Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works. If you can't attend a workshop at the Academy, take advantage of our free online courses and teaching strategies for the science classroom.

Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop

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Team of Informal Educators

"I was able to acheive a greater understanding of what is possible and to design activities to truly make an impact!"

On April 17-19, 2017, come learn to facilitate a professional learning program for your informal educators!

NGSS Demystified: Training Video Gallery

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The activities included here are designed to help you facilitate a successful NGSS training for a team of educators. All are flexible and modular. Use them all together, or just pick and choose a few that meet your needs!

Science Notebook Corner

Online Courses for Professional Learning

How Science Works

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This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.

Biodiversity Course

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Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet.

Teacher Guide: Earthquakes

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See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.

NGSS Demystified: A Toolkit for Training Teachers

NGSS Unlocked

NGSS Unlocked

Unlock the big ideas of the new standards, providing a strong foundation to build on as you learn with peers.

In-Person Professional Development at the Academy

Teacher Workshop Catalog

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Skulls workshop

Check out the range of workshops we have offered recently. Contact us to provide PD for your school team!

For Informal Educators

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The Academy is committed to refining the educational practice of informal science educators.

Videos from the Classroom

Developing Notebook Routines

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Using the table of contents and page headers, students will understand how a notebook is an organizational tool.

Teacher Feedback

TISS Teacher Testimonials

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How has the Academy's Teacher Institute affected teaching practice in the Bay Area? Read these teacher quotes!

Bingham + ELI combined donor support

We Thank Our Donors

The W. Richard Bingham Family provides generous support for online educational materials for teachers. 

Environmental Literacy Initiative, major funding provided by

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