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History of ARCS

Astronomy Resources Connecting Schools (ARCS) began as an Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnership (IMSP), funded by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). This was a three year professional development program for Illinois teachers in Will County Schools, and other school districts in Illinois. 

Vivian Hoette instructs ARCS teachers in the Yerkes Library

The content themes of the three cycles were:


2005 - 2006 Planets and Moons

2006 - 2007 Sun, Stars, and Stellar Cycles

2007 - 2008 Milky Way, Galaxies and the Cosmos.

To read more about our past work and showcases, click here.