23 Oct 2012, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: Takeda announced that it will donate $250,000 to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry mainly to support science teacher education programs offered through the Museum's Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE).
Takeda's funding will be used to help train teachers who lack science credentials but teach science in high-needs areas in Lake County, Illinois, by providing lesson plans, curriculum, classroom resources and professional development credentials focused on science and health education.
Takeda's donation to the Museum of Science and Industry is a result of its specific interest to improve health and science education throughout the Chicago region. This interest aligns with the Museum's mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and innovators with programs that empower teachers, engage the community and excite students.
The donation supports the Museum's effort to improve the quality of science teaching by expanding its reach to allow Lake County, Illinois teachers to participate in health science courses occurring from June 2013 through July 2014.
CASE teacher education courses target 4th through 8th grade educators with limited experience teaching science and are offered at no cost to teachers selected to participate. Takeda's partnership also provides opportunities for Takeda employees to participate in volunteer activities to inspire youth, including career days and science fairs, and to support educators by serving as a lecturer or CASE workshop volunteer.