• Teachers sketching together
  • What does it feel like to learn?
  • Ping pong photosynthesis
  • Focus Question: Where does the mass come from?
  • Outdoor circle
  • In the classroom

BSI a transformative, one-year professional learning opportunity that deepens the science literacy of K-5 teachers and students, in order to empower all students to see themselves as independent thinkers and real world problem-solvers. Applications have closed for the 2018-19 Institute.

How can I teach science that matters to my students and their communities?

How can science inspire students to become more fluent readers, writers, and mathematicians?

How can I juggle the changing curriculum, the crunch for time, AND the needs of my students?

Join the makers of TISS and a community of Bayview-based elementary educators to explore these questions, and more, starting this summer.



Goals of the Institute

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By focusing on teams of teachers, coaches, IRFs, and administrators from a few schools at a time, the Bayview Science Institute will support school-wide shifts, including:

  • Deepening teachers' content knowledge & interest in science
  • Preparing teachers to confidently facilitate the new, integrated science curriculum which SFUSD will be rolling out in 2018-19
  • Promoting student agency and independent thinking
  • Inspiring students to become caretakers of their environment

Program Components

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  • 1 week program for educators at the California Academy of Sciences from June 11-15, 2018
  • Follow-up coaching and after school PD sessions in 2018-19
  • Culminating 3-day summer session in June 2019

Benefits for Participants

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  • $1000 stipend
  • School site coaching by Academy educators
  • Complimentary Academy membership
  • Complimentary meals during summer & school year sessions

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