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. 

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.

Vivian Hoette instructs ARCS teachers in the Yerkes Library