• 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

Applications for 2019-20 are due February 25, 2019.
Summer Session begins on June 10, 2019.

BSI a transformative, one-year professional learning opportunity that deepens the science literacy of PreK-5 teachers and students, in order to empower all students to see themselves as independent thinkers and real world problem-solvers.

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 in June 2019.


Goals of the Institute

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

  • Deepening teachers' content knowledge & interest in science
  • Preparing teachers to confidently facilitate the new, integrated Amplify science curriculum
  • 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 10-14, 2019
  • Follow-up coaching and after school PD sessions in 2019-20
  • Culminating 3-day summer session in June 2020

Benefits for Participants

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  • $1500 stipend for June 2019-June 2020
  • School site coaching by Academy educators
  • Complimentary Academy membership
  • Complimentary meals during summer & school year sessions
  • Class set of science notebooks





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