swim portion of the wellness triathlon with two of my sophomore our team won the student-staff division.
My main interest is in writing science curriculum which helps students make the transition from academic settings which concentrate on standardized test scores to a setting which promotes critical thinking and problem solving. In the future I would like to advocate for change in accountability measures at the state and national levels. (In other words, to advocate for major changes to NCLB ).