Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works.
Summer 2017 NGSS Workshops @ the Academy
July 26: Get familiar with scale and motion in the solar system as you consider a total solar eclipse.
July 28: Get familiar with motions in the solar system to explore the phenomenon of a total solar eclipse.
August 8: Demystify the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in this beginner's-level workshop.
Science Notebook Corner
Explore this section to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.
Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations.
Check out our clearinghouse of images from student notebooks!
NGSS Demystified: A Toolkit for Training Teachers
Unlock the big ideas of the new standards, providing a strong foundation to build on as you learn with peers.
What do scientists and engineers do? Explore this question to get teachers comfortable with the practices.
How should CCCs be used in the classroom? Prepare educators for success with this dimension of the NGSS.
Online Courses for Professional Learning
This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.
Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet.
See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.
Customized Professional Development for Groups
Check out the range of workshops we have offered recently. Contact us to provide PD for your school team!
The Academy is committed to refining the educational practice of informal science educators.
Videos from the Classroom
Using the table of contents and page headers, students will understand how a notebook is an organizational tool.
Notebooks can be a tool for scientific thinking. Start with scientific observation through sketching!
Allow your students to think through the design of an investigation, and learn from their plan.
Read feedback—both positive and constructive—that the Academy received in 2015 regarding our teacher workshops.
How has the Academy's Teacher Institute affected teaching practice in the Bay Area? Read these teacher quotes!
How did teachers in Cohort 5 (2013-2015) of the Teacher Institute change their science teaching?
The W. Richard Bingham Family provides generous support for online educational materials for teachers.
Environmental Literacy Initiative, major funding provided by